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Rite Pack Inc.
dry powder blending services. A 165,000-square-foot
facility in Wathena, Kan., includes six animal feed filling
production and packaging lines. A 40,000-square-foot
facility in Allentown, Pa., offers warehousing and distribution services.
The Wathena facility is Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA) and Organic Materials Review Institution (OMRI) certified, Director of Operations John McCarthy says.
In addition to its certifications - which also include
HACCP food safety and Good Manufacturing Practice
(GMP) recognitions - the company maintains several
EPA registrations as well as patents and trademarks on
its processes. The company regularly licenses its processes and trademarks to its customers, Schneider says.
The company's product portfolio is divided between the
three facilities in Kansas and Missouri, with each facility specializing in a particular type of product. Rite Pack
this system is capable of
blending more than 40,000
pounds per day of dry and
works closely with its customers on forecasting, so it can
schedule its production runs far in advance, Hayes says.
Rite Pack generally uses one of three sourcing methods. The first is a tolling arrangement, where the customer provides the all the materials needs to produce
its products. The second is a hybrid method, where the
customer provides materials such as pellets or powders,
while Rite Pack provides packaging and palletizing equipment and services.
Under the third arrangement, Rite Pack provides a
full turnkey service to its customers. "We would provide
everything the client needs to produce their product,"
Hayes says. "We would source the materials and do all the
packaging, palletizing, shrink wrapping, etc., until there
is a finished good that meets their specification."
this large powder fill
production line is capable
of filling up to 50-pound
plastic and paper bags.
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