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Alpha Packaging – 2014


1555 Page Industrial Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: (314) 427-4300; (800) 421-4772
Fax: (314) 427-5445
E-mail: marketing@alphap.com
Website: www.alphap.com
Founded: 1969

Leading Manufacturer of Packaging Solutions

Alpha Packaging is a leading manufacturer of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polypropylene (PP) bottles and jars for the nutritional supplement, pharmaceutical, personal care, animal health, consumer chemical and niche food and beverage industries. Sizes range from 1 ounce to 2 gallons, and include styles ideal for tablets and capsules; powders and granules; and liquids and lotions. The company continues to work on sustainable packaging solutions, including bottles and jars with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved post-consumer resin (PCR). Alpha has seven manufacturing plants and one decorating facility in strategic locations across the North America, as well as a manufacturing plant in The Netherlands. Alpha also operates a warehouse location in Southern California where customers can purchase a wide variety of stock bottles at jars with one-pallet minimums. The company offers in-house tool-making capabilities, and can build everything from unit cavity molds to complete high cavity production tooling.

New Products

For nutritional supplements in dry and powdered form, Alpha now offers a full line of Indented Label PET Packers in sizes ranging from 1500 cc to 6250 cc, including a new one-gallon (3785 cc) size. The 1500 cc, 2000 cc, 2500 cc, 3000 cc and 3785 cc bottles all have 110 mm necks, and the 5000 cc and 6250 cc bottles each feature 120 mm necks. These are ideal for powders and dry ingredients, such as nutritional supplements, drink mixes and dry chemicals. Samples of all stock items are available at www.alphap.com.

In 2013, Alpha added substantial HDPE vitamin packer capacity to the Northeastern U.S. The company built new molds for more than a dozen sizes of bottles, ranging from 50 to 950 cc. Sizes up to 300 cc are manufactured using the Injection Blow Molding process. Larger sizes are Extrusion Blow Molded on new equipment with state-of-the art vision systems and leak detectors. The company stocks these items on the East Coast and also in its Southern California warehouse.

Major Markets
• Nutritional supplements
• Pharmaceutical
• Personal care
• Niche food & beverage
• Consumer chemicals Major Products
• 900 stock bottles and jars
• Custom styles in HDPE, PET, PLA and PP
• Custom-colored PET packaging
• High-quality container decorating on a variety of substrates.

Quality Assurance

Quality is the top priority at Alpha Packaging. The company’s manufacturing process integrates the finest FDA-approved raw materials with state-of-the-art equipment and stringent quality control processes. All manufacturing and warehousing is conducted in sealed, clean, controlled environments. Most manufacturing lines include leak detectors and vision systems installed in-line, and many lines also feature soft-touch take-out systems or automated stack-packers to minimize scratching. Alpha continually invests in new quality systems to ensure our packaging is ready to be filled when it reaches the customer.

Specialized Services

Alpha Packaging offers complete package design services, from the initial concept to the finished, decorated bottle. The company’s Design Center, located in its Cleveland, OH, plant, works closely with its Alpha Tool & Mold department to create custom bottles and jars for a wide variety of manufacturing platforms and plastic resins.

Key Executives
• Jeff Kellar, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Dan Creston, Chief Operating Officer
• Brian McCarthy, Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development
• Jack Baily, Executive Vice President of Distributor Sales
• Corby Mathisen, Vice President of Direct Sales
• Paul Bonastia, Vice President of Distributor Sales
• Adam Doane, Director of Strategic Market Segments
• Marny Bielefeldt, Director of Marketing

Association Memberships
• National Association of Container Distributors
• Institute of Packaging Professionals
• Association of Dressings and Sauces