The perfect formula for props?  High school + fall play + set design = Yazoo tubes.

Spring Grove High School, a local school in our surrounding community, was in need of some materials for their fall play called Midsummer Jersey.  Yazoo donated six tubes and the students involved in the play turned them into trees as a part of the set design.

The play was a take on William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” that takes place on the Jersey Shore.  Claire Shubert, director of the fall play, chose Midsummer Jersey and later found out that it was written by a York County native, Ken Ludwig.  She said “the students wanted a comedy and I wanted something linked to Shakespeare, so the play fit perfectly.”

Shubert also picked the play so students could learn more about Shakespeare and the 1960’s, the era the play is revolved around.  The play ran from November 18-20, 2016 and
each performance presented a packed house with laughter bouncing off of the walls.

      

Have you ever walked into a grocery store and saw the Coke or Pepsi display at the front of the store?  Most of the time, they have the price of the soda bottles on top of a
tube.  These are called display tubes.

Display tubes are used for a wide variety of projects, creative designs, and applications.  These kind of tube uses range from point-of-purchase display poles, sign holders, product display pedestals, picket signs, to stage sets and more.  If you walk into a Bath and Body Works store across the U.S. this Christmas season, you will see red and white stripe display tubes holding up signs or being used as props.  Those are indeed, high-quality Yazoo Mills paper tubes.  When customers need their tubes fast, they depend on Yazoo Mills, especially during the busy, hustle and bustle holiday season.

Yazoo offers a wide variety of custom capabilities fit to each customer’s specifications with no minimum quantities and 48-hour turnaround time, which is the fastest in the industry.  Give us a call today at 1-800-242-5216 to get ahead of your competition.

 

       

re-cy-cle – verb – convert (waste) into reusable material.

Our country has been focusing its recycling efforts more and more each year and thankfully, it has become a priority on most people’s list.  At Yazoo Mills, we recognize the important job we have to help keep our environment clean.

To create our sustainable packaging products, we only use 100% certified recycled paperboard and we have the paperwork to prove it.  We recycle all waste generated during our manufacturing process.  The process includes: shredding, baling, and shipping to a consuming recycle paper mill and then receive the recycled paperboard back.  North America recycles over 4.5 million tons of recovered fiber recycled into 100% recycled paperboard.

Did you know?

The amount of paper we throw away each year is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years.
Approximately 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year in the U.S.
Each ton (2,000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4,000 kilowatts of energy, and 7,000 gallons of water.  This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution.

There is no other packaging product that is more environmentally sustainable than 100% recycled paperboard.  The important fact is that 100% recycled paperboard is truly 100% recycled, with no virgin fiber content.

“The greatest threat to our planet is believing someone else will save it.” – Robert Swan

      

Did you know that Yazoo Mills has the biggest Stock Mailing Tube program in the industry?  Our offerings include Heavy Duty Kraft Tubes, Heavy Duty White Tubes, Multi-Pak
Mailing Tubes, Heavy Duty Adjustable Tubes, Light Duty Handout Tubes, Snap-Seal Tubes, and Plastic and Metal End Plugs.  With over 1.5 million paper tubes in-stock at all times and over 95 sizes to choose from, it’s safe to say that Yazoo Mills has you covered no matter what your paper tube needs are!

Our employees work hard to give our customers what they want, when they want it, on time, every time.  All of our Tubes in Time® products are in-stock at all times, guaranteed.  Yazoo offers free shipping in the continental USA with every Stock Mailing Tube order.  All Tubes in Time® products are available for same-day shipment when orders are placed by 4pm EST.  For top-notch manufactured paper tubes with superior quality and lightning fast shipping, give us a call today!

Last year, we partnered up with GRIT (formerly known as Moxie), a local full-service marketing, design, and communications agency, to help us create a new creative mailing campaign series that involved postcards and catalogs.  GRIT proposed an idea of taking our core values and bringing them to life within our tubes for the series.  GRIT’s team spent countless hours creating, editing, and perfecting the design and photography of the entire project.  In the end, all of their hard work paid off and landed them a 2016 International Communicator Award in the Print Advertising: Advertising Campaign category.

