As 2017 draws to a close, the TranPak team is extremely excited to see what 2018 will bring. From the entire TranPak team we wish everyone a Happy New Year!
At TranPak, we have taken great pride in our Cyclone bin. After listening to the market’s needs, our Cyclone has become the go to plastic hopper bin. This article will go in more detail on why the Cyclone was developed, and how it has become a versatile solution for other industries.
Why Was the Cyclone Plastic Hopper Bin Developed?
TranPak’s Cyclone plastic hopper bin, was originally developed for the walnut industry. Walnut processors were in need of an all plastic hopper bin that would maximize undamaged whole walnut throughput. They also needed a slide gate that was made of FDA approved material and would allow easy cleaning, thus avoiding product loss and any cross contamination.
Benefits of the Cyclone Plastic Hopper Bin
The Cyclone is made of a single-piece food grade polyethylene, double wall construction, allowing no ledges or openings where products can adhere. The slope inside the bin allows for a steady flow with no product hang-ups. It has a 40 cubic foot capacity, which is more than 10% larger than other plastic hoppers on the market.
Proven Return on Investment
TranPak’s Cyclone hopper proved to be a great solution for the walnut industry. Since the Cyclone has the lowest discharge point than any other plastic hopper, processors have seen a reduction in walnut meal, and allowing more whole walnuts to reach packaging. With the larger cubic foot capacity, this means more product to be stored, and less moves by a forklift driver. Due to these benefits, walnut processors are experiencing a great return on investment with this bin.
A Versatile Solution
Over time, the Cyclone has not only proven to be a great solution for walnut processors, but a premier choice hopper bin for other industries and materials.
Examples of Other Industries and Uses
- Craft Breweries
- Dry Chemical Mixes
- Coffee Beans
“The Cyclone works terrific for roasted and raw coffee storage. The hopper feeds great into our roasters, grinders, and vertical form fill and seal machines.”
– Coda Coffee
At TranPak, we are excited to see how many other industries have taken to the Cyclone hopper. With a bin that is creating such a versatile solution, we are proud to have the most reliable, cost effective, and efficient plastic hopper bin on the market.
Learn more about the Cyclone Hopper Bin
TranPak will be closed on July 4th, 2017 in observance of Independence Day. We will be resuming our normal business on July 8th.
TranPak has awarded Guadalupe Soto as our next safety warrior. Lupe has been recognized for making vast improvements in his attitude and becoming more supportive towards change as well as becoming a team leader. Our warehouse manager Steven Mora also enjoys how Lupe gets the team motivated each morning.
Approaching One Year Accident Free
As TranPak is continuing to grow, having a safe working environment is always a priority. With almost one year of no onsite accidents, Steven Mora happily rewarded the TranPak team by cooking fish tacos for lunch.
TranPak once again conducted another company-wide retreat. This time, the TranPak crew went deep sea fishing at Avila Beach, California. Starting early in the morning, the crew set out in hopes to catch a lot of fish to take home.
All Smiles and Plenty of Fish
The day was filled with laughter and fun, as we all cheered each other on with each fish that was caught. With clear blue skies, the weather was perfect, however the ocean swells were very punishing. Even though some of us experienced sea-sickness, we all left with smiles on our faces and a deep appreciation of how lucky we are to work for TranPak.
Last week, TranPak once again exhibited at the World Ag Show, located in Tulare, CA. Our main highlights were our plastic agricultural bins and handheld containers. Even with all of the morning fog and occasional rain, our representatives were always ready with a smile on their face to welcome anyone coming by our outdoor booth.
50th Anniversary of World Ag Expo
2017 marked the 50th year of the Tulare World Ag Show. Held at the International Agri-Center, the show featured 1,480 exhibitors on 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. The three day show hosted 105,780 attendees representing 43 states and 71 countries.
With another exciting show behind us, we are very much looking forward to exhibiting again at the World Ag Show next year.
Since TranPak has served the walnut industry for many years, TranPak decided to exhibit at the Walnut Show located in Yuba City, CA. Highlighted at the show were our plastic pallets, and our wildly popular Cyclone Plastic Hopper Bin.
It is once again that time of year. Where all of TranPak gathers for a Christmas potluck. Every year, we notice how much the TranPak family continues to grow. During this time, we love to give thanks to everyone involved in making TranPak the company it is today. With plenty of food and cheer to go around, we celebrate another wonderful year of growth, and look forward to what 2017 will bring.
After serving the almond industry for many years, TranPak decided to exhibit at the Almond Conference located in Sacramento, CA. Highlighted at the show were our plastic pallets, and our now famous Cyclone plastic hopper bin.
TranPak takes workplace safety very seriously. Our warehouse manager Steven Mora has made it his personal mission in ensuring that all of our employees are working as safely as possible. If there are any incidents on the job, no matter how small, TranPak will make sure the injured employee is well taken care of, with numerous first aid kits on site, and a workers compensation program to pay for all doctor/hospital visits.
TranPak closed its doors on November 16th, 2016 for a company-wide retreat located at Wonder Valley Ranch. At the retreat we participated in team building exercises, which included a ropes course, and blind canoeing. At the same time as having lots of fun, we learned more about each other, and how much we enjoy working as a team.
Please note that All TranPak Employees will be attending a company-wide off-site event on Wednesday, November 16th. We are attempting to pre-plan as much as possible to avoid any service delays to our valued customers.
Are you shipping goods within or to Alameda County? You may qualify for up to $5,000 for the purchase of reusable transport packaging such as durable crates, pallets, and intermediate bulk containers. Reduce waste and eliminate recurring packaging costs.
TranPak recently welcomed local high school students from the Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART) in Clovis CA to produce the first in a line of educational videos focused on plastic material handling products.
Global pallet sales are predicted to rise 5% per annum until 2017 after the relatively slow pace of 2007-2012. This increase in demand for pallets is forecast to come from North America, Western Europe and China in particular.
Our spacious new home enables us to stock more inventory on the items you need most. For years to come, TranPak is committed to providing our customers with the exceptional delivery and service that you have come to trust.