Maxco Supply Selects Infor to Help Establish Future-Ready Infrastructure

Tailored Infor Solutions to Replace Aging Oracle System, Help Enhance Transparency, Quality Control and Decision-Making

NEW YORK –  May 15, 2017

Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that Maxco Supply, Inc. has selected Infor to replace a legacy Oracle system with a more future-ready technology infrastructure. The California-based packaging design and manufacturer plans to implement Infor M3, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed to help manage core distribution and manufacturing processes, as well as Infor Human Capital Management (HCM), Workforce Management (WFM) and Expense Management (XM). With the help of these solutions, Maxco plans to create new levels of business intelligence (BI) and a future-ready environment designed to drive insight-based decision-making.

The selection of Infor M3, HCM, WFM and XM caps an intensive search that was undertaken by Maxco to reestablish a more uniform technology portfolio, which can be tailored to help meet the unique needs of the organization. After evaluating and demoing a dozen vendors for over a year, Maxco determined that Infor was the best candidate to replace the existing environment. Infor was chosen in part for the level of knowledge and skill demonstrated during the RFP process, but it also provided the most tailored approach for an industry-based ERP.

“Our existing platform is not future ready. We have an aging Oracle system that doesn’t offer us the level of flexibility and longevity needed to grow our business. We sought out a vendor that could be a strategic partner to us, one that could customize the technology around our business needs. We found a strong partner in Infor; they demonstrated a deep understanding of the industry and have provided access to experts at every level, resulting in a greater confidence in the technology,” said Nabeel Mahmood, Chief Information Technology Officer, Maxco Supply. “From the start, Infor offered us a unique, tailored approach that revolves around the needs of our business.”

The solutions that Maxco plans to implement are designed to offer the company a significant change to the way it processes information, adding real-time capabilities that are blended with a revolutionary user interface (UX) to help drive accuracy and enhance response times. In addition to added transparency, the use of Infor solutions is expected to help improve quality control, optimize shop floor management, reduce the frequency of errors or duplications and improve customer response times, which will not only serve to benefit Maxco customers, but also help eliminate the “known but undocumented” knowledge factor that can hinder the collaborative process of an enterprise organization. Maxco believes the addition of Infor to its technology footprint can create a more unified approach and help prepare the organization for continued growth and success.

“The distribution industry is a highly competitive business environment and for a company to establish long-term success, it must be willing to make thoughtful investments to support growth. Maxco is the perfect example of this mindset, and the selection of Infor can help them create a distinctive approach for addressing today’s needs while preparing for the demands of tomorrow,” said Kelly Squizzero, Senior Director, Industry & Strategy, Infor Distribution. “We look forward to working closely with Maxco to further tailor our systems to help meet the specific needs of their growing organization.”

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About Maxco Supply, Inc.
For over four decades, Maxco has been an innovator in packaging design and manufacturing. Looking toward the future and listening to our customers has made us a leader in the packaging industry. We constantly strive to improve our products while keeping pace with industry trends and technological advances, and we are proud of our record of achievement and customer service. To learn more, please visit www.maxcopackaging.com.

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MAXCO ARB CERTIFICATION FOR 2017

Parlier, CA, Feb 14, 2017.  Maxco today announced continuation of compliance and certification from California Air Resource Board (ARB) complying with the diesel risk reduction program and complying with Maxco forward thinking and Go Green program.


About Maxco Supply, Inc.

For over three decades, Maxco has been an innovator in packaging design and manufacturing. Looking toward the future and listening to our customers has made us a leader in the packaging industry. We constantly strive to improve our products while keeping pace with industry trends and technological advances, and we are proud of our record of achievement and customer service

Maxco receives certification from California Air Resource Board

Parlier, CA, April 29, 2015.  Maxco today announced that they have received certification from California Air Resource Board (ARB) complying with the diesel risk reduction program and complying with Maxco forward thinking and Go Green program.

Having an ARB compliant fleet shows that MAXCO cares about the environment and minimizing our environmental foot print.  MAXCO has heavily invested in a modern and reliable fleet addressing MAXCO’s safety policy and commitment to the community and the environment.  As part of MAXCO’s ongoing environmental initiative, MAXCO will be 100% compliant with ARB by January 2016.

