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Curwood earns knockout award from Tyson

By Canadian Packaging Staff   

General Bemis Company Curwood Flexible Packaging Supplier of the Year award Tyson Foods

Leading flexible packaging supplier Curwood gains top honors in its supply category in Tyson’s 7th annual awards program.

Tyson Foods Corporation has named Curwood, Inc. as its 2011 Supplier of the Year in the packaging category.

The prestigious honor celebrates Tyson’s commitment to strong business partnerships that enhance quality, drive out costs and maximize efficiency. Curwood earned the award by excelling in supply chain performance, total cost of ownership, pricing programs, customer service performance, sustainability initiatives and other performance metrics.

A multi-national flexible packaging manufacturer and a division of Bemis Company, Curwood has been a leading supplier to Tyson for more than 20 years, supplying it with a broad range of packaging solutions for their high-quality smoked and processed poultry, case-ready meats and fresh meats. Curwood continually reinvents its products and invests in new technologies to achieve ongoing packaging and process improvements.

“We have a dedicated team that works closely with the Tyson plants and corporate office in a true partnership,” says Gianni Holzem, Curwood’s national account manager for Tyson. “Curwood strives to understand Tyson’s current and future packaging needs. We continue to push our team and drive innovation to strengthen our long-term relationship.”


Tyson Foods, founded in 1935, is one of the world’s largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. The company produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves.

Curwood supplies innovative packaging materials and systems for food, beverage, household, industrial and personal care industries. Headquartered in Oshkosh, WI, Curwood is part of the Bemis family of companies who  are a major supplier of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare and other companies worldwide.


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