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Dominican Council of Free Zones Visits Atlantic Caribbean

Dominican Council of Free Zones Visits Atlantic Caribbean

The National Council of Free Zones in the Dominican Republic (See: Consejo Nacional de Zonas Francas de Exportación) toured the facilities at Atlantic Caribbean earlier this month.  This Council is a government agency tasked with promoting and developing the free zone sector in the country.

During their visit, the Council got an inside look at Atlantic operations in Boca Chica, including our warehousing and inventory management as well as our manufacturing, printing, and converting operations.

Here’s what the Council posted on their Instagram account about their visit:

Today we were touring the facilities of the #ZonasFrancas @atlanticpkg company in Boca Chica, to learn about the packaging process, integrated logistics, as well as the diversity of production in its services.

Atlantic-Caribbean Packaging has about 320 employees, residents of the community. .
☑️Packaging services.
☑️ Main suppliers of varied products to national and international companies.

Thank you to the National Council of Free Zones for your visit and for your continued support of our work here in the Dominican Republic.

Atlantic Packaging Acquires Coastal Corrugated Custom Packaging Solutions in Charleston, SC

Atlantic Packaging Acquires Coastal Corrugated Custom Packaging Solutions in Charleston, SC

UPDATED February 28, 2020

UPDATE February 28, 2020: Atlantic now offers custom corrugated protective packaging ideal for automotive, e-commerce, and large-format corrugated packaging. In the video above ⬆️ see how we bring value to the marketplace with Atlantic Custom Corrugated.

See also: Atlantic Acquires Coastal Corrugated in Charleston, SC on PRNewswire

Wilmington, NC – February 17, 2020 – Wes Carter, President of Atlantic Corporation of Wilmington, has announced the acquisition of Coastal Corrugated, a 35-year-old family owned box company located in North Charleston, SC.

“We are excited about the opportunities this move brings to our already diverse company,” said Carter this week, following Atlantic’s annual meeting. “Coastal’s products are consistent with our marketplace focus, especially as it broadens our value proposition to the evolving automotive market. We have looked at corrugated sheet plants before as they are very allied to our converted products offering. This one seemed the right one at the right time.”

Atlantic Corporation, a top tier private company in North Carolina, is a diverse packaging and equipment distributor to consumer products manufacturers throughout North America, the Caribbean, and Central America. The company operates 18 regional facilities east to west as Atlantic Packaging.

Coastal Corrugated manufactures large format corrugated boxes for various manufacturing segments. They further manufacture custom protective packaging components for the automotive industry and its tier one suppliers.

“South Carolina has invested heavily in recruiting automotive manufacturers to the state and our company is increasingly aligned as a premier partner to these facilities, “says Carter. “Coastal’s ability to design and fabricate protective packaging solutions right here in the low country brings great value and sensible logistics. The North Charleston location connects with our newly opened Packaging Solution Center in Charlotte and the logistics of our existing ten facilities across the Carolinas and Georgia,” he added.

Atlantic is a 70-year-old company headquartered in Wilmington, NC with existing locations in Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX; Dalton, GA; Greensboro, NC; Greenville, SC; Hickory, NC; Memphis, TN; Raleigh, NC; Reno, NV; Tabor City, NC; Sturgis, MI; and Wilmington, NC.


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 serves the unique needs of consumer products manufacturers and 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.



Wes Carter, President
Atlantic Packaging
806 N. 23rd St.
Wilmington, NC 28405
(800) 722-5841

Wes Carter, President of Atlantic Corporation of Wilmington

Atlantic Custom Corrugated, Interior

How a Family Business Has Grown Through the Generations

How a Family Business Has Grown Through the Generations

Atlantic Packaging is honored to be a part of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal’s profile of family owned businesses in the area.

In their profile, Packaged For Generations, the Journal talks with Atlantic CEO Rusty Carter and President (and Rusty’s son), Wes Carter. They discuss how the family business was started by Rusty’s father, Horace Carter, and how it grew from a weekly newspaper to the powerhouse packaging company that it is today.

Tracing Atlantic’s roots from the Tabor City Tribune and Horace winning the Pulitzer Prize, to textiles, packaging, acquisitions, manufacturing, package testing, automation and e-commerce fulfillment, it becomes clear how this family-run company has evolved with the ever-changing business landscape and emerged as a leader in the packaging space, particularly when it comes to technical, data-driven packaging solutions.

Atlantic has seen tremendous growth in the industry verticals that we serve, in our geographic footprint, and in the development of our scientific approach to packaging as demonstrated everyday at our Packaging Solution Center. Our leadership team, led by Rusty and Wes, is continually looking for opportunities to grow and evolve in order to best serve the needs and priorities of our customers.

With such a rich family history, we take time as a company to honor this history while always looking to the future and to how we can grow, improve and, in Rusty’s words, to “rise to even higher levels.”

Read the full profile here: Packaged For Generations

Atlantic Caribbean Recognized as Important Foreign Investor

Atlantic Caribbean Recognized as Important Foreign Investor

Atlantic Caribbean was recognized as one of the most important foreign capital investors doing business in the Dominican Republic at the first Gala of the Investor (Gran Gala del Inversionista) put on by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Atlantic was represented at the event by our regional director, Yajaira Girón, who was honored along with 50 other large companies including Hayco, Hanes, Industrias San Miguel, Coke, Cemex, Rowe Labs, Fenwal, and many others from the industrial sector as well as tourism.

This award was presented to investors who have impacted the Dominican economy and who are highly important for local industry. According to CEI-RD (The Center of Export & Investment of the Dominican Republic), their Executive Director, Marius De León, spoke at the event and highlighted the invaluable contributions of foreign investment, calling for more companies to find new opportunities together with the Dominican Republic. 

Both the Governor of the Central Bank, Héctor Valdez Albizu, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miguel Vargas Maldonado, highlighted the Dominican’s benefits and strengths for foreign investors.

Congratulations to Atlantic Caribbean on your success and your continued forward progress into the future.

Jeremy Spencer on The Doane Cast

Jeremy Spencer on The Doane Cast

Power of Our People. 

There are countless factors that have contributed to the longevity and success of Atlantic Packaging as a company.  But ask anyone here and you’ll learn that the true, underlying secret to this success is our people.

With a top-down approach that models hard work, innovation, and integrity, Atlantic has taken the packaging industry into a whole new era. Our approach is technical and scientific, led by the brightest minds in packaging, and is supported by over a thousand employees who bring their talent and their dedication to work everyday.

A shining example of this talent, hard work, and dedication is Jeremy Spencer, Atlantic’s first west coast remote representative.  Jeremy and Atlantic both took on a big risk in 2014 by introducing this historically southern company to major industries in cities along the west coast. But Atlantic knew Jeremy was the person to do this. And Jeremy knew Atlantic was the company with the resources and the hustle to make it happen.

Heart & Hustle

Jeremy recently sat down with Darren Doane – an acclaimed filmmaker and now a podcaster with a mission to tell stories of people getting it done – to tell his own story of how he has found great success.

What you’ll hear in this podcast is a story of small beginnings, big dreams, difficult setbacks, valuable lessons, and, above all, the heart and hustle that drove Jeremy forward and got him to where he is today.

We are honored to have Jeremy on board with us at Atlantic, bringing his drive and his genuine belief in Atlantic’s mission to our customers out west.

Learn more about Altantic’s MUST Method Approach to Stretch Wrapping here:

Atlantic 2019 Year in Review

Atlantic 2019 Year in Review

Thank you to our customers, vendors, employees, and leadership for an incredible year of growth and expansion throughout the company.

Here’s to a new year and even greater success in 2020!