Macro Plastics And Calpine Containers Team Up To Bring Two New Produce Totes To Market

Macro Plastics and Calpine Containers have worked together to bring two new produce totes to market. The MacroTote 5-FV is used to achieve greater shipping efficiencies and the MacroTote 6-FV is designed to improve handling and storage capacity.
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Feb. 11, 2013 - PRLog -- (Fairfield – CA) – Macro Plastics and Calpine Containers listened to customer feedback and have worked together to bring two new produce totes to market. Originally designed with grape growers in mind, the MacroTote 5-FV can be used to achieve greater efficiencies when shipping any types of produce and the MacroTote 6-FV is designed to improve product quality, handling, and storage capacity.

The new MacroTote 5-FV is a single-piece, injection-molded collapsible tote. Its lightweight construction and ergonomic handles allow for easier handling in the field. Even though it weights only 1.37 pounds, the MacroTote 5-FV has a peak depth of 6.3 inches and is strong enough to hold 36 lbs. of produce. In addition, with a flip style latch and hinged edges, this reusable tote easily folds down flat to 1.34 inches in height, making it extremely cost-effective when used for one-way shipments. “Our customers are very pleased with the durability and functionality of this lightweight tote,” states Peter Piccioli, VP of Ag Sales for Macro Plastics, “they have reported improved pack out and minimized freight costs with its use.”

Designed with product quality in mind, the patented MacroTote 6-FV has rounded corners and smooth surfaces to reduce damage during handling. “Swamp” grips on the underside of the tote allow workers to easily handle the totes during harvest and move product quickly into cold storage. Once there, over 400 air vents in each tote facilitate the flow of air around the produce, extending shelf life. “Our table grape customers have been looking forward to the launch of the MacroTote 6-FV,” said Eva Hammond, Marketing Director for Calpine Containers, “with a load capacity of 28 lbs. per tote, and the ability to stack them 3 pallets high with a maximum stack weight of 1,193 lbs., our customers will be able to maximize storage capacity and production.”          

These new totes will be available across the U.S. from Macro Plastics and Calpine Containers’ distribution centers in California and Arizona. For more information about the full line of MacroTotes available from Macro Plastics, call 1-800-845-6555 or contact Calpine at 559-519-7162.

About Macro Plastics 
Macro Plastics is the world’s largest manufacturer of bulk plastic containers.  Based in Northern California with sales and manufacturing facilities located worldwide, Macro Plastics provides innovative business solutions for the agricultural, food processing, retail, industrial and portable flooring markets. Featuring six distinctive product lines, the company brands include MacroBin®, MacroTote™, ProBin™, ShuttleBin™, IsoBin™ and MacroTrac™.  All products are reusable and recyclable. Macro Plastics also provides attractive rental options and purchasing plans for all products. For additional information please visit or call (800) 845-6555.

About CalPine Containers 
Since 1895, Calpine has focused on agricultural packaging and satisfying the ever-changing needs of California’s growers, packers, and shippers. With headquarters in Fresno and 11 distribution centers located in key growing regions throughout California and Arizona, Calpine is positioned to effectively and efficiently serve their customers. For more information about Calpine Containers, visit or call the headquarters at (559) 519-7162.

Media Contacts:

Peter Piccioli, Macro Plastics, 859-389-7105, ext. 223

Malory Tindell, Calpine Containers, 559-519-7162
Industry:Agriculture, Food
Location:Fairfield - California - United States
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