“Environmentally responsible behavior is good for corporate America:  it’s smart ecology and smart economics,’ said Mark Flaming, VP and COO of MAXCO. “Not only are we thinking forward, we are committed to the safety of our associates and customer experience. Thank You to our partners, and every one of our employees, for their excellence in making business-friendly environmentalism a reality.  There is no downside to being friendly to the planet.”


About Maxco Supply, Inc.

For over three decades, Maxco has been an innovator in packaging design and manufacturing. Looking toward the future and listening to our customers has made us a leader in the packaging industry. We constantly strive to improve our products while keeping pace with industry trends and technological advances, and we are proud of our record of achievement and customer service.

Maxco appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Maxco is pleased to announce that Martin F. Menz has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Mr. Menz is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in California and has over twenty-five years of experience in finance and accounting. Mr. Menz is also a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Treasury Professional. Mr. Menz joined the Company from Payroll People, Inc., California’s largest independent payroll and human resource management services company, where he had been the Chief Financial Officer since 2007. Prior thereto Mr. Menz held finance and accounting positions in manufacturing companies, including serving as Financial Controller of PELCO by Schneider Electric, a $570 million manufacturer of security cameras and surveillance systems, Controller of FMC Technologies – Food Processing Systems Division, a division of a NYSE traded company and manufacturer of food sterilization equipment, and Cost Accounting Manager at Fujitsu, Inc., a multi-billion dollar manufacturer of computer systems and equipment. Beyond his manufacturing company experience, Mr. Menz enjoyed progressive responsibilities in the banking and consumer products industries with Chase Manhattan Bank, PepsiCo, and E&J Gallo Winery. He graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego with a B.S. in Accounting and earned his MBA from the University of the Pacific.

In making the announcement, Max Flaming, Maxco Chief Executive, said “I am extremely pleased to have Martin join our Company. His broad range of experience in finance and accounting will allow him to make valuable contributions to Maxco’s current operations and future growth.”


About Maxco Supply, Inc.

For over three decades, Maxco has been an innovator in packaging design and manufacturing. Looking toward the future and listening to our customers has made us a leader in the packaging industry. We constantly strive to improve our products while keeping pace with industry trends and technological advances, and we are proud of our record of achievement and customer service.

Maxco is Food Safety Certified

At Maxco we strive for excellence in every step towards delivering the freshest produce to our customers. Whether it is the Grapes, Citrus, Berries or Tree Fruits in your local grocery store, our customers can always trust Maxco to supply superior quality and service. We understand the responsibility that we have to our customers, and with that, Food Safety is our highest priority. From the fields where the fruit is grown and harvested, to the packing facility, we not only comply to the stringent state of California Food Safety Laws, but go above and beyond to further ensure this safety to our customers. Maxco is proudly certified by Primus Labs from field level through packing facility and we are continually checked by outside agencies to ensure compliance for food safety.

“Maxco continues to prove that we as a company will do whatever it takes to earn the trust of our customers and to become the best company we can possibly be,” said Max Flaming, President and CEO. “Primus Lab Food Safety certification is just another step in the right direction for us as we continue our quest for the utmost in quality, safety and customer service.”


About Maxco Supply, Inc.

For over three decades, Maxco has been an innovator in packaging design and manufacturing. Looking toward the future and listening to our customers has made us a leader in the packaging industry. We constantly strive to improve our products while keeping pace with industry trends and technological advances, and we are proud of our record of achievement and customer service.

MAXCO builds “Solar City” as they look to lead the industry in sustainable packaging

How can you make truly sustainable packaging? By harnessing the sun to produce it, that’s how. And Maxco Supply, Inc. is doing just that, by building a 1 Megawatt Alternating Current Photovoltaic Solar System to power their packaging facility in Parlier, California. Just the latest step in innovation from Maxco as they look to become more sustainable, this solar system will offset over 50% of Maxco’s electricity usage with clean, renewable energy harnessed from the sun.

