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Calumet Packaging’s headquarters are located in Shreveport, Louisiana. The 85,000 square-foot facility is situated on a fifteen acre tract near the Port of Shreveport-Bossier adjacent to the Red River. Completed in September 2006, TruSouth Oil is home to the newest, most technologically advanced blending and packaging operation in the country.

Blending & Packaging Capabilities

Speed, accuracy and efficiency are vital in the manufacturing industry. Calumet Packaging has made a significant capital investment in new, high speed filling and support equipment allowing for super efficient, precision operations. The computerized manufacturing and packaging systems are versatile too - we package container sizes ranging from 8 ounces to 55 gallon drums.

Laboratory Services

Quality control is the cornerstone of manufacturing at Calumet Packaging. Calumet Packaging maintains an onsite laboratory that is overseen by a full-time chemist. All incoming and outgoing materials are tested to back-up Calumet Packaging’s high quality standards. A retain of product is kept for 6 months from the incoming raw material as well as each batch blended to ensure superior product quality. Calumet Packaging’s chemist conducts a certificate of analysis on each retain. A number of different tests are then run on each batch to guarantee the quality of Calumet Packaging’s products. The different tests assess viscosity, density, color, solidity and flammability. Results of the tests are included in the certificate of analysis and in the product spec sheets.

Tank Farm, Loading and Unloading Dock

Calumet Packaging’s strategic location is in close proximity to several major interstates. We have dual loading/unloading racks as well as a dedicated rail spur—we are within half a mile of the Port of Shreveport-Bossier allowing us excellent access to barge and container transport. Calumet Packaging’s facility also has convenient railway access. Our 42 onsite tanks can currently accommodate 1.25 million gallon of fluids. Like the plant and warehouse, the tank farm boasts the newest automated technology from position valves to inventory monitoring. Each tank has its own dedicated source & destination to ensure that fluids are not co-mingled.

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