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Remembering W. Horace Carter

Remembering W. Horace Carter

Today – September 16th, 2021 – marks the 12th anniversary of the death of W. Horace Carter and the year he would have turned 100.

We honor WHC each year on Founder’s Day and want to take time today to remember our him not only as our founder, but as the visionary who has gifted us with a culture of courage, justice, determination, and compassion.

As we reflect on his legacy today, we can also look at the indelible mark he left on the history of this country in fighting for what’s right. Here is a short video encapsulating his actions leading to the Pulitzer Prize in 1953.

 

 

You can watch the full hour-long film narrated by Morgan Freeman here: https://www.pbs.org/video/unc-tv-presents-editor-and-dragon/.

Thank you to Horace for leading with honor and integrity and for starting us on a path that we may build upon year after year.  We are truly grateful.

 

Now Hiring – Maintenance Technician  (N. Charleston, SC)

Now Hiring – Maintenance Technician (N. Charleston, SC)

Atlantic Packaging is now hiring a Maintenance Technician in our Custom Converting Plant in N. Charleston, SC.  Please see the details below to learn more about this position and refer to the contact info on how to apply.

Position: Maintenance Technician

Division / Location: Atlantic Custom Corrugated, N. Charleston, SC

Summary:

Perform routine maintenance and repairs as needed to keep machines and mechanical equipment operating efficiently and in a safe manner.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Create and manage work orders conducting necessary maintenance and repairs as needed
• Follow lock out/tag out procedures at all times
• Inspect, operate, or test equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions
• Dismantle equipment to replace/repair defective parts
• Perform routine maintenance
• Maintain constant communication with plant management regarding any issues that may arise so that schedules can be adjusted accordingly
• Assist in set up and tear down of all equipment
• Comply with Federal & State regulations
• Perform other duties & tasks assigned
• Responsible for ordering parts within budget and following up in a timely manner
• Ability to have flexible schedule for possible night/weekend maintenance emergencies
Knowledge & Skill Requirements
• Knowledge of machines and tools including their designs, used, repair procedures and maintenance
• Able to troubleshoot effectively to diagnose issues being electrical or mechanical
• Able to strictly follow all safety procedures
• Able to use logic and reasoning to identify alternative solutions to solve problems.

Additional Knowledge & Skill levels (Preferred):

• Proficient in diagnosing and correcting problems with automated PLC controlled machinery
• Proficient with installation of new sensors, and electrical components
• Update equipment documentation, back up PLC programs, enter notes/history in computerized maintenance management program.
• Responsible for having an awareness and understanding of the company’s commitment to ISO quality standards.

Education / Experience:

Four years machine maintenance in a manufacturing plant.
Experience in troubleshooting techniques, as well
P/C/ Control systems
Experience in Corrugated box plant a plus
Experience in electronics, mechanical, hydraulics and pneumatics.
Strong analytical and problem-solving ability
Ability to read, interpret and understand electrical drawings and equipment manuals.

About Atlantic Custom Corrugated:

Learn more about Atlantic Custom Corrugated

Contact:

Renee Cappiello
ReneeC@atlanticpkg.com
(O) 843-552-2697 Ext. 3005
(C) 843-259-1284
5101 Coosaw Creek Blvd.
N. Charleston, SC 29420

A New Earth Project Featured in The Post and Courier

A New Earth Project Featured in The Post and Courier

Wes Carter and A New Earth Project are on a mission to stop plastic pollution in our oceans.

The Plastic Problem

Researchers have found that more than 8 billion metric tons of plastic have been made since the 1950s and, because plastic does not degrade, most of that is still in the environment.  A study in Science Magazine tells us that approximately 8 million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean annually.

Plastic in the ocean causes great harm to wildlife and marine life. These animals ingest plastic when they either mistake it for food or swallow it in the form of microplastics. This degrades the  health and wellbeing of the animals directly and contaminates our seafood, affecting our own health.

Plastic in the ocean also disrupts ecosystems and introduces invasive species.  Organisms who make a home on floating plastic debris can be carried from their native waters to another part of the world entirely.

