InsulTote insulated packaging products displayed at Pack Expo

The Innovative Energy booth at Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago
The Innovative Energy booth at Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago displayed several examples of InsulTote insulated packaging products.

Several members from the Innovative Energy team were in Chicago exhibiting at Pack Expo earlier this week. Our InsulTote insulated packaging products were on display, including insulated boxes and box liners, as well as miniature mock-ups of our insulated pallet covers.

As always, Pack Expo attracted thousands of professionals and we were pleased to meet with a good number of them at our booth.

“We spoke with individuals who are seeking a solution for protecting everything from food and dessert items to cosmetics and medical supplies,” said Tammy Skrzekut, executive director of the Packaging division for Innovative Energy. “Our reflective-based insulation products, combined with the resourcefulness of our team, give us the ability to offer such solutions.”

The InsulTote product line offers a variety of insulated shipping and transport products – made using reflective technology – that protect temperature-sensitive items during transit. Not only do we supply standard items like insulated boxes, box liners, pouches and pallet covers, but we pride ourselves in offering custom-tailored solutions to best suit your needs.

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Cook-off time at Innovative Energy

Winners of Innovative Energy's cook-off
Lisa Sizemore (middle) won first place in the guacamole cook-off while Tammy Snyder (left) came in second place and Wendy Brownewell (right) came in third place.

We may not be in the food industry, (although we do offer insulated packaging products for those who are) but Innovative Energy employees sure can cook. This was evident at yesterday’s company potluck where an array of dishes, including tacos, salsas, rice and bean dip – not to mention the desserts – were enjoyed.

What was the occasion? Just a good old-fashioned cook-off. The featured dish – Guacamole.

Guacamole dishes
There were five entries in the guacamole cook-off. The winning recipes can be seen in this photo as numbers 1, 5 and 4 respectively.

Five employees decided to throw their best guacamole recipe into the mix to see who would be crowned this year’s cook-off champion. With only one vote left to be tallied, Lisa Sizemore, sales assistant in the Commercial Division, and Tammy Snyder, executive director of the Packaging Division, were tied for first place.

The last vote put Sizemore ahead and she was awarded the big spoon – our cook-off trophy. Snyder walked away with second place while Wendy Brownewell, logistics manager, picked up third.

Innovative Energy offers the most complete line of reflective insulation products — from building insulation products to materials for OEM and packaging applications. With a wealth of technical expertise, company representatives are always available to direct customers to the products that best fulfill their needs and requirements. For more information, call 800-776-3645 or visit

Innovative Energy to show off insulated packaging products at Sweets & Snacks Expo


The 2012 Sweets & Snacks Expo takes place in Chicago May 8-10

Innovative Energy will occupy booth No. 287 at the Sweets & Snacks Expo being held at McCormick Place in Chicago May 8-10. A variety of Innovative Energy’s InsulTote(R) line of insulated packaging products will be on display including insulated box liners, pouches and boxes. Samples of these items as well as product brochures will also be available. This year’s Sweets & Snack Expo is expected to be the largest ever, with some 540 companies exhibiting and a total attendance of over 14,000 industry professionals anticipated.

Innovative Energy products are made with a reflective surface which reduces heat loss or gain helping keep your items at a more desirable temperature. Representatives will be on hand to inform attendees about the benefits of reflective insulation and answer questions. For more information on the Sweets & Snacks Expo, visit For more information about Innovative Energy’s insulated packaging products, visit or call 800-776-3645.

Innovative Energy employees embrace the spirit of giving

Innovative Energy employees begin to gather for their annual Christmas party. The employees raised more than $600 for a local family in need through a silent auction and donations.

The employees of Innovative Energy came together last week to raise more than $600 for a local family in need. Everyone from the production workers and office staff to the executive directors and the company’s president took part in a silent auction and then donated additional funds during the company’s Christmas party.

With the help of Lowell town officials, employees learned of a local family struggling to endure through financial hardships and the unexpected loss of the children’s mother. The funds will be used to provide Christmas gifts for the family, with the children’s primary request being for clothing. The silent auction raised $381, to which company employees added an additional $250 in personal donations.

This was the first time Innovative Energy conducted a fund-raising silent auction as part of its company Christmas party, but everyone was very pleased with the end result. The company plans to make this an annual event.

“This was more than just a company donation, it was kindhearted people coming together to help a neighbor,” Carl Kurek, an employee of Innovative Energy, said. “Everyone just really felt for this family and was happy, more than happy, to be able to offer them some assistance.”

Innovative Energy has been cemented in the Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland area since the company was formed in 1980. Its headquarters have been located in Lowell, Ind. since 1995. >From reflective insulation and radiant barriers to temperature-sensitive packaging, the company has been a leader in developing energy-conserving products through reflective technology. For more information about Innovative Energy, click here.

If you would like to help a needy family in your area this holiday season, contact your local town or city hall.

Innovative Energy gets social about reflective insulation

Innovative Energy can now be found on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The company plans to expand its reach to more social networks in the near future. (Photo courtesy of

“Social networks aren’t about Web sites. They’re about experiences.” – Mike DiLorenzo, NHL social media marketing director.

Innovative Energy is excited to announce that the company can now be found on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We plan to use these popular channels to make ourselves more available to current customers, as well as to anyone who may be curious about reflective insulation, radiant barriers or insulated packaging in general. Being a leading developer of these products, I.E. can provide solutions and expert advice on the best ways to use them.

“Having a presence on social media is going to allow us to interact with people on a different level,” Carl Kurek, marketing and public relations coordinator for I.E., said. “Our goals are to inform and educate our followers, and to be there with answers when they have questions. But we plan to have a little fun at the same time.”

Followers of I.E.’s social media pages will be able to take advantage of special promotions, offers and contests. They can also stay current on industry-related news, and will be the first to know about new product releases from I.E. This is yet another opportunity for the company to spread awareness of the benefits of using reflective products in building, OEM and packaging applications. With high energy consumption being such a prominent issue facing the U.S. today, I.E. products can help reduce our overall energy use year ‘round in a number of different applications.

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