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FLCC Viticulture Students Tour Waterloo Container


Waterloo Container hosted students and faculty from Finger Lakes Community College at their headquarters in Waterloo for an educational experience to broaden their understanding of packaging as it relates to the wine industry as a whole.

“Our students take the grapes they harvest during their fall semester through fermentation onto fining, blending, sweeting trials in the spring and finish with bottling and labeling all final wine blends.  This final step would not be possible without the long-standing support from Bill Lutz and Waterloo Container.  Knowing what is available to the industry locally is a benefit to our students’ future careers within this area and beyond” said Gina Lee, Viticulture and Wine Technology Coordinator at FLCC.

When asked about how Waterloo Container could help to grow the program, she replied, “Your continued financial and product support is priceless to us.  Knowing who we are and what we provide to our students (future wine makers) and relaying this info to those who cross your paths is beneficial.”

Sales Director George Hall lead a tour of the facility and an educational discussion of wine packaging options and services provided by the local company.   “To me, it is important that we share our open stock bottle, cork, and closure availability with the viticulture students studying at FLCC before they head out to their respective positions in the NY Wine Industry. While giving the tour, I was able to educate the students on bottle styles, closure options, and next level packaging. Waterloo Container proudly supports this program and wants nothing more than to see the program continue to grow.  We value the relationship we have with FLCC and their Viticulture and Wine Technology program and want nothing more than for it to have continued success creating the next generation of wine industry leaders.”

While touring the facility students also had the chance to also see first-hand packaging operations and equipment lines and machines related to repack, shrink sleeving, warehousing and inventory.  “If I had one message for students who weren’t in the program already it would be to Check it out! What’s more fun than being part of an industry with unlimited growth potential?” added Hall.

Waterloo Container is a family-owned wine and beverage packaging supplier founded by Bill Lutz.  The company has over 40 years of experience in the wine packaging industry.  We provide partnership through packaging with an unrivaled ready-to-ship inventory of glass wine, spirit and craft bottles sourced both domestically and globally, helpful services like glass printing, shrink sleeve labeling and state of the art re-pack. Our alliances with the most reputable vendors in the industry means we can offer leading brands like Ardagh Glass and STELVIN® brand closures, along with our unmatched selection of stock capsules and corks, all with an unmatched customer service experience.   Get your package when you want it, the way you want it with Waterloo Container.

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