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Dominican Free Zone Association Cluster Meeting

Dominican Free Zone Association Cluster Meeting

Atlantic Caribbean in the Dominican Republic belongs to the Dominican Free Zone Association known as “Adozonas.”

Adozonas and the Dominican Council of Free Zones (CNZF) are working together to implement programs to help the local economy. One program that Atlantic is a part of right now is called the Cluster which recently held a meeting at the facilities of Atlantic Caribbean in Boca Chica (See: Clúster dominicano de dispositivos médicos fortalece relaciones con empresas locales).

The goal of the Cluster is to merge the Local and Free Zone industries together and to work as one country united – rather than as separate sectors – where all entities can benefit from one another.

With the Cluster, companies set up in the Dominican Republic, ether locally or as part of the Free Zone, have been able to do business in such a way that leaves as much money as possible in the local economy.

Before this initiative was implemented, many multinational companies installed in the Dominican Republic were purchasing supplies from corporately-authorized vendors in the USA, Asia or the EU.  This process caused greater cash flow issues as well as delays in production that held up the ability to deliver finished product to the end-user customer.

Now, as a result of this initiative, more local companies are becoming certified to be Free Zone suppliers and many Free Zone companies are buying as many products as possible locally.  This is speeding up the production process, improving customer satisfaction, and keeping cash flow within the Dominican Republic economy.

At Atlantic, we’ve seen great business opportunities and improvements as a result of working with the Cluster for the last three years. We’ve been successfully audited and have been able to gain a lot of new business, particularly in the medical sector.

Atlantic Caribbean prints labels, manufactures packaging products, distributes packaging materials, and sells and services packaging equipment.  If they might be a good match for your business, please contact us today.

Atlantic Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Registration in Summerville, S.C.

Atlantic Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Registration in Summerville, S.C.

The Summerville, S.C. branch of Atlantic Packaging has achieved ISO 9001:2015 registration for sales and distribution of materials, equipment, and supplies.

Atlantic has developed an ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) with a common quality manual, quality policy and procedures for all business units. It is being further developed and formalized at various Atlantic locations. Some have achieved ISO registration and implementation will be planned at additional sites in the future.

The Summerville ISO 9001:2015 audit was conducted in April, 2019 with the auditor’s recommendation for certification. Certification was officially received on July 1, 2019. The scope of the registration is defined as:

“The sale, procurement, receipt, warehousing, and delivery of materials, equipment, and supplies for a broad base of manufacturing and service industries.”

ISO certification is an internationally recognized standard that promotes a high level of trust by customers in the processes performed at the facility. The QMS systems established for this purpose improve efficiency, accountability, response time, team morale, and customer experience. Atlantic uses the processes and quality data gathered from the QMS to continue to improve and enhance customer satisfaction.

John Childers, member of Atlantic’s Summerville ISO management team remarked: “The ISO certification process has made us aware that the highest standard of quality is the only standard for quality.”

In addition to Summerville, Atlantic has achieved ISO registration for operations in Raleigh/Youngsville, for their print shop in Tabor City, N.C., and for Dominican Republic operations. Certificates and further information can be found online at



About Atlantic Packaging: Atlantic Packaging was founded in 1946 by Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, W. Horace Carter, and continues to be family-owned and operated. Atlantic offers expertise in packaging equipment and integration as well as high performance materials for stretch, shrink, strapping, labeling systems, tapes and adhesives, protective packaging and general industrial supplies.


Atlantic Packaging
101 Spaniel Ln.
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 552-7616

Atlantic Expansion Featured in Post and Courier

Atlantic Expansion Featured in Post and Courier

Atlantic is proud to be featured in the Post and Courier in an article highlighting our expansion in Summerville, Dorchester County, South Carolina. 

We established this location in 2007 and expanded the first time in 2014 upon acquisition of a Louisiana paperboard company and new converting capabilities.

This latest expansion is to add 100,000-square-feet for distribution and warehousing space and will give us the opportunity to add new jobs at this location.

Wes Carter, President of Atlantic Packaging, commented on this expansion: “Our Dorchester County location gives us a strategic advantage to best serve our key customers in the region, which is evident in the robust growth we’ve seen in every facet of our business here.” 

We’re anticipating completion of this project in the fall of 2019 and are excited for the opportunity to serve a growing customer base in this area.

Read the full article here.


Atlantic Awarded Circle of Excellence Award by Paragon Films

Atlantic Awarded Circle of Excellence Award by Paragon Films

Paragon Films created the Circle of Excellence 360° Program in 2018 with the idea of establishing unique and mutual goals for the company and each of their distribution partners.  As a long-time partner with Paragon, Atlantic took part in this program, working with the experts there to determine the goals we would seek to achieve.

Having achieved these goals, Atlantic was presented with the 2018 Circle of Excellence Award by executives from Paragon.

Pictured above are Clay Tiedeman, Paragon Films VP of Sales; Wes Carter, Atlantic Packaging President; Darin Tang, Paragon Films CEO; Carla Thorne, Paragon Films Independent Regional Manager; and Stewart Whitmire, Atlantic Packaging VP of Sales.

Thank you to Paragon for being such a strong partner all these years and for continuing to trust Atlantic to represent you well.

Atlantic Caribbean Honors Long-Serving Employees

Atlantic Caribbean Honors Long-Serving Employees

The success of a company directly corresponds with great leadership and employees who work with passion, thoughtfulness, and care everyday. Dedicated employees are at the heart of excellent work and excellent customer service.

At Atlantic, we’ve built a business on this idea of hard work, dedication, and commitment to our customers. When we care for our employees and show the right leadership, we have people who stay for many years and build important relationships.  That’s why we honor longevity in our workforce.

To wrap up the first quarter of 2019, Atlantic Caribbean held a gathering and celebrated employees who have been with the company for over 5 years and those who have been with us for over 14 years.

Thank you to our dedicated employees. Your commitment means so much to Atlantic and to our customers.

Employee Appreciation Day at Atlantic Caribbean, honoring employees with over 14 years and over 5 years of service.

Learn more about Atlantic Caribbean serving the Dominican Republic and surrounding areas with printing, paper converting, core and tube, distribution, packaging equipment, and technical service.