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Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc. Glass Plant Recognized in National Awards Program

Post Time:Jun 19,2008Classify:Company NewsView:398

The Seattle glass container manufacturing facility of Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc. has been recognized for its production of an award-winning product in a national packaging design competition called the Clear Choice Awards. The local plant is being honored for manufacturing Tin Roof Chardonnay, winner in the Wine Category of the competition.

The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI), the trade association representing the North American glass container industry, conducts the annual Clear Choice Awards, which recognizes consumer product goods companies that package their food, beverage, cosmetic and fragrance products in glass.

"Glass continues to be the preferred packaging material for ´premium,´ ´pure,´ and ´sustainable´ new products," said GPI President Joseph Cattaneo. "We congratulate the employees of the local Saint-Gobain Containers facility for their contributions in bringing this product to the marketplace. Their hard work reflects the glass container manufacturing industry´s commitment to product innovation, sustainability, and quality manufacturing."

"As a leading supplier of glass bottles to the U.S. wine industry, we are thrilled to have worked with Tin Roof Cellars and to have a winning customer in the 2008 wine category. Our Seattle facility is vital to the success of our business, and we congratulate them on their hard work and dedication in this project," says Steve Rhea, Senior Vice President, Strategic Development for Saint-Gobain Containers.

The Seattle plant is one of 10 manufacturing facilities in North America that will be recognized by the Glass Packaging Institute. This year, awards were presented in 13 different categories including: beer, wine, food, carbonated beverage, non-carbonated beverage, distilled spirits, flavored alcoholic beverage (FAB), organic food, organic beverage, cosmetic/fragrance, overall packaging design (the best of show), conversion recognition, and recognition for outstanding sustainable practices.

For more information on the 2008 Clear Choice Awards, please visit

Since 1989, the Clear Choice Awards has honored consumer product goods (CPG) manufacturers who expand the frontiers of glass packaging design by using glass containers in innovative ways. Sponsored by the Glass Packaging Institute, this is the only Awards program that recognizes the contribution glass packaging makes to the image and success of everyday products.

Source: Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc.Author: admin

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