U.S. Manufacturing Rebounds in January

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) announced today that the Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI), a key indicator for the health of the manufacturing sector, improved last month from 47.8% to 50.9%. A PMI of less than 50% means that the manufacturing sector is contracting, and a PMI of more than 50% means the manufacturing sector is expanding. PMI fell below 50% in the middle of 2019, largely on trade concerns. The return to growth was likely driven by the signing of the “phase one” trade agreement between the United States and China. You can read the entire ISM report here. Link: Read More

Closing More Packaging Equipment Sales – Overcoming Capital Budget Limitations

Prospecting isn’t easy.  By the time you get deep enough into your sales process to actually present your packaging equipment to a serious prospect, you have invested a huge amount of time and effort. So it makes sense to squeeze the maximum potential from serious prospects you have already invested in. The key to success in sales is identifying the pain behind the buying decision. Let’s focus on a common reason why serious prospects don’t convert to sales:  “I don’t have room in my capital budget.” How do you overcome this?  Obviously, lowering your equipment cost is not ideal, and it won’t solve your customer’s problem with spending a large cash outlay. The... Read More

Eastey Performance Series L-Sealers

Eastey L-Sealers are designed to withstand demanding everyday manual sealing in most shrink wrap applications. They’re proven reliable in sealing a wide variety of films, including polyolefin, polyethylene, and PVC. Eastey intermediate-level sealers provide quality features usually found in much higher priced machines and are designed and built to give you all the performance features you need for positive sealing. These highly durable sealers are expertly welded on 12-gauge steel frames and feature cast sealing arms, stainless steel film clamps, and heavy-duty dual-magnet clamping for extraordinary durability and reliability. Purchase or lease? Consider the benefits of leasing your... Read More

Econocorp Cartoning Machines

Econocorp has cartoning solutions available for wide-ranging horizontal and vertical cartoning needs, including countertop carton sealers and continuous-motion cartoners for a variety of horizontal cartoning needs, from countertop sealers to continuous-motion cartoners. Econocorp offers high-quality cartoning solutions for low-to-moderate production needs. Every model comes in a standard configuration and can also be customized to accommodate cartons of varying sizes, shapes, and sealing needs. All Econocorp horizontal cartoner solutions are designed to improve productivity, with simple, easy-to-use equipment that helps increase output and reduce labor. Each model is built to last from... Read More