The Packaging Wholesalers Awarded TUG Supplier of the Year

Pictured left to right: Eve Rhodes – SE Regional Sales Mgr., Brenda Marasa – Vice President National Accts., Mike Hrbacek – President/CEO, Brian Payne NE Regional Sales Mgr

The Packaging Wholesalers is honored to receive The United Group’s (TUG) Supplier of the year award for 2019 along with the most coveted award presented at their annual event… the TUG Boat!

The United Group® (TUG) is a national, Member-owned sales and marketing group for independent, B2B distributors of Jan/San, Packaging, Foodservice and Safety products and equipment.

The Packaging Wholesalers has been a preferred supplier to TUG members since 2010 and were able to build the partnership each and every year by forming long-lasting relationships via The Ease of Doing Business. The Packaging Wholesalers expansion to Dallas, TX in 2015, Hazleton, PA in 2016 and Atlanta, GA in 2018 allowed us to implement our Ship from Anywhere program virtually eliminating Back Orders. Ship from Anywhere simply means that if one of our distribution centers is short on stock, we’ll fulfill the outstanding balance of your order from one of our other 4 locations.  The very reason we were able to increase sales to TUG members by 146% form 2018 to 2019.

The TUG x Packaging Wholesalers relationship was initiated at a breakfast meeting in the Baltimore/Washington airport in June 2009. Attendees were Tobie McKown – TUG/CEO, Vince Cleary – Cleary Packaging/President, Steve Kiszely Jr – Delaware Valley Packaging/President, Steve Kiszely Sr – Delaware Valley Packaging/CEO and Mike Hrbacek -The Packaging Wholesalers – President/CEO. We are grateful for the success of our continued partnership and look forward to a bright future.