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.
Bulk Packaging Insights
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.
By now, everybody knows how strong bulk bags are. Woven polypropylene sewn together by hand can carry 1000 kg loads around the world with ease. Now to the average person, 1000 kgs might sound like the upper limit of what mini-bulk bags can handle. However, there are techniques and building schematics that allow bulk bags to carry 3,000 kilos, or even more! The only problem you might have with a bulk bag that size is having the heavy equipment to move them around.
There’s an old saying in sales when it comes to trying to win new business: “Me too, less five.” Simply put, let us try to imitate what you are doing now for a little less money. While that approach might work for some people, it is certainly not the way business should be done.
Now more than ever, companies are calling, knocking, emailing, texting, blogging, Tweeting, Facebooking, Yelping, Pinteresting, flickring, tumblring, YouTubeing, FourSquareing, GooglePlusing, Skypeing, InstaGraming, Redditing, and more. New platforms attempting to achieve age-old sales results while butchering the English language along the way.
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As a farmer, you have most likely used woven sacks, boxes and large buildings to store your produce. These are popular and efficient traditional storage systems. There are more modern solutions available now, incorporating durable and customizable plastic.
FIBC bulk bags are tough. Period. Two kilograms of properly engineered plastic, sewn together by hand, can safely transport over 2,000 kgs of granular material with ease.
That is an impressive feat of design and manufacturing. In fact, bulk bags are so tough, the industry standard safety ratio is 5:1. That is, a 1,000 kg bag will not fail until a minimum of 5,000 kgs of force have been applied.
Imagine if you could jam 2,500 kgs into your half-ton truck before the wheels come off! However, bulk bags do have two manageable weaknesses, and today we are going to teach you how to get the most out of your bags.
Over the years, MiniBulk has had countless in-depth discussions with people from all over the world regarding customized bulk bag solutions.
A world away from start to finish, we lay out exactly what needs to happen to ensure you get the right bag, at the right price, and at the right time. When talking with somebody who has never looked into getting a custom bag, the conversation always takes an interesting turn when lead times are introduced.....
THREE MONTHS TO DELIVER? You bet, and here's why.
For those of you who missed that headline, I am referring to the Department of Transportation, Transport Canada, the United Nations, and MiniBulk.
What do we all have in common? We all work together to minimize the risk associated with transporting volatile and toxic substances.
When it comes to transporting regulated materials, there are guidelines and laws designed to protect people, flora, fauna, and our waterways. Accidental spilling of toxic substances into our environment can have lasting effects on every living thing near the spill site. A spill of your material costs time and money, and can negatively affect your company brand.
When you get your pricing back from a supplier, one of the smartest things you can do is make note of the pallet count.
How can two suppliers quote the same bag, at the same time, then have different quantities per pallet? It's all about the weight, and you need to watch it.
If you’re packaging fertilizer for transport or sale, there are a number of factors that you should consider before buying your bags. We’ve talked before about agricultural bags for storing and transporting your crops. Today, we’re going to talk a little about a different element of the ag industry: fertilizer storage and transportation.