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GSC Packaging Is Chosen as a Featured Middle-Market Company for the GE Capital and Slate "Roadshow for Growth"

GSC Packaging Named the Top Georgia Fast 40 Company for the Large-Middle Market Category By ACG

GSC Packaging Is Named Fastest-Growing Private Company in Metro Atlanta By the Atlanta Business Chronicle

GSC Packaging Moves to 100,000 Square-Foot Food Contract Packaging Facility in Atlanta

GSC In The News


Powder Bulk Solids
GSC Packaging Ranks 64 on 500/5000 List
August 2013 | News

Atlanta Business Chronicle
18 Georgia companies land on Inc. 500
August 2013 | Atlanta | News

Inc. 500
GSC Packaging Company Profile
August 2013 | Company Profile | Inc. 500

Slate
Packing with Pride, One Crouton at a Time
August 2013 | Competitiveness | Slate

Food Manufacturing
Proactive Measures for Employee Safety in Dry Processing
July 2013 | Articles | Food Manufacturing Online

Packaging World
GSC Packaging named Atlanta's fastest-growing company
June 2013 | Contract Packaging | Contract Packaging News

Food Manufacturing
Photo of the Day: Packaging Company's Growth Skyrockets
May 2013 | Articles | Food Manufacturing Online

Food Manufacturing
Refurbish Food Manufacturing Machines for Increased Food Safety
May 2013 | Articles | Food Manufacturing Online

Food Engineering
Top five ways to get your plant sanitation FSMA-ready
April 2013 | Food Safety | Plant Sanitation

Packaging World
Quality is Top Priority in Contract Packaging Growth Strategy
April 2013 | Contract Packaging | Contract Packager Profile

About.com Article Part 1
Selecting the Right Food Packaging Products
March 2013 | Industry News | Food & Beverage

About.com Article Part 2
How to Select a Contract Packer
March 2013 | Industry News | Food & Beverage

Food Manufacturing
Taking a Proactive Approach to Food Safety
and Quality

March 2013 | Articles | Food
Manufacturing Online

Package Design
A 'Suite' Spot for Flex Packs
March 2013 | Packaging Digest | Package Design Online

Atlanta Business Chronicle
Planner: Capitol Avenue key to Turner Field
November 2012 | Commercial Real Estate | BizJournal

Food & Beverage Packaging
GSC Packaging is expanding
November 2012 | Supply Side Section | Food & Beverage Packaging Online

Food Manufacturing
Packaging Plant To Expand
November 2012 | Packaging News | Food Manufacturing Online

Package Design
GSC Packaging Expanding To State-Of-The-Art Packaging Facility
November 2012 | Packaging News | Package Design Online


GSC Packaging Is Chosen as a Featured Middle-Market Company for the GE Capital and Slate "Roadshow for Growth"

GSC Packaging is being highlighted as a successful middle-market company by the GE Capital and Slate "Roadshow for Growth."

Atlanta, GA — GSC Packaging, a nationwide provider of turnkey contract packaging solutions, has been chosen as a featured middle-market company for the GE Capital and Slate "Roadshow for Growth." The "Roadshow for Growth" is a national tour designed to give middle-market businesses ($10 million to $1 billion in revenue) a major stage to voice their issues and promote growth within the middle-market segment of the U.S. economy. While only three percent of American companies belong to the middle market, they account for one-third of the national gross domestic product (GDP) contributing to more than 43.3 million U.S. jobs.

The "Roadshow for Growth" tour is making dozens of stops in major cities to meet with executives of middle-market businesses. During the stop in Atlanta, GE Capital executives met with GSC Packaging executives to take a tour of GSC Packaging's new 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art food contract packaging facility. GSC Packaging specializes in multiple forms of food contract packaging and secondary packaging solutions, including stick packs, pouches, large format pouches, vertical form fill seal pouches, and horizontal form fill seal pouches, among other popular flexible pouch formats.

"The positive impact that middle-market companies have on the U.S. economy is more significant than most people may realize," said Bob Shapiro, CEO of GSC Packaging. "Middle-market companies play a huge role in moving our country forward. They are a driving force for our economy."

Slate and GE Capital are hosting five major anchor events in total throughout the roadshow. The events began on May 9 in Chicago, followed by New York and Atlanta. Future stops on the tour include New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Columbus. The six-month, 20-city tour will conclude in Columbus, Ohio, at the 3rd Annual National Middle Market Summit at Ohio State University in late October where the learning from the tour will be shared with hundreds of middle-market executives. Throughout the tour, Slate and GE Capital will also share research, insights and stories on the middle market at http://roadshow.slate.com. View the video featuring GSC Packaging at http://roadshow.slate.com/packing-with-pride-one-crouton-at-a-time/

For more information about GSC Packaging, visit www.gscpackaging.com.

