American Packaging Corporation Receives Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence Award

ROCHESTER, NY – July 18, 2014 – American Packaging Corporation’s Flexographic Printing & Laminating facility was one of fourteen Iowa organizations and businesses to receive Environmental Excellence awards from Gov. Terry E. Branstad. This program recognizes comprehensive environmental programs by organizations & businesses and bestows premier environmental honors in Iowa.

“The innovations that have been made by the award recipients that benefit Iowa’s citizens both economically and environmentally are to be commended. They showcase the commitment being made to make Iowa a better state now and into the future,” said Branstad.

American Packaging Corporation received Special Recognition in Waste Management, through its
equipment upgrades that had a 75% positive impact on waste generation, increased recycling by .8 million pounds versus the prior year and resulted in zero landfill status.

“Just over a year ago, our Iowa facility achieved ISO 14001:2004 registration for its Environmental Management Systems, demonstrating our commitment to protecting the environment and proper utilization of resources” says Ray Graham, Operations Manager. “We will continue to review every process and raw material used in our production facility to look for ways to reduce, reuse and recycle; as this is essential to the sustainability of our company as well as the communities we live in.”

The awards are sponsored by the Governor’s Office, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, the Iowa Department of Economic Development, the Iowa Department of Education, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Waste Reduction Center.

For more information about the Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence Awards, go to www.iowadnr.gov/Environment/IowaEnvironmentalAwards.aspx.

ABOUT AMERICAN PACKAGING CORPORATION
American Packaging Corporation is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company specializing in the manufacture of flexible packaging laminations for a variety of specialty markets. The company has three process focused facilities: Rotogravure Printing and Laminating, Flexographic Printing, and Laminating, Engineered Laminations, and Coatings.

The company is privately held and has been serving the packaging industry for over 100 years.
Corporate Headquarters – 777 Driving Park Avenue – Rochester, NY 14613
Phone (585) 254-9500, Fax (585) 254-5801, www.ampkcorp.com

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