ORBIS Announces 2020 Plant of the Year Recipient


Osage City, Kansas, plant receives annual award for exceptional safety performance and operational efficiency

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — April 1, 2021 — ORBIS® Corporation — an international leader in reusable packaging — recently named its Osage City, Kansas, facility as 2020 Plant of the Year. This annual ORBIS award honors one of its plants for its performance in safety, quality, service, innovation and overall operational efficiency. 
 
This plant employs 100 associates and provides food, beverage and consumer goods companies with reusable packaging totes and containers to move their products safely, efficiently and more cost-effectively than single-use packaging. 
 
“I am excited to share that Osage City had zero recordable injury incidents in the last two years and they have achieved tremendous operational efficiency in 2020,” said Todd Mathes, Executive VP of Operations, ORBIS. “This plant is a top performer and each and every associate is dedicated to employee safety and customer satisfaction.”
 
The Osage City plant — one of 14 ORBIS North American manufacturing facilities considered for the award — won Plant of the Year for its strong performance in areas such as safety, quality, service, community relations, efficiency and overall culture within the facility. 
 
“Superior quality ratings, uptime and shipping rates in 2020 helped the Osage City plant achieve this recognition,” according to Bill Ash, president of ORBIS. “ORBIS was deemed an essential business during the COVID-19 pandemic and all of our U.S. plants were in full production all year. During this exceptional year, Osage City associates provided a meaningful example of dedication and commitment in extraordinary times.”
 
For more information, visit orbiscorporation.com.
 
About ORBIS Corporation
Celebrating its 25th year in 2021, ORBIS — powered by Menasha — is built on more than 170 years of material handling expertise. ORBIS helps world-class customers move their product faster, safer and more cost-effectively with reusable totes, pallets, containers, dunnage and racks. Using a proven approach, ORBIS experts analyze customers’ systems, design a solution and execute a reusable packaging program for longer-term cost savings and sustainability. Using life-cycle assessments to compare reusable and single-use packaging, ORBIS also helps customers reduce their overall environmental impact. ORBIS is a part of Menasha Corporation, one of the oldest family-owned manufacturers in the United States. As a steward of sustainability, ORBIS is committed to a better world for future generations. Headquartered in Oconomowoc, ORBIS has more than 2,500 employees and 55 locations throughout North America and Europe. For more information, please visit: www.orbiscorporation.com, www.facebook.com/ORBISCorporation, www.twitter.com/orbiscorp, www.linkedin.com/company/orbis-corporation or www.youtube.com/orbiscorp.
 
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