Quality is a word we are all very familiar with. A word that can prove many different meanings and be portrayed in many different fashions. Companies leverage their marketing efforts around the word ‘quality’ but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a part of their actual process. Today’s world is filled with endless varieties of products available with many companies vying for your money, so you may be wondering whether or not quality still matters and the answer is… YES, 100% YES.

We don’t just talk about quality here at Yazoo. We live, breathe and manufacture it. We have a reputation for high-quality products that are manufactured to each customer’s specifications. Our highly-skilled team works together, day in and day out, to find innovative ways to manufacture our products more efficiently, while maintaining a top-notch level of quality.

Regardless of what industry you’re in, customers aren’t going to choose you solely based on price but rather on quality. Consumers expect Yazoo to deliver on our promise of manufacturing high-quality paper tubes and cores and as a team, we always exceed that expectation. We provide a high-level of confidence with every order that leaves our manufacturing floor.

Managing quality effectively is a crucial part to being a successful business. That’s just one reason why Yazoo has remained an industry leader for over 119 years.

         

         

Letterpress printing… ever hear of it? While today’s generation probably has never heard a word about it, most others have.  Letterpress printing was brought to life when it was invented in the mid-15th century by Johannes Gutenberg.  This type of printing is a technique of relief printing using a printing press, a process by which many copies are produced by repeated direct impression of an inked, raised surface against sheets or a continuous roll of paper.  A worker composes and locks movable type into a bed of a press, inks it, and presses paper against it to transfer the ink from the type which creates an impression on the paper.  Pretty cool, huh?

Fast forward to the 21st century and letterpress is still very much alive.  So much so that on September 15, 2017, The .918 Club hosted the 5th annual Lancaster Printers Fair which showcased the letterpress printing.  The event attracted over 500 attendees, 20 vendors from six different states along with food trucks lining the street.  The giant tube roll competition featured Yazoo Mills’ huge 20” I.D. tubes that were used as “rollers” to transfer the ink from the letters to the paper, creating works of art.

A total of five colleges competed in the giant tube roll competition – Kutztown University, Millersville University, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, West Chester University, and Harrisburg Area Community College. Millersville University took home the grand prize as they were declared the winner.  Kids were also able to join in on the fun with smaller tubes to create prints with their names on them.

When asked why the event chose to showcase letterpress, Craig Welsh from GoWelsh said “The non-profit that organizes the fair is ‘The .918 Club.’ It’s dedicated to preserving letterpress printing.  ‘.918’ is the measurement in inches of the height of moveable metal/wood type used in letterpress printing.”

Check out The .918 Club for more information on letterpress and their events.

      

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.

      

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.

     

We are excited to announce that we have added another employee to our highly talented team.  Amanda Cummings started working for Yazoo Mills in October of 2015 in our Accounting Department.  She has been working in the accounting field for the past 11 years.  Before joining our company, she worked at a Harley Davidson dealership as a Bookkeeper and Notary.  Apart from the civilian side, Amanda was a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard for five years as a Logistics Specialist and also had job duties in their Accounting Department.  If it’s a task in the accounting cycle, she’s done it [all].  She is currently working on an Accounting degree from University of Phoenix and is excited to gain further knowledge in her field.

In Amanda’s spare time, she likes to make memories with her two-year-old twin daughters, help others get healthy by pursuing her passion for fitness and nutrition as a Beach Body Coach, run, read books, and drink wine.  She also has a startup photography business on the side and dedicates her time to that as well.  Amanda said “family is very important to me and I like to stay busy.  I believe a day without laughing is a day wasted.  If you can’t laugh at life, then what’s the purpose?  If you see me, I’m always trying to make people laugh.  I also strive to inspire and empower women.  Being a mom of twin girls, who are my world, my goal in life is to show them they can be whatever they want to be as long as they believe in themselves.”

