Versa Pak Blog

PDA Annual Meeting: Our Takeaways & Looking Ahead

Versa Pak Sales Manager Jeff Knapke and Versa Pak President Michael Brunswick at the PDA Annual Meeting

Every year, Versa Pak attends the Packaging Distributors of America’s Annual Meeting, and 2022 was no exception. The PDA Annual Meeting is one of our favorite events to attend, as the relationships we have developed at the event have proven to be invaluable. Keep reading to learn more about our takeaways from the event — and… Read more »

Common Food Safety Certifications for Poly Bags & Films

Versa Pak quality team Keith Koverman and Joel Giesige in the poly films manufacturer's on-site lab.

As a food product distributor, you want to guarantee the food itself, as well as the poly bags and films it may come in contact with, are safe for your end-user.  To ensure this safety, there are a few common food safety certifications your distributor might hold. Today, we’re breaking each down and diving into… Read more »

Changing Our Internal Culture at Versa Pak

Versa Pak trainer Ryan Baer gives new hire employees a tour of the manufacturing plant.

Versa Pak has been taking multiple steps to address a shift in our internal culture, all driven by a desire to focus on our values, vision and mission. Keep reading to learn more about the professional development and additional training our employees have completed since we have implemented these changes. What is Changing at Versa… Read more »

How to Calculate the Size of a Poly Bag

Versa Pak team member assists customer with calculating the size of a custom poly bag

How do I know what size of a poly bag I need? How do I even know what weight of a poly bag I need? These are questions we hear all the time, and the Calculate Your Bag Size feature on our website can help you easily determine the size and weight of the polyethylene… Read more »

What is an SQF Audit?

The SQF certification is one of the most credible food safety certifications in the world. Being SQF certified means our food contact packaging materials are produced as safely as the food itself. To continue to be certified, Versa Pak is audited on a regular basis to ensure that we meet and exceed the SQF requirements,… Read more »

Co-Ex Production Setup Personnel

General Purpose: Setup personnel are responsible for setting up the production of poly film. Personnel must reflect the company’s core values of ethics and dependability, work effectively in a team environment, do what it takes to get the job done and strive for personal improvement. General Responsibilities and tasks include but are not limited to:… Read more »

Versa Pak Wins TUG Award

Versa Pak's TUG 2020 Golden Industrial Packaging Award

When Sales Manager Jeff Knapke recently opened a piece of mail at Versa Pak, he was shocked at what he saw  — a TUG 2020 Golden Industrial Packaging Award from The United Group. “We did not know we were getting the award,” Knapke said. “Since they canceled (The United Group’s annual conference), we got the… Read more »

Lab Capabilities at Versa Pak

Versa Pak Quality Manager Keith Koverman in the research and quality lab

At Versa Pak, we have a full-service research and quality lab on-site to ensure the end product meets your consumer’s needs. In this video, Quality Manager Keith Koverman will walk through a few of the lab capabilities at Versa Pak and demonstrate when we will use the various machines. Watch the video below to take… Read more »

Versa Pak & PDA: A Strong Partnership Together

Packaging Distributors of America award recipients during 2021 PDA Annual Meeting

Versa Pak has been a member of the Packaging Distributors of America organization for many years now, and it’s a relationship we value — connecting us with distributors and other suppliers to help us support our customers. You’ll find us at the PDA annual meeting every year, and we’ve even been fortunate to be a… Read more »