Versa Pak recently attended The United Group 2019 Conference, and we are excited to announce we won the group’s 2018 Industrial Packaging Pinnacle Award.
Read more to learn about this award and why we attend TUG every year.
A Prestigious Award From The United Group
The Pinnacle Award is given to a supplier that does business with multiple members of the group and is also based on overall growth within the entire organization, said Sales Manager Jeff Knapke.
“We’re very excited to receive this award,” he said. “Since we have been a part of TUG for a short 3 years, it was a shock to us and our company. We are overwhelmed and honored to receive such a prestigious award.”
Knapke attended the conference, along with Sales Executive Erika Geier and Sales Specialist Andre Heidari.
Takeaways From TUG2019
The United Group 2019 Conference was held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor/Washington, D.C., Wednesday, April 10 through Saturday, April 13.
This was Versa Pak’s third year attending the conference, which brings multiple opportunities for networking in the industry.
“We joined The United Group to expand our footprint in our distributor market,” Knapke said, Another reason they attend the conference each year is networking – they get to talk directly to their customers during this event.
“The first year, it was more of a meet-and-greet to get to know the distributors; the second year, we got our feet wet and started forming relationships, and then those relationships have turned into business connections,” he said.