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Busting the Bulk Bag Myth: FDA Approved or Food Grade Packaging?

Posted by Makenna Moore on Wed, Aug 19, 2020 @ 19:08 PM

Most of us don’t wake up thinking about bulk bags (unless you’re Marty Dilworth). In fact, we often see bags as a necessity for our operations but not often a threat or an asset. When is the last time you considered the consequences of using the wrong bag?  

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Topics: agriculture, supply chain, Food Safety, polypropylene, food grade, fda approved

Exposing a Bulk-Packaging Trade Secret

Posted by Makenna Moore on Mon, Aug 17, 2020 @ 09:08 AM

If you are reading this from your office chair, or even a tractor seat, now is a good time to slide on those reading glasses and hunker over that screen a little closer. Today, we are going against the grain (pun intended) and revealing a bulk-packaging trade secret.  

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Topics: agriculture, fertilizer, bulk packaging, shipping, custom FIBC, baffle bags, soybean, storage, canola, seeding, harvest, exports

Container shipments are growing - Don't be left on shore

Posted by Makenna Moore on Wed, Aug 5, 2020 @ 12:08 PM

 Despite the perplexities that exist in the world of international trade, soybean exports are an astute bet for North American processors and producers.   

Why, you may ask? The U.S and Canada Agriculture Departments forecast the world trade in soybeans will increase by at least 23 per cent over the next decade. Trade for soybean meal and soybean oil will climb up 19 per cent and 23 per cent respectively, over the same time. 

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Topics: agriculture, bulk packaging, transportation, exporting, ocean freight, soybean

Our Business Practices - Your Bulk Packaging Solutions

Posted by Jason Gordon on Wed, Jul 29, 2020 @ 09:07 AM

“MiniBulk's culture encourages me to think deeply. Lively conversations are happening and there's lots to be learned. I am expected to grow in my role and help the MiniBulk Team evolve.”  

In case we haven’t had the opportunity to meet yet, let me introduce myself before I get too far ahead. My name is Jason Gordon and I am the New Product Development Manager at MiniBulk 

While I have only had the privilege of being at MiniBulk for the past five months, I have worked with several companies over my 20+ year business development career.  From the manufacturing sector to the performance industry to the engineering industry, I have immersed myself in diverse working environments and collaborated with individuals that sharply differ in working styles. I suppose you could say that I have been around the block in the corporate world.  

If there’s one idea that, I believe, cannot be understated is that a company’s culture defines the success of a company, no matter how great the products are (or aren’t).

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Topics: supply chain, bulk packaging, employee retention, corporate culture, business development

Feeding the World - One Polypropylene Bag at a Time

Posted by Jason Gordon on Fri, Jul 17, 2020 @ 14:07 PM

 Agriculture and polypropylene feed the world.  

 Yes, you read us right – agriculture and polypropylene go hand-in-hand when it comes to the storage and transportation of food. 

The packaging industry is more alike to agriculture than you might have initially assumed: ongoing innovation, commitment to excellence and widespread public demand for their services have made them both integral parts of everyday life.   

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Topics: agriculture, bulk bags, Food Safety, polypropylene, transportation, poly woven bags, cost effective, storage

Unbroken Supply Chains - The People Vs. Pestilence

Posted by Jody Lockhart on Mon, Apr 6, 2020 @ 10:04 AM

What a difference a quarter makes!

As we entered 2020, the idea that we would find ourselves in one of the great fights of the new millennium was certainly not on our mind. Nor was it a discussion around the boardroom or kitchen table. Yet, here we are, living a new - albeit strange existence.

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Topics: supply chain, bulk packaging, shipping, distribution, transportation, ocean freight, covid19

Bulk Bags – Construction, Destruction and Everything in Between

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Tue, Nov 12, 2019 @ 08:11 AM

The North American construction industry is expected to grow by 4.2% annually over the next 5 years. Employing nearly 7 million people and completing projects totaling around $1.3 Trillion ($1,300,000,000,000) a year makes the construction industry the largest economic segment on the continent.

The term ‘construction industry’ encompasses a large swathe of professionals whose skills vary according to the job at hand. From the initial pilings that moor a gigantic structure in place to the final touch-ups on the interior paint, the full scope of this industry is enormous. 

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Topics: bulk bag uses, bulk bag, bulk packaging, distribution, product packaging, custom FIBC, FIBC, construction

Secure Your Bulk Bag Supply Chain - Risk Mitigation in a Global Market

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Fri, Sep 13, 2019 @ 10:09 AM

“Change is the only constant in life.” – Attributed to Greek philosopher Heraclitus.

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Cargo Securement that’s MiniBulk Tough

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Wed, Apr 3, 2019 @ 11:04 AM

What do you get when you wrap a polyethylene bag within a super-strong polypropylene shell? You get the next generation of reusable and recyclable inflatable dunnage bags from MiniBulk!

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Topics: supply chain, shipping, transportation, logistics, dunnage

Your Bulk Packaging Personal Practitioner

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 @ 12:02 PM

When was the last time you went to the doctor?

Some people wait until the last possible moment to see a doctor, while others take a more proactive approach. Some people will never visit a doctor until they absolutely must, and others not at all.

When it’s time to go, you are usually asked to describe what’s going on and what is troubling you. That is not always the easiest thing to do as vocalizing your troubles doesn’t always translate properly.

For example, you may have a “headache”.

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Topics: supply chain, bulk bags, FIBC