2023 Mexico Minimum Wage Increase
On December 1, 2022, the National Minimum Wage Commission in Mexico announced the minimum wage increase for 2023. On January 1, 2023 the minimum wage in Mexico increased by 20%. This change will impact BAG Corp operations in all three of our manufacturing facilities. In addition to the minimum wage hike we are also experiencing increases in other areas like electricity and other areas where inflation (expected to run from 6% to 10% in Mexico for 2023) has an impact. We know this is...Read More
BAG Corp Announces The Passing Of Cedric “Ced” Derby
With heavy hearts and great sadness, the BAG Corp family announces the passing of, Cedric “Ced” Derby, one of BAG Corp.’s founders, who died peacefully on March 16th. The full obituary can be read here. “Over the years many of us have accumulated our own special memories of Ced”, said Jodi Simons BAG Corp Chairwoman. “My first memory of Ced was 1972. I was in 2nd grade when Bob Williamson, my dad and founder of BAG Corp., brought Ced into the company as a Partner to develop and...Read More
WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS OF A BULK BAG?
In the post we provide guidelines on the dimensions of a Super Sack® container and how to estimate the size when filled. Bulk bags, or FIBCs, are manufactured by cutting and sewing woven polypropylene fabric. Although a bulk bag is typically constructed in a rectangular shape, due to the flexibility of the polypropylene fabric, the bag will round similar to a cylinder when filled. The dimensions of a Super Sack® container are typically provided in length, width and height, or often ...Read More
Resin Prices Continue to Rise. When Will It End?
We all have been witnessing the continued rise in resin prices since the middle of 2020. Many times we have been scratching our head as to why and asking ourselves when is it going to end. In this blog post we spent some time with Mike Ashton of Enduring Investments to try to understand how we got here and where it might end. Mike, what caused this this spike in resin prices? When resin prices continued their slide in early 2020, to reach a low point during the hard global lockd...Read More
THE 411 - The Ins and Outs of Bulk Bags
Within the FIBC industry, there are a vast number of bulk bags to choose from and even more terms used to describe them. With so many options available, it may be beneficial to understand the basics of a bag and the jargon that you may encounter. Bulk bags are used to store and transport various types of dry, flowable products. Due to the design and construction of bulk bags, where woven polypropylene fabric is cut and sewn together, the product contained inside the bags is not 10...Read More
The Passing of Cindy Finley
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we share the passing of Cindy Finley. She lost her battle with cancer early this morning. Cindy started with BAG Corp when she was 19 years old and was the first employee Bob Williamson hired. Her career at BAG Corp lasted 49 years and she was instrumental in our growth and success. She was a driving force in the expansion of the FIBC industry in North America, as well as establishing relationships with our strategic partners in India t...Read More
Shipping Cost Continue Rising
Shipping cost have been on the rise in in 2021 with no sign of slowing down. COVID-19 has displaced shipping containers around the globe and as the economy recovers import demand is clogging up major U.S. on every coast. At BAG Corp. we are keeping an eye on this situation. In recent months we have seen rates climb from $9,000 per 40ft container to $12,000 this month from the ISC region to the United States and Canada. We are also seeing storage charges due to lack of chassis and tr...Read More
Understanding Bulk Bag Fabric - Benefits, Performance and Repair
Bulk bags are widely used across a number of industries to store or ship a wide range of products. To determine which bulk bag is ideal for your product and application, it is important to first evaluate the type of fabric you need. Uncoated Fabric: Bulk bags are commonly manufactured using either coated or uncoated woven polypropylene fabric. Uncoated woven polypropylene fabric is ideal for products requiring breathability as the fabric allows for air flow. A good rule of thumb fo...Read More
How Do I Properly Discharge A Bulk Bag With A Liner?
Bulk bags are manufactured using woven polypropylene fabric and are more prone to sifting than solid containers. Sifting occurs when tiny particles displace, taking the path of least resistance. It is important to note that due to the construction of a bulk bag, a sift-proof design cannot be achieved unless an inner liner is used. *To learn about The Science of Sifting in Bulk Bags: Know Your Microns, click the link at the bottom of the article. Bulk bag liners are available in man...Read More