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Universal Packaging Inc Announces $1.2 million Investment in Vernon Plant


Date: 08/14/13

Steve Pelkey, CEO of Universal Packaging Corp, announced the completion of a $1.2 million investment in its Vernon, B.C. plant. Universal Packaging recently commissioned a new decorating machine from Italy and a new Lehr from Germany. Last year, the company added 6,000 square feet to its Vernon warehouse.

In making this announcement, Pelkey states “Universal Packaging is one of the largest decorators of glass bottles in North America. We have been screen printing bottles since 1985. We are very proud of our roots and this investment shows that we are committed to our incredible employees and the North American economy. We are pleased that we have been investing and growing because it helps other spin-off businesses such as trucking and warehousing throughout North America."

Pelkey goes on to say, “the new machines will increase our capacity by a minimum of +50 percent. This will greatly enhance our ability to service our customers. It will result in faster turnarounds for our customers. It will also allow us to improve upon our industry leading quality. Our winery, distillery and brewery customers are world-class so it is only fitting that Universal Packaging continues to invest in world-class equipment and people to better serve our customers.”

Universal Packaging is located in Vernon B.C. where it operates a 50,000 square foot decorating plant and warehouse. It is a family-owned company that prides itself on employing 70 outstanding people in Washington, Oregon and B.C. Universal Packaging is the largest bottle decorator in North America and it has been supplying the Wine, Spirit and Beer industries for over 28-years. It is unique because it is a true “one stop shop” packaging supply company. UPC’s services include screen printing, frosting/spraying bottles, plain glass sales, Vinolok closures, capsules, bar-top closures, printed cartons, graphic design, shipping and warehousing.

Please contact Steve Pelkey at 250-549-1323 x234 or steve@unipack.ca for more information.
 

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