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WATERLOO CONTAINER

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Address

2311 Route 414
Waterloo
NY, 13165
United States
Phone
315-539-3922
Fax
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Bobbi Stebbins

About Waterloo Container

BottlesWaterloo Container is a family owned business founded in 1980 by current President, Bill Lutz. Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine country, we are a complete packaging supplier, offering an unmatched variety of glass bottles for wine, liquor and spirits, and beer.  Complete your package with our selection of corks, capsules and closures.   We now proudly offer state-of-the-art Custom UV 8 color bottle printing and automated shrink sleeve application. Repack is also available.  We can completely customize your bottle, cap and box to enhance your shelf presence and make you stand out!  We are proud to have been an integral part of the wine and craft beverage industry’s growth in all of Eastern North America. We are all dedicated to collaboration with our customers and committed to providing the highest quality glass and packaging products available. We look forward to continuing to grow together over the years to come.

Check out our new website at www.Waterloocontainer.com today! 

Call 1-888-539-3922 to place an order with one of our friendly customer service representatives!

 

Services


We are the largest glass and container supplier in the Northeast!  Let us help you create a great looking package with one of these featured services:

 

  • Custom Printing and Packaging - stand out from the pack

    Custom Glass Printing

     

     

     Printing:

     

    With your artwork and our 8 color custom glass printing technology, the design possibilities are virtually endless.

    Replace your paper labels with stunning UV cured ink graphics and stand out on the shelf!

     

     Packaging - Custom Box design and Domino In Line Logo Printing

    Custom Packaging

     


     

    Add a bold logo or a whole canvas of eye-catching color to your corrugated package.       

    Our packaging experts can help you make the move from blah to bold.

     

     

     

     Custom Closures- stand out from the pack!

    Custom Closures

     

  • Decotated closures give your product a polished look that customers will notice!

    Let us help you top off your product with style!

     
     

    Bottle Sleeving-dress your bottle for success

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    We have high speed sleeve applicator and stream tunnel to shrink your sleeve onto our glass.

    Create a shelf worthy presentation with this all-around labeling.

    (Pre-testing of sleeves may be required.)

     



     

    Repack - Ever wonder who puts the bottles in the boxes?

    Repack

     

     

    Our  re-pack service takes bulk glass and moves it into content, kraft or custom boxes for you. 

     

    This service can save you money and give you access to unique european ware.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Quality Reselect - when quality matters most

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  • Our quality department will work directly with you to address and resolve any quality issue that may arise.

    We are dedicated to giving you the best quality products and guaranteed service you deserve.

     


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    Warehousing & Inventory Management - let us warehouse it for you
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    Have more inventory than space to store it?  No problem!  You can take advantage of our large warehouse capacity to temporarily store your ware. 

    With forecasting and advanced purchase, we can help you manage your stock.

     

     

     

    Freight - load em up and ship em out!freight

     

    Our fleet of vehicles and our expert drivers are equipped to provide you fast, courteous and dependable service.

     We also offer several fast ship routes which offer greatly reduced freight rates with pre-schedules deliveries

     

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Waterloo Shrink Sleeves
Shrink sleeves offer great possibilities!
Waterloo Container Repack Line
Waterloo Container Repack Line
Our automated repack line

News Archive


New Co-Injected Bartop in Stock
30 November, 2018

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Waterloo Container takes pride in partnering with only the best in the closures industry.  We are happy to announce we are now offering co-injected 19.5mm synthetic bartop closures by Supercap.  Supercap is a global closure manufacturer with an impressive brand portfolio.  They have been innovating the closure business since 1999.  Supercap is also BRC (Global Standard for Packaging & Packaging Materials) certified.

 

We want you to try these Supercap samples in your own facility, as we want our customers to feel confident that this new product satisfies your quality and fit requirements.  Please call our Customer Service team at 315-539-3922 to get a free sample bag today!

 


Waterloo Container Expanding, Will Hire More Workers
26 November, 2018

SENECA FALLS — Waterloo Container is physically getting larger. And when a current expansion is finished by the end of the year, its workforce also is expected to grow.

