If it can be made out of corrugated, our corrugated box manufacturers have the equipment to do it. Whatever shape, style, or configuration, we should be able to convert it at one of our manufacturing locations. Let us go to work to find the box that fits your needs.
Our structural and graphic designers are very experienced in helping brands stand out in the marketplace. With litho label, digital print, direct print inside or outside the box, and our own ink kitchen, we're ready to help you sell your product.
Supplies & Solutions
SMC is committed to supplying packaging, ancillary products, and equipment to our clients in the marketplace. Our dedicated team is ready to help with your basic or custom equipment needs as well. If it touches the box, we can help you with it!
Excellent Customer Service
We always strive to conduct our business in a friendly, timely, and professional manner—with a primary focus on meeting the needs of our customers.
Each of our locations features extensive sample and design capabilities. Whether you require structural or graphic design expertise, SMC Packaging has a team of professionals dedicated to providing cost-effective solutions to best prepare and present your product. Each design lab has a team of seasoned designers with years of experience in the corrugated industry.
Online Ordering Capabilities
SMC Packaging Group is focused on making your ordering process as easy and as efficient as possible whether you prefer to order by phone, fax, or online. All of our customers have access to our customer portal through our website which allows you place an order or release an item from inventory 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are an existing customer and need access to our customer portal click here.
Standards Testing Lab
Our Springfield location is home to our TAPPI Standards Testing Lab. This temperature and humidity-controlled space allows us to accurately test packaging and combined board. Our lab utilizes an oven for conditioning, a fixed beam compression tester, a mullen tester, a full-size box compression tester, and the fixtures necessary to perform in-house materials testing and analysis.
Regional Distribution Services
We have our own transportation fleet that handles delivery between all of our locations and our diverse customer base. We utilize backhauls from subsidiary plants, suppliers, and customers where possible to reign in freight costs, and we negotiate competitive contract rates for full truckload shipments.
"We have been with SMC for more than 10 years and they have provided exceptional support and service. We work closely with many of the teams across their organization and they are always responsive, insightful and professional. We consider SMC a strategic packaging partner."
Dan Puett, Procurement Director at Red Monkey Foods, Inc.
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Frequently Asked Questions
On-time delivery is a critical component of our business relationship with all of our clients. We have an overall goal of 95%+ on a monthly basis. This data is tracked and posted internally on a monthly basis. With our database we are able to dial in on that number for any particular client or any specific item within that client's portfolio of items. We are willing to share this data on a regular basis and utilize this information to improve how we serve your needs.
SMC Packaging has KIWI Production Control Systems at all locations. Utilizing this state-of-the-art production planning allows our clients to schedule our plants. This has a feature called “book on blue” that allows your internal customer service representatives to very quickly identify the soonest availability inside each facility's production backlogs.
If the date requested is within the approved window, the order is immediately placed into the system. If for some reason the requested date is not available, there are numerous ways to switch orders around to get the desired results. Our goal is to provide immediate results and answers to your requested delivery dates.
SMC has a non-certified, climate-controlled testing lab at their Springfield, Mo location. Here we perform daily tests on our production processes to include Mullen and ECT values. We can also perform compression tests and evaluate paper combinations as well.
We offer floor stocking programs for appropriate items. You may call it min/max or KanBan but regardless, it is a systematic approach to make sure we have the appropriate inventory levels on hand at all times for your needs.
SMC has an entire division and team of experts devoted to ancillary products and equipment needs. We can evaluate your processes for stock or custom equipment needs and do stock a variety of ancillary products such as strapping, carton sealing tape and stretch wrap.
As one of the nation's leading corrugated box manufacturers, SMC has a state-of-the-art corrugator with quick-change capabilities. It is a 98” Fosber. We can run C/Flute, B/Flute, E/Flute, B/C Flute and E/B Flute. This machine runs 3 shifts, 5 days a week.
Printing plates and cutting dies are sometimes necessary to produce certain items according to their specifications. SMC will procure those tooling needs on your behalf. This is your property that SMC will maintain in good working order.
SMC has attained the certification of the Strategic Forest Initiative (SFI). This is evaluated each year and reported to maintain our certified status. Our current blend of recycled paper is 38%. We can run a 100% recycled sheet upon your request, just let us know. Learn more about our sustainability efforts.
We are not. We do have a formal quality program that has elements of ISO, QS and Malcolm Baldridge. This customized blend has given us what we feel is the appropriate mix of components to use in our production as well as administrative processes.
We do. This is a coated linerboard that has the properties of a wax coating yet is totally repulpable and can be recycled. We also have a curtain coater that can be used for traditional wax applications.
We offer a variety of different coatings either pre-applied to the roll or put on with a blade applicator. These coatings can be used for oil resistance, water resistance, and many other properties. Just let your sales rep know what you are needing and we will match it up with the proper coating.
CAN YOU HELP WITH DESIGN?
SMC is staffed with teams of full time structural designers at each location. These designers are equipped with CAD stations and automated cutting tables for accurate and quick responses to your needs. SMC also has teams of graphic designers in place to help marry up the proper graphics with the structure we design.
HOW MANY COLORS CAN YOU PRINT?
At SMC we have several presses that can print 4 colors in a direct fashion to the board. We can also convert digital preprint as well as traditional preprint if the volume warrants this process. We can also apply litho labels directly to the corrugated. Let your sales rep know the scope of your project and we can apply the proper process to fit your needs. With some recent investments, we now have the ability to print 4 colors outside and 2 colors inside on a new, high speed Rotary Die Cutter.
DO YOU HAVE A MINIMUM ORDER?
A $150.00 minimum order is in place. This can be for a single item or a combination of items.
DO YOU TAKE CREDIT CARDS?
Yes we do. We can take Master Card, Visa, American Express, and Discover.
DO YOU SHIP ON PALLETS AND IS THERE A CHARGE?
If you require us to ship your product on pallets, please let us know. There is a small charge to do so and we can make it happen according to your needs.