You Don't Need to Think Outside the Box Thanks to Paper Converting

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Tue, Dec 19, 2017

Boxes. While we largely take them for granted, where would we be without them? They can hold garbage or precious gifts, breakfast cereal or diamond rings, and everything in between.

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Paper Converting Trends for 2018

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Wed, Dec 13, 2017

The digital revolution has changed the face of paper and printed media industries forever. As a result, there has been a lot of consolidation of paper mills, printers, and paper converting facilities over the past decade. If the market isn’t strong enough to sustain them, paper converting facilities close their doors, or get bought up by larger entities. And that trend for consolidation of paper converting facilities shows no signs of slowing in the new year.

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Tags: Paper Converting, Custom Paper Ideas

Steak Paper: It’s Not All Black and White

Posted by Mark Jones on Fri, Dec 08, 2017

As the owner of a meat shop or restaurant, you may view steak paper simply as a necessity for maintaining freshness, layering display cases and packaging meats for your customers. But have you ever considered the integral part steak paper plays in encouraging customers to buy your meat in the first place?

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What is Chipboard? 4 Important Facts

Posted by Mark Jones on Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Anyone in a business that utilizes different stocks of paper knows that the types, colors, and weights of paper are seemingly endless. There really is paper for just about everything.

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Tags: Food Service Paper, Custom Paper Ideas

How to Preserve Your Game After Hunting Season

Posted by Oren International on Mon, Nov 20, 2017

As a hunter, you work hard and invest a lot each season for your take. And there is a lot of satisfaction in a well-executed hunt and the meat your efforts yield. Hunting not only puts man in touch with nature in an appreciation of environment at its finest, but it’s also one of the best ways to provide healthy, truly organic, and unprocessed meat and poultry for yourself and your family.

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How to Master Printed Holiday Wrap Like the Big Retailers

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Once again, the holiday season is upon us. As always, this is an exciting time of year for customers and retailers alike. And what would the holidays be if not for the gift wrap in which retailers package their wares? They’d look very different indeed.

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Tags: Flexographic Printing, Kraft Paper Uses

How Paper Tube Packaging Offers Versatility and Unique Branding

Posted by Oren International on Wed, Oct 18, 2017

There are a lot of packaging and shipping options available these days. Yet when it comes to protecting items for shipment, many consumers literally don’t think outside of the box.

One size certainly doesn’t fit all anymore for packaging and shipping needs, but many consumers and businesses alike aren’t always aware of the many options that exist and the applications for which they may be best suited.

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How Do Restaurants Use Rolls of Paper to Cover Tables?

Posted by Mark Jones on Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Butcher and kraft paper have become popular tools of the trade for restaurants from coast to coast. Using paper rolls in a restaurant establishment can have many benefits, from aesthetics, to functionality, to smart and effective branding. Using paper to cover tables has become one of the most popular uses of these types of paper. If you’ve been thinking about trading in tablecloths for rolls of paper to cover tables, you’re in good company.

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How Our Paper Converting Company Supports National Manufacturing Day

Posted by Oren International on Fri, Oct 06, 2017

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Manufacturing is one of the many things that has contributed to America’s distinguishments, and it continues to propel our country’s economy. Today, U.S. manufacturing is responsible for producing 18.2 percent of the world's goods. Manufacturers contributed $2.18 trillion to the U.S. economy in 2016, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.

Nine percent of the U.S. population is employed in the manufacturing industry, and as of May 2017, more than 369,000 people are employed in paper manufacturing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a paper converting company supporting the manufacturing economy in Florida, Oren International is proud to be part of that number, and to contribute to the local and national economy.

Growing the Next Generation of Manufacturers

The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte said in a recent report that nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed over the next decade, yet 2 million are expected to go unfilled due to the skills gap. 80 percent of manufacturers report a moderate or serious shortage of qualified applicants for skilled and highly-skilled production positions.

At Oren International, we are passionate about growing and nurturing the next generation of manufacturers and helping to fill this gap, not just in Florida, but throughout the United States. That’s why we’re proud to support National Manufacturing Day each year. On October 6, more than 1,600 manufacturers will open their doors and help to inspire young people across America to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering. Oren will be among them, participating in Manufacturing Day events at our Pensacola paper converting company. 

Paper has been the fiber of our business since we first opened our doors in 1996. As a leader providing innovative paper solutions, Oren works with distributors and companies around the globe to meet nearly any customized paper need. We manufacture our products locally in Pensacola, but we ship our products worldwide.

One of our most popular international shipments is pink butcher paper. It has rekindled interest in the art of barbecuing and smoking delicious fare in the United States, and now pink butcher paper is gaining popularity outside of the U.S., too. We’ve recently shipped pink butcher paper as far as the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, England, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, and Puerto Rico.

Our paper serves a variety of other industries, too, from branded paper for lining restaurant tables and trays to custom paper used for packaging and shipping. Through the latest machinery and video monitoring capabilities, our paper converting company offers manufacturers, big or small, custom paper solutions to help achieve their end goals. We look forward to showcasing our manufacturing power during National Manufacturing Day.

#Get Involved

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey proclaimed the first official National Manufacturing Day in 2012, and President Barack Obama signed the Presidential Proclamation in 2014.

Getting involved in National Manufacturing Day is a great way to support the manufacturing industry throughout the United States. To do so, simply search for a list of local manufacturing events in your area that will allow you to explore innovative ideas and collaborate on new technologies. Be sure to use #Mfgday17 when posting on social media.

We’re proud to support National Manufacturing Day from our local headquarters in Pensacola, Florida and throughout the countries through our relationships with paper manufacturers and distributors. Learn more about all of the paper solutions we provide to manufacturers at Oren International today!

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Freezer Paper or Parchment Paper? How to Understand the Differences

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Where would the world of food be without paper? It’s essential to all aspects of food service — from delivery, to storage, to presentation. There are a number of different FDA-approved papers that are specially manufactured to suit very specific purposes in food preparation and service, but it can be easy to confuse different types of stock or to wrongly assume they are interchangeable.

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