Pratt Industries Recognizes CKS Corporation for Sustainability Efforts
Pratt Industries presents CKS Plastics with award recognizing their sustainability efforts on Friday June 21, 2013. Pictured are (left to right): Scott Laughridge (Strategic Accounts), Kelle Sewell (Account Manager), Scott Sewell (CKS, COO), David Dennis (VP, Sales & Marketing), John Sewell (CKS, CEO), Drew Sewell (CKS, COO), Bob Herb (President, Operations), John Day (GM, Conyers Millugator), Lee Lewis (Plant Manager).

On Friday, June 21, Pratt’s millugator in  Conyers welcomed CKS Plastics and 27 of its managers from across the country (14 plants) and from their corporate office in Atlanta.  The CKS group was escorted by bus to Conyers by Pratt Account Manager, Kelle Sewell and Pratt Strategic Account Manager, Scott Laughridge.

The tour included a stop at the Pratt’s innovation and technical support center, clean energy plant, mill and concluded with a tour of the corrugator.  For some of the CKS managers, this was their first tour of a corrugated plant.

Headquartered in Atlanta, CKS is a major producer of plastic containers, and supplies to many of the customers Pratt currently serves.  They are currently on a mission to increase their sustainability position and have used Pratt in a variety of ways to support their new initiative – including the use of Pratt’s recycling group.

They’ve also worked with Pratt Director of Sustainable Packaging Business Development, Suzanne Fisher, to assist in the development of their scorecard and web page enhancement.  Pratt Industries Chairman, Anthony Pratt, visited the CKS folks earlier in the year enjoying a top to top exchange and sharing of ideas for the future.

Following the millugator tour, the CKS group was treated to a steak luncheon served by Pratt employees.  Before being escorted back, David Dennis (Pratt Vice-President of Sales & Marketing) presented CKS CEO, John Sewell, with an environmental award that recognized CKS for their solid commitment to the environment and for choosing Pratt as their partner.

John Sewell (CKS CEO) praised the partnership, “…thanking Pratt for an outstanding day, we appreciate how your company goes the extra mile. We are proud to be a partner of Pratt. Thank you to you and your team for the hospitality and offer to help our company in all areas.”

Drew Sewell (CKS COO) also extended his gratitude to Pratt, “Thanks for a great tour for our guys including pickup and delivery to and from CKS.  Also thanks for the steak dinner, the sustainability presentation/award and the cool golf shirt with Pratt and CKS logos. You guys are first class and we are proud to be partners with you.”

Pratt is fortunate to have CKS as one of its customers and  looks forward to the amazing growth that is sure to come for both companies.