SEC Kings Mountain Supports Eating Local!

Posted by Tawney Alger

Southeastern Container's "Restaurant Week" in our Kings Mountain plant supported small business "Grandma Hoyt's Country Catering"! In return, Grandma Hoyt's supplied our essential workers with a hearty meal served safely!

“We do so appreciate all the support you guys have given us now and over the past years. We are now living in uncharted waters. Our business as a self-service restaurant was practically closed overnight.
Grandma Hoyt's is now reinventing our concept with a limited daily menu, drive up, and curb hop orders as well as Family meal packs to go.
We extend a heartfelt ‘Thank You!’ To our business catering partners who have been helping us keep our 25 year tradition of country cooking and catering alive.”

SEC Steps into the Fight Aainst the Spead of COVID-19.

Posted by Tawney Alger

According to Southeastern Container's CEO Doug Wehrkamp, what started as an internal discussion on how SEC could assist our Coca-Cola Bottlers with hand sanitizer bottles for their internal needs, led to talking with the team at Dogwood Health about how we could help.

Our Enka, NC based packaging engineers were able to utilize an old set of production molds and fit them in our lab blow molding machine to produce a 22oz bottle. The engineering team (pictured) worked much of the weekend preparing the machine for production. We hope to ship 30,000 containers by the middle of the week.

Rachel Joseph, our Director of Engineering leads the efforts and is now exploring options for a smaller 2oz container as we continue to receive inquiries from companies and non-profits up and down the east coast.

Says Doug, “We are glad to help and truly hope we can do our part to help combat this horrible virus as quickly as possible”.


Winchester Apprentice Completes 8000 Hour Program!

Posted by Tawney Alger

SEC in Winchester, VA is pleased to announce their employee James Roberson has completed his Maintenance Mechanic Apprenticeship program. This is no easy feat! Southeastern Container participates in the Federal Apprenticeship programs, which are generally four-year programs with 8000 hours combined classroom and On-the-Job Training.

James has been with the Winchester Team for 6 years. James started his career with us as a blow molding machine operator and has become an integral member of the injection maintenance team. Congratulations on a job well done, James!