GRIT says “The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program, which recognizes and honors creative excellence for communication professionals. The competition receives over 6,000 entries each year from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind. The Communicator Awards honor work that transcends innovation and craft; they are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, a 600+ member organization of top-tier professionals from various disciplines working for acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms.”

The company goes on to say, “Winning this award is a great achievement and attests to our efforts to go above and beyond for our clients,” said Lissa Scott, creative director. “This project is a great example of team collaboration to develop an innovative campaign that will make an impact and achieve the client set goal.”

GRIT’s team constructed a visually impactful direct mail campaign for Yazoo Mills, one of the nation’s leading privately owned manufacturers of high quality paper tubes and cores. Many imaginative projects were presented, carefully utilizing their key products in creative ways to emphasize their differentiators. The chosen campaign was a hand-cut paper-tube diorama, which involved our team designing each visual concept. After painstakingly cutting and assembling each design, a back-lit image was created to feature on Yazoo Mills’ direct mailing pieces.

At Yazoo Mills, we take great pride in our employees because without them, we wouldn’t be able to manufacture our high quality paper tubes and cores.  We provide our employees with
opportunities to advance into new positions that will help further their career within the company.

Mark Robinson joined the Yazoo Mills team in March of 2014 as a Lift Operator/Lead in our Shipping Department.  Mark’s innovative thinking, determination, and skill set has led him to advance into a new role as our Distribution Center Supervisor.  He brings a lot of experience and knowledge to our team. His background includes being a machine operator for a local snack company for 10 years and a Supervisor for 10 years at a local headwear company.  Mark demonstrates the skills that he has learned over the years in his day-to-day routine at Yazoo.  He said “I like the feeling you get when you find ways to make processes better and you can see the benefits it has for the company and its employees.”

Mark has been married to his wife, Luana, for 11 years and has two beautiful girls, Jocelyn (8) and Maya (5).  Aside from spending time with his family, he enjoys coaching his daughters’ basketball and soccer teams, spending some of his free time playing golf, casting reels off of a boat, and watching all types of sports.  Congrats on your new promotion, Mark!  We are happy to have you on the Yazoo team!

We are just a few days away from exhibiting at the package printing and converting industry’s premier networking event, INFO*FLEX 2016.  This year’s show will feature a show floor five percent larger than the 2015 event and is now completely sold out with over 300 booth spaces being occupied.  This two-day event will host 235 exhibitors and more than 2,000 attendees will roam the show floor for deals, information, innovative strategies, and much more!

“For the last five years running, INFO*FLEX has seen tremendous growth, not only in attendee and exhibitor presence, but in the depth and breadth of the market segments represented on the show floor,” said Jay Kaible, FTA’s director of membership and business development. He added, “It’s the only US event where the worlds of tag & label, flexible packaging, folding carton, corrugated and everything in between meet. INFO*FLEX’s aisles offer the most comprehensive array of solutions and technologies catering to the needs of package printers and converters. The leading press/converting manufacturers are there. Premedia is there. Digital solutions providers, inks and instruments, rolls, blades, cleaners and a host of process control experts will be on hand as well. Of the more than 200 exhibiting companies, 80 percent cater to the wide web market and 75 percent cater to the tag & label market.”

Yazoo Mills will have their high quality in-line printing capabilities and custom paper cores on display for attendees to view.  Stop by booth #734 to see how Yazoo can satisfy all of your paper tube and core needs.

         

Let’s face it, we live in a world where the cost of everything and anything has gone up and continues to be more and more expensive.  We find ourselves looking for ways to cut corners; scoping out the coupons in the Sunday newspaper, or purchasing the generic brand to save a few bucks.

