Canadian Packaging

Toronto facility named Orbis Plant Of The Year

ORBIS selects Rexdale, Ontario plant from its 10 North American manufacturing locations.

April 23, 2013
by Canadian Packaging Staff

OCONOMOWOC, WI—ORBIS Corporation, a manufacturer of sustainable reusable plastic packaging and an expert in supply chain optimization has named its Rexdale, Ontario facility as its plant of the year.

ORBIS has long offered products that enable its customers to conduct environmentally conscious shipping, packing, storage and systems management that improves the flow of product through the supply chain. The company also commits itself internally to ensuring they utilize efficient and progressive practices and materials to attain a greater level of environmental sustainability in their headquarters, offices and plants across the map.

The award is of particular significance as ORBIS adheres to company-wide efforts to deliver a high level of sustainability throughout the entire organization.

For this award, ORBIS judges its plants on performance in the areas of delivering customer value, employee safety, financial results, project deployment, community involvement, teamwork, support of company goals and employee engagement.

The Rexdale plant, manufacturing home of the popular ORBIS Green Bin for organic waste collection and a wide variety of other reusable products, was selected because of significant improvements in on-time delivery to its customers, employee retention, increased profitability, environmental upgrades that reduced overall water usage and a very strong employee safety score, while increasing its annual shipments by nearly 20 percent.

Steve Smith, plant manager was presented the award by Orbis president Bill Ash, with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, and Ward 1 Councilor, Vincent Crisanti also in attendance.

“We were very pleased to present this award to the Rexdale team,” says Orbis vice-president of operation Pat Feeney. “Over the past year, this plant has excelled in several key areas and made significant process improvements to help meet our customers’ needs faster and more efficiently.”

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