A 36,000-square-foot expansion at Waterloo Container of Seneca Falls is underway and expected to be completed by the end of the year. Shown at the site are company President Bill Lutz (left) and Seneca County IDA Executive Director Bob Aronson.

The supplier of wine bottles, caps, corks and closures began a 36,000-square-foot addition to the main office and warehouse at 2311 Route 414 in October. Bill Lutz, owner and president of Waterloo Container, said it should be completed by the end of the year.

The new building will allow expansion and reconfiguration of the company’s massive glass bottle and packaging supply inventory. It will create a space for the addition of a second state-of-the-art pre-pack line, which moves bulk glass into convenient individual cases, and for continued growth of a high speed shrink sleeving applicator and tunnel.

 

A total of 15 to 30 new jobs are expected to be created.

“Our expansion is indicative of the health and growth of the wine, spirits and craft beverage industries in the area, which we are proud to support,” Lutz said. “The additional jobs will benefit the community, and our additional space will allow us to offer enhanced service and a more comprehensive in-stock selection.”

In addition to the structural addition, the company has made upgrades to its network infrastructure. Those improvements will help customer service representatives access information more quickly and allow the company to get the bottles, caps and closure orders placed with greater accuracy.

Wiring, switches and servers have been enhanced and added software programs will improve the way requests are handled and information flow in and out of the building are better managed. New security has been added to protect customer information as well as company information.

“We have made a lot of great improvements and plan to keep up with technological advances as they present themselves,” said Information Technology manager Chris Plate.

 

“The IDA is pleased to see this growth taking place. The additional jobs will be a great benefit to Seneca County’s economy,” said IDA Executive Director Bob Aronson.

Waterloo Container is a family-owned and operated business started in 1980 by Norm and Bill Lutz to support the growing wine industry in the Finger Lakes Region and the East Coast. It offers an extensive selection of glass wine and spirit bottles manufactured in the United States.

It also stocks many imported wine, spirit and specialty bottles. It offers a personalized packaging program that includes eight-color ultra-violet ink glass printing and high-speed shrink sleeving. The company also provides in-house repacking, quality select and warehousing for customers and has its own fleet of trucks and drivers.


Holiday 2pk Carriers Available
12 November, 2018

Put together a perfect pairing and enhance your seasonal sales with our tasteful and sturdy kraft 2pk Holiday Carrier. In Stock and ready to ship. 

Call any of our friendly customer service reps today to order! 888-539-3922.

 

Glass Made in America
02 November, 2018

Waterloo Container  consistently supports American workers by partnering with glass producers who make glass right here in America. The majority of our stock glass is made through a partnership with Ardagh Glass. “Ardagh Group values the strong relationship we have with Waterloo Container,” said Alex Robertson, Chief Commercial Officer of Ardagh Group’s North American Glass division. “As the largest producer of glass wine bottles made 100% in the USA, we are pleased to supply sustainable, endlessly recyclable glass bottles to wineries in Eastern North America through Waterloo.” 


Waterloo Container Is Growing
09 October, 2018

Waterloo, NY, October 9, 2018– Waterloo Container is pleased to announce an expansion project which includes a 36,000 square foot addition to the main office and warehouse location at 2311 Route 414.

“Our expansion is indicative of the health and growth of the wine, spirits and craft beverage industries in the area, which we are proud to support.  The additional jobs will benefit the community and our additional space will allow us to offer enhanced services and a more comprehensive in-stock selection.” – Bill Lutz, President and Owner Waterloo Container Company

This project commenced earlier this fall and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.  Footers and steel beams are being placed and over 400 cubic yards of cement has been poured as of Monday October 8. Waterloo Container supplies packaging materials including glass bottles, caps, closures to the wine, spirits and craft beverage industries throughout the United States and Canada. The new building will allow expansion and reconfiguration of Waterloo Container’s massive glass bottle and packaging supply inventory.  This inventory movement will create space for the addition of a second state of the art re-pack line (which moves bulk glass into convenient individual cases) and for continued growth of a high speed shrink sleeving applicator and tunnel.