About

GSC Packaging is a nationwide provider of turnkey contract packaging and secondary packaging solutions for powdered food products, drink mixes, supplements, and diet products. The company specializes in stick packs, the fastest growing single-serve packaging in use today, as well as stand up and other popular flexible pouch formats. With state-of-the-art manufacturing and warehouse facilities, innovative technologies, experienced staff, and an extensive offering of services including fulfillment, warehousing, and delivery, GSC Packaging works in close partnership with clients to develop packaging solutions that meet all their product preparation and presentation needs. For more information, visit www.gscpackaging.com.

GSC Packaging Named the Top Georgia Fast 40 Company for the Large-Middle Market Category By ACG

The Atlanta chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) names GSC Packaging the number one Large-Middle Market Georgia Fast 40 company.

Atlanta, GA — GSC Packaging, a nationwide provider of turnkey contract packaging solutions, has been named the top Georgia Fast 40 company for the Large-Middle Market category by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), a global professional organization focused on middle-market growth, mergers and acquisitions and private investment. GSC Packaging is one of the largest contract packagers of powdered foods, drink mixes, supplements and diet products in the United States. GSC Packaging specializes in multiple forms of food contract packaging and secondary packaging solutions, including stick packs, pouches, large format pouches, vertical form fill seal pouches, and horizontal form fill seal pouches, among other popular flexible pouch formats.

The Georgia Fast 40 award is designed to honor the top 40 Georgia-based middle market companies that demonstrate the greatest growth in revenue and employment over the prior three years. Rankings are objectively based on three-year average growth in net revenue and employment with revenue growth accounting for 75 percent and employee growth accounting for 25 percent of the score. Georgia Fast 40 rankings include a Small-Middle Market category for companies with revenues of $15M to $60M and a Large-Middle Market category for companies with revenues of $60M to $500M. Honorees were presented at the Georgia Fast 40 Awards Dinner and Gala, which was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

"A company's growth and success is dependent upon having an exemplary team of dedicated people who uphold GSC Packaging's mission of providing the highest level of service to world-class food manufacturers," said Bob Shapiro, CEO of GSC Packaging. "I am extremely proud of our team and what they have accomplished."

To keep up with the company's rapid growth, GSC Packaging recently moved to a 100,000-square-foot facility at 575 Wharton Drive in Atlanta. Extensive renovations of the facility have transformed the building into a custom, state-of-the-art food contract packaging facility. The new GSC Packaging facility features fifteen production lines, including seven horizontal form/fill/seal (FFS) lines, three six-lane stick pack packaging lines, as well as various semi-automatic, large format automatic, and secondary packaging and kitting lines. The new packaging facility also features a state-of-the-art layout and design, the latest air-handling technology, lot code tracking, real-time computerized inventory control, dust control and air-conditioned storage. The facility layout was custom designed to isolate products into separate suites that package only one specific product at a time to prevent cross-contamination. For added security, the facility also features cameras in each individual suite. Packaged products travel through small openings in the walls to separate secondary packaging areas, which further protects exposed products. In addition, the Atlanta location provides clients with strategic national distribution capabilities.

For more information about GSC Packaging, visit www.gscpackaging.com.

About

GSC Packaging is a nationwide provider of turnkey contract packaging and secondary packaging solutions for powdered food products, drink mixes, supplements, and diet products. The company specializes in stick packs, the fastest growing single-serve packaging in use today, as well as stand up and other popular flexible pouch formats. With state-of-the-art manufacturing and warehouse facilities, innovative technologies, experienced staff, and an extensive offering of services including fulfillment, warehousing, and delivery, GSC Packaging works in close partnership with clients to develop packaging solutions that meet all their product preparation and presentation needs. For more information, visit www.gscpackaging.com.

GSC Packaging Is Named Fastest-Growing Private Company in Metro Atlanta By the Atlanta Business Chronicle

GSC Packaging earned the top spot in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2013 Pacesetter Awards, which recognize Atlanta's 100 fastest-growing private companies.

Atlanta, GA — GSC Packaging, a nationwide provider of turnkey contract packaging solutions, earned the number one spot in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2013 Pacesetter Awards, which recognize Atlanta's 100 fastest-growing private companies. GSC Packaging is one of the largest contract packagers of powdered foods, drink mixes, supplements and diet products in the United States. GSC Packaging specializes in multiple forms of food contract packaging and secondary packaging solutions, including stick packs, pouches, large format pouches, vertical form fill seal pouches, and horizontal form fill seal pouches, among other popular flexible pouch formats. Between 2010 and 2012, GSC Packaging increased revenue 3,265 percent due to the addition of new clients. The company also grew from 30 employees in 2010 to 300 in 2012.

"Contract packaging is in-demand as food manufacturers are realizing the cost-benefits of expanding production without requiring a capital investment in managing expensive facilities, equipment, and personnel," said Bob Shapiro, CEO of GSC Packaging. "Contract packagers also offer manufacturers a decreased lead-time to market and built-in expertise in packaging design, quality procedures, and food safety."

