Entries by Colleen

Environmental Performance Surpasses 2016 Goals Across Energy, Gas, Water, and Waste to Landfill

Bensenville, Ill.: creative werks,llc, an industry leader in design, manufacturing, and co-packing, today announced the release of its 2016 inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report.  The report highlights creative werks’ achievements in social and sustainable business practices, reduction targets for 2017, and its commitment to serve the communities in which it operates.  Despite producing 15 […]

creative werks partners with After School Matters to help Chicago teens stay in school and achieve success

Chicago, Ill. – creative werks celebrated After School Matters’ 25th anniversary this fall, which provides Chicago teens with high-quality, constructive after school programs.  After School Matters (ASM) program offerings range from workplace internships to music to poetry to computer coding.   On average 30,000 students apply to the competitive program, of which only 15,000 are accepted. […]

Spotlight on Liz Girten

Beautiful, smart, patient, and brave: Liz Girten, creative werks’ HR Manager, uses these words to describe her superhero Esther. While these words likely describe her superhero well, they could not be more emblematic of Liz, too. A fluent Spanish speaker, Liz studied in Ecuador while attending the University of Illinois. Upon graduating, she worked for […]

creative werks, llc Commits to Go for Zero: Eliminating Waste from Facilities and Processes

Bensenville, Ill. – As part of creative werks’ commitment to continuous improvement and reducing its carbon footprint, the company is excited to announce its zero waste initiative.  In a company-wide effort, the initiative will engage cross-functional teams to examine waste streams and seek alternative methods to avoid landfill.   In order to achieve zero waste, creative […]

creative werks, llc™ Will Relocate Corporate Headquarters to Elk Grove Village, IL

Bensenville, IL:  creative werks, llc, a leader in packaging design, manufacturing, engineering and co-packing, is pleased to announce the relocation of its corporate headquarters from Bensenville, Il. to Elk Grove Village, Il., where the company currently occupies 245,000 square feet of operating space.   Effective in January 2017, the location will support creative werks’ growing business […]

Spotlight: Justin Arnold from Engineer to EDM

From engineering to Electronic Dance Music (EDM), Justin Arnold, a five year creative werks veteran, has established himself as a fixer.   A 2011 graduate of Purdue University’s school of Industrial Engineering, Arnold came to creative werks in the Management Trainee role and rotated throughout the organization from Supply Chain, to Production, to Engineering to Finance.  Now, […]

creative werks Reaffirms Commitment to Social Responsibility

BENSENVILLE, Ill.  –  October 26, 2015 – This month creative werks, llc is proud to announce it has successfully completed the Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA), a four pillar audit which assesses environmental, social and business practices based on the Global Social Compliance Program (GSCP). The audit, completed in two and a half days, […]

Spotlight on Amanda Prostko!

  on AMANDA PROSTKO                  All star college athlete, project coordinator, volunteer, chemist, super powers? Amanda Prostko grew up in a small farming community 120 miles Southwest of Chicago.  She was recruited to play volleyball at North Park University, which she accepted, and upon graduating from a high school class of […]

Organic Certification Satisfies Growing Market Demand

creative werks, llc         Contact: Colleen Coyle FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Organic Certification Satisfies Growing Market Demand Bensenville, Ill. March 26th, 2015 – creative werks, llc™, which designs, manufactures and co-packs for top food brands, is now able to pack organic products for the $35 billion organic food industry, which grew by 12% […]

Positivity and Productivity: creative werks’ President Steve Schroeder Explains

The importance of urgency surrounding productivity is understood well at creative werks.  Working with global organizations that demand on time delivery, uncompromising quality, and fast throughput is pervasive in the manufacturing and packaged goods industry.  While pressure and client demand are constant variables, creative werks is able to remain positive, cohesive, and happy.  Although ‘happiness’ is a difficult key […]