Waterloo Container is excited to be growing to meet the needs of our growing client base and looks forward to being able to offer additional jobs in the community and enhanced services to our customers” says CEO Rich Swinehart.

In addition to the structural additions, there have been recent upgrades to network infrastructure.  These improvements will help customer service representatives access information more quickly and allow us to get the bottles, caps and closure orders placed with even greater accuracy.  Wiring, switches and servers have been enhanced and there are added software programs to improve the way we handle requests and manage information flow in and out of the building.  New security solutions have been added to protect our customers’ information as well as our own.

IT manager Chris Plate says “We have made a lot of great improvements and plan to keep up with technological advances as they present themselves”.

 


Check your pressure!
02 October, 2018

Need a cider, sparkling or brew bottle? Waterloo Container has many colors and sizes of still and pressure rated bottles in stock. Make sure you are using the correct bottle and closure for your product! Call one of our friendly Customer Service Reps today to get your bottles on the way to you!  315-539-3922Cider Group

 

New Stock Pulp Shippers at Waterloo Container
17 September, 2018

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Waterloo Container is adding to our in-stock shipping supplies with a new Pulp shipper! Available in both 3 and 12 pack sizes these ISTA rated shippers help you get your DTC and Wine Club shipments out the door and to your customers with guaranteed reliability. No waiting - and No MOQ's!

Call us at 315-539-3922 or contactus@waterloocontainer.com to get yours today!

 

 

 

 

 

 


GET JACKED UP FOR THIS GREAT OFFER!
23 August, 2018

New Customers get a free pallet jack with your truckload glass order!

Not sure what we have? Visit our user-friendly website today at http://www.waterloocontainer.com/

Browse through our wide variety of quality bottles to see what’s best for you!

Interested? Our friendly and dedicated customer service representatives are more than happy to help!

Become a customer today because this offer is a jack of all trades!

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Satin Black PVC Capsules at an Incredible Price!
16 August, 2018

We have a great selection of Domestic and Imported Wine bottles Caps and Closures!

We now have a special offer for our newly added 30x60 Flat Black PVC Capsules!

Includes a Gold Tear Tab and Embossed with a Grape Cluster and Leaf Graphic to add style!

Act fast because these savings and capsules won’t last and they are ready to be shipped to YOU!

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ARE YOU READY TO CRUSH?!?
02 August, 2018

We now have Rice Hulls available in stock paired with some great savings!

Help make your grapes less slippery and less likely to shoot out through the slats during pressing by sprinkling these rice hulls over your crushed grapes!

Offered at a variety of packaging size options, these rice hulls can be used for 2 to 6 tons of grapes!

Call today to place an order or to reserve your bags!

Rice Hulls


Special Transition Glass in Stock!
24 July, 2018

We now have a very special transition glass in stock!

Ready to move on from the traditional bottle colors? Looking for a unique bottle to jazz up your inventory? Then transition into purchasing some of our special transition glass.

From cobalt blue to champagne green, transition creates beautiful and unique colors during the glass manufacturing process that would look great on your shelves!

Act now and make your transition now because when this glass is gone, it's gone!

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Deep Discount on PVC Capsules
19 June, 2018

Great offer on Flat Black PVC Capsules!

With an easy-to-match color scheme and embossed with grape cluster and leaf and a tear tab, these capsules are the perfect match to compliment your favorite cork finished bottle.

Interested? Our friendly and dedicated customer service representatives would be more than happy to send a sample

Act now before there gone!

Black PVC Capsules


Deep Discount Bottles and Closures
25 May, 2018

Four NEW special offers this week! 

Check out our Special Offers page on waterloocontainer.com where we offer closeouts, overstocks, sales and showcase new products.

Our Specials are updated often so check back frequently!


See Waterloo Container at Craft Brewers Conference
25 April, 2018

Visit Waterloo Container at Booth #1230 at the Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville May 1-3 to get in on some great show specials!  See our newest craft beer bottles and get information on glass printing, sleeving and package customization options that we have in house for you!


Waterloo Container will be at the Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference!
20 March, 2018

Come See us at the Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference on March 27th at Del Lago Casino Resort.