To keep up with the company's rapid growth, GSC Packaging recently moved to a 100,000-square-foot facility at 575 Wharton Drive in Atlanta. Extensive renovations of the facility have transformed the building into a custom, state-of-the-art food contract packaging facility. The new GSC Packaging facility features fifteen production lines, including seven horizontal form/fill/seal (FFS) lines, three six-lane stick pack packaging lines, as well as various semi-automatic, large format automatic, and secondary packaging and kitting lines. The new packaging facility also features a state-of-the-art layout and design, the latest air-handling technology, lot code tracking, real-time computerized inventory control, dust control and air-conditioned storage. The facility layout was custom designed to isolate products into separate suites that package only one specific product at a time to prevent cross-contamination. For added security, the facility also features cameras in each individual suite. Packaged products travel through small openings in the walls to separate secondary packaging areas, which further protects exposed products. In addition, the Atlanta location provides clients with strategic national distribution capabilities.

To qualify for the Pacesetter Awards, companies have to be privately owned, based in the 20-county metro Atlanta area, and not be a subsidiary of another company. Companies also have to be established before the first quarter of 2010, have a two-year growth in sales of more than 50 percent, and have between $1 million and $300 million in revenue in 2012. Companies are ranked by a growth index formula, used to even the playing field among businesses of various sizes. The revenue and employee growth indexes are the percent change from 2010 through 2012, multiplied by the absolute change for the same years. A company's average employee or revenue growth index is the growth index divided by the average growth index of all companies that qualify. The weighted average growth index is a company's average employee index score, plus its average revenue index score. Employee growth is weighted 40 percent and revenue growth is weighted 60 percent.

For more information about GSC Packaging, visit www.gscpackaging.com.

About
GSC Packaging is a nationwide provider of turnkey contract packaging and secondary packaging solutions for powdered food products, drink mixes, supplements, and diet products. The company specializes in stick packs, the fastest growing single-serve packaging in use today, as well as stand up and other popular flexible pouch formats. With state-of-the-art manufacturing and warehouse facilities, innovative technologies, experienced staff, and an extensive offering of services including fulfillment, warehousing, and delivery, GSC Packaging works in close partnership with clients to develop packaging solutions that meet all their product preparation and presentation needs. For more information, visit www.gscpackaging.com.

GSC Packaging Moves to 100,000 Square-Foot Food Contract Packaging
Facility in Atlanta


GSC Packaging more than doubles its food contract packaging facility space to keep up with the company's rapid growth and demand.

Atlanta, GA — GSC Packaging, a nationwide provider of turnkey contract packaging solutions, has moved to a 100,000-square-foot facility to keep up with the company's rapid growth. GSC Packaging provides food contract packaging and secondary packaging solutions for powdered food products, drink mixes, supplements, and diet products. The company specializes in stick packs, pouches, large format pouches, vertical form fill seal pouches, and horizontal form fill seal pouches, among other popular flexible pouch formats.

Extensive renovations of the new facility, led by Sandy Epstein of Sanford Epstein and Associates, PC, Architects, have transformed the building into a custom, state-of-the-art food contract packaging facility. The new facility is now open and operational.

Under the leadership of CEO Bob Shapiro, GSC Packaging has experienced rapid growth since 2008, growing from a handful of employees to 300 employees. GSC Packaging moved from its previous location at 3715 Atlanta Industrial Parkway to the new location at 575 Wharton Drive in Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta location provides clients with strategic national distribution capabilities.

"Company growth doesn't happen without a team of excellent employees working daily to provide superb customer service to every client. The new state-of-the-art GSC Packaging facility is a reflection and a celebration of our team's dedication to providing the best customer service possible to today's world-class food manufacturers," said Bob Shapiro, CEO of GSC Packaging.

The new GSC Packaging facility features fifteen production lines, including seven horizontal form/fill/seal (FFS) lines, three six-lane stick pack packaging lines, as well as various semi-automatic, large format automatic, and secondary packaging and kitting lines. The new packaging facility also features a state-of-the-art layout and design, the latest air-handling technology, lot code tracking, real-time computerized inventory control, dust control and air-conditioned storage.

GSC Packaging goes above and beyond industry standards to improve food safety and quality, often borrowing best practices from the more stringent pharmaceutical packaging industry. For instance, the facility layout was custom designed to isolate products into separate suites that package only one specific product at a time to prevent cross-contamination. For added security, the facility also features cameras in each individual suite. In addition, packaged products travel through small openings in the walls to separate secondary packaging areas, which further protects exposed products.

For more information about GSC Packaging, visit www.gscpackaging.com.

About

GSC Packaging is a nationwide provider of turnkey contract packaging and secondary packaging solutions for powdered food products, drink mixes, supplements, and diet products. The company specializes in stick packs, the fastest growing single-serve packaging in use today, as well as stand up and other popular flexible pouch formats. With state-of-the-art manufacturing and warehouse facilities, innovative technologies, experienced staff, and an extensive offering of services including fulfillment, warehousing, and delivery, GSC Packaging works in close partnership with clients to develop packaging solutions that meet all their product preparation and presentation needs. For more information, visit www.gscpackaging.com.