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BOBST Hosts ‘Road Show’ At Packrite Open House

»Posted on Mar 1, 2017 in News

from Board Converting News, February 27, 2017 – More than 350 customers, suppliers, key employees, elected officials and Bobst CEO Jean-Pascal Bobst attended the first of several stops of BOBST’s “Road Show,” which was held at Packrite in High Point, North Carolina, on Thursday February 16. “The ‘Road Show’ concept has proven to be a both cost-effective and very efficient way for our customers and potential customers to see a wide variety of BOBST machinery in operation on a live production floor,” said Brian Kentopp, Vice President, Business Unit Sheet Fed at BOBST. “Given the logistics and cost of transporting a single piece of machinery to trade shows throughout the world, hosting an event like this makes good business sense. A customer like Packrite, which...

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A sneak peek inside Packrite’s expanded Triad facility

»Posted on Feb 24, 2017 in News

from Triad Business Journal, February 24, 2017 More than 350 people showed up at Packrite’s recent open house to showcase the High Point-based packaging firm’s $10 million, 60,000-square-foot expansion. Michael Drummond, president of Packrite, told TBJ that many showed up early to the event, which included tours of the plant that now spans 185,000 square feet “The event was supposed to start at 10 a.m.,” Drummond said. “By 9 a.m, the lobby was full with over 100 people.” Read full...

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AICC Members In The News – Packrite Open House

»Posted on Feb 22, 2017 in News

Michael and Mary Drummond, owners of Packrite LLC, opened the doors of their High Point, NC plant to the industry on Thursday, February 16, 2017. More than 356 attendees came from as nearby as across town and as far away as the Pacific Northwest. Customers, suppliers and the curious made the trip to the recently expanded plant to see this unique operation which bills itself as “A New Generation in Packaging.” Packrite is a trade finisher for the corrugated and folding carton industries that was begun in 2008. This great independent company has a wonderful entrepreneurial spirit and uses that attitude and a broad and technologically advanced equipment mix to partner with their customers to provide a wide array of solutions from print to finishing. This open house...

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BCN Converters’ Outlook 2017 – Packrite

»Posted on Jan 23, 2017 in News

Packrite begins 2017 with great optimism having increased year-over-year sales by double digits each year since it’s founding in 2008. This has earned the company the distinction of being named by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies for each of the past five years. What’s Packrite’s secret? Company President Michael Drummond explains, “We’re in the business of making it possible for our box and carton plant customers to offer more to their customers and do so at highly competitive prices. The more successful our trade customers are, the more successful we are.” “On February 16th we’re opening our entire plant to demonstrate the many ways we can help our customers grow their own businesses,” stated Drummond. “While the...

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Packrite Expands Again To Meet Growing Demand

»Posted on Jan 12, 2017 in News

Packrite Expands Again To Meet Growing Demand by Len Prazych – published Jan. 2, 2017 Biggest. Fastest. Best. First. These are the four words most frequently used by Michael Drummond, President of High Point North Carolina based Packrite LLC. Co-founded and co-owned with his wife, Mary, Packrite is a trade finisher for the corrugated and folding carton packaging industries and according to Drummond’s ‘elevator pitch.’ “We provide our customers technology and services that will allow them to expand their capabilities and capacity to create enhanced value for their customers and maximize the consumer experience.” The Drummonds founded Packrite in 2008 with 18 employees, it currently boasts 110 World-class employees. Started during the onset of the Great...

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Packrite Produces Self-Promotion “Koozies”

»Posted on Aug 16, 2016 in News

As reported in Board Converting News (BCN) – High Point, North Carolina — Three years ago Packrite, the largest trade finisher serving the North American corrugated and folding carton industries, created a cold drink “koozie” out of microflute. The initial idea was to make them as a demonstration of specialty folding and gluing during an Open House event. Needless to say, they were a hit with thousands being picked up by visitors. Later in the year the koozies were given out during a Paperboard Packaging Council meeting.   Recently Packrite decided to produce a re-designed and more graphically intensive self-promotion koozie in both bottle and can sizes. But this time company President and COO Michael Drummond wanted to take this project to a new level...

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BCN Converters’ Outlook 2016 — Packrite, llc.

