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Since the legalization of marijuana sales in Washington, we at Sonderen Packaging have worked hard to become leaders  in creating packaging solutions within the emerging industry of legal cannabis products, from oils to edibles. Navigating the highly-regulated industry with our clients has been exciting and challenging, and we pride ourselves on offering a superior customer […]

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At Sonderen Packaging, we work closely with all of our customers to design boxes that are the right fit for their product, their brand, and their budget. Here are a few of the considerations that will make a big impact on the cost of your paperboard packaging. 1. Choose the Right Carton Material “I work […]

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At Sonderen Packaging, we are always working to refine our processes in order to better serve our customers. We’ve grown a lot over the years and there’s much that goes on behind the scenes in planning and management to constantly improve productivity. Much of that planning is done by our plant manager, Steve Willemsen, who […]

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On April 20, Sonderen Packaging representatives visited local schools and made a presentation to the students about the lifecycle of a tree when it’s harvested and made into paperboard, the material we convert into cartons. The highlight of the visit was helping the students’ plant trees into milk cartons. This was part of National Paperboard […]

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At Sonderen Packaging, we pride ourselves on following the simple philosophy of “do the right thing.” We live by this creed in how we operate for our customers and in how we treat our employees. We have a fantastic team, in all areas. The folks on the production floor, in our administrative offices and surrounding […]

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With the legalization of marijuana sales in Washington, we’ve seen a new industry of cannabis products sprout up almost overnight, and it’s growing like a weed! This fledgling industry is extremely regulated and highly competitive, as Sonderen Packaging has recently learned from working with our new client, Henderson Distribution, the maker of “Incredible Edibles.” “We’ve […]

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Sonderen Packaging has been a family-owned business since founding in 1963, and we recently received the Galliard Excellence Award from the Galliard Family Business Advisor Institute in recognition of our successful transition from second to third generation ownership. Galliard recognizes and honors family-owned companies that have carefully and thoughtfully managed business transitions while taking into […]

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This month we’ll be saying farewell to a Packaging Legend: the Samurai Salesman, Art Wical, is retiring after 50 years of serving packaging clients. Well-known for his outstanding customer service and famous for his holiday Fudge List, Art has turned service into an art form. “I have tried to seek the wisdom of others to […]

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On June 18th, we opened the doors of our plant and invited our customers in to tour the Sonderen facility at our first Open House event since we re-opened after the fire in 1998. They were able to witness the machines in operation, meet our wonderful employees, and better understand the myriad of processes that […]

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We were very excited when Namaste Foods, LLC, the makers of delicious Gluten Free goodies out of Coeur d’Alene, decided to change their baking mix packaging from brown bags to printed paperboard boxes earlier this year. “The boxes are a much better choice than our previous packaging in Kraft paper bags, both in terms of […]

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We recently welcomed a new addition to our plant: a KBA Rapida 145 large format printing press that was custom built in Germany. After approximately five years of research and waiting nearly a year for it to be built, the “blue beast” now has a new home here at Sonderen Packaging. “KBA is the leader […]

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We are very excited to once again be working with Sterling International, Inc., the makers of RESCUE!® pest control products, on the new packaging for their decorative OrnamenTrap® Fly and Yellowjacket Traps. This premiere Spokane company has been making safe, chemical-free insect traps since 1982, and their products are carried by major retailers nationwide. Alyssa […]

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Deep inside the Sonderen Packaging plant, there is a tiny building within the building, and it houses another company altogether: an “inplant” of our long-time ink supplier, INX International. Having an INX inplant enables us to be responsive to our customers and keep up with the high volume of jobs that flow through each day. […]

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Sonderen Packaging is proud to have been awarded an Environmental Excellence Award from the Association of Washington Business, for the category of Resource Conservation and Pollution Prevention. “I was surprised how many categories AWB has for the Environmental Excellence Award. I think it’s great, because there really are a lot of different ways to be […]

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When Bulletproof Nutrition approached us with their packaging needs, they were growing rapidly and were making impressive strides with their unconventional ideas about health and wellness. A company that uses Biohacking—the practice of managing one’s own biology—as their main source of R & D and claims that you can “lose 100 lbs without using exercise, […]

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Sonderen Packaging has a long history, which we enjoyed reflecting upon as we celebrated our 50th year of business in 2013. We threw an anniversary party in our warehouse, and many of our longtime customers, suppliers and employees attended. Mark Sonderen treated everyone to a look at how far we’ve come since his parents, Al […]

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We are very excited to announce the addition of a brand new Heidelberg Diana X 115 Folder Gluer to Sonderen Packaging’s fleet of equipment, joining our three older gluing machines. At nearly 110 feet long, it was too large for our existing gluing department, so some of our warehouse space was converted to production area […]

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Ensuring that food packaging remains food-safe as it undergoes the transformation from a blank roll of paperboard to a finished product on a grocery store shelf is a process that we take very seriously at Sonderen Packaging. That is why we proudly maintain our American Institute of Baking (AIB) Certification and strictly adhere to their […]

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