2017 Clysar Distributor of the Year


Viking Plastic Packaging Named

2017 Clysar Distributor of the Year

for Outstanding Shrink Packaging Solutions

Viking Plastic Packaging receives the shrink packaging industry’s top partner award for
delivering differentiated shrink packaging solutions and service to Clysar customers.
CLINTON, IA – October 2, 2017 – Leading polyolefin shrink film manufacturer Clysar, LLC,
announced that Viking Plastic Packaging, Inc., headquartered in Mendota Heights, MN, has been named its 2017 Distributor of the Year. The award recognizes excellence in service to customers, exemplary application of Clysar® film technologies and the sustained business impact of shrink packaging solutions.
A Clysar distributor since 1967, Viking Plastic Packaging’s industry leadership spans back to the formative days of shrink packaging. “Viking Plastic Packaging epitomizes the drive and consistency required to be successful in our hyper-competitive packaging environment. This year, they’ve outpaced the field in all categories of distributor excellence,” said Clysar Director of Strategic Development, Michael Hutchings. “On the 50th year of our partnership, it’s our particular honor to recognize Viking Plastic Packaging as our Distributor of the Year.”
Award finalists and the top winner were announced at the Clysar annual distributor meeting and reception held at Madame Tussauds interactive museum, Monday, September 25, in conjunction with Pack Expo Las Vegas 2017. The annual awards celebrate the critical, strategic role Clysar distributors play in delivering differentiated value and ROI to Clysar customers. “Clysar distributors continue to demonstrate that they are at the forefront of the shrink packaging industry, relentlessly optimizing our customers’ operations, protecting products throughout changing distribution channels and winning at point of sale,” said Vicki Larson, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Corporate Administration.
Clysar Distributor of the Year Award 
About Viking Plastic Packaging
Viking Plastic Packaging, Inc., is a technically advanced, expert source of shrink packaging equipment, materials, engineering and technical expertise, with a rich history rooted in family and community. The company was founded in Minneapolis in 1967. Headquartered in Mendota Heights, MN, Viking Plastic Packaging also serves customers through a branch affiliate, Reliable Packaging Systems, Inc., located in Wausau, WI. As a turnkey supplier of Clysar® shrink films for 50 years, Viking Plastic Packaging offers packaging engineering, material evaluations, machinery integration, training programs and technical support services to meet the focused packaging needs in a wide range of industries.
About Clysar, LLC
Founded in 1963, Clysar, LLC, manufactures high-performance polyolefin films for a wide variety of packaging applications including meat, poultry, produce, bakery, pizza, office supplies, and hardware and consumer products. The Clysar® product line of industry-leading shrink films includes LTC Lowest Total Cost thin films; ShrinkBox® corrugate-replacement films; EZ-R easier-to-run high-speed films; and HPG Confidential opaque privacy films. Headquartered in Clinton, IA, the company has over 300 employees focused solely on shrink film.

2017 3M Supplier of the Year

Viking Plastic Packaging, Inc. Wins 3M Supplier of the Year Award
The Award recognizes suppliers who improve 3M’s competitiveness
St. Paul, Minnesota. August 4, 2017 Viking Plastic Packaging, Inc., a full service distributor of packaging equipment and materials, was honored with the 2017 3M Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of the company’s contribution to improving 3M’s competitiveness.
This year, 3M recognized 15 suppliers — among thousands in its global supply base — for world class performance in providing products and/or services. These suppliers were identified and rated based on strategic spend, contract compliance, actions taken to improve 3M’s relevance and overall supplier performance (quality, delivery, responsiveness, cost, technology roadmaps). An awards ceremony was held Aug. 4 at the 3M Championship in Blaine, Minn.
“Viking Plastic Packaging, Inc. regards our customers, suppliers and employees as business partners in a joint effort to obtain the highest professional service and business success in our industry”
“Our suppliers are critical to our ability to execute our business strategies and benefit our customers,” said Jose Varela, vice president, 3M Sourcing Operations. “We are fortunate to work with great suppliers who are committed to maintaining a partnership with 3M and helping us service our global customers with the innovative and valuable solutions they expect. It’s important that we recognize our most outstanding suppliers, and that’s what this award is all about.”
About Viking Plastic Packaging, Incorporated
Viking Plastic Packaging – Serving the industry since 1967 as a premier full-service distributor of packaging products. Viking Plastic Packaging offers the finest in flexible packaging equipment, materials, parts, service and training. Learn more about Viking Plastic Packaging at www.vikingplasticpkg.com.
About 3M
At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNewsroom.