Display Pack Inc., an award-winning manufacturer of packaging services, has won its second consecutive Ameristar Award from the International Organization of Packaging Professionals (IOPP).
Display Pack won the award for its cutting-edge design of a pie box created for Mary Beth’s Apple Pie Co., a gourmet, mail-order pie company owned by actress Mary Beth Evans, who stars as Kayla Brady on “Days of Our Lives.”
Evans hired Display Pack to create a unique carton that provides the support required for shipping a pre-baked, four-and-a-half pound apple pie. The result was a six-sided folding paperboard carton with a rosette-patterned top that secures tightly when manual pressure is applied. Four interlocking reinforcement flaps on the bottom of the carton distribute the weight evenly and are clearly numbered to make manual assembly quick and easy.
Graphics were developed by Display Pack’s Creative Services team to illustrate the Mary Beth’s Apple Pie Co. story. Graphics include photos of the pie after baking, a rustic sketch of a young woman carting apples in a wheelbarrow, and Evans in her kitchen with a rolling pin and pie dough. Text includes the tagline, “I’ll make it, you bake it,” baking instructions and nutrition information. The carton’s background colors reflect Evans’ original chartreuse letterpress tags.
Display Pack also received an AmeriStar Award in 2006 for its design and production of the Oxi Clean plastic clamshell package and its innovative liquid tight seal, as well as the 2006 WorldStar Award from the World Packaging Organisation.
About Display Pack
Display Pack Inc. is a privately owned, Grand Rapids-based manufacturer of consumer packaging and automotive in-mold products. The company offers Single Source Solutions™, managing entire packaging projects from start to finish within its own facilities, including designing, prototyping, printing, die-cutting, thermoforming, contract packaging, and warehousing and logistics. Industries served include automotive, electronics, household products, bath & beauty, food and consumer goods.
Display Pack’s in-house Creative Services team includes design packaging engineers, graphic designers, tooling engineers, and manufacturing experts, who study a product, develop and also test the innovative designs. The Creative Services team develops packaging design ideas that are practical and affordable to produce, as well as contemporary and functional.
The 40-year-old company has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years and employs 525 in its 475,000 square-foot facility at 1340 Monroe Ave. N.W. in Grand Rapids, Mich. For more information, visit www.Displaypack.com.