Pipeline’s Custom Designs Recognized with Two NACD Awards

Glenwillow, OH – April 21, 2016

The National Association of Container Distributors [NACD] – an organization of the leading packaging manufacturers, distributors and resource providers in the U.S. – met this month to identify innovative designs and sourcing within the industry. The annual awards program recognizes the most innovative packages in the following nine categories:

  • Beverage
  • Cosmetic & Personal Care
  • Drug & Pharmaceutical
  • Food
  • General Industry
  • Household Chemical & Auto
  • Pet & Vet
  • Novelty
  • Best Use of Stock Components

DSM's Bullseye tanks at workDiamond Shine, a chemical manufacturer for the car wash industry,  wanted to redesign the entire concept of how cleaning agents shipped, stored and used inside their service centers. The prior system was bulky, expensive to ship and prone to creating a slipper mess on the floor that could result in employee injury. The new, 2-part concept involves shipping the cleaning agent as concentrate in a 2.5-gallon container (as opposed to a drum of pre-mixed solution). When needed, the container is then inserted into custom design mixing tank that measures the amount of liquid inside and drastically reduces the amount of slippery spillage onto the floor. Reduced shipping costs, easier storage, more accurate mixing and measuring as well as safer usage garnered this exceptional design the NACD Silver Award in Household Chemical & Auto.

Pocketshot Earth Scent by Tink's features a new clip cap to prevent accidental loss while out huntingTink’s is “America’s #1 buck lure” for over 40 years.  The Pocketshot was a new product to be launched once the right packaging could be found.  The compact size is small enough to keep in a pocket for quick access.  Pipeline and Tink’s collaborated on a spray vial whose cap incorporated a clip. The portable design acts as a secondary application that carries over 50 shots of mist per bottle. The new design was targeted by NACD for the Bronze Award in Pet & Vet products.

Pipeline Packaging (, a subsidiary of Cleveland Steel Container Corporation, is the largest US distributor of industrial rigid packaging and an upcoming resource in the consumer packaging market. Founded in 1988, Pipeline has grown to 11 sales offices and over $100MM in sales. Its success is attributed to a dedicated, people-centric vision that unites the best industry talent and respected manufacturers with a commitment to always consider “CUSTOMERS FIRST.”

Pipeline Offices: Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Des Moines, IA; Detroit, MI; Houston, TX; Kansas City, KS; Nashville, TN; Oyster Creek, TX

For additional information, please contact:

Sean Smith, Director of Marketing
Pipeline Packaging