At Yazoo Mills, you don’t have to look for ways to save money because we already help you with that!  Not too many companies in the industry offer free shipping but at Yazoo, we are all about putting our customers first and not only do we help them save money, but we also manufacture top-notch products with excellent quality.

Yazoo offers free shipping in the Continental USA with every Stock Mailing Tube order.  Everyone likes to save money, especially on superior quality paper tubes!  We have over 1.5 million paper tubes in stock and ready to ship at all times, guaranteed.  We have 95 sizes of mailing tubes that are available for same-day shipment when orders are placed by 4pm EST.

For a complete list of the Stock Mailing Tubes available, please click here

      

In today’s world, it is becoming harder and harder to find companies that you can trust and also provide good quality products at the same time.  You may find yourself spending hours upon hours searching for that one company that shines brighter than them all.  A company that has a reputation that can back them up.  Yazoo Mills has all of that and so much more.  Here is why our customers do not have to play the guessing game when ordering from our company.

Ongoing Reliability
Yazoo Mills was founded in 1902 in Yazoo City, Mississippi and remains the largest family owned and operated manufacturer of paper tubes are cores.  We have been in the paper tube and core industry for more than 110 years and we haven’t stopped growing.  We operate two, state-of-the-art facilities that total 240,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution space.

Consistent Quality
Yazoo makes sure that every product we make has the most superlative quality, every single time.  All of our tubes are manufactured from 100% recycled paperboard.  It doesn’t matter if the job is 10 tubes or 10,000+ tubes.  Each order is treated the same; inspected before and after processing.

Exceptional Customer Service
We’re here to help you.  With an average of over 10 years of experience, we have the most knowledgeable staff in the industry.  Our team offers immediate quotes for custom-made paper tubes and cores and strive to give our consumers the best service possible.  Over 15,000 customers nationwide depend on Yazoo for fast, friendly, and hassle-free customer service.

Fastest Turnaround Time
With the help from our dedicated employees, we have the fastest turnaround time in the industry.  Stock paper tubes and cores are available for same-day shipment if an order is placed by 4pm EST.  All custom orders ship in 48 hours or less, guaranteed.  We recognize that everyone’s needs are different which is why we have no minimum requirements.  No order is too small or too big for Yazoo.  We can make you a single tube, a box full, or a truck load.

After you’re done placing your order, sit back and relax.  Yazoo Mills has you covered.

      

Have you ever found yourself looking back on your past, reminiscing on certain memories and realizing how fast time has really gone over the years?  Try thinking back to 40 years ago and where you were at that point in your life.

40 years ago, Sharon Smith, Yazoo Mills’ Sales Manager, started her first job at Yazoo.  She was 18 years old and has just finished her first year of working towards her Associate’s degree as a Medical Secretary at Yor College and needed a summer job.  Her parents were neighbors with Earl Noel, Jr. (Yazoo’s owner) and his wife Charm and Sharon’s Dad knew that Yazoo was hiring.  Sharon spoke with Earl and the next thing she knew, she was working in the Recut Department as a Packer at Yazoo’s manufacturing plant that was on Chestnut Street in Hanover, PA in May of 1975.

After the summer came to an end, Sharon decided to forego college.  She liked working at Yazoo and wanted to make a career with the company.  She began working in the office and did all of the general office duties (answering phones, taking orders, shipping/receiving, etc.) except quoting and accounting.  Fast forward to 40 years later, Sharon has seen the company evolve into the largest family-owned paper tube and core business in the United States, traveled to many different states for trade shows, and has been the Sales Manager for over 15 years.

Sharon’s favorite part about being at Yazoo is working with the customers and products, as well as satisfying our customers and finding the paper tubes or cores that will suit their needs perfectly.  Aside from working, Sharon likes to spend her time with family and friends, and looks forward to traveling more in the future with her friends.

Thank you, Sharon, for putting in 40 years of hard work at Yazoo.  We greatly appreciate all that you do for the company.  Here’s to 40 more!