Get 2 Know The Sev-Rend Facility Along With The Great City Of Collinsville A Quick Bite by Sev-Rend Feature
Many people ask about Sev-Rend’s location – and it is usually easiest to tell our friends and clients that we are in the ‘St. Louis Area’. This usually puzzles many because our location is just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis in Collinsville, IL. We wanted to highlight the town of Collinsville so our readers learn a little more about the city.
Collinsville is the self-proclaimed “Horseradish Capital of the World”, and sponsors an annual Horseradish Festival. The area is said to produce 85% of the world’s horseradish, of such high quality that Germany and China (key users of the herb) import it for gourmet use. The Horseradish Festival is held annually during the first weekend in June. Collinsville is also the site of the Brooks Catsup Bottle Water Tower, which is claimed to be “the world’s largest catsup bottle.” It is a 170-foot-tall water tower in the shape of a ketchup bottle, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Another neat tidbit of Collinsville is The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is located within it’s city limits. The largest Pre-Columbian settlement north of Mexico, it was developed by the Mississippian culture. At its peak about 1200 CE, Cahokia had a population of 20,000-30,000, more than any city in the present-day United States until after 1800.
Collinsville is also home to Sev-Rend’s headquarters and production facility. Built in 2008 – Sev-Rend’s state-of-the-art facility is one of the only manufacturing companies in the Collinsville city limits. Sev-Rend manufactures all of the packaging items you all see in the grocery stores, such as the film, netting, pouches, and tags to name a few.
The Sev-Rend facility has a large foot print and was designed with the anticipation for growth. It also touts many sustainable efforts with its design and setup for its production processes. In operations in 2019, Sev-Rend recycled 46 tons of potential waste products from its modern manufacturing facility in Collinsville, IL. This was diverted from landfills because of the effort. Of the total volume, 36 tons were sent from the plant to an external recycling facility. And ten tons of waste materials were reformed to be used in Sev-Rend packaging materials.
In another effort to reduce waste, Sev-Rend utilizes high-efficiency lighting both indoors and on the exterior of its massive plant. The firm reduced its kilo-wattage by 19 percent in 2019. We also pride ourselves on utilizing water based inks within its printing process, which is considered to be a friendly alternative to soluble based inks which have high VOC emissions and are more hazardous for the environment.