Event Recap: Pack Expo International 2018


This year’s PACK EXPO International 2018 and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO was quite the experience, certainly living up to its reputation as the year’s most comprehensive packaging trade show. The event was produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and was an opportunity for buyers and suppliers to network and witness the very latest, cutting-edge technology.

2,500 exhibitors and roughly 50,000 attendees gathered together over this three-day span to interact and explore ways to create efficiencies and apply new technology. The event featured:

  • 40+ vertical markets
  • 1.2 million sq. ft. showroom floor
  • 2,500+ top industry suppliers
  • 100+ free educational presentations


We would like to extend our thanks to all of The Packaging Wholesalers team members that spent hours in our booth greeting potential customers, explaining offerings, and sharing our dedication to the ease of doing business.

At this year’s show, we were excited to spread the word about our free freight thresholds shipping to all 43,000 zip codes in the United States, as well as our optimized distributor website offering local delivery and CPU in Chicago, Dallas, NYC, Philadelphia, and now Atlanta.

We were most excited, however, to share the news of our new facility servicing the southeastern United States from Atlanta, GA. Opening its doors in early November 2018, this new location features 400,000 sq. ft., 40 dock doors, and a proximity to the southeast that will allow customers to capitalize on competitive pricing and improved lead times. Our nationally recognized Delivered Pricing Program is set to deliver even more value for our customers with the addition of this new location. Strategically located near 3 major interstates, our Atlanta facility will allow us to optimize orders based on their destination. Stay tuned to our social channels for updates on the grand opening.

Our experience at this year’s PACK EXPO International was truly one to remember. With such promising growth in the packaging industry, we can’t wait to attend in the years to come!


Proudly Announcing our 4th Location Servicing the Southeast from Atlanta, GA

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Partnering Exclusively with Distributors!

Please join us in celebrating the opening of our 4th facility located in Forest Park, Georgia! Due in large part to the overwhelming success we are experiencing at our other locations, we are continuing our expansion southeast to better service your availability nationwide. We are excited to share that we will be open to service your packaging needs by 4th quarter 2018 with the official opening in October. The Packaging Wholesalers proudly boasts our latest facility featuring 400,000 square feet and 40 dock doors to inventory over 1,200 different sizes of corrugated boxes and mailers accompanied by all our other core packaging supplies currently offered.

F691D303 (2)Our new warehouse in Atlanta supports our ongoing initiatives to provide additional local and regional supply strategies, thus allowing you more opportunity to capitalize on competitive pricing, improved lead times and our nationally recognized Delivered Pricing Program. The addition of our latest location will also enable us to better optimize shipments to you and your customers based upon the order destination. We are located within a few miles of 3 major interstate arteries that are southeast of Atlanta, I-675, I-75, & I-285, making our location convenient and centrally located for both in-bound and out-bound traffic.

The Packaging Wholesalers is humbled to be able to invest in our company at a time when many businesses are consolidating or stagnant. We graciously dedicate the opening of our 4th location to the many devoted employees who worked tirelessly to help get us here and most of all to you, our loyal distributors. We know you always have a choice in suppliers and without your support, our continued growth would not be possible.

We strongly believe that our continued growth will help you sell more packaging and become more profitable. We are committed to “The Ease of Doing Business” and will continue setting the standard for superior product quality and customer support. If you have any questions, please call us and we will gladly help!

Thank you for each and every order you place with The Packaging Wholesalers.

Mike Hrbacek


Atlanta, GA • Chicago, IL  Dallas, TX • NYC/PHILA