Single use plastics – like plastics used in packaging – are a top concern, making up 50% of the plastic waste produced yearly.

The Solutions Have to Start Now

The plastic pollution problem is one that needs answers now. And one of the best ways to begin this difficult journey is by spreading awareness of the problem. Then we can identify the people, the organizations, and the industries in positions of influence – like the packaging industry – and start making changes that will reverse the trends that have been projected for ocean plastic pollution in the near future.

With a groundswell of genuine environmental concern building across the globe, consumers are more willing than ever to support the brands who are making a difference.

Fishbone is the recyclable can carrier system designed to replace single use plastics in the beverage industry

A New Earth

A New Earth Project was created as a partnership between surfers, the true ambassadors of the oceans, and the packaging supply chain to first, raise awareness of this global problem, but most importantly to fix this problem: clean our oceans and end the scourge of plastic waste.

The surfing community is the catalyst to get this message to the masses, to raise global awareness. And as the largest, privately-owned industrial packaging company in North America, Atlantic Packaging is in a unique position to help influence the packaging supply chain. These are the makers of packaging, the distributors of packaging, and the users of packaging.

We do this together. We do this now. Visit ANewEarthProject.com to learn more.

A New Earth Project was created to spread awareness of the plastic pollution problem and instigate change in the packaging supply chain

We are thankful to the Post and Courier for covering A New Earth Project and Atlantic President, Wes Carter, in the fight to clean up our world’s oceans and prevent pollution from single-use plastic. Read the full article here: Charleston business owner starts project to rid oceans of plastic pollution

More Resources:
Atlantic Packaging Sustainability Program
Atlantic Sustainability Report 2020-21
Fishbone Recyclable Beverage Carriers

Now Hiring – Production Support Specialist / Customer Service

Now Hiring – Production Support Specialist / Customer Service

Atlantic Packaging is the industry’s leading packaging materials and equipment source. We are celebrating our 75th year in business and are a multi-faceted, stable organization that consistently ranks in the top 20 private companies in North Carolina by revenue. Atlantic’s Industrial Converting program offers quality printing, die-cutting, sheeting and roll slitting across an array of business markets with an emphasis on Air Filtration.

Atlantic Packaging seeks a detail-oriented support specialist to provide a broad range of support services for our Industrial Converting Program. The Support Specialist will be an integral part of the converting team, participating on various levels to support operations and sales efforts.

This full-time position is located at our TC Converting facility in Tabor City, NC.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide administrative support to business activities including:

• Assist in Production Scheduling responsibilities such as: daily job retrievals, assigning raw material stock to work-orders, compiling all administrative components of production work-orders, create production models for new items
• Provide support for our Customer Service and Recycled Fiber programs
• Three-way match invoices for approval and payment
• Produce and manage reports (inventory, scheduling, pallets, etc.) for internal use and customer requests
• Collaborate with team members to provide accurate data and analysis as required for projects
• Communicate directly with customers as required and as demonstrated ability suggests

QUALIFICATIONS

For this role, we seek candidates with a track record of superior performance, including:
• Critical thinking with exceptional problem-solving skills
• Strong attention to detail and understanding of process, numbers, and calculations
• Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously in a time-efficient manner
• Superb customer engagement skills, ability to engage with internal and external customers, and exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills
• Highly organized and able to manage time effectively
• Strong proficiency with MS Office suite, with an emphasis on Excel
• Able to work both independently and in a team environment
• Initiative to be proactive, resourceful, and highly motivated with good communication skills and a results-oriented approach

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Preferred
• 3-years office environment
• Manufacturing/Production experience is a plus

Compensation:
Our total rewards include competitive pay and excellent benefits.

