Extreme Sports: Cargo Ship Edition

January 19, 2017
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Packaging and shipping logistics are pretty intense stuff. Seriously! It’s a wild world out there and we have to be ready for anything – even Bigfoot! To help us, we deal with a lot of cool machinery and creative folks to make all of our awesome happen. Sometimes we get to unleash our engineering marvels

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When a Pallet Becomes an Extreme Sport

January 17, 2017
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You’ve seen us crate a Jeep like it was nothing. You’ve seen creative ideas on top of creative ideas for what to do with extra pallets on our Pinterest page. Now, get ready for something you’ve never seen before. That is one cool guy skating around town on this Slovakian city’s tram rails via a

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4 Common Packaging Pitfalls for Businesses

January 12, 2017
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So you’ve graduated from packaging your product in your garage to needing a large-scale operation to meet up with demand. Congrats! Now what? It may be time to rethink your packaging strategy and production process. This is a big time and resource investment, but Ernest Packaging Solutions is here to help! We have helped business

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A Zero Waste Building to Inspire Your Upcycling Mind

January 10, 2017
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The 3 Rs – Recycle, Reduce, Reuse – have driven just about every sustainable solution created in the last 25 years. The goal is to keep items out of landfills and instead find new life for the items we use every day after they have served their purpose. While each R has its own purpose,

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Have You Outgrown Your Packaging?

January 5, 2017
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Growing a business is challenging and exciting. We know! We recently celebrated our 70th year in business—now with 12 divisions across the country. But at heart, we’re still that same family company that started in a garage. As we have grown, we have learned a thing or two about operations and logistics. That knowledge has

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A World of Shipping Built on Pallets

January 3, 2017
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If you browse any DIY blog or Pinterest design book these days, you’ll probably end up thinking that wood pallets can do anything. You wouldn’t be that far off from the truth. Wood pallets have become an interior designer’s dream and have been used as coffee tables, bed frames, headboards, plant holders and more. But

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Throwback Thursday: How to Pack Your Christmas Decorations

December 29, 2016
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Now that the holidays have passed, it’s time to stow away all the festive decor until next year. It’s not the most cheery task, but let’s face it, no one wants to be the last person to take down their holiday decorations. For this Throwback Thursday, our president, Tim Wilson, dishes the best ways to pack

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Daredevils of Innovation

December 27, 2016
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East Londoners recently had the opportunity to see something the world has been waiting decades to become a reality. A real working jetpack! The turbine-driven backpack piloted by commercial pilot David Mayman carried the brave gentleman to heights of 30 meters for four minutes. After being the setting for many James Bond films, the people

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Throwback Thursday: Wrap Your Christmas Gifts Like a Packaging Pro

December 22, 2016
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(photos from hgtv.com, countryliving.com and theenchantedhome.com) We write a lot here on the Ernest Buzz about how important packaging is to branding and the way that we interact with products. Well, the same idea applies to gift wrapping presents. When you see a beautifully or creatively wrapped gift under the tree, you hope and wish

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Creativity Plus Paper Brings Books to Life

December 20, 2016
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Books can transform a mundane day into a world full of adventure and knowledge. And that is just the start. There is so much more they can do for us. Su Blackwell is a remarkable artist who creates her own ode to literature by carving three-dimensional scenes out of the books themselves. It really is

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