Paper tubes are great for mailing and shipping products, storing items in a garage, and protecting machine parts.  But, they are also great for launching rockets!  We always say that the possibilities are endless with Yazoo’s paper tubes and this blog post proves just that!

The Rocketry Team at Spring Grove Area High School has been around for many years.  Each year, the team competes in several different competitions.  The Rocketry team members are held to the same academic eligibility standards that are set for sports, music and other groups.  The team must design, build and launch their own rockets without any help, aside from safety and supervision of construction from their program Director, Mr. Brian Hastings.

All rockets are designed on a program called RockSim that also allows students to do simulated launches with motors until they are happy with the desired flight and altitude.  After construction, Mr. Hastings conducts safety inspections before the rockets prepare for launch.  “F motors” and smaller can be flown near the school, while larger motors and rockets are either flown in MD or VA, which they try to schedule a monthly launch for.

The SG Rocketry Team is utilizing Yazoo’s donation of heavy-duty paper tubes for their Target Altitude team.  Rockets are required to be constructed from either cardboard or fiberglass tubes. Our paper tubes help keep the rocket stable during launch and are also going to be used to transport the rockets in the near future.  This team is responsible for getting the rocket to reach an impressive height of 1001’ on an F motor.  This well-known Rocketry Team has quite the impressive track record for many years.  In fact, this past weekend, Spring Grove took first place in the Target Altitude Competition at Battle of the Rockets.  This win placed them ahead of all high school and university teams!

Best of luck to the SG Rocketry Team as they are gearing up for TARC 2019, where they will compete against 800 teams nationwide in the world’s largest model rocket competition.  The top 10 teams will split over $100,000 and the top 24 teams are invited to participate in the NASA Student Launch. We’re rooting for you all!

       

Ever since the very beginning [115 years ago], Yazoo has always kept quality control as a top priority in the company.  We understand and realize that it’s not about the quantity that a customer orders but about the quality they receive with every single product they order.  From raw materials to finished products, we demand quality.  Quality, reliability, and consistency are a way of life at Yazoo.

All of our products are manufactured from 100% recycled paperboard which comes from the best-in-class mills in North America.  We hold all of our raw material suppliers to
very strict tolerances in order to produce high-quality, consistent products for our customers.

We have a quality control system in place for inspecting and testing of all raw materials before and during processing.  This system provides assurance that the materials continue to meet the physical, chemical, functional, visual, and dimensional requirements needed for the customer.  Our employees complete inspection checks and testing on all materials that are used to manufacture our products.  We also do testing on finished paper tubes and cores as well.  Our quality assurance streamlines production and helps ensure that the final products meet our quality criteria.  Our employees perform many extensive tests outlined in our Quality Assurance Manual.

A few benefits of quality control are: increased customer loyalty, ability to gain repeat business as well as new customers from referrals, strengthen market stance, reduction in production cost, encourage quality consciousness, and much more.

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.”– Aristotle

“Quality is more important than quantity.  One home run is much better than two doubles.” – Steve Jobs

 

       

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

      

Yazoo Mills will be making its first debut as an exhibitor at the IFAI Expo, the premier industrial fabrics expo in North America.  The event is organized by Industrial Fabrics Association International and will take place at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC, with the show floor open October 19-21, 2016.

With thousands of attendees and more than 400 exhibitors, IFAI Expo has been the foundation of providing the specialty fabrics industry a forum for commerce, networking, and knowledge.  With the addition of advanced textiles and an all-new shade area from 2015, the show continues to grow and service all aspects of the industry.

The expo will feature three special areas located on the show room floor; Specialty Fabrics, Advanced Textiles, and Shade & Weather Protection.  Yazoo will be located in the Advanced Textiles area at booth #A540.  We look forward to connecting and educating attendees on how Yazoo can satisfy your paper core needs.

      

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.

The 9th annual Converters Expo will take place once again at Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay, WI on Thursday, April 2016 from 9:30am-3:30pm.  The expo will bring together over 600 converters and packagers of paper, film, plastics and nonwovens with industry buyers, specialists and suppliers.

With over 100 exhibitors, Converters Expo is a great place  to find contract manufacturers to help in all aspects of production, partners that can add value to the manufacturing processes, supplies of printing, packaging, and testing services, and converters and manufacturers to create products.  Randy Green, group publisher, Packaging Strategies for BNP Media said “This exciting event provides attendees and exhibitors opportunities to learn about new products, network with leading industry professionals, discuss advances in efficiency, techniques, trends and more.”

Visit Yazoo Mills at booth #C323 to learn more about our high-quality paper cores.

         

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

Let’s face it, we all are a collector of some sort of item.  Whether it be refrigerator magnets from all of the places that we have traveled, coins ranging from various years, or old antiques, we all have a collection of something that we are proud of.  No matter what the collection is, you find yourself treating the items very delicately, especially when you go to sell them as they might be worth something in future.

At Yazoo Mills, we have a lot of customers whose collection of choice are original vintage movie posters from decades ago.  Certain vintage movie posters are a hot commodity and don’t necessarily come with the cheapest price tag either.  When collectors buy vintage posters online, they need to be reassured that their prints will arrive in pristine condition; the exact condition in which they bought it in.  We realize the value that these posters hold, which is why our heavy-duty mailing tubes are the perfect choice to keep the prints safe from being bent or ripped during the process of delivery.

We put our tubes to the test.  Our heavy-duty tubes are designed for durability and can withstand the rigors of handling by today’s carriers and insure that your valuables arrive at their final destination undamaged.  Poster collectors do not need to worry when their high-priced vintage prints are being shipped in a Yazoo heavy-duty tube.

We can cater to your needs.  We stock 63 sizes of heavy-duty kraft mailing tubes that are available for same-day shipment and we specialize in custom sizes, too.  Give us a call today to find out why customers put their trust in us.

       

Have you ever needed just one single item from a company but your purchase didn’t meet the minimum requirements so you had to buy more than what you needed?  We understand that everyone has different needs and that the order quantity will vary from customer to customer.  Did you know that we have no minimum requirements on our products?  Whether you need a single tube, a box full, or a truckload, we’ve got you covered.

Over 15,000 customers nationwide depend on Yazoo’s 100% recycled paperboard products.  We can accommodate the needs to all types of companies, big or small.  We put our customers first.  Our premium quality paper tubes and cores are made to each customer’s specifications and are shipped in 48-hours or less, guaranteed.  In addition to our no minimum requirements, Yazoo also offer same-day shipment on stock paper tube and core orders.