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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

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

Safe Bulk Bags: How Working Loads and Ratios Keep Your People Protected

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Fri, Dec 7, 2018 @ 14:12 PM

Occupational Health and Safety standards have come a long way over the past couple hundred years. Today’s worker enjoys a standard of safety that was unheard of even a few decades ago.

Compared to what workers had to deal with at the start of the Industrial Revolution and prior, today’s employees enjoy the benefits of a safety conscious society.

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Topics: supply chain, bulk bag, bulk packaging, FIBC

Light it up! Bulk Bags and Firewood

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 @ 14:10 PM

Canada is a dreamland for people who want to disconnect and experience all the natural wonders this world has to offer. With over 328,000 square kilometers of National Parks alone, our country is a top wilderness destination for people all around the globe. From coast to coast, there is something unique and special to discover in all of our Provinces and Territories.

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Topics: bulk bag, branded bags, bulk packaging, distribution, vented bulk bag, transportation, logistics, FIBC, poly woven bags

Bulk Commodity Chemicals – Unpronounceable and Unprecedented

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Mon, Jul 23, 2018 @ 09:07 AM

Chemical production is truly one of the great wonders of the modern world. Scientists and chemists from all around the world have discovered, synthesized, and mastered these lab-made compounds that permeate our everyday lives.

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Topics: fertilizer, bulk packaging, shipping, FIBC, poly woven bags

Riding the Commodity Roller Coaster – Mining Bulk Bags

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Wed, Mar 14, 2018 @ 14:03 PM

The global mining industry is massive. In 2016, the total revenue from the top 40 mining companies was $496 billion (USD). That’s a lot of digging.

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Topics: bulk bag, mining, bulk packaging, logistics, FIBC

Poly Woven Bags - Big Things in Small Packages for 2018!

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Wed, Jan 3, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

If you visit our website (and you should), you can see that the major focus of our business is dedicated to bulk bags.  These heavy-duty, flexible containers are used around the globe to ship all manner of granular goods. From the organic growing medium you plant your seeds in to the exporting of your harvested crops, bulk bags are essential to a growing number of consumers all over the planet. Can you think of any other bulk container that costs pennies per kilo to move your materials? When figuring out the most efficient method of transporting your bulk goods, it’s very difficult to find anything comparable to the tried, tested, and true MiniBulk bag. 

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Topics: agriculture, branded bags, bulk packaging, pp woven bags, poly woven bags, PPW

Bulk Bag Basics – Not Everything is as it Seams

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 @ 13:01 PM

We all know that bulk bags are incredibly versatile. Whether you’re building a temporary dam, selling premium top soil, or mixing some fertilizer for the crops, bulk bags can lend a helping hand in many different ways. As long as the material is granular and can flow freely, there is really nothing you can’t haul around in these super-strong plastic totes.

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Topics: minbulk, supply chain, bulk bag, bulk packaging, shipping, transportation