New Customers:  Ask how you can get a FREE PALLET JACK with your full truckload order!


Waterloo Container Hires Michael Mattia as VP of Operations
18 January, 2018

Waterloo, NY, January 16, 2018– Michael Mattia has joined Waterloo Container as Vice President of Operations.  Michael comes to Waterloo Container after a 25year career with Constellation Brands, most recently serving as their Director of Procurement. He brings experience in supplier management, new product development and a proven track record of success in the alcoholic beverage industry. Michael earned his BBA from Saint Bonaventure University.

“My business philosophy is based on a sharing of information to insure our co-workers, customers and suppliers are working toward a common goal and mutual success.” – Michael Mattia, VP Operations

“We are excited to welcome Michael to our growing company.  His vast experience and knowledge in the wine industry will be utilized to enhance our ability to source new products and packaging and to further develop relationships with our larger customer accounts.” – Bill Lutz, President and Owner Waterloo Container Company. 

About Waterloo Container: Waterloo Container is a family-owned and operated business started in 1980 by Norm and Bill Lutz to support the burgeoning wine industry in the Finger Lakes of New York and on the East Coast.  Today, we offer an extensive selection of glass wine and spirits bottles manufactured right here in the United States.  We also stock and source many imported wine, spirit and specialty bottles.  Our vendor partners have been extremely influential in our success and we are proud to work with the best in the industry for glass, corks and closures.  We offer a personalized packaging program that includes services like eight color UV ink glass printing and high-speed shrink sleeving.   We also provide in-house repacking, quality select and warehousing for our customers and employ our own fleet of trucks and skilled drivers. We take pride in being a reliable provider of the highest quality glass containers and packaging products available. We are proud to have been an integral part of the wine and craft beverage industry’s growth in Eastern North America. We look forward to continuing to grow together over the years to come.


Waterloo Container Offering New Fast Ship Freight Routes
27 December, 2017


Waterloo Container Is Now Offering High-Speed Shrink Sleeve Application: Perfect for Creative Wine Bottles
01 August, 2017

Get your sleeve on with Waterloo's new high speed automated shrink sleeve applicator!

Sleeving offers 360 degree design capability and limitless color combinations - a decorators dream!


Waterloo Offers Faster Shrink Sleeving
31 May, 2017

Get your sleeve on with Waterloo's new high speed automated shrink sleeve applicator!

Sleeving offers 360 degree design capability and limitless color combinations - a decorators dream!  Check out the process here!


See Waterloo Container at Craft Brew Show
03 April, 2017

Waterloo Container will be at the Craft Brewers Conference April 11-13 in Washington DC.  Come see us at Booth 945 to check out our current beer glass offerings.  Learn how easy it is to get UV printing on your next package with our state of the Art glass printing.  Make your bottle stand out with up to 8 vibrant colors!


See Waterloo at Upcoming Tradeshows!
13 March, 2017


Owners Attend All 4 Pack in Paris
06 December, 2016

Owners Bill & Annette Lutz recently attended the All 4 Pack Conference in Paris, France on November 14-17.  They were there to meet with current packaging partners and learn more about innovative package options that have hit the European scene.  The conference, held at Paris" Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center featured containers and packaging for all aspects of cosmetics, pharmeceuticals and of course the wine, spirits and beverage industries. Bill was impressed with the new Rose line featured by SGP by Verallia!


Patrick O'Brien Promoted to Customer Service Team
23 August, 2016

Waterloo Container likes to promote hard working individuals from within and recently we have had another in house promotion we would like to share with you. Patrick O'Brien demonstrated a great work ethic and attention to detail while working in our small package mail room, and was recently rewarded with the opportunity to move up to our Customer Service Team. He officially takes the new full-time position on August 1st after spending the last month intermittently training with the sales and customer service team to learn his new role. He has proven to be a fast learner and his attention to detail is evident already in his new position.

When Patrick is not moving up the ladder at Waterloo Container you can find him working at his other job, landscaping. He is recently engaged and is saving up for a planned October 2017 wedding. When he does have a free moment he grabs a fishing pole and heads outdoors!

