Unisource Engineered Solutions Unique Wine Packaging Wins Top PAC Awards

NORCROSS, GA (May 14, 2013) – Unisource Engineered Solutions (UES) recently received two design awards in the prestigious Packaging Association Canada (PAC) Leadership competition. A sleek corrugated case that both protects and showcases Terrien Wine received a Gold award in the Sustainable Packaging Branded Package category and a Silver award in the Corrugated Containers-Structural category. The case was created by UES working side by side with winery owner Michael Terrien.


“The PAC awards validate that Unisource’s design capabilities are truly world class,” said Andrew Gustyn, Director of Sustainability – North America for Unisource Worldwide. Gustyn accepted Unisource’s awards at a gala PAC dinner in April. "Designing and making this case a reality was a great partnership between UES and Terrien Wineries. Michael Terrien came to us with a vision that led to our design team’s ultimately developing the winning package."

The package – which has earned major design awards – is a 12-bottle laydown wine case that eliminates the need for repacking and enables direct-to-customer (DTC) shipping. The UES design also met the client’s request for a “simple, clean aesthetic that was also environmentally friendly.”

Unisource Engineered Solutions has facilities located in New Berlin, WI and Cerritos, CA. The state-of-the-art engineering centers are staffed by structural engineers, creative designers, and program managers. This multi-award-winning team is an innovator in packaging, bringing true material-neutral design, advanced engineering, rapid prototyping, ISTA-certified testing, and the latest graphics and printing technology directly to Unisource customers.

The annual PAC Awards recognize and celebrate outstanding packages and companies. The Packaging Association has been the voice of the Canadian packaging industry since 1950. Without leaving its Canadian roots, PAC has expanded its boundaries to serve all of North America. PAC has a prestigious history of packaging competitions dating back to 1953.

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 4,500 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 Feeney
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
Unisource Worldwide, Inc.
(770) 209-6552