May, June and July are the busiest months for the four plants that produce Atlas’s six-pack carriers, can boxes and other folding cartons.  Although we expect that this year’s summer lead times will improve over last year’s, we do caution our customers that the typical production cycle may be extended during that time.

We encourage everyone to check inventories, look at their own release calendars, and then get on our schedule.  By getting orders to us in March and April (even if they are not to be delivered until May or June), there will fewer worries for everyone when the summer rush hits.