Reach out to Patrick to get your order placed. Congratulate him on his hard work! 315-539-3922 ext. 20


Our New National Ad!
29 July, 2016

Waterloo Container advertises in several of the popular industry magazines including Wines and Vines, Wine Business Monthly, Vineyard and Winery Management and Wine & Craft Beverage News.
 
We recently changed direction with our ad campaigns, bringing the message back to our values and featuring our Founder and President Bill Lutz.
 
Learn more about the history of Waterloo Container and how Bill created this successful business by checking out our "About Us" and  "History" sections on our Website.

Sales Territories Re-Aligned to Better Serve You!
29 June, 2016

Waterloo Container would like to welcome George Hall to our sales force in the position of Territory Sales Manager. George will be serving customers in the Finger Lakes and Northeast Pennsylvania. He brings more than 25 years of customer focused sales experience to our team. 

George is sure to be a valuable assett, having moved to us after a successful career in Corporate Employee Benefits where he helped Trusted Advisors build their businesses throughout New York State.George plans to achieve the same success here, using his collaborative style to help you grow your business profitability while developing trusting partnerships.
 
When George is not helping you with your bottle, cork and closure needs, he can be found enjoying the company of his wife Debbie and 3 college age children.Along with visiting local wineries, distilleries and breweries, he enjoys vacationing with his family and taking advantage of the area's abundant lakes.
 
George wants to put his experience to work by building a great relationship with you! Reach out to him with your needs at 585.748.3924 | ghall@waterloocontainer.com

Introducing Our New Website
31 May, 2016

Waterloo Container is proud to introduce our new website

Same web address... all new look!  More inclusive information on our products and services! 

Check out www.Waterloocontainer.com today!

Our new site offers access to our one stop package shop and can help you brand your package and create a look deserving of your hard work. Browse our extensive product selection which includes everything from glass wine, beer and spirits bottles to closures & boxes.  Check out our web pages to see all of our service offerings from inventory management to colorful custom glass printing to delivery services!  Download a catalog of your favorites with a helpful forecast worksheet to organize your shopping experience. Find everything you need to start your project today, and with our fast-from-stock availability many of our most popular products are ready for immediate shipment to you!

 


Colorful Glass Printing
17 May, 2016

Waterloo Container is proud to offer state-of-the-art printed glass service. We use Servo technology which is much faster and more accurate than manual methods. This single-pass UV inking process provides registration accuracy, durability and quality. Eight color printing helps you stand out from the competition. We currently offer bottle printing on our most popular beer, wine and champagne bottles with a turnaround time of only 10 days (after art proof approval).

 


Wines that are Beautiful Inside & Out
31 March, 2016

At the 16th annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, wines from around the world are judged on their aroma, taste and finish. A new award judges another component of the wine: the package it comes in. Created by Waterloo Container in 2015, the Packaging Award recognizes excellence in packaging among the competition’s top wines in 8 categories.

“The wines inside these bottles are award-winning,” says Togo DeBellis, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Waterloo Container. “Our judges are looking for a package that conveys that to the consumer. The package is often the only information a customer has when picking out a wine for the first time.”

Wines are evaluated on their innovation and package design, including container, label, closure and shelf impact. The award was given to two wineries in seven of the competition categories: Merlot, Riesling, Cabernet, Ice Wine, Cab Franc, Fruit Wine and Chardonnay. To be eligible for the award, packaging must have been manufactured in the U.S. or Canada. A team of judges included marketing professionals, packaging manufacturers and Waterloo Container employees.  

