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Douglas' Vantra IM Cartoner Helps Summit Brewing Co. Expand Market Reach

Posted on May 05, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, MN. (April 29, 2016) – To meet the high demand for canned craft beer, Summit Brewing Co. chose Douglas Machine’s compact, economical and efficient Vantra IM cartoner with its expandable size range. The Vantra IM expands the brewery’s offering to include 12, 24 and 30 pack cartons of cans at speeds up to 50 cartons per minute.

Tom Thomasser, Chief Operations Officer of Summit Brewing Co. said, “I’ve bought and installed every piece of machinery in this brewery, and this was by far the best startup I’ve ever been through. Our efficiencies exceeded expectations from day one. I would definitely buy another Douglas machine.”

About Douglas Machine Inc.

Founded in 1964, Douglas Machine Inc. is a global leader in automated secondary packaging solutions for paperboard, corrugated and shrink film. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of cartoners, sleevers, case/tray packers and shrink-wrap systems. Based in Alexandria, MN, Douglas is an employee-owned company that has installed more than 7,000 machines in 30 countries. For more information, visit

Email Douglas Marketing at or visit for additional information regarding Douglas’ cartoners, sleevers and multipackers.

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