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On-Site: The Buck Stops Here

NELMAR’s history, dedication, and accomplishments were covered in this month’s Featured Story of Plastics Technology, an informative online magazine for plastics processors: “If you aren’t familiar with NELMAR Security Packaging Systems, odds are your money is. If you go to banks, eat at restaurants, roll dice, play blackjack at a friendly casino, or even had the unfortunate experience of being arrested, your cash—paper and coins—has quite possibly found its way into one of NELMAR’s tamper-evident security bags. Headquartered outside Montreal, …

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Can You Feel It?

A message from our CEO and co-founder, Neil Freder Although it has been close to four years since I’ve written about the market, our company, and what we are up to, it feels like barely a week ago. The market, and life in general, is moving at an incredible pace. The Internet has moved us to a place where we acquire knowledge and information almost faster than the speed of light. We learn in nanoseconds. We react in nanoseconds. Is …

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NELMAR at ICCOS

On December 9, NELMAR’s Vice President of Cash Management Services, Refugio Lopez, will present “Revolutionizing the Process of Cash Management” at ICCOS Americas in Dallas. Security, cost containment, and efficiency are key objectives in maintaining a competitive advantage in the Cash Handling process, and Mr. Lopez will provide an overview of the processing, monitoring, and tracking of Cash Deposits. Mr. Lopez will discuss how Cash Flow and Asset Management can be improved through the accurate tracking of Cash and Information, and …

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How are Retailers Coping with Increasing Shoplifting Rates?

According to the National Retail Federation/University of Florida National Retail Security Survey, inventory shrink (which includes shoplifting, employee and vendor theft, and administrative error) averaged 1.38% of retail sales in 2014, costing Retailers close to $44 billion.

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Inside NELMAR: Learn about our Cutting-Edge Manufacturing Facility

NELMAR Security Packaging Systems Inc. possesses the most up-to-date technology in extrusion, printing and bag conversion, ensuring that we provide the highest-quality tamper-evident security packaging systems as well as great value to our global Customer base.

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SureTraxx™ Revolutionizes the Process of Cash Management

SureTraxx™ Deposit Ticket Generator SIMPLE. ACCURATE. EFFECTIVE. Through the use of advanced technology, NELMAR Security Packaging Systems has launched its unique SureTraxx™ Deposit Ticket Generator. This Cash Management program revolutionizes the processing of Cash Deposits. Using a secure web-based Deposit Ticket Generator and a Track-and-Trace system, SureTraxx™ offers the ability to create and monitor Deposits quickly and easily. This helps to significantly reduce costs and minimize potential human calculation errors. Thus, the entire Deposit creation process can now be executed more efficiently …

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NELMAR’s Commitment to the Environment

NELMAR Security Packaging Systems cares for the environment and ensures that resources are used in the most sustainable way possible. That’s why all NELMAR products are category 4 LDPE recyclable. Our Company believes that a comprehensive recycling program will result in a reduction of overall plastic production and energy consumption, while increasing operational efficiencies. We dismiss the notion of degradability and instead invoke the mantra: REDUCE, REUSE, & RECYCLE NELMAR is continuously dedicated to a greener future for our customers: …

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NELMAR Appoints Refugio A. Lopez as Vice President, Cash Management Services

June 11, 2015 – NELMAR Security Packaging Systems, Inc., a Leader in Cash Management Systems and Tamper-Evident Security Packaging, is pleased to announce that Refugio A. Lopez has joined the Company as Vice President, Cash Management Services. Mr. Lopez will oversee NELMAR’s revolutionary Cash Management Program, SureTraxxTM Deposit Ticket Generator. “Refugio brings a wealth of expertise to our Company and to our Industry. His understanding of the handling and processing of everyday deposits at Banking Institutions will enable the advancement …

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10 Nightly Habits of Productive People

There are certain habits that successful and productive people practice that differentiates them from the rest. A portion of their daily successes can absolutely be attributed to these evening routines. Here’s a list of 10 things that productive people do before going to bed to decompress from the day that has passed and plan for the day ahead.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Customizable for all your Security Packaging needs.