»Posted on Feb 29, 2016 in News

North Carolina based trade finisher Packrite is starting off 2016 with a bang. It has just begun operation of the largest, first-of-its-kind in the world, Singleface laminator. Their new Bobst Asitrade Masterflute is able to produce sheets up to 64 x 87”. In addition to roll to sheet lamination it also features roll-to-roll capability. In addition Packrite now has the ability to precisely register front to back graphics. “There’s nothing else with both the size and capabilities of this machine anywhere else in the world, let alone North America,” according to company Chief Operating Officer and co-owner Michael Drummond. “We’ve built our business by offering the highest technology equipment and by providing services that no one else can. Front to backliner...

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Packrite Installs Bobst Masterfold 170 with First of Kind Gyrobox

»Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in News

Packrite, llc has put into service a Bobst Masterfold 170 high-speed folder-gluer. This first of its kind machine expands Packrite’s capabilities with features such as 4-corner and 6-corner capbilities, a hot glue applicator in addition to the standard gluing system, twin Gyrobox sections for multi-directional folding at high-speeds, and  auto-bottom backfolding. the Masterflute 170 line is also configured with a Bobst Streampak automatic packing system with a Wexler “soft-touch” banding system… Learn more.

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Packrite selects High Point for $9.5M Expansion

»Posted on Apr 10, 2015 in News

Triad Business Journal – It’s official: Packrite, a High Point-based packaging firm that employs 78 people, will begin construction next month on a 70,000-square-foot addition to its existing plant as it expects to add 100 jobs during the next five years. It’s part of a $9.5 million expansion that the High Point City Council approved $152,450 worth of incentives for in January. The company also is the recipient of a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina fund for up to $100,000. The expansion announcement was made Tuesday from Packrite’s facility on Packrite Court in High Point. The estimated investment includes $2.6 million for construction of the addition at Packrite’s 125,000-square foot plant located at 1650 Packrite Court...

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Packrite: North America’s Trade Finishing Resource, 2015

»Posted on Mar 3, 2015 in News

It’s natural to like people who help us succeed in business. That’s probably the best reason to explain why Mary and Michael Drummond have so many friends. As the power couple behind High Point, North Carolina’s Packrite, LLC, the Drummonds provide trade finishing resources to hundreds of folding carton and corrugated facilities throughout North America. Read full BCN Article

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Packrite, llc Named to Inc. Magazine 5000 List 2014

»Posted on Jun 12, 2014 in News

High Point, NC: Packrite ranked 2829 on the inc. 5000 list 2014. With a 3-year growth rate of 130% and revenue’s of $17.8 M 2013, the company is the leader in the USA packaging industry. Packrite has added 40 new jobs in the last 3 years and offers packaging design and development, packaging prototype creation and lamination services for consumer goods companies.  

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Packrite named to Inc. 500 list for 2012

»Posted on Aug 1, 2012 in News

High Point-based Packrite landed on the list at No. 205 and had a three-year growth rate of 1,778 percent. The company has 40 employees and generated $10.5 million in 2011 revenue. Packrite offers packaging design and development, packaging prototype creation and lamination services for consumer goods companies.

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Fast 50: The best seat in the house

»Posted on Sep 27, 2011 in News

Without a doubt, I had the best seat in the house at last night’s Fast 50 awards. It was, in fact, the best seat I’ve had in the 13 years we’ve been celebrating the region’s 50 fastest-growing companies. Behind me was a couple that had never been to a Fast 50 event before, much less been honorees. Having launched their company four years ago, it was actually the first year they were eligible. And as the 50 companies were counted down — one by one in reverse order – I could hear excitement mounting in the voices of Michael and, the president and CEO respectively of High Point-based Packrite LLC… Read more..

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Packrite’s Crossover Concept Hits The Ground Running

»Posted on Jun 1, 2009 in News

Meet the new guy on the block , Michael Drummond of Packrite LLC of High Point, North Carolina. He arrived less than a year ago and has already shown solid and steady growth where those already on the block might be wondering what has happened to some of their business. It’s not that Michael Drummond, the founder, has shown up and slaughtered the competitors; it’s that he has shown up with an idea that not only benefits himself, but that is a definite benefit to the other box plants in the south east… read more..

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Filling A Need In The Southeast

»Posted on Jan 25, 2009 in News

One might question the mental state of anyone wanting to start up a new company in these uncertain economic times, especially when other businesses in the same market were closing. But not even the current financial turmoil could stop Michael Drummond, President of Packrite LLC, from moving ahead with his dream—to own his own company.   After researching the market, securing a location for the plant and installing new equipment, including an Asitrade laminator, Drummond opened his High Point, N.C., trade finishing company on October 1…. Read...

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