Safer Packaging is a partnership between Atlantic Packaging and Locked4Kids.
Atlantic was founded by Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, W. Horace Carter, in Tabor City, NC, in 1946. The company has remained in the Carter family all these years and, under visionary leadership, has grown to become the most technically advanced packaging resource today (learn more about Atlantic’s history).
In Locked4Kids, Atlantic found a unique confluence of innovation and practicality that was a perfect fit for a partnership. With Locked4Kids’ award-winning design in child safety and Atlantic’s capabilities for manufacturing and printing & graphics, we came together to offer the cannabis market a product that is both necessary and elevated beyond anything else available for child-safe cartons.
Atlantic now holds the exclusive license for manufacturing and selling Locked4Kids cartons in the cannabis space.
Ellen Carter, Sales & Production Manager
Ellen joined the Safer Packaging team in 2019 following several years in the restaurant and culinary industry. She managed her own diner in Boston, MA for several years after college and more recently, following her time in culinary school, she has worked in the food and beverage industry in Denver, CO.
Ellen currently operates from her Safer Packaging / Atlantic office in downtown Denver and manages website inquiries, active customer service needs, and sample kits to emerging markets. She is the direct conduit from the field to Atlantic’s manufacturing staff for art and design, production scheduling, and order delivery requirements.
Pat Caccavella, Sales Expert
Pat started his packaging career in PA, building a relationship with one of his customers around shrink packaging. This started him on a path that has made him one of the leading sales specialists in shrink equipment industry-wide.
Pat has also become a player in the emerging commercial marijuana industry since its start. He saw the ways that Atlantic’s expertise and resources could help customers in that sector and moved to make the right products available for them. His relationship with Locked4Kids and the work he does for his customers makes him an invaluable player in this market.
Pat has been with Atlantic for over 20 years. His passion for the industry and his dedication to his customers are the driving forces behind his success and are the reasons why major consumer manufacturers have come to rely on him.
Allison Ferri, Printing & Graphics
Allison studied in the highly competitive Graphic Communications printing program at Clemson University, graduating in 2008. There she learned all the facets of the trade including printing, publishing, imaging, and packaging. She also gained hands-on experience with the equipment and processes through lab work and valuable internships.
Since 2008, Allison has gained experience in all areas of the business including production planning and scheduling, account management, and estimating.
Allison now manages customer service and prepress for Atlantic’s offset printing operation, which encompasses the production of folding cartons and commercial printing. She brings remarkable knowledge, expertise, and insight to our operation both internally and as a consultant for our customers.