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Exercise Your Body, Exercise Your Mind

While we are generally aware of the positive physical effects that exercise can have on the human body, many of us might not know about the connection between our innate feeling of happiness and regular exercise.

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Plastic Money on the Rise Worldwide

The rise in polymer note popularity has been fueled by an increasing need for cash security, in the hopes of reducing illegal counterfeit operations and better regulate the amount of money in circulation.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

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The Future of Cash Deposits is Here: SureTraxx™

The SureTraxx™ program results in a more flexible, organized and integrated solution for your Business – one that is easy to use and which provides quality data to better manage cash deposits and cash flow operations.

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NELMAR Gives Back

For the past month, the NELMAR team has helped raise money for Movember, a very important fundraiser for men’s health.

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Why is Employee Theft Higher During the Holidays?

Thanksgiving has arrived, marking the true beginning of the holiday season. As stores and restaurants see an increase in customer traffic, it can get very hectic and stressful for both managers and employees to service the surge in patrons. Year after year, Companies have to deal with the harsh reality that shrinkage occurs at a higher rate during the holiday period than during the rest of the year, often causing a significant decrease in bottom-line profits during the peak season for the retail sector.

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8 Interesting Facts You (Probably) Did Not Know About Airports

Upon the release of the Airports Council International’s (ACI) 2013 World Airport Traffic Report, here are eight facts about airports and duty-free shops that you may find quite interesting! Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was home to the most passenger traffic last year with a whopping 94.3 million travelers passing through in 2013. Beijing Capital International Airport trailed in second with a total of 83.7 million passengers. (http://goo.gl/g68QST) The world’s top 30 airport cities handle more than one-third of global passenger …

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DID YOU KNOW?

Since 1987, NELMAR’s tamper-evident security packaging systems have gained worldwide recognition.  

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Risks Associated With Your Daily Deposits

How do you put a price on securing your assets? “The Banking Industry reports losses of over $1 billion annually because of employee [or third-party] theft, greater than the amount taken in Bank robberies many times over” (http://goo.gl/f3e4tj). Businesses put their trust in the Banking system to protect their daily cash deposits, but security procedures preventing theft and cash pilferage BEFORE that money reaches their local Bank branch should still be put in place. While the U.S.’s largest Financial Institutions …

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From North America and Beyond!

NELMAR Security Packaging Systems has always held its products to the highest quality standard, allowing it to remain at the forefront of Tamper-Evident Security Packaging since the Company’s inception in 1987. Over the years, NELMAR has grown and expanded but one thing has remained constant throughout: all of the raw materials used in the creation of our packaging are 100% sourced and manufactured here in North America. From the Dot-Com Bubble in 2000 to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to the …

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NELMAR continues to expand

Our manufacturing facility for tamper-evident packaging is still expanding! We installed 8 new silos this summer for the extrusion of film, bringing our silo count to 14 and almost doubling our resin storage capacity.

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Last week, NELMAR participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – a great opportunity to raise awareness for a really important cause. Here are some of our favorite moments captured! Watch part of our team participate in the challenge by clicking here.

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And The Number One Crime in America Goes To…Employee Theft

And the number one crime in America goes to…Employee Theft. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has found that 75 percent of employees have stolen at least once from their employers and scary enough, most of them are stealing on a consistent basis (http://goo.gl/6fFVCt). Organizational fraud, or better known as internal theft, has been a threat for businesses in all industries and of all sizes. Let’s start off by defining the term. Crimedoctor.com, a security consultant website hosted by Chris McGoey, …

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NELMAR’s Journey

“Great things happen when great people climb together.” – Neil Freder President, CEO & Co-Founder NELMAR Security Packaging Systems Inc.

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What are your thoughts about the sustainability of cash as the primary payment method for the future?

