Membership + Awards

APC's Memberships & Awards A renowned and decorated leader in our industry

As a trusted leader in the North American flexible packaging industry, American Packaging Corporation has been recognized and awarded many times throughout our history by a range of industry organizations. We also maintain active memberships with a variety of industry associations, enabling us to stay apprised of the ever-changing industry through networking. Below, you will find a listing of our company’s awards from the past 5 years along with a listing of our industry association memberships.

Company Recognition
  • Corporate: Best of the Best Workplace Award (8 Years)
  • New York Center of Excellence: Rochester Top 100 (11 Years)
  • New York and Iowa Centers of Excellence: Osha VPP Star Worksites (since 2003)
  • Wisconsin Center of Excellence: 2014 Gravure Management Excellence Award for Process Efficiencies
  • Wisconsin Center for Excellence: 2013 Gravure Management Excellence Awards (2 Awards), Company of the Year Award (Gravure Packaging), and Employee Development Award
  • 2014: Heraeus Kulzer Dental – Certified Supplier Award
  • 2014: Label Makers – Partner of the Year
  • 2012: Griffith Labs – Supplier of the Year
  • 2011: Ruiz Foods – Vendor of the Year
Environmental & Sustainability
  • All APC Centers of Excellence: ISO 14001:2004
  • Corporate: 2016 Sonoco Products – Supplier Sustainability Award (3rd Year)
  • Corporate: 2015 GSK Holistic Approach Special Recognition
  • Iowa Center of Excellence: 2015 Sonoco Recycling – Gold Star Award
  • Iowa Center of Excellence: 2015 IA/IL Safety Council - Hazard Control
  • Iowa Center of Excellence: 2014 Gov's Environmental Excellence
  • Iowa Center of Excellence: 2014 President's Choice
  • Iowa Center of Excellence: 2013 Gold Incidence Rate
  • Iowa Center of Excellence: 2012 Excellence in Recycling
  • Iowa Center for Excellence: 2011 Environmental Excellence
Printing Awards
  • 2016 Golden Cylinder Award: Ghirardelli Melting Wafers, Sponsored by Gravure Association of America
  • 2016 Premier Awards: Quaker Real Medleys Supergrains Cinnamon Apple Walnut, Sponsored by Printing Industries of America
  • 2016 National Gold Ink Award: Nestle Aero Milk Chocolate Truffle & Tyson Nudges Steak Grillers Dog Treats, Sponsored by PrintMedia and Printing Impressions
  • 2016 Excellence Awards: Bare Naturally Baked Crunchy Cinnamon Apple Chips, Sponsored by packagePRINTING
  • 2016 FPA Awards: Paramount Coffee Tis the Season Gingerbread Ground & Bare Foods Natural Great Granny Crunchy Apple Chips, Sponsored by the Flexible Packaging Association
  • 2015 National Gold Ink Award: Pretzel Crisps Buffalo Wing, Sponsored by by PrintMedia and Printing Impressions
  • 2015 Premier Awards: Pretzel Crisps Buffalo Wing, Sponsored by Printing Industries of America
  • 2015 FPA Awards: Ghirardelli Sea Salt Pouch & PF Chang's Mongolian Style Beef, Sponsored by the Flexible Packaging Association
  • 2014 Excellence in Flexography Award: Bertolli Classic Meal: Chicken Florentine & Farfalle Wrapper, Sponsored by the Flexographic Technical Association
  • 2014 National Gold Ink Award: Kirkland 5-count Face Wipes, Sponsored by PrintMedia and Printing Impressions
  • 2014 Excellence Awards: Sahale Snacks Raspberry Crumble Cashew Mix, Sponsored by packagePRINTING
  • 2014 Premier Awards: Proud winner of the Benny Award for Bertolli Chicken Marsala, Sponsored by Printing Industries of America
  • 2014 FPA Awards: SC Johnson Glade® PlugIns® Winter Collection, Sponsored by the Flexible Packaging Association
  • 2013 Excellence in Flexography Award: 1.5 Liters Meridian Vineyards Chillable Red, Sponsored by the Flexographic Technical Association
  • 2013 National Gold Ink Award: Parrot Bay Tropical Rum Punch and John Soules Chicken, Sponsored by PrintMedia and Printing Impressions
  • 2013 Excellence Awards: John Soules Chicken Fajitas, Sponsored by packagePRINTING
  • 2013 Premier Awards: Parrot Bay Coconut Water-Flavored Pina Colada, Sponsored by Printing Industries of America
  • 2013 FPA Awards: Lindt Lindor Assorted Chocolates, Sponsored by the Flexible Packaging Association
  • 2012 National Gold Ink Award: General Mills Betty Crocker Pumpkin, General Mills Betty Crocker Gingerbread, and Clif Bar - Gary's Panforte, Sponsored by PrintMedia and Printing Impressions
  • 2012 Excellence Awards: General Mills Betty Crocker Pumpkin Spice, Clif Bar - Builder's Bar, and Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, Sponsored by packagePRINTING
  • 2012 Premier Awards: General Mills Betty Crocker Gingerbread and P.F. Chang's Spring Rolls and Teriyaki Chicken, Sponsored by Printing Industries of America
  • 2011 National Gold Ink Award: El Monterey Burritos (30 count) and Pretzel Crisps, Sponsored by PrintMedia and Printing Impressions
  • 2011 Excellence Awards: Ruiz/Tony Stewart Promo and Bertolli Tuscan-Style Braised Beef, Sponsored by packagePRINTING
  • 2011 Premier Awards: Idahoan Scalloped Potatoes, Sponsored by Printing Industries of America
  • 2011 FPA Awards: John Soules Rotisserie Chicken, Sponsored by the Flexible Packaging Association
  • 2010 Excellence Awards: Johns Soules Foods Beef Fajitas, Sponsored by packagePRINTING
  • 2010 Premier Print Awards: Betty Crocker Snickerdoodle and Mediterranean-Style Garlic & Shrimp, Sponsored by Printing Industries of America
  • 2010 PLGA Awards for Excellence in Printing: Ruiz: El Monterey Burritos, Sponsored by the Packaging Label Gravure Association
Innovation
  • Reclose Packaging
  • High Chemical Resistant Structures
  • Light Resistant Structures
  • Gas, Moisture, and Microbial Barriers
  • Nonfoil Lidding
  • Microwave Steam Cooking
  • Barex Replacement
  • Watermark – Smartphone Interactivity
  • Child Resistant Packaging
  • Clear Barrier Coatings
  • Extended Gamut Printing, HD Printing, Ink Jet Printing, Random or Sequential Numbering for Promotional Games and Sweepstakes, Micro Perforation and Laser Scoring, Matte and Gloss Lacquer Combinations, Registered Matte Lacquer, Pattern Applied Anti-fog Coating and Heat Seal Coating, Registered Cold Seal Coating, Coextrusion Coatings, Wax Lamination and Coating, Embossing
Industry Association Memberships
  • ADS (The Association for Dressings & Sauces)
  • FFTA (Flexographic Technical Association)
  • FPA (Flexible Packaging Association)
  • GAA (Gravure Association of the Americas)
  • IOPP (Institute of Packaging Professionals)
  • NCA (National Coffee Association of USA, Inc.)
  • NCA (National Confectioners Association)
  • PCCA (Pacific Coast Coffee Association)
  • PIA (Printing Industries of America)
  • PMA (Produce Marketing Association)
  • SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America)
  • SPC (Sustainable Packaging Coalition)
  • TAPPI (Technical Association for the Pulp, Paper, and Converting Industry)
  • United Fresh Produce Association
  • WasteWise

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