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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.

Atlantic is Awarded Wulftec Worldwide Distributor of the Year

Atlantic is Awarded Wulftec Worldwide Distributor of the Year

With over $8 Million in total Wulftec equipment sales in 2017, Atlantic once again took home the honor of Wulftec Worldwide Distributor of the Year. Wulftec executive leaders, Priscille Tremblay and Guy Lopes, came to Charlotte this week to present Atlantic with the distinguished award.

Atlantic President, Wes Carter, said of the honor: “Thanks to the steadfast leadership of Chip Bennett, our equipment team has once again set the standard for stretch equipment sales. I personally could not be more proud or more excited about Atlantic’s unique position in the stretch packaging space. Our investment in technology, facilities, and, most importantly, our incredibly talented specialists, are what makes these achievements a reality.

“This award is really for Atlantic’s team of equipment specialists: Trec Tisdale, Matt Teague, Mike Christy, Pat Urosek, Nick Ott, Daniel Schroeder, Steve Fuller, Rick Zeitlow, Steve Hunt, and Geoff Gailey. This group is truly the most talented and dedicated the industry has ever seen.”

Congratulations! The future is bright for the Atlantic / Wulftec partnership.

Find Out More About Our Stretch Packaging Program

Stronger Together

Stronger Together

How Atlantic came together to help one of our own

It was a sunny summer morning in June when Sue set out for work at Atlantic’s office in Wilmington.  It wasn’t long before the weather shifted and strong storms swept in that afternoon, bringing lots of rain along with dramatic thunder and lightning.  Electricity went out at Atlantic and then Sue got a call from a neighbor back at home.

Her house had been struck by lightning – a direct shot – and was on fire.

Her dog, Brutus, was still inside but luckily her neighbors were able to rescue him unharmed. The house itself was destroyed.  All their furniture.  All their belongings.

From the outside, it hardly looked like anything happened.  But inside, you could see that the roof and ceiling were gone, burned up completely, leaving fire and water damage everywhere.

Immediately, the Atlantic team sprung to action, with co-workers getting Sue where she needed to go, gathering supplies and getting the word out so people could help.

A GoFundMe page was set up and communications were sent out. Personal donations of money and supplies came in from employees at every Atlantic branch to help make sure Sue, her husband, Joe, and Brutus were taken care of so they could start dealing with this disaster.

To date, over $10,000 has been raised for this family to help get them back on their feet.  In the face of a tragedy that claimed all their material possessions, they gained the knowledge that we are all here for them, that we care, and we’ll do what we can to help.

Thank you to everyone who made a contribution, who sent a text or an email, who called to check in.  It all makes a difference.

We are stronger together.

Atlantic Rewards Employees with a $1,000 Bonus

Atlantic Rewards Employees with a $1,000 Bonus

Atlantic Packaging, a Private North Carolina Company, Rewards Employees with a $1,000 Bonus

See news coverage about Atlantic’s employee tax bonus:

Wilmington, N.C., January 23, 2018 – Atlantic Packaging, one of North Carolina’s largest privately held companies, headquartered in Wilmington, announced today that management is awarding $1,000 bonuses immediately to full-time employees. Nearly 1,000 Atlantic employees will receive the bonus payment by February 15th, 2018.

“We are a Sub-S Corporation,“ said Wes Carter, Atlantic President, “and although the new tax bill did not reduce our taxes as aggressively as it did for C-Corps, some of whom are our competitors, the tax reduction will have a real impact and we want to share the savings with our hard working and loyal employees.

“Our people are what make this organization successful and, though the tax benefit will not come until the end of 2018, we are distributing the bonus dollars now to acknowledge its impact,” he said. “The new tax code helps U.S. companies remain healthy and competitive in a global marketplace, and that directly and positively affects the people who work at these companies.”

Atlantic is a distributor of packaging materials and automated equipment and operates manufacturing facilities for paper converting, printing and labeling products. With 16 locations throughout the United States including one in the Dominican Republic and one in Honduras, Atlantic Packaging employs over 1,000 workers.

Atlantic’s original location is in Tabor City, North Carolina and the company operates locally from their corporate headquarters on 23rd St in Wilmington. The local facility is located at 806 N. 23rd Street in Wilmington, NC.

“Interestingly,” says CEO Rusty Carter, “the part of the new tax code dealing with repatriation of off shore earnings has additional benefit for our company, given our non-U.S. operations. Accordingly, we are also paying this bonus to our 150 off shore employees. We are probably not unique in this situation nationwide, but we are likely unique for privately held North Carolina companies.”

Atlantic’s domestic locations in North Carolina are in Wilmington, Tabor City, Raleigh, Greensboro, Hickory, and Charlotte. South Carolina locations are in Greenville, and Charleston. They also have branch locations in Atlanta and Dalton, GA; Dallas, TX; Sturgis, MI; Hazleton, PA; and Memphis, TN. Off shore locations are in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic; and Choloma, Honduras.

Atlantic was founded in 1946 in Tabor City, North Carolina by W.H. Carter, father and grandfather of Rusty and Wes. The company began as a small-town newspaper where the elder Carter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1952 for his fight for social and economic justice through his editorial campaign against the KKK. He launched the beginnings of the current packaging company in the 1960’s.

Carter’s newspaper, the Tabor City Tribune, is still published weekly and Tabor City is Atlantic’s largest concentration of employees, exceeding 300, making it Columbus County’s largest non-government employer.

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