“Those who prefer cash use cash. Those who prefer credit and debit use cash. Everyone uses cash.” With the recent release of The Federal Reserve study titled “Consumer Preferences and the Use of Cash” (goo.gl/m841iE), it has been revealed that cash payments in the U.S. still outnumber debit and credit transactions combined. Despite an increase in alternative forms of payment, legal tender remains the most commonly used form of currency in the world, leaving no doubt that cash is still …

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NELMAR continues to grow

Stay tuned for our next technological expansion!

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Protection from the elements

  NELMAR provides the security you need – rain or shine!

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The world’s most beautiful currencies

Our tamper-evident ‎security packaging will transfer your ‎money safely, no matter where you live. Click here to check out some unique, beautiful currencies from around the world! Which foreign currencies have you used?  

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NELMAR recycles!

Did you know that NELMAR’s products are Category 4 LDPE recyclable? Click here for a helpful guide for recycling the seven different types of plastic!      

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What is a “DOLLAR”?

Did you ever wonder where the word “DOLLAR” comes from? It’s actually much older than the currency itself. It derives from the German word “Joachimsthaler,” a silver coin first minted in the early 16th century. “Joachimsthal” was the town (in the contemporary Czech Republic) in which the silver was mined, and “thaler” refers to something “from the valley.” In the late 18th century, the shortened, Anglicized form, “dollar,” was adopted as the name of the US currency unit we know today.

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DID YOU KNOW?

NELMAR houses the industry’s largest production capacity for tamper-evident security packaging, using the latest technological innovations to ensure that currency, checks and other valuables are transferred securely. Click HERE to read more about our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility!

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Sugar Shack

NELMAR celebrated northern culture this week with a lunch visit from the Sugar Shack Mobile! We had music, decorations, and every dish was maple-flavored – even the snow!

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Earth Day 2014

Happy Earth Day! To reduce the amount of plastic produced, NELMAR has a comprehensive recycling program. All our security packaging products are category 4 recyclable! Click here for more information.

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Connect with NELMAR’s revamped social media pages

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Protect yourself against fraud

Fraud is everywhere. Fraud affects people of all ages, backgrounds, and locations. Many people do not realize how frequently theft occurs AFTER valuables are already sealed in a generic security bag by simply opening and resealing its closure. Fraud cannot always be prevented, but you can prevent it from happening to you: NELMAR’s high-tech, self-sealing FRAUDSTOPPER security closure always shows signs of tampering. March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada. Protect yourself.

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NELMAR spent a rewarding night volunteering at Le Café

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NELMAR had an incredible 2013 – and 2014 will be even better!

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NELMAR in Forbes Magazine!

NELMAR’s STEB Duty Free Bags have been featured in Forbes Magazine! Click here to view the article.

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Construction update

The final wall has been installed on our 50,000 ft² expansion. Our manufacturing facility is now 200,000 ft²!

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Making progress!

Construction is under way on our new plant expansion!

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NELMAR makes a difference

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Construction has begun on our new building expansion

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NELMAR to make presentation at ICCOS Americas: The Cash Cycle Seminar

NELMAR will soon be attending ICCOS Americas – The Cash Cycle Seminar, a unique, global networking event in which stakeholders and delegates collaboratively discuss the management, distribution, and circulation of commercial cash. As an official Gold Sponsor, NELMAR will give two breakout meeting presentations regarding the latest technological cash-handling developments that will bring greater efficiency to the financial and retail industries. ICCOS 2013:  September 16-19, 2013, Miami, FL NELMAR Presentations: Tuesday, Sept. 17, Balmoral Room 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  …

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Striving for ZERO

When it comes to Loss Prevention, ZERO is the absolute best anyone can achieve. ZERO LOSSES. It may sound unrealistic, but as an employee of a tamper-evident security bag manufacturing company, I can honestly tell you that ZERO losses certainly is the objective we have in mind when we design our products.

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Innovation and Evolution at NELMAR

I’d like to take this opportunity to bring you up to speed on all of the major developments that have taken place at NELMAR as we have recently moved forward on several compelling new projects…

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Welcome to NELMAR’s blog!

After months of extensive research, strategizing, planning and several hundred pots of coffee, we have unveiled our new website and are introducing social media to our communications platform…

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