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  • March 26, 2020

    Airlite Plastics Co. Role as a Critical Infrastructure Industry

    On March 16th, the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America. This guidance states that: "If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule."

    As a packaging manufacturer for our nation's food supply, pharmaceutical, and healthcare companies, Airlite Plastics Co. recognizes our responsibility as Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers. We are on a mission to fulfill our responsibility to our nation and our communities during this time of extreme need. We will continue to operate our manufacturing facilities in Nebraska, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Nevada. We will supply our customers with the critical components they need to fulfill their responsibilities to keep our grocery store shelves full, and ship both pharmaceuticals and food directly to those that need it. 

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released guidance on March 19th, 2020 outlining the "initial list of'Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers' to help State and local officials as they work to protect their communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security." Airlite qualifies as Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers under a number of designated areas, namely Food & Agriculture, Transportation & Logistics, and Critical Manufacturing. 

    Our role is twofold. First, to keep our employees safe by proactive implementation of vigorous sanitation & cleanliness measures, screening our employees according to the CDC risk assessment guidelines, and educating our employees on their responsibilities to stay home when sick and practicing good hygiene when at work. Second, to ensure we are at full operational capacity to support our customers as they meet the needs of our nation. 

    Airlite will succeed in doing what is necessary while continually increasing the safety and well-being of the employees in all of our locations. Please reach out to me or your representative at any time. 

    Respectfully,

    Brad Crosby

    President / CEO

  • February 13, 2020

    Unification of Arctic Fox brand into KODIAKOOLER

    Omaha, NE, February 13, 2020 – Airlite Plastics Co. announced today the unification of their EPS Foam brand “Arctic Fox” into their recently acquired cold chain company KODIAKOOLER®.  

    The combination of the Arctic Fox brand into KODIAKOOLER represents another step towards Airlite Plastics ever-growing cold chain division. Arctic Fox has been the branded name of Airlite Plastic’s expanded polystyrene manufactured coolers and gel ice pack refrigerants. The recent acquisition of the KODIAKOOLER company by Airlite presented an opportunity to merge all product lines under one name. The KODIAKOOLER brand will now represent a more extensive product offering including manufactured and distributed EPS foam with distribution across the United States.

     “We are very excited about the versatility that Arctic Fox products brings. Expanding the KODIAKOOLER product line to offer both manufactured EPS foam along with our reflective packaging, pallet covers, refrigerants, and KODIAKOTTON® (Our natural fiber, sustainable packaging product) will allow us to fully service any cold chain packaging need,”says Brad Crosby, President of Airlite Plastics Co. 

     About KODIAKOOLER. KODIAKOOLER® is an insulated packaging company that has been providing temperature-sensitive solutions to large and small customers since 2005. Through innovations such as KODIAKOTTON® sustainable natural fiber products and time-saving KWIKPACK® technology, KODIAKOOLER stands as the industry leader in temperature-sensitive packaging. For more information, visit https://kodiakooler.com 

     About Airlite Plastics Co. Airlite Plastics Co. is a privately held, family-owned company, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska for more than 73 years. Its product lines include containers and lids for food packaging, drink cups and lids, as well as polystyrene coolers, insulated concrete forms (ICF) building blocks, a permeable paving system and other custom plastic products. For more information, please visit www.airliteplastics.com

  • January 01, 2020

    2020 Trade Shows - Showing HPP and Barrier Containers