NORCROSS, GA (June 26, 2012) – Unisource Worldwide, Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States and a global provider of customer solutions, has announced that Unisource Engineered Solutions (UES) – its packaging engineering and design group – has achieved International Safe Transit Association (ISTA®) certification for Unisource facilities in Cerritos, CA and New Berlin, WI.
“These two world-class labs are another step in Unisource’s commitment to enhance customer value by providing both ISTA certification for package testing, and also the capabilities to test a myriad of materials and products under the most exacting conditions,” said Kim Seeberg, Vice President – Sales, Industry Business Group – Manufacturing for Unisource. “Our packaging engineering centers feature state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to engineer efficient and cost-effective solutions through package and material testing, as well as helping the customer improve product ruggedness.”
Unisource recently relaunched the New Berlin, WI location, now referred to as the Milwaukee Engineering Center, and opened a new facility in Cerritos, CA, called the Los Angeles Engineering Center. The state-of-the-art engineering centers are staffed by structural engineers, creative designers, and program managers who are innovators in packaging, bringing true material-neutral design, advanced engineering, rapid prototyping, in-house testing capabilities, and the latest graphics and printing technology directly to Unisource customers.
By balancing creativity, performance, and cost control, UES offers customers optimum packaging solutions for engaging consumers and driving revenue. With its material-neutral engineering and creative graphic design, UES can help customers quickly engage their consumers with eye-catching packaging that closes the gap between the shelf and the shopping cart.
A pioneer of package-performance testing over 60 years ago, ISTA is now the most trusted, knowledgeable, and respected authority in this arena. Attaining ISTA® Laboratory Certification demonstrates a company’s strong commitment to transport packaging professionalism, as well as assuring that a laboratory is properly equipped to conduct package-performance testing.About Unisource Worldwide, Inc.Unisource Worldwide, Inc., headquartered in Norcross, Ga. is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States and offers a comprehensive suite of customer solutions – including engineered design capabilities, eBusiness technologies, logistics expertise, paper brokerage services, and environmentally-responsible options. The company also markets a full line of commercial printing and business imaging papers, packaging materials and systems, and facility supplies and equipment. With more than 4,000 Team Members located worldwide throughout business units in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia; and a fleet of “Big Red” trucks based at approximately 90 locations across North America, Unisource is the company that provides Customer Solutions in a Global Market. Unisource can be found online at www.unisourceworldwide.com. For more information contact:Kevin FeeneySenior Director, Corporate CommunicationsUnisource Worldwide, Inc.(770) 209-6552