Manufacturing Today - May/June 2017 - 73
Rite Pack Inc.
www.ritepack-inc.com / Specialty: Contract and custom manufacturing, blending, filling and
packaging / Fred Schneider, CEO: "We can package just about anything our customers throw at us."
rite pack's versatility
makes it a one-stop
shop for customers.
by jim harris
When large or small manufacturers need outside help for products
or specialized services, they look to
Rite Pack Inc. "We can do big, small
or intermediate-sized production
runs," says Kevin Hayes, director of
sales and marketing for the St. Joseph, Mo.-headquartered company.
"We offer flexibility for manufacturers who don't want to make a large
investment in capital equipment for
Founded in 1990, the company
specializes in custom and contract
manufacturing, blending, filling and
packaging services. Rite Pack works
on behalf of consumer product manufacturers in three markets: lawn and
garden, including natural and organic
products as well as commercial fertilizers; feed, which includes highend products consumed by chickens,
cows, swine and other animals plus
pets; and animal health products such
as parasite control, insecticide sprays
and fly control.
Rite Pack's capabilities include
blending liquid and dry materials.
These blends can be custom packaged
in pre-purchased or custom-designed
folding cartons, heat-sealed and
sewn bags, high-density polyethylene
(HDPE) poly pails, paper bags or
shrink sleeved containers and flexible
packaging. The company produces
more than 300 different products.
rite pack's wathena, kan.,
plant features this in-feed
conveyor for its smallpouch automated packaging
line with combination scale.
"We can package just about anything our customers throw at us, from
powders to granules pellets and liquids," CEO Fred Schneider says. "We
are a low-cost, high-quality manufacturer; because of that, our services
are in demand, and we've grown every
year for the past 20 years."
The company operates four locations
with more than 335,000 square feet
of space combined. A 45,000-square-
foot production facility in St. Joseph operates four production lines
for generally recognized-as-safe
EPA-registered pesticides and repellents, as well as blending and packaging capabilities. Later this year, the
manufacturing and packaging lines in
the St. Joseph facility will be moved
into a new, 110,000-square-foot building, Schneider notes.
Rite Pack's 85,000-square-foot facility in Elwood, Kan., offers injection
molding, grinding and specialized
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