Laura Heinen

About Laura Heinen

Laura is the Sales & Marketing Manager for National Bulk Bag. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Marketing. In 2011, Laura started in the packaging industry with a fulfillment equipment manufacturer, and then moved into end-of-line packaging distribution. She’s held packaging job functions in leadership, sales, marketing, supply chain, and administration and loves working with other companies on optimizing their packaging needs. She is an avid fisher-lady, boater, camper, gardener…pretty much anything outdoors in the summer, and hibernates during the long, cold Minnesota winters.

Recent Posts

Elevate Your Potato-Growing Game: The Ultimate Guide to Potato Grow Bags

Are you tired of dealing with the hassle of traditional potato planting methods? Do you dream of harvesting fresh, flavorful potatoes right from your own backyard? Look no further than potato grow bags – the innovative solution revolutionizing the way potatoes are planted and grown. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve deeper into the benefits of potato grow bags, address common questions, and equip you with the knowledge needed to embark on your own potato-growing journey.

Discover the Versatility and Sustainability of Burlap Bags

Welcome to the world of burlap bags - where practicality meets eco-friendliness, and style intertwines with sustainability. If you're seeking a versatile solution for your packaging needs, look no further. Burlap bags offer a timeless appeal and a range of functionalities that cater to various requirements. Let's delve deeper into the realm of burlap bags to uncover their charm and utility.

March 15, 2024

Categories: Burlap Bags

Enhancing Crop Protection and Market Appeal: The Importance of Agriculture Packaging Companies

In the realm of agriculture, where the delicate balance between protecting valuable produce and presenting it attractively to consumers is paramount, the role of packaging cannot be overstated. Agriculture packaging companies play a pivotal role in ensuring that farm-fresh products reach their destination in optimal condition while also adhering to industry standards and environmental considerations.

How the End of Just-In-Time Logistics in the Plastics Industry will Impact FIBCs

The practice of “just-in-time” logistics has been around for well over 60 years. However, recent events, including the pandemic and severe weather across the globe, have led many supply chain leaders to reexamine their view on just-in-time practices. For many industries, including the plastics industry, just-in-time logistics are likely coming to an end.

May 02, 2022

Categories: Bulk Bags

3 Reasons to Switch From Gaylords to FIBC Bulk Bags

If you've been following the news recently, you may have heard that there is a corrugated shortage affecting gaylord containers. This has caused prices for corrugated to skyrocket, and many businesses are struggling to find a way to get their products shipped. One great alternative to corrugated is FIBC bulk bags. FIBCs are a great replacement for corrugated because they are durable, economical, and easy to use. In this blog post, we will discuss the corrugated shortage and how switching to FIBC bulk bags can help your business!

April 12, 2022

Categories: Bulk Bags

How the Pandemic Driven Labor Shortage Has Led to a Rise in Agricultural Automation

The pandemic’s impact on supply chain has been covered at great length – COVID-19 has significantly impacted the availability of goods and materials across the globe. Consumer goods aren’t the only thing in short supply, though; many employers are also struggling to find quality workers to fill critical roles. The agriculture industry is in the midst of an historic workforce shortage as laborers are difficult to come by, with many produce growers facing serious labor challenges come harvest season.

November 26, 2021

Categories: Produce Packaging

The Shipping Crunch Leads Companies to Take Desperate Measures

During the COVID-19 pandemic, lead times for many goods and raw materials have been significantly extended. Beginning in late 2020 and into early 2021, many manufacturers saw a huge spike in lead times due to skyrocketing demand following the initial lockdown periods across the globe. As the demand increased, supply struggled to keep pace, due often to understaffed manufacturing centers and increased delays in shipping and delivery of raw materials. No industry was immune, including the FIBC bulk bag industry as we covered in our recent post “How the Shipping Crunch Is Impacting FIBC Bulk Bag[...]

November 04, 2021

Categories: Bulk Bags

How the Shipping Crunch Is Impacting FIBC Bulk Bag Lead Times, Prices

As supply chain issues continue to impact the world, many industries are feeling the crunch. As part of our commitment to keeping up on the latest industry news, we’re continually examining the FIBC market and lead times, and sharing our findings with you. By doing so, we hope to keep you informed and to help you minimize the impact supply chain issues have on your business.

October 06, 2021

Categories: Bulk Bags

What is National Ag Day? Why is it Important?

Each year in March, the United States celebrates National Ag Day. The holiday is organized by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA), which is a nonprofit organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber community. ACA dedicates its efforts to increasing the public's awareness of agriculture's role in modern society.

September 06, 2021

Categories: Produce Packaging

The Basics of Barcodes

We see barcodes every single day. We see them at the grocery store, we see them at home and on our electronic devices. Industries ranging from food to electronic to small manufacturers use the same system of barcodes to keep their inventories and products organized and easily identifiable. Barcodes are everywhere and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

August 24, 2021

Categories: Produce Packaging

Excess Produce Donations? Use Generic Produce Packaging.

As a natural part of their operations, many farmers and food processing facilities find themselves with produce or product at the end of their growing or production season that is unsellable due to its size or appearance. Many of these organizations are extremely generous with excess product and choose to donate their overruns or unsellable stock to charities or food shelters.

July 17, 2021

Categories: Produce Packaging

Download our Product Weight Guide & FIBC Volume Calculator

Product Weight Guide and FIBC Volume Calculator

Download our Product Weight Guide and FIBC Volume Calculator to help you determine how much weight a specific bag will hold.


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