|Hartsville, South Carolina, USA, 27 April 2006 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) , the market and technology leader in the design and manufacture of concrete construction forms, and Oakland, California-based Pacific Paper Tube, Inc. today announced that they have formed an alliance in which each organization will provide Sonotube(R) brand concrete construction forms to West Coast distributors, builders, and contractors.
Patrick Wallace, president of Pacific Paper Tube, says the alliance is an exciting opportunity for the construction industry on the West Coast, particularly in fast-growing construction markets in northern California, Seattle and Las Vegas.
Earlier this year, Sonoco completed the North American roll-out of its new Sonotube(R) concrete construction form with RainGuard(TM) technology, a proprietary fiber form with improved strength, toughness, and durability in wet conditions that allows contractors to set the forms even in wet weather, and still pour concrete the next day. The new forms give contractors added scheduling flexibility to complete construction projects on time.
About Pacific Paper Tube
Established in 1989, Pacific Paper Tube, Inc. is a family-owned manufacturer and supplier of paper tubes and cores throughout the western United States. The company operates manufacturing plants in California, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada ensuring high-quality products with fast delivery on both large and small orders. Visit www.pacificpapertube.com for more information.
Sonoco, founded in 1899, is a USD 3.5 billion global manufacturer of industrial and consumer products and provider of packaging services, with more than 300 operations in 35 countries, serving customers in some 85 nations. For more information on the company, visit www.sonoco.com.