2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition Packaging AwardWinners of the Packaging Award:

Category: Cabernet

Double Gold: Magnotta Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon Limited Edition VQA 2013

Gold: Goose Ridge Vineyards, Goose Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Category: Merlot

Double Gold: Trinchero Family Estates, Merlot - 2014 Menage a Trois

Gold: Falcor Wine Cellars, LLC, Merlot

 

Category: Fruit Wine

Double Gold: Buddy Boy Winery & Vineyard, Miss Pissy Pants

Gold: Living Sky Winery, Juliette Port Style

 

Category: Chardonnay

Double Gold: Penrod Ricard Winemakers, Jacob's Creek Reserve Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

Gold: Black Birch Vineyard, Chardonnay

 

Category: Ice Wine

Double Gold: Ferrante Winery, Vidal Blanc Ice Wine

Gold: Grand River Cellars, Vidal Blanc Ice Wine

 

Category: Cab Franc

Double Gold: Merriam Vineyards, Cabernet Franc Windacre Vineyard

Gold: Cross Keys Vineyards, Cabernet Franc

 

Category: Riesling

Double Gold: Ferrante Winery, Riesling

Gold: St. James Winery, Riesling

 

Category: Sparkling

Double Gold: Glenora Wine Cellars, Brut

Gold: Swedish Hill, Riesling Cuvee

 

The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition was held at the Rochester Plaza Hotel & Conference Center and is the world’s largest charitable wine competition, benefiting Camp Good Days. On March 19and 20 the competition hosted 73 judges from 23 countries around the world who evaluated 3,824 wines, with awards given in 8 categories. 


Coming to a Shelf Near You
27 May, 2015

Sixty-six wine professionals from around the world stayed in the Finger Lakes after judging at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. They visited award-winning Finger Lakes wineries and attended a lunch at Waterloo Container in Waterloo, NY. The lunch and learn event featured three of the top beverage packaging manufacturers in the U.S. introducing new packaging innovations. These are innovations that you can expect to see on the shelves next to your wines – or maybe holding your wines – in the very near future.

Speakers at the luncheon included Ted Ramsey, Amcor Stelvin; Walter Schaefer, Ardagh and Wes Ward, Nomacorc. Waterloo’s new training facility made its debut during the education session, which covered screw top closures, new wine bottles and a zero-carbon footprint cork made from sugar cane.

Stelvin® is introducing a wine screw cap closure called the Stelvin® P for sparkling beverages. The new closure withstands up to 6 bars of internal pressure, effectively protecting carbonated beverages while controlling the OTR levels in the bottle.

Waterloo Container has designed a champagne-type bottle to coordinate with the Stelvin® P for sparkling wines. The pressurized bottle is designed for sparkling wines, hard ciders and other lightly carbonated products. These products are often limited to high-end bottles with high pressurization, even though they only give out a low pressure. The bottle holds up to 3 volumes of carbonation with a reinforced heel plate and walls. Modest carbonation equates to a modest price with this bottle – you don’t have to pay large prices for just a little carbonation.

The Select® Bio cork from Nomacorc is the first zero-carbon footprint cork. Made from sugar cane, the cork is recyclable, sensory neutral and made in factories that run on solar and wind power. This new cork also allows for a high level of oxygen control.

Ardagh is introducing two new types of bottles and a new manufacturing process. 3D printed bottles are made at their headquarters in Muncie, Indiana. Using this new, up-and-coming technology allows them to print a bottle in 24 hours. This innovation is more than “cool” – it’s also cost-effective over Lucite bottles. New bottles include a hexagonal-shaped stackable bottle, which makes for an interesting shelf display and bottles with a pour spout finish to eliminate drip.

“We hope to continue events like this in the years to come,” remarks Togo DeBellis, executive vice president at Waterloo Container. “Our goal in creating this training facility is to offer educational and training opportunities like this one to professionals and our customers in the industry.”


Finger Lakes International Wine Competition Packaging Award Winners
08 May, 2015

On March 21and 22 the 15th annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition hosted 72 judges from around the world who evaluated 3,700 wines. New this year is a Packaging Award category created by Waterloo Container. The packaging supply distributer sponsored the event for the first time in 2015 as part of their ever-growing presence in the Finger Lakes Region.

 Held at the Rochester Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition is theworld’s largest charitable wine competition, benefiting Camp Good Days. Waterloo Container is the largest distributor of packaging supplies to the wine industry on the East Coast. Waterloo decided to become a sponsor of the competition as many of their customers are located in the Finger Lakes and participate in the competition each year.