Contact:
Lewis Deans 910-398-6162
lewisd@atlanticpkg.com

www.atlanticpkg.com

Atlantic’s Relief Fund for the Haiti Earthquake

Atlantic’s Relief Fund for the Haiti Earthquake

UPDATE | SEPTEMBER 1, 2021

Thanks to your generous contributions to Atlantic’s Relief Fund for the Haiti Earthquake, we are so excited to announce the following contributions to Doctors Without Borders through this campaign:

Atlantic Employee, Friends & Family Donations ….. $12,505.00
Atlantic Contribution ..… $25,000.00

TOTAL ….. $37,505.00

This support goes directly to the lifesaving work of Doctors Without Borders. Their teams are on the ground helping people in Haiti who need urgent medical help after the magnitude 7.2 earthquake devastated the southern region of the country.

We surpassed two fundraising goals set during the campaign, showing how our Atlantic family comes together in a time of need. #AtlanticStrong 

THANK YOU!!!

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The southern region of Haiti is dealing with massive devastation after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck on August 14th, destroying homes, schools, and businesses across the country. Hospitals are overwhelmed with thousands of people injured and the death toll in the area continues to climb.

To make matters worse, Haiti was hit with a tropical depression on Monday which escalated to a tropical storm on Tuesday, leaving 10 inches of heavy rain for people already without homes and shelter.

Please join Atlantic in supporting Doctors Without Borders, an independent, global movement providing medical aid where it’s needed most.

Doctor’s Without Borders teams are on the ground in Haiti providing medical care, responding to the emergency, and assessing the needs for medical equipment items, and medical teams to care for the injured. They plan to reinforce activities in the coming days, sending more medical teams, including surgeons, as well as medical and emergency supplies from abroad. You can learn more here: https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/what-we-do/news-stories/news/haiti-earthquake-msf-responds-urgent-medical-needs

Atlantic has pledged to contribute $25,000 to this organization for Haiti Earthquake Relief and invites employees to contribute via this GoFundMe campaign we’re running from August 18th through September 1st.

Click here to donate!

There is no obligation to give and if you do, you can donate without displaying your name (check the box where it says “Hide name and comment from everyone but the organizer and team”). We appreciate anything you can contribute as we come together as our Atlantic Strong family to show our compassion and support.

Thank you for your support and contributions!

When you donate to our GoFundMe campaign, all donations go directly to Doctors Without Borders and are 100% tax deductible.

Rusty Carter & Wes Carter Named Entrepreneur of the Year® Southeast Award Winners

Rusty Carter & Wes Carter Named Entrepreneur of the Year® Southeast Award Winners

WILMINGTON, NC — August 6, 2021 — Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced that Rusty Carter and Wes Carter of Atlantic Packaging were named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Southeast Award winners. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those who are unstoppable entrepreneurial leaders, excelling in talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation, and future plans.

Rusty and Wes Carter were selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was announced during the program’s virtual awards celebration on July 29, 2021.

As CEO of Atlantic Packaging, Rusty Carter dedicates this award to his mother, Lucile, and his father and founder of the company, W. Horace Carter, as people who had a great impact on his life, on who he is as a person, and as a business leader today. Rusty believes that Atlantic is experiencing the evolution of a new generation of leadership that will take this company to unforeseen directions: “I believe we will have a dramatic impact on issues that reach far beyond the traditional parameters of business.”

Atlantic Packaging President and third-generation leader, Wes Carter, recognizes the culture of the company as the primary differentiator in the marketplace: “Our organization is built on dynamic collaboration, coordination, and communication. The culture at Atlantic drives the success with which we can serve our customers, support each other, and thrive with each generation of leadership.”

For 35 years, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ambition, courage and ingenuity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and positively impacted their communities. Rusty and Wes Carter will go on to become lifetime members of the esteemed multi-industry community of award winners, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.

As Southeast award winners, Rusty and Wes Carter are now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced on November 13 at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies.

For more information, please visit www.atlanticpkg.com.

ABOUT ATLANTIC PACKAGING:

Atlantic Packaging is celebrating its 75th year as a privately held business that specializes in end-of-line packaging systems and materials as well as converted paperboard solutions. Atlantic’s focus on innovation and technology has made them a market leader for customers requiring sustainable packaging options, packaging equipment, high performance materials, warehousing, and distribution. Atlantic delivers these solutions daily to customers in North and Central America.