One of the most valuable services that Calpine provides in order to maximize the benefits to customers is the vast knowledge and experience of Calpine's people. Since its founding in 1895, Calpine has always encouraged its employees to "take the extra step" to provide the best container supply service in the produce industry. Customers will always find Calpine employees motivated, concerned and interested in their packaging needs. Calpine prides itself on its service in:
Take advantage of Calpine's volume purchasing power. Calpine has the ability to coordinate purchasing and deliveries at competitive prices. Because of this, Calpine is in a preferred position to provide added service features such as scheduling, inventory control and follow through. These important services enable Calpine's customers to concentrate their full efforts on growing and handling while knowing with confidence that packaging materials will be delivered as ordered and on time.
Calpine is unique in its ability to work with major packaging manufacturers to obtain the right materials and design for customers' individual requirements. Calpine‘s in-house graphic designer works closely with customers in order to design a great looking package and to assist with determining the correct structural design for their product.
The autonomous operation of each Calpine distribution center throughout California and Arizona provides local management with the ability to match container requirements with Calpine's multi-mill purchasing power. Local knowledge in combination with company-wide buying power assures delivery of quality containers at competitive prices.
Calpine provides customers with container assembly and closing equipment as an important adjunct to container supply. For customers that are planning packing improvements, the agro-packaging knowledge and experience of Calpine personnel is always available, both in designing systems and in exploring and fulfilling individual creative packaging concepts.
Waxed boxes are commonly used where water can damage the integrity of the packaging, like many agricultural commodities. If you are seeking an alternative solution, then waxed cardboard may be worth considering as waxed boxes are specially treated to make them water resistant. Calpine has their own wax cascading facility in Fresno where we wax our own cartons and also fill orders. All of our wax is approved by the FDA for food contact.
As a service to customers that require local storage or surge facilities, Calpine provides covered and open storage at its distribution centers. As an added service feature, Calpine centers provide a full line inventory of related handling and packaging products.