FDS Manufacturing Company History
The article above, recovered from F-D-S' archives and written by Laurie Wiegler, describes the creation of F-D-S Manufacturing Company and a brief history of Sam Stevenson, the Founder of F-D-S Manufacturing.
FDS Manufacturing Company is a family owned company that started in 1950 and has grown into a major manufacturer of Industrial and Agricultural packaging on the West Coast. Headquartered in Pomona, California with a 240,000 square foot manufacturing and warehousing facility and an additional 200,000 square foot warehousing facility in Fowler California. FDS Manufacturing also employs its own trucking fleet for quick reliable deliveries.
FDS Manufacturing produces high quality and eco-friendly standard and custom packaging and FDS has streamlined the processes to create these products. Currently, FDS uses extrusion, thermoforming, injection molding and unique paper converting processes to manufacture the products. FDS Manufacturing Company also has a full machine shop which allows us to maintain and create custom tooling for any of our customer’s various packaging needs.
Today, FDS is a flourishing innovative Agricultural & Industrial Packaging company while preserving the environment. In 2009, FDS completed a co-generation or "Co-Gen" project which produces our own power, conserving energy, clean emissions, and utilizing 80% of the "Co-Gen" system to run our machinery.
- FDS manufactures only recyclable PET clamshells & Fruit Trays as well as PET rolls which we regrind our own scrap to reuse in the product with minimal waste.
- FDS uses a soluble wax/glue for single-face products which is better for the environment.
- FDS has taken the first steps in implementing traceability at the manufacturer's level.
- FDS has always strived to grow with industry changes.
These eco-friendly and innovative steps in manufacturing coupled with our top- notch unsurpassed customer service and competitive prices is what makes us the leader in our industry.