Ray Products of Parsons earned several awards at the recent AICC The Independent Packaging Association competition.

The biennial competition received 145 entries from 32 member companies. The competition featured 42 corrugated, folding carton and rigid box categories. Additionally, the Judges’ Choice Awards were bestowed upon the top picks for corrugated structure and graphics, folding carton and rigid box. The final award was given for the People’s Choice, the best overall as selected by the attendees. 

Judges for the competition included Cordes Porcher, Check Five Productions SARL; Chris Heusch, ARCH Inc.; Ben Dolezal, University of Texas Arlington; Juan Martorell Climent, Color in Lab; Rick Putch, National Steel Rule; Gary Cooke, Stafford Cutting Dies; Rick Reinsch; Digital Recollections; Dan Malenke, PKGPRO LLC; and Robert Meisner, UW Stout. 

Ray Products’ awards were:


— Category 8: Hybrid Packaging (combination packages)

First Place: Better to Know

— Category 11: Family of Packages

First Place: Pennyback Mixers


— Category 1: Pharmaceuticals & Health Care Products/Non-Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices 

Second Place: Vault Health

— Category 4: Confections 

Second Place: Applause Box

— Category 6: Paper Products, Stationery, Office Supplies & Retail Store

First Place: Matrix Slipcase

— Category 10: Combination Rigid Set Box

First Place: Nutrien Ag Solutions 

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