 “Getting involved just made sense,” comments Bill Lutz, president of Waterloo Container. “This competition is huge for the Finger Lakes Region and it gives us the chance to reach key influencers in the international wine and craft beverage industry. We have also been able to educate people on new packaging technology. With this sponsorship, we are accomplishing our goal to educate within and provide support to this industry.”

 The new Packaging Award was judged at the end of the day on Sunday, March 22. To be eligible for the award, packaging must have been manufactured in the U.S. or Canada. Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing Togo DeBellis, of Waterloo Container, assembled a team of judges that included marketing professionals, packaging manufacturers and Waterloo Container employees.  Judging was based on innovation and package design, including container, label, closure and shelf impact. The award was given to two wineries in seven of the competition categories: Merlot, Riesling, Cabernet, Ice Wine, Cab Franc, Fruit Wine and Chardonnay.

 Winners of the Packaging Award:

Category: Merlot

Double Gold: Romeo Vineyards & Cellars, Sempre Vive Sauvignon Blanc

Gold: Pollak Vineyards, Merlot

 Category: Riesling

Double Gold: Colloca Estate Winery, Riesling

Gold: Wagner Vineyards, Semi Dry Riesling

 Category: Cabernet

Double Gold: Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon

Gold: Wallis Family Estate, Little Sister Cabernet Sauvignon

 Category: Ice Wine

Double Gold: Johnson Estate Winery, Vidal Ice Wine

Gold: Idol Ridge Winery, Vidal Blanc Ice Wine

 Category: Cab Franc

Double Gold: Atwater Estate Vineyards, Cabernet Franc - North Block Six

Gold:  Ventosa Vineyards, Cabernet Franc

Category: Fruit Wine

Double Gold: Domaine Labranche, Maple Wine Labranche

Gold: 21 Brix Winery, Raspberry

 Category: Chardonnay

Double Gold: Oliver Winery, Vine Series Chardonnay

Gold: Pollak Vineyards, Chardonnay

 On March 23, following the competition, 66 judges from around the world stayed to visit award-winning Finger Lakes wineries. Waterloo Container hosted the judges over a lunch stop. The lunch and learn event featured three of the top beverage packaging manufacturers in the U.S. speaking on new packaging innovations. Lunch also included a tour of Waterloo Container's warehouse and automated repack line.

 Speakers:

Ted Ramsey, Amcor Stelvin, presented on oxidation and success rates of screw top closures, including a new screw top closure for sparkling wines.

Walter Schaefer, Ardagh, showed prototypes of new wine bottles including bottles with pour spout finishes, hex-shaped stackable bottles and the emerging technology of 3D printed glass bottles.

Wes Ward, Nomacorc, spoke on their newest product. Select® Bio cork, the first zero-carbon footprint cork is made from sugar cane.

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About Waterloo Container:

Located in Waterloo, NY, Waterloo Container has been family-owned and operated since 1980. It is the east coast’s largest stocking distributor of packaging supplies to the wine industry. Waterloo is committed to stocking only the best brands in their 250,000 square feet of warehouses. Their unique services include stocking bottles, corks, capsules, wax, boxes and other packaging materials used in the wine and craft beverage industry. Inventory is constantly updated according to customer feedback and emerging trends and innovations.

For more information, visit www.waterloocontainer.com


Waterloo Container to Open New Sales, Marketing & Training Facility
14 November, 2014

Waterloo Container is nearing completion on a new building. The facility houses inbound and outbound sales for the company as well as a new training space. Training will be provided to Waterloo customers through the facility. The company wants the wine community to know how imperative these trainings and education within their industry can be.

To start, Waterloo plans on bringing in specialists who can train customers in everything from enclosures to glass to labeling and packaging. With nearly 4500 customers relying on Waterloo Container, the company has long been interested in investing in the development of the industry. Part of their new building is a large conference room for trainings. The room will be equipped with the latest technology including flat screen TVs to aid in presentations.

Congressman Tom Reed recently visited Waterloo Container to tour the new facility. While on his tour, the Congressman saw the company’s Seneca County warehouses, which cover about 250,000 square feet and house the many supplies that are the lifeblood of the New York State wine industry.

