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Pak Source was selected to represent wood crate manufacturing for a segment of Manufacturing Marvels, airing on the Fox Business Network on March 13, 201.between 8:30 and 8:45 pm Central Time.

Pak Source team attends Pak Expo

Pak Source Owners:  Rob and Brenda Gillman

Pak Source Owners:  Rob and Brenda Gillman

New Addition to Pak Source Team

Nate Peisch joined Pak Source in April as one of our sales representatives.  He is looking forward to assisting our current customers while introducing new customers to

Pak Source.  He is a Quad Cities native who enjoy spending time with family and friends.




Exciting news for 2016


We now stock corner angle board, available in pallet quantities and custom sizes.  Also, copy/print paper is available in minimum half-pallet quantities when shipped with

other items.  Ask your account or customer service rep today for more information!


Pak Source is working with the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub to identify continuous improvement projects.  It is our goal to look for ways to operate more

efficiently and pass the savings on to our customers.






Great Things Happening Here

A representative of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce Critical Talent Network worked with us in October to reconfigure and update the layout of our production floor.  Due to their input and suggestions, we have been able to optimize and expand our productivity.  This will increase capacity as well as improve order processing time and workplace safety.


We have a new addition to our production equipment line--we are excited to have the Exacta-cut package saw up and running at Pak Source!  This effective saw will increase our cutting capacity by cutting whole units of lumber accurately and efficiently in one cut.

New Addition to Pak Source

Coming soon to Pak Source is the Exacta-cut package saw. Adding this machine to our production line, will allow us to increase throughput on our sawing line and enable us to more quickly respond to our customers’ needs and our current and future business grows.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Brenda Gillman, Pak Source President


                                                                                                                                                             Brenda Gillman, Pak Source President

Pak Source is awarded Illinois Small Business of the Year Award


Pak Source was awarded the 2015 Illinois Small Business of the Year Award for government contracting efforts and initiatives.  The award was presented on June 3, 2015 at the Midwest Government Contracting Symposium held at the iWireless Center in Moline, Illinois. The award was presented by Ms. Vicky Miller, Director of the Illinois PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center). 


Each year the Illinois and Iowa PTAC’s select one small business from Illinois and one from Iowa to receive the award for exemplary efforts and successes in contracting and marketing with government facilities as well as government large prime contractors.  Pak Source has secured contracts with multiple government facilities, including Rock Island Arsenal, Blue Grass Army Depot, Richmond, KY, Naval Air in Indianapolis, IN, and DLA in Corpus Christi, TX and Anniston, AL.  Pak Source also holds multiple contracts with large prime suppliers to the government.


The Illinois PTAC is sponsored by Black Hawk College and the US SBA, and serves a 10 county region in Northwestern Illinois.  The  center, located in Moline, offers training sessions, as well as services in one-on-one counseling, tailored bid matching , bid history information, marketing strategies, registration and certifications at no cost.  



                                                                                                                                                                     Studio D Photography

                                                                                                                                                                     Studio D Photography

Quad Cities Chamber Ribbon Cutting and Pak Source Open House


On July 9th, we invited our current patrons to help us celebrate receiving the John Deere Supplier Diversity award and our HUBZone certification by attending a ribbon cutting courtesty of the Quad Cities Chamber.  Guests visited with Signode and Ranpak vendors along with our staff.  We were honored to have everyone attend as a thank you for your continuous support over the past 13 years.   

SBA designates Pak Source, Inc as a HUBZone certified company


We are proud to announce that we have successfully met the US Small Business Administration's (SBA) ardent guidelines for HUBZone designation and are now a certified HUBZone small business as of April 17, 2014.  A HUBZone is a Historically Underutilized Business Zone and focuses on areas with historically fewer economic development and US government procurement activities than others.  The program is designed to extend several types of contracting benefits solely available to companies who comply with their HUBZone certifications.


This certification enables us to reach a new level of US government customer and opens doors into prime contracting opportunities and business relationships.  "Having the HUBZone designation will open more contracting and subcontracting opportunities to help grow our business and create jobs" states Brenda Gillman, Pak Source President.


Pak Source Inc. receives John Deere Supplier Diversity award  


We have been selected as the recipient of a John Deere Supplier Diversity award for 2013.  John Deere bestows two awards annually to honor a small business, and a women or minority-owned business in its supply base.  Nominated suppliers are evaluated for excellence in information sharing, problem resolution, responsiveness to requests, and business relationship.  John Deere created the supplier diversity awards in 2011 to recognize exceptional small and diverse businesses.


Pak Source Inc., based in Rock Island, Illinois, supplies packaging parts and materials to John Deere.  Pak Source Inc. employees accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on February 18, 2014 in Davenport, Iowa.