Admitting the problem is the first step to fixing it!

Congratulations on opening this series on implementing the Synergy Solutions into your stretch wrapping.  You have just taken the first step in correcting any problems that you might currently be experiencing in your load containment of stretch wrapped pallets.

This is the first of a multi-part series that we will produce outlining the proper identification, diagnosis, testing and implementation of pallet wrapping with enough containment to reduce your damage.


When I ask customers how much damage they are currently experiencing due to load containment issues, the typical response is, “Not much”.  To which I state that “Not much” is a relative term, when I ask how much my lovely bride spent while out shopping and she replies, “Not much”, and I look at the bags, I quickly realize that her , “not much” and my “not much” are dramatically different amounts.  In 2015 the federal government of the United States estimated that companies “not much” exceeded $11.7 Billion, that’s right Billion with a B.


What we are preparing to present to you is a simple, proven process that you may have heard some information about but may not have seen it tied together.  That is in many ways like buying a car and getting a bunch of parts delivered to you, it is not usable (in it’s most effective form) unless parts are assembled.  Actually consider this, Synergy is defined as the interaction or cooperation of two or more components to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.  Unless you are implementing the complete Synergy Solutions Process, you are get only some rims, a few tires and a steering wheel they all work great on their own but build the car and you can really go somewhere.

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that ain’t so.” Mark Twain

After years of studying films and their proper applications to pallets while being wrapped, Kurt Riemenschneider developed the Synergy Solutions Process.  It is a 4 step process that incorporates a documented repeatable methodology to measure the current load containment, determine proper load containment incorporating governmental regulations adherence, implementing the new strategy into existing or new machinery and providing the customer the ability to monitor the machine to ensure everything stays in the correct setting.

Sounds pretty simple right?  Just think of the 4 steps as defined by Kurt:

  1. Evaluate
  2. Create
  3. Test
  4. Maintain

Thank you for reading and again, congratulations on taking the first step with us.  You are on your way!

Coming next…….Let the Evaluations begin!


Thirty Eight Years

What does 38 years get you?

Recently Highlight Industries celebrated 38 years in business. 
Taken directly from our website:

”In the basement of Kurt and Karen Riemenschneider’s Grandville, Michigan home, a small idea was beginning to grow. This idea was to create a unique and superior line of stretch wrap equipment. At the age of 31, Kurt received his first patent for his invention called the “Highlight Handwrapper.” With patent in hand, Kurt decided to enter the industrial packaging machinery field.”

Humble beginnings started the most progressive; science based stretch wrapper company in the industry.

So what does 38 years get you?

These are just a few of the many solutions that we provide.

But let’s answer the question.  What does 38 years get you? Solutions that are fact based and tested against science.

You see, it is not that Kurt started with his patent all those years ago; it is that our company was formed out of innovation and need.  While others talk about number of patents, inventions and who did what first, HIGHLIGHT INDUSTRIES has always focused on innovations that meet you at your need.

Lastly and more importantly, we back up all of our solutions using science as the guide.

Do you want to know how? 

Do you have an impossible application? 

Having trouble identifying why your pallets fail in transit?

Contact us and we will engage in finding your solution!

Pictured: Kurt with our Revolver Specialist Rich Lamos in 1984