"I'm not sure if anyone from P&G has shared this with you, but our Ultimate Eye Cream just won an Allure 2016 Best of Beauty Award! I want to thank the Arkay team for your part in delivering this initiative on very compressed timing and ensuring that the launch was a success. Thanks!"
- Aaron Horsager, P&G
"I would like to thank everyone on the Arkay team for their hospitality and dedication to the Maverick Printing Trial.
Everyone put in extremely long hours but in the end the cartons look fantastic!!!!"
- Justin Perkins, P&G
"Thank you for helping make the mask-a-holic kit look beautiful, everyone LOVES it, and it was a great trip!"
- Andrea Kafure, Peter Thomas Roth
"Thank you for a wonderful holiday press run, it couldn't have gone smoother and the cartons look absolutely exquisite. I’m blown away by the vibrancy of color and fine detail – the end result exceeded all expectations. And the customer service was outstanding – everything was handled seamlessly, yet I know this expertise is a result of years of hard work. Looking forward to future partnerships in 2016!"
- Kate diMonda, Bliss
"I want to thank you for doing such an amazing job on press yesterday! The cartons look incredible!! My entire team is so happy and
only have great
things to say about you all (obviously!!). No idea what we would have done if Arkay was not producing these for us. You guys are the best!!"
- Ali P. Hazlett, Stila Cosmetics
"Your team has gone above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that my Oscar cartons were phenomenal and done in a timely manner. My Marketing and Creative group were most impressed by how fast the cartons were done and driven up from your plant. This type of service is unheard of and can’t be matched. Congratulations!"
- Letitia King-Reid, Inter Parfums USA
"I cannot think of a single supplier that I have worked with in 28 years that is more deserving of an excellence award than Arkay. You and your team have been simply outstanding development partners for Olay and I am personally and professionally indebted to you."
- John Whitney, P&G
"I have to tip my hat and send my utmost thanks. Arkay using 2 presses to get the work done was far and above my expectations. As usual, your team made rapid changes and worked with us to get some great looking cartons. Thanks so much for the partnership and the customer service you foster in your team. It definitely makes you standout versus competition and I can’t say thanks enough."
- Darren Cokonougher, P&G
"A big thank you to the Arkay team for your hospitality and time in giving us such a welcoming and thorough overview of your entire operation. The business philosophy the organization has been built on has given it a solid foundation and strategically positioned it as a key player in your industry, a position I believe will continue to strengthen even more in the future."
- Angela Dillon, I-Health, Inc.
"You guys are the bomb!!!!!"
- Patricia Farinella, Estee Lauder
"Thank you SO much for this lightning fast turnaround on the new pearl carton. Arkay is the best!"
- Edward Bess
"We are incredibly appreciative and pleased with Arkay’s service and products throughout this new relationship. Your team has gone above and beyond for us, providing us unparalleled customer service and unbelievable lead-times."
- Sal Rahman, StriVectin
“Please pass my thanks along to everyone at Arkay. You are wonderful to work with and I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know what a awesome group of people you have here in Roanoke.”
- Jayne Burgjohann, Sonoco-Trident
“I just want to say I LOVE U!! You are the BEST!! That is AMAZING!! I can’t thank you enough!! You guys ROCK! Literally! Thank you thank you thank you!!”
- Kristi Portington, NARS Cosmetics
“I wanted to send a quick note to thank you and your team for the hospitality and the hard work Arkay put into the proofing yesterday. I know it was not easy to proof 11 different versions, but the effort was appreciated by all and we look forward to the final pieces.”
- Rick Todd, Estee Lauder Companies
“Wanted to send you a note to thank you and the Arkay team for all the coordination and teamwork that was needed to pull off Wonder Woman. With several changes and our timeline getting shorter and shorter, I appreciate that you were able to support MAC and hold the commitment we established over the summer. Thank you again for your efforts on this project.”
- Danielle A. Krueger, Estee Lauder Companies
“Just wanted you to know I shared the Amida print sample with some other team members (LPK and P&G) late yesterday and they loved the result. So kudos to you and whomever at Arkay you were working with. You obviously made the right decisions.”
- Frank Coyne, LPK
“Packaging just recently showed me what you were able to achieve on the old Cyber White line to allow these cartons to combo in with our new Crystal line. You and your team deserve some congratulations and thanks for the effort and the way that you worked with our design and packaging groups to allow these two important lines to merge. This allowed us to retain the older line at much smaller numbers without impacting the cost to the brand. We are quick in this day and age to criticize, but rarely do we take the time to praise. Thank you and your team for the effort. It was and is appreciated.”
