We are pleased to welcome ePac Flexible Packaging to the Pacific Northwest. Located at18110 SE 34th St #255 in Vancouver, WA, the company occupies 26,000 square feet in the newly remodeled 190-acre Vancouver Innovation Center (VIC).
ePac Portland, as the company is referred to, will serve the Portland-Vancouver metro area and focus on locally-based CPG (consumer packaged goods) brands of all sizes.
ePac’s mission is to help small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) grow and compete with larger brands. They are the industry leader in fast time to market by offering short and medium run length finished pouches and rollstock. Additionally, they offer low minimum orders and turnaround times of 5-15 business days.
“We are pleased to welcome ePac to Southwest Washington,” said CEO Jennifer Baker of the Columbia River Economic Development Council. “Our accessible transportation hub, available industrial space, skilled workforce, quality of life, and entrepreneurial spirit continue to attract and bolster our light manufacturing footprint.”
ePac is the first packaging company that bases its operations entirely on break-through digital printing technology from Hewlett Packard. Specifically, the Indigo 25000 Digital Press. These digital printing presses are carbon neutral and use polymer-based inks, which do not contain any hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). ePac’s digital printing platform consumes less energy and emits fewer greenhouse gasses than traditional printing methods, while the company offers recycled and recyclable film options to its customers. ePac also offers brands “order to demand” so they can avoid costly inventory and obsolescence, which also contributes to sustainability.
Spencer Watson, General Manager of ePac Portland, said: “The Pacific Northwest is a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity, and we’re excited to be able to bring ePac’s unique service model to local brands that need professional packaging to grow.”
Watson, an accomplished sales leader who has driven triple-digit growth at previous organizations, also brings his expertise in logistics and consumer packaged goods (CPG) as a locally based operator and investor to ePac Portland. “The Pacific Northwest is very bullish on local entrepreneurship and ‘buy local’, which is why we’re proud to say our plant has a local ownership component to it,” concluded Watson.
Since the opening of the company’s first manufacturing facility in 2016, ePac’s mission has been clear – to help small brands obtain big brand presence and grow. According to CEO, Jack Knott: “In each market ePac enters, we see a similar dynamic unfold – small and medium sized businesses are growing at double digits, and our partnerships with them can and do help accelerate their growth. We’re excited to be a local partner bringing these capabilities to the Pacific Northwest.”
Read about a local success story on Valhalla Tea here.
About ePac Flexible Packaging:
ePac is the first company created based entirely on break-through digital printing technology from Hewlett Packard, the Indigo 20000/25000. This technology platform enables the company to provide fast time to market, economical short and medium run length jobs, customization, and the ability to order to demand to avoid costly inventory and obsolescence. By harnessing the true power of digital printing, ePacConnect enables brands of all sizes to take advantage of the growing trends in connected packaging. ePac’s digital platform is inherently eco-friendly, while offering several sustainable film options.
Product photos and ePac information can be found here at https://epacflexibles.com
The Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) is the leading economic development organization for Clark County, working to advance the economic vitality of the region through business growth and innovation in collaboration with over 150 private and public sector partners.
Learn more at: www.CREDC.org