Tri Pac puts together a string of steady growth

In 2009 the company Vikram Shah worked for was acquired and his job eliminated. That turned out to be his opportunity to find something much bigger to take on.

He had proven track record in solving customers' needs when it came to packaging. And he had a single client. That was enough for him to go into business for himself, opening Tri Pac, Inc.

He found an empty building in Vandalia and with the help of the team of business consultants at the Southwest Michigan Region of the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC), his business was launched.

The company manufacturers aerosol and liquid consumer goods for industries including, household, automotive, sporting and outdoor goods, industrial, institutional, and defense.

Tri Pac Inc. is a turn-key business, offering services from research and development, to blending, filling aerosol, liquid and barrier packaging to packaging of materials provided by its customers as requested.

“We add value to the supply chain,” says Vikram Shah, President of Tri Pac, Inc. “Our services and products allow marketers to focus on building their brand value while we handle the packaging and distribution for them.”

The company has been growing at an average rate of 30 percent a year and in 2014 expanded its state of the art facility, adding two lines for aerosol products that can produce more than 16 million units each year.

And in 2014 the company also received ISO 9001:2008 certification, demonstrating it meets quality management systems now required by many companies.

TrI Pac Inc. also is a certified minority-owned business. 

Shah's success has resulted in some notice in high places. He has been invited to join the White House Business Council and Business Forward to weigh in on how Federal manufacturing policies affect businesses such as Tri Pac.

Source: SBDC Michigan
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