When choosing a packaging partner there are many considerations to take into account. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should be working with C.L. Smith.
#1 – Best-In-Class Service
With over 40 years of experience as a packaging partner, C.L. Smith was founded with the mission that customers come first. Still today it is our priority to meet and exceed customer expectations.
#2 – Lyons Blow Molding
Lyons Blow Molding, a division of C.L. Smith is a blow molding facility that manufactures plastic bottles. Their capabilities include shorter runs and reduced lead times. With new state-of-the-art machinery they have the ability to provide customized enhancements and sustainable options.
#3 – Sustainability
C.L. Smith is moving forward with sustainability. We have partnered with EcoVadis, a global organization that provides holistic CSR ratings service of companies. EcoVadis assigns rated scorecards after assessing results of non-financial management systems focused on Environmental, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement impacts. Our current CSR & sustainability performance rating is at a Silver Medal recognition level!
#4 – HAZPlus
HAZPlus, a division of C.L. Smith, offers turn-key hazardous material packaging services. With an onsite UN Performance Oriented Package Testing Facility, they have the ability to design, test, certify, & manufacture packaging. Additional services include custom designs, stock packages, and recertification management to maintain compliance.
#5 – Supplier Diversity
In October of 2019, C.L. Smith became a National Women’s Business Enterprise by WBENC. Diversity in business promotes innovation, opens doors, and creates partnerships that create growth in the economy.
#6 – Distribution
The distribution arm of C.L. Smith has 12 warehouses & distribution centers of inventory strategically located in the United States. From custom packaging as part of a supplier stocking agreement, or ready to ship inventory we maintain what is needed to provide our customers exactly what they need when they need it.
#7 – Food Safe Certification
C.L. Smith & Lyons Blow Molding are certified under the IFS PACsecure standard. This standard is in place to access the quality & safety of packaging in compliance with customer requirements to improve product integrity along the entire supply chain.
#8 – Sourcing & Sampling
The sourcing department at C.L. Smith delivers! Product experts in all areas packaging, they have the resources to assist our team of Packaging Consultants working in the field. If we don’t make or stock what you need, our sourcing department will find it and obtain the proper samples for testing.
#9 – Customization
When packaging for retail sales, appearance & functionality are most important. We are here to help ensure that your packaging fits within your brand and stands out from the competition. Our creative team is ready to go to work for you!
#10 – Real People, Real Passion, Real Performance
Why does C.L. Smith stand out from the competition? It is because of the incredible team of employees that we have across every department. We’ll be fast, even when it’s not the industry standard. Flexible, even when others won’t give you options. Devoted to your business, because you deserve nothing less. We are CL Smith; Real People. Real Passion. Real Performance.