Harris Packaging named Small Business of the Year by Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce!
|Harris Packaging Corporation won in the 51-150 employee category, and was selected from a field of 83 nominees, 38 applicants and 12 finalists. Each finalist was judged by a panel of Fort Worth Chamber business owners and professionals, some of them past award winners. Top entrepreneurial students from Texas Christian University's Neeley School of Business were also among the judges.
"This year was one of the most competitive we have seen, both in the quality and quantity of applicants," said Jeff Meisner, chairman of the Chamber's Small Business Council and founder/CEO of Skyline DFW Exhibits, winner of the award in 2007. "The fact that these companies are thriving in spite of a difficult economy bodes extremely well for the future of small business in Tarrant County."
Criteria for the award are business growth and performance, sound business strategies and practices, customer service strategies, business challenges, unique and innovative approaches, and community involvement.
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Above and beyond providing quality and service, we at Harris Packaging strive to become partners with our customers. Over the years we have been honored with the following awards from some of the customers with whom we have a longtime partnership with.
- Most Outstanding Performance by a Supplier in Quality and On Time Performance – FMC
- Supplier Quality Award for Delivery and Responsiveness – M&S Systems
- 4 time winner of - Outstanding Achievement in Supplier Reliability – Fisher Controls
- Supplier of the Year – Custom Building Products
For many years now, Harris Packaging’s Employees have been participating in the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta in Arlington, Texas which benefits the River Legacy Foundation. Many of our employees dedicate their time and efforts outside of work hours to design and build boats out of corrugated that they will then race at the Regatta. It is a time of the year that everyone at Harris Packaging looks forward to.
Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees
American Carton Co. recently participated in the TICCIT program by donating 450 trees to a local Intermediate School for their 6th grade students, and taught them about sustainability, recycling and the environment.
Through a Fort Worth Chamber event we were introduced to the delicious food of Z's Cafe. After meeting the owners Janet and son Carlo, and learning of their involvement with Samaritan House, we decided to help out by providing their boxed lunch boxes, and in return Z's Cafe has catered several of our in house events. It has been a great partnership! Check out Z's Cafe for any catering needs.