Berlin Packaging Expands Florida Footprint with New 40,000-Square-Foot Warehouse in Miramar

    Berlin Packaging Expands Florida Footprint with New 40,000-Square-Foot
                             Warehouse in Miramar

Will Maintain Inventory of Packaging Containers and Closures for Just-in-Time
Delivery to Florida Customers

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, April 2, 2013

CHICAGO, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Berlin Packaging, a full-service
supplier of plastic, glass and metal containers and closures with more than 90
locations throughout North America, is opening a 40,000-square-foot warehouse
in Miramar, FL, to accommodate rapid business growth in the South Florida
market. The facility will house customers' packaging components for
just-in-time delivery and enable same-day shipping to virtually the entire
state of Florida.

The warehouse is located at 9698 Premier Parkway in the Miramar Park of
Commerce, developed by Sunbeam Properties & Development. It is adjacent to the
Florida turnpike in a new state-of-the-art building that features high
ceilings and large bays to optimize space utilization. The leasing agent is
Jones Lang LaSalle.

Berlin Packaging will begin using the new space in May, be fully operational
this summer when the buildout is complete, and continue to use existing
third-party warehouses in Orlando, Miami and Jacksonville when needed for
proximity to customers' fillers or own facilities. The company is also opening
a new office in Miami, joining its Florida headquarters in Bradenton and sales
offices across Florida established over the firm's 20 years of business in the
state.

"Our sales in Florida have surged tremendously in the last year, in part
because of an aggressive sales and marketing campaign focusing on services
such as package design, global sourcing, capital lending at below-market
rates, and consulting that we offer free of charge in exchange for new
packaging business. That growth prompted us to look for more warehouse space
that we can staff with our own personnel," said Darrin Dingman, Florida
District Manager, Berlin Packaging. "This new facility will allow us to
provide more same-day shipping as well as accommodate continued expansion of
our Florida customer base."

With nearly $800 million in annual revenues and locations in more than 30
states, Berlin Packaging supplies more than 3.5 billion containers and
closures annually as well as labeling, filling, and sourcing services to
companies of all sizes and industry sectors including food and beverage,
personal care, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical, automotive, household care
and industrial chemical.

Customers have the option to have finished containers and closures
drop-shipped directly from the factory to their preferred destinations, or
housed at warehouses like the new Miramar facility for release on an as-needed
basis under the company's inventory management program. The majority of Berlin
Packaging's customers take advantage of inventory programs – now with 105
consecutive months of 99%-plus on-time product delivery – to avoid the costs
of packaging stockouts, ensure their ability to fill orders, reduce in-house
storage requirements, improve cash flow, and keep their supply chains running
smoothly.

Berlin Packaging's Florida headquarters can be reached at 1.941.209.4700 or
Florida@BerlinPackaging.com.

About Berlin Packaging
Berlin Packaging is North America's premier Hybrid Packaging Supplier of
plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures. With over 33,000 available
SKUs, over 120 packaging consultants, and more than 90 sales and warehouse
locations across North America, the company has the right products, expertise,
and geographic proximity to help customers increase their net income through
packaging products and services. Berlin Packaging supplies billions of
containers and closures annually as well as warehousing and logistics services
for customers of all sizes in all industries. It is the only company in its
sector to be ISO 9001 certified, to have Customs-Trade Partnership Against
Terrorism (C-TPAT) certification, and to achieve 99% on-time delivery of its
shipments every month for more than eight years. Related services and
specialty product divisions include Studio One Eleven custom packaging and
graphic design, Berlin Global sourcing solutions, E3 profit-oriented
consulting, Berlin Financial financing for equipment and capital improvements,
Dangerous Goods transport, Freund Container & Supply convenience, and Qorpak
laboratory supplies. The company can be reached at 1.800.2.BERLIN,
BerlinPackaging.com, and on LinkedIn and Twitter.

SOURCE Berlin Packaging

Website: http://www.berlinpackaging.com
Contact: Molly Antos Morey, 847-415-9327, morey@sspr.com; Jill Schmidt,
847-415-9311, jills@sspr.com
 
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