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Independent Carton Group Announces Suppliers of the Year Awards to Impact Alliance & Carton Craft Supply

Press release from the issuing company

Newtown, Conn. – The Independent Carton Group (ICG) is pleased to announce their Supplier of the Year Award to Impact Alliance LLC and Carton Craft Supply. The award was presented at the ICG’s spring meeting held in Park City Utah on March 11 and 12, 2020.

The ICG and its members rate over 30 suppliers on a biannual basis on a series of criteria including:

  • Timeliness of delivery
  • Quality of materials
  • Quality of service
  • Expertise of staff
  • Contractual compliance
  • Administration / Invoicing accuracy
  • Compliance with shipping instructions
  • Reporting & Payments

Through the evaluation process ICG leadership works with national account managers from all their suppliers to improve the quality of service each supplier brings to ICG members. “The bottom line is to get Best-in-Class suppliers serving our members” says Jay Willie, ICG Executive Director “and that is what this awards program is helping to assure our members of,” Willie continues.

Impact Alliance LLC (www.impact-alliance.com) has been a trusted supplier to the ICG since 2011 and is very proud to receive the Supplier of the Year award for 2019. Impact Alliance provides quality cutting dies and tooling to ICG members and was one of four companies in North America to be chosen by Bobst to be a Bobst Certified Die Maker in North America. The company provides a wide variety of premium steel rule dies, inline embossing dies, counter plates and stripping and blanking tools. Founder and Managing Director of the company Rick Myers sees one of the biggest strengths of his company being his people “We have some of the brightest and best people in the business who all strive to deliver the highest quality product with the best customer service in the industry,” says Myers.

Carton Craft Supply Inc. (http://cartoncraftsupply.com/) was awarded the Supplier of the Year for 2018 and is extremely proud to earn it again in 2019. The company supplies consumable items used to build folding carton and corrugated tooling for flat and rotary die cutters as well as equipment such as Serviform steel rule bending equipment, Boxplan QuickLock upgrades and Boxplan Hybrid-Setter automatic pin and claw setting equipment for dynamic stripping tools. Ninety five percent of the company’s products are imported from Europe from some of the top manufactures in their respective product categories available worldwide. “We are honored to be given this distinction again by such a distinguished group of companies as are in the ICG. Outstanding products and a team of individuals with decades of technical experience is part of the value proposition we bring to ICG members,” says Mark Doxtader, President and Owner of Carton Craft.

About the Independent Carton Group
The Independent Carton Group (ICG) is a growing association of 20 independently owned and operated folding carton companies from 15 states and Canada. The ICG works tirelessly to make sure that its members have access to competitive pricing on raw materials, equipment and consumables as well as offering learning and networking opportunities that help them to be successful. In 2019 ICG members collectively produced over $800 million in cartons and consumed over 250,000 tons of board. For more information on the ICG or to inquire about membership contact the ICG office at 203-270-7578 or email indcartongroup@aol.com

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