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Thoro wins Folding Carton of the Year at PPC Carton Competition

Every fall, the North American Paperboard Packaging Competition showcases the most unique and beautiful packaging designs, and this year’s entries were more exceptional than ever. The competition was great, but Thoro Packaging was awarded the Folding Carton of the Year for the Lancer Skincare – Legacy Youth Treatment carton.  At the awards dinner and ceremony hosted by the Paperboard Packaging Council on Thursday, October 5 in Scottsdale, Arizona, Thoro walked away with 4 awards including the coveted Folding Carton of the year.

Inside the Design of the Folding Carton of the Year

This glamorous folding carton was designed in the spirit of a beautiful shell.  Inside is a rare and precious pearl: an ultra high-end skincare treatment. To underscore the value and exclusivity of its “pearl”, the design spared no expense when it came to embellishment. Perhaps most striking is the choice to forgo printed graphics and text for foil stamping and spot UV throughout. This adds a feeling of glam that truly elevates the design and gives the package a radiant glow. The outer sleeve features […]

Inland Empire Spirit of the Entrepreneur Finalists Announced

The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at Cal State San Bernardino announced the finalists for this year’s Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards program. 27 entrepreneurs were selected from a pool of nearly 200 nominees. The 32 semi-finalists participated in a reception on September 28 sponsored by RP&B CPAs, where they interacted with the event judges. Immediately following the reception, the judges convened to select the finalists. The finalists for the event will compete for the Spirit of the Entrepreneur award in eight (8) different categories at the 15th annual awards black-tie gala on November 14 at the Riverside Convention Center. Winners will be announced at the event.

Janet Steiner, President of Thoro Packaging, is among the esteemed group of finalists in the Family Business category. “As an active member of the local business community, I could not feel more honored to be finalist in the company of such as amazing group of entrepreneurs,” commented Steiner. See the full list of finalists at www.spiritawardsie.com.

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Thoro Wins Bronze in Gold Leaf Awards

FSEA Gold Leaf Awards

The 24th annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards have come and gone. Since its inception in 1992, the Foil & Specialty Effects Association has worked towards industry growth and awareness. Its ultimate goal is to inform about processes such as foil stamping, embossing, specialty coatings and the like.

Every year, the FSEA holds the annual Gold Leaf Awards whose main goal is to showcase the best uses of foil stamping, embossing, foil technologies, and specialty coatings. The best printers from around the nation submit their best projects in the hopes of winning gold awards for their skill and devotion to their craft.

This year, Thoro Packaging was the recipient of two Bronze awards for our carton submissions. The first was for the Naked Princess carton which showcased the difficult application on a folding carton with impeccable registration. The second bronze award was for the Thoro Capacity Folder, a self promotional piece that demonstrated many of our capabilities including embossing, and foil stamping. We are extremely proud of our staff for being masters of their […]

Thoro Packaging Shines at the Print Excellence Awards

PIASC Print Excellence Awards

Every year the best printers in Southern California gather to celebrate the Print Excellence Awards. The top printers chose their best, top-quality printed pieces to compete in the hopes of receiving recognition for their work.

This year, Thoro was among the honorees receiving a Best in Category Award for Promotional Campaigns – Business to Business, as well as three additional awards.

Through clever ideas, quality technical production and team involvement, Thoro Packaging created the following winning cartons:

  • Best of Category – Promotional Campaigns Business to Business – Thoro 2017 Capacity Folder
  • Award of Excellence – Cartons & Containers – 2016 Thoro Holiday Promo
  • Award of Excellence – Hi-Fidelity Printing – Moku Pua
  • Certificate of Merit – Cartons & Containers – Thoro Packaging / Sun Chemical Augmented Reality Purse

The Print Excellence Awards demonstrate that excellence remains at the core of the Southern California printing industry. Thoro is proud to be among these dedicated print professionals.

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Augmented Reality for Packaging

Pokémon GO will let you travel between the real and virtual world. It’s the most popular and widely known example of Augmented Reality. Did you know the same technology is available for your packaging? Are you looking for new ways to engage your customers on the retail shelf by way of your folding cartons? Would you like to attract your customers by using technology, while entertaining them in a variety of ways?

Augmented Reality could be your answer. It uses technology to engage, inform, interact and entertain your customer. Augmented Reality is a fantastic way for your customers to really experience what your product is about and what it has to offer.

Augmented Reality, often referred to as AR, visually links the digital and real worlds. It has a direct connection between the tactile and tangible world of packaging and the consumer’s mobile/electronic environment, allowing for interaction.

 By combining AR with the packaging production process, you are able to create your message and control information, ensuring quality of delivery, monitoring and rapidly adapting packaging with any brand needs.