“There is so much more to the wine industry than sitting on your deck with a glass of Riesling in hand,” says Togo DeBellis, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Waterloo Container. “We wanted to invite the Congressman to see the inner workings of Waterloo Container, and experience all of the steps we take behind the scenes.”

The wine industry is one of largest tourism draws that New York State has to offer. With more than 100 wineries, the Finger Lakes wine region alone is the largest wine producing region in the country – east of California. Adding that to wine produced throughout the state, it is easy to see how tourism dollars are dependent on the visitors this industry brings in. According to the New York Wine & Grape Foundation, “The New York grape, grape juice and wine industry generates more than $4.8 billion in economic benefits annually for New York State. 1,631 family vineyards... 373 wineries... 175,000,000 bottles of wine... $408 million in state and local taxes…”  Our economy thrives from the several thousand people who are employed because of wine production.

In its 34th year of serving the wine community, Waterloo Container is owned by Bill and Annette Lutz, who started the company in 1980. It remains one of the only family-owned and operated suppliers of the wine industry left in business. It is this history and deep ties to the local wine region that inspires the Lutzes and Waterloo Container to keep on giving back.

Waterloo Container’s support of the wine industry in New York State is plentiful, as they continue to show year after year. This year, the container company worked toward opening the training facility to support the local wine industry in educational trainings, industry development, and events that continue to showcase the New York State wine industry and the Finger Lakes Wine Region.

Wine education has always been a top priority for Waterloo Container. Over the years, they have invested in local symposiums, wine festivals, and programs that encourage the development of the region and help produce new products and varietals of wines. For example, Waterloo Container is a primary supporter of the “Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes,” and the Winestock NY event – both held in Geneva, N.Y. each year. In 2013, the company gave a significant contribution to a grassroots program called NY Wine Spotting that aims to boost the number of New York wines on area restaurant lists. They also work alongside Cornell and its Cooperative Extension Program, investing in the college’s experimental station. This aids in the development of new grape vines, giving area winemakers new and fresh flavors to work with.

The training facility will help the wine industry grow by educating area wine producers about all of the elements that go into putting a bottle of wine on the shelf.


Waterloo Contianer is Expanding to Help Serve Our Customers!
01 November, 2013

We here at Waterloo Container continue to strive to offer our customers the best service possible.

We are growing to better manage the increasing demand for product, as the wine industry, local and all over the U.S. flourishes. Recently acquiring a neighboring 55,000 sq. ft. warehouse, allows for a larger "on-hand" supply. In conjunction with our increasing number of, efficient, friendly staff, we are working to keep our customers satisfied, in order to make it easier for them to get their product ready for all to enjoy!

Give us a call at 888-539-3922 to learn more about how we keep our incredibly loyal customers satisfied.


More Successful Trade Shows in 2013!
27 March, 2013


After a great run at the EASTERN WINERY EXPOSITIONand the WINERIES UNLIMITEDShows we are back to working on bringing our customers the best value and quality products we can! 

The turnout was wonderful at the Customer Appreciation Parties Waterloo Containerhad the privilege of hosting.  We do this in hopes of thanking our loyal customers while getting the chance to get to know some of the new faces we meet at the shows! 

It also gives us a chance to showcase some of our new items, such as the Selective Line by Saint-Gobain Emballage.  Year after year we look forward to attending these Shows and will continue to do so in the future! 

 


**BEER BOTTLES**SPECIALTY BOTTLES**
23 July, 2012

        ~If Beer is what you are looking to bottle~

Available in12oz, 22oz or 750ml crown, 750ml Belgium and even a 65oz Growler-they are ready for youto take by the bottle or by the truckload, what ever you need! 

       ~Does your special project need a distinguished look?~

We offera wide array of unique bottles for you to chose from- domestic and foriegn crafted!  

~Check out our Website to view many options~

~Not sure what you want, we are here to help~

~Call us for details~

 

 

 

Title Name Email Phone
Marketing Director Bobbi Stebbins bstebbins@waterloocontainer.co
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315-539-3922 Ext (47)
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