The solar generation facility will be situated on a 4-acre parcel site on Maxco’s property. The PV modules are non-reflective and convert sunlight into direct current electricity. PV panels convert sunlight into direct current electricity, consuming no fossil fuels and emitting no pollutants during operations. The project will produce approximately 1,684,070 kWh AC per year, which is the equivalent offset of about 1,209 metric tons of CO2. In addition, the project is completely sound-free, so it will have no impact on the neighborhood.

Having built their business on innovation and ingenuity, Maxco has for years been interested in producing packaging that is both good for the customer as well as the environment. Maxco has always been on the leading edge of the sustainable packaging trend, and has invested heavily in state-of-the-art technology that creates containers that are high-quality, recyclable, and good for the surroundings. From initial design to finished product, Maxco’s containers are engineered with sustainability in mind, and this latest investment is just one more step in making their products as eco-friendly as possible.

“We’re very excited about implementing Maxco’s Solar City, as it speaks directly to our mission of providing truly sustainable products to our customers,” says Mark Flaming, Maxco’s Vice President of Sales and Operations. “It’s good for the community, it’s good for the environment, and it’s good for Maxco, which makes it a win/win for everyone!”

Maxco’s new solar system will be specially developed, engineered and constructed for Maxco’s Parlier facility by Cenergy Power, and will include a fixed ground mount design. Currently, Cenergy Power is one of the leading solar developers in California’s $3.3 billion Solar Initiative program. With respect to projects reserved under CSI, Cenergy Power is one of the top solar developers for projects above 100 KW DC (excluding government and non-profit projects) in the Central Valley.

For over four decades, Maxco Supply, Inc. has been an innovator in packaging design and manufacturing for the agricultural industry, and this groundbreaking new project is no exception. Though known for their vision for the future, it’s the company’s ability to listen to their customers that has made Maxco a leader in the packaging industry, constantly striving to improve the Maxco line while keeping pace with industry trends and technological advances.

For more information about Maxco’s Solar City call Mark Flaming at 559.646.6700.

MAXCO’s Microflute container now available for fresh produce

A major supplier of fresh produce containers on the West Coast, Maxco is pleased to introduce Microflute Tri-Wall Containers to the industry. Joe Sepe, Maxco’s General Manager, has been developing and refining the Triple Wall corrugated board concept for the past three years. The result is a container that increases top to bottom strength, reduces bottom sag, and at the same time is more sustainable. A further benefit is that the use of microflutes virtually eliminates flute lines. This results in a superior printing surface, increasing the appeal of the container.

Made of lightweight liners and mediums, the Tri-Wall is used for all strawberry, tree fruit and grape trays, as well as the body of bliss boxes. Tri-Wall Times Two is Maxco’s 6-ply product. Two Tri-Wall boards are laminated together and cut into bliss ends using water jet technology. Maxco has replaced all quad-wall ends with Tri-Wall Times Two bliss ends this year.

These new containers are the latest step forward in Maxco’s continuing mission to manufacture a produce box that increases top to bottom strength, while at the same time reducing bottom sag of fresh produce containers. This product is also in line with the company’s goal of creating a greener box, with the new container being 100% recyclable while using less labor, materials and energy in production, ultimately increasing sustainability.
Installing a third single facer and a new glue station, as well as some minor additions to the corrugator, allowed Maxco put the new Microflute Tri-Wall containers into production earlier this year. With so many positive effects as a result of this new product, Maxco is replacing Double Wall trays and wraps with Triple Wall and all quad-wall ends with 6-ply ends in an effort to:

> Increase top to bottom performance
> Reduce bottom sag
> Increase printability using Microflutes on the exterior of container
> Increase sustainability and produce a greener container
> Reduce energy consumption
> Reduce starch consumption
> Reduce paper consumption
> Reduce freight costs from the paper mill to the plant
> Reduce freight costs from the plant to customers
> Maintain grower costs

For over four decades, Maxco Supply, Inc. has been an innovator in packaging design and manufacturing for the agricultural industry, and this groundbreaking new product is no exception. Though known for their vision for the future, it’s the company’s ability to listen to their customers that has made Maxco a leader in the packaging industry, constantly striving to improve the Maxco line while keeping pace with industry trends and technological advances.
For more information call Max Flaming or Joe Sepe at 559.646.6700

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