She is looking forward to the growth opportunities that Yazoo Mills has to offer both personally and professionally.  She goes on to say “Yazoo has a lot of employees who have been here for many years and it has promise to become a home for me.”  Welcome to Yazoo Mills, Amanda.  We are glad to have you on our team!

       

Here we are, a few days away from Christmas and everyone is out shopping for those last minute gifts for family members and friends.  As customers, we can easily be “roped in” with department store’s advertising ads in the circular or enticed to shop at a store that has interesting display designs that grab our attention.  We are attracted to bright colors, interesting shapes, and of course, a good deal and a good shopping experience.

This year, Target stepped outside of the box and rolled out their pop-up store called Target Wonderland, located in New York City.  This free, family-friendly experience is a 16,000 square foot part-store, part-holiday playground that helps everyone find the perfect gift as well as getting back into the Christmas spirit.

Most people are familiar with our tubes for their main purposes of mailing & shipping tubes along with tape and label cores.  However, our company manufacturers paper tubes and cores for many different markets.  With the help of a Design and Production company, Yazoo Mills was able to contribute to Target’s Wonderland set by manufacturing all different sizes of solid red vista gloss covers, solid white litho covers, and red and white “candy cane” covered paper tubes.  Our custom paper tubes helped add a design element to the store’s display front as it is very abstract and modern, grabbing people’s attention.  Target’s Wonderland pop-up store has received a lot attention and was even featured on Good Morning America!

Click on the YouTube video below to get a behind the scenes look at the making of Target’s Wonderland store and to see Yazoo’s tubes “on set.”

       

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.

       

There are plenty of manufacturers in this industry that claim to have products in-stock and ready to ship at all times.  It seems that in most circumstances, the manufacturer can’t stay consistent with the quality and quantity of the products that they are offering.  That’s where our company comes into play.

At Yazoo Mills, we take paper tubes and cores seriously.  It’s our passion, our expertise.  We’re committed to helping our customers make the best selections for their specific paper tube and core needs, especially when they need our products fast in order to stay ahead of their competition.  This is why we have created one of the largest stock programs in the industry, our Tubes in Time® and Cores in Time® programs.

Our Tubes in Time® program has 95 sizes of tubes ranging from Heavy-Duty Kraft Mailing Tubes, Heavy-Duty White Mailing Tubes, Light-Duty Handout Mailing Tubes, Multi-Pak Mailing Tubes, Adjustable Shipping Tubes, and Snap-Seal Mailing Tubes.  Our Cores in Time® program has 103 sizes of 3” I.D. and 6” I.D. cores for a variety of industries including tape, label, paper, textiles, film, flexible packaging, and many others.

Both programs combined have over 1.5 million products in-stock and ready to ship at all times, guaranteed.  Same-day shipment is available for customers who place their orders by 4pm EST.  Companies that require quality, consistency, and ongoing reliability contact Yazoo Mills for all of their needs.

 

      

Today, it seems as if everyone is all about “going green” and helping out the environment but how can one be so sure that a company is legit or certified?  Are the products you’re purchasing made with 100% recycled paperboard?  Are you doing your research on the companies that you are choosing to use?  With Yazoo Mills, you don’t have to worry about any of that.  We take the necessary steps to help protect our environment every single day when producing our quality products.

As a manufacturer of consumable goods, Yazoo takes great pride in our stewardship of the environment and have been doing so for well over a century.  We realize our responsibility to the environment and recycle all waste generated during the manufacturing process to produce our eco-friendly paper tubes and cores.  Our company uses 100% recycled paperboard, made primarily from post-consumer waste, to create our sustainable packaging products.  Yazoo conducts all operations in full compliance with applicable environmental laws, regulations, and is 100% recycled paperboard certified.

Did you know that we receive over 700 truckloads of recycled paper, totaling over 28 million pounds, each year?  Because we use 100% certified recycled paperboard, our facility alone saves over 196,000 trees per year.  By using environmentally-friendly and sustainable practices, we help keep 28 million pounds of waste out of landfills every year.  When you choose Yazoo, you are also choosing to help make our environment a better place.