Ring Container Technologies and the Wolf River Conservancy collaborate
by Emily Adams Keplinger
In 2015, the Wolf River Conservancy entered into a partnership with Ring Container Technologies, with the announcement of a $500,000 Ring Challenge Grant that was formally announced at WRC’s fundraiser, the Greenway Soirée. Proceeds during the evening’s “Fund A Need” portion of the live auction were matched dollar-for-dollar by Ring Container.
“Thanks to the Ring Challenge Grant, WRC has protected hundreds of additional wetlands in the Wolf River corridor, bringing our total number of protected wetlands to over 16,000 acres,” says Keith Cole, executive director of the Wolf River Conservancy. “No other company in the state of Tennessee has made this level of investment into land conservation and preservation.”
Ring Container is a plastic bottle supplier with 17 automated manufacturing facilities across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company works with international food processors and suppliers including Stratas Foods, Cargill, Hormel, Con-Agra, and others to develop packaging for products such as dressings, sauces and oils, peanut butter, mayonnaise, snacks, and pet foods. In addition to its manufacturing facilities, it also has three distribution centers and a corporate headquarters and research facility in Oakland, Tennessee. Companywide, it employs about 700 workers with 2017 projected sales of more than $400 million.
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