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By | 2017-01-12T20:58:14+00:00 August 9, 2016|Awards & Certifications, Creativity, Design|0 Comments

Thoro Recognized for Creating Award-Winning Packaging

Winners of the FSEA Gold Leaf Awards were in Orlando this month where an exciting assembly of color, dimension and eye-catching effects represented the most exquisite works throughout the graphic arts industry. Hundreds of exquisite pieces were received from all over the world. They were judged by a panel of industry experts in three categories: design, execution and level of difficulty. Thoro Packaging earned two awards this year:

  • Gold Leaf Award for Sugarfina, “But First Cocktails” – Creative Use of Foil/Embossing
  • Bronze Leaf Award for Julep “Zodiac” – Creative Use of Special Diecut

Thoro Packaging was honored again at the Printing Industry of Southern California’s annual awards gala in Los Angeles. Administered and hosted by the PIASC, entries were judged by a jury of industry experts. The Print Excellence Awards are the premier competition for the print industry.  Thoro Packaging received the following awards this year.

  • Best of Category – Foil Stamping & Embossing/Debossing, Sugarfina “But First Cocktails”… The Best of Category is awarded to the most outstanding piece in each category. To win […]
By | 2016-04-19T11:15:09+00:00 April 19, 2016|Awards & Certifications|0 Comments

Thoro Packaging Wins Manufacturing Award

Congratulations to the Thoro Packaging team for winning the Corona Chamber of Commerce 2016 Excellence in Manufacturing Award.

Each year, the CORONA Chamber of Commerce recognizes individuals and companies for their outstanding achievements and service. The award winners must also demonstrate excellence, contribute to the health of the business community, and provide a forum for showcasing those businesses.

“Thoro Packaging is a pioneering company that has truly made its mark on Corona and across the globe,” said Mayor Eugene Montanez. “Their state-of-the-art facility and visionary team take partnership to the next level. Catering to unique needs and producing eye-catching product packaging for businesses of all sizes. With 150,000 square feet and 185 employees, Thoro Packaging is a diverse employer who has contributed significantly to the economic makeup of our city. We’re proud that they moved to Corona over 25 years ago, and we look forward to their future growth and success!”

Thoro Packaging is a Southern California manufacturer of specialty printed folding carton packaging. We are known worldwide for creative design, and manufacturing cost effective and purposeful […]

By | 2016-01-26T09:31:13+00:00 January 26, 2016|Awards & Certifications|0 Comments

The Inland Empire Top Workplaces 2015

The Inland Empire Top Workplaces 2015

Thoro Packaging was honored last night by the Press Enterprise as one of the Top Workplaces in 2015. Thoro took top honors among ten midsized companies.

300 companies were invited to participate. The Press Enterprise recognized 35 Companies and Organizations in the Inland Empire as Top Workplaces 2015. These companies have been recognized as Top Workplaces based solely on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees.

The Press-Enterprise is in the second year of its Top Workplaces awards program, recognizing the top companies in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The program has grown significantly. In the first year, 3,000 employees from a dozen companies took time to share their opinions about their work places. This year, more than 9,000 employees from several dozen Inland Empire companies participated.

Top Workplaces are not only better places to work but are more likely to be successful than peer organizations.

To learn more about Top Workplaces, read the Friday, December 11 edition of the Press –Enterprise.

By | 2015-12-11T16:10:16+00:00 December 11, 2015|Awards & Certifications|0 Comments

Thoro Placed First

Congratulations to the Thoro team! The results are in, and Thoro Packaging has placed first in the Heavyweight class for the Ultimate Fitness Challenge.

The Ultimate Fitness Challenge (UFC) sponsored by Sonic Boom, was based on how much activity time participants racked up over the entire month of October.  Whether it was walking, running, dancing, or bike riding… the goal was to just keep moving!  There were over 3,000 participants and 61 teams county-wide.

The winners of the UFC will have proven themselves to be the most active, eager and dedicated Boomers of the bunch!  But if health improvement and bragging rights aren’t enough, Sonic Boom is donating $1,000 to the charity of choice for each winner! The Thoro team chose the American Cancer Society.

Sonic Boom provides a wide variety of worksite wellness challenges, wellness activities, social challenges, and epic contests. Members earn points for participating in healthy lifestyle camaraderie, losing needed weight, maintaining an ideal weight, and even for gaining needed weight.

For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and […]

By | 2015-11-24T17:17:31+00:00 November 24, 2015|Awards & Certifications, Philanthropy|0 Comments

Thoro Packaging Named Best Workplace in the Americas in 2015 Competition

Thoro Packaging Named Best Workplace in the Americas

Corona, CA – November 9, 2015 – Thoro Packaging has been awarded the designation, Best Workplace in the Americas 2015, for their exemplary human resources practices.  Begun to specifically honor printing companies that provide a superior work environment, the Best Workplace in the Americas program was created in 2000 and is run by Printing Industries of America.

A panel of highly respected HR professionals with decades of experience in the graphic arts industry reviewed the submissions. All of the winning companies actively show their employees that they care about their work environment, their personal goals and ambitions, as well as the needs of the company.   Applicants were judged on eight criteria: Management Practices; Work Environment; Training and Development Opportunities; Financial Security; Workplace Health and Safety; Work-Life Balance; Recognition and Rewards; and Health and Wellness Programs.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the industry as a company that offers a superior workplace,” said Jan Steiner, President/CEO.

Michael Makin, president and […]

By | 2017-01-12T20:58:17+00:00 November 13, 2015|Awards & Certifications|0 Comments