- Larry Frey, Estee Lauder Companies
“I was very impressed with your collective organization, the articulate detail with which all shared the highlights of their respective organization and focus area, the current and competitive nature of all Arkay processes and systems. Clearly, all in the organization shared the same objective and vision, and were involved in delivering on the same. Your utilization of Goodwill is excellent. This set a very good example for the community, and delivers a great product for EA. Your site cleanliness and organization was evident, and I encourage you to maintain the same. This is a real demonstration of a tight and organized business, and sets the tone for interactions and how each area runs their business.”
- Forry Weatherby, Elizabeth Arden
“In the name of the Jean Philippe, I would like to thank you for a great opportunity to get great folding cartons at competitive costs right here in the US. Personally, I would like to thank all your team in the factory for such a warm welcome and congratulate all of them for a great job.”
- Michel Bes, Interparfums Inc.
“I just wanted to tell you again how pleased I am with the work you've done so far with us and really appreciate all your efforts to make things happen. I have been really impressed with the level of quality and professionalism you have shown us throughout this ambitious endeavor. This is a project that has been in the works for years and you are the only supplier to come the closest to the VAT dyed board that I have ever seen! The samples you gave me today look and feel amazing and I can't wait for Development to see them.”
- Theresa M. Dion, L'Oreal USA
“I want to thank you and your team for a job well done. The group in California is floored. It was above their expectations. You made me look good. Everyone is impressed. People keep walking into my office saying "I hear you have some great carton comps. Can I see?"”
- Letitia King-Reid, Interparfums, Inc.
“In the short time I have been working with Arkay I am very pleased at the excellent level of Customer Service I receive. In record time you were able to turnaround an extremely difficult comp and have it delivered to my Marketing Team in time for a major press-event. I must point out that the comp was driven from Roanoke VA to Cranford NJ: customer service at its highest level! Oscar de la Renta is all about beauty and quality and Arkay is the perfect partner. Looking forward to working with Arkay on our additional projects in the future.”
- Charles Helme, Oscar De La Renta
“I am writing to tell you what a GREAT job Arkay did, turning your plant inside out to get our Bobbi Vodka cartons sized, printed, and finished in only 4 DAYS! Although the run was small, a heroic effort was made to get these delivered in time for Bobbi's Party yesterday. This was beyond the call of duty! Bobbi loved the cartons, they were the hit of the party!”
- Dorothy Mancuso, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
“Just wanted to say thank you to the entire Arkay team for putting together such a fantastic seminar last Thursday. It was extremely effective to have a representative from each aspect of the production process present to our group. My understanding of the production process is much more clear and crisp than it was prior to your seminar and I appreciate the work and investment put in by Arkay to make this all happen as smoothly as it did last week. I hope you work towards making this seminar an annual opportunity for your customers. Thank you so much!”
- Danielle A. Krueger, Estee Lauder Companies
“Just wanted to say thank you so much for hosting us and making it an educational and fun experience. You did a great job putting everything together and having the individual presentations on each phase of production was great in helping to understand the whole process. Please let everyone at Arkay know that we really appreciated their time. Thank you again!”
- Ronna Brodsky, Estee Lauder Companies
“I received the samples of the Live In Love folding cartons and the consensus is they are OUTSTANDING. The color match, pearl finish and hot stamping throughout the carton is perfect. Thanks for all the help and a job well done, I know it was not easy.”
- Charles Helme, Oscar De La Renta
“I want you to know how much we appreciate all the hard work you put to our brand. You have been great partners and I think this Warhol Holiday for us will be amazing and can't wait to see it complete. I can't thank you enough for doing all you have done, you are AMAZING! Please forward to all that helped out in this crazy adventure!”
- Kristi Portington, NARS Cosmetics
“Just a note to let you know of yet another wonderful experience I had today with Arkay. I was in need of a carton Illustration to be changed from a European Illustration to a NA Illustration and they were able to provide within one day (less than 8 hours). I have worked with Arkay on cartons over the last couple of years and I can say they are definitely my BEST supplier to work with and this is not just for cartons but all suppliers.”
- Nellie Vitucci, Procter & Gamble
“Thank you for being the good thing that happened today!”
- Danielle Krueger, Bobbi Brown
“Thank you for all your help and hospitality in Virginia. Everyone is very happy with the quality of print and colors and we can't wait to see the box assembled with the bottle! I also wonder if it's possible to get the John Varvatos fragrance box you produced -- that beautiful linen texture is close to our brand and I would like to present it as an idea for future projects.”
- Kate Pelc, Estee Lauder.
“I received the Bebe Wishes and Dreams cartons. They look beautiful. Everyone is very pleased.
Thanks for keeping this project moving along!”
- Norma Reidy, Interparfums, Inc.
“I just wanted to thank you and your team again for being so patient and accommodating during my visit to Arkay. The packaging looks amazing -- I can't wait for it to hit the shelves! I look forward to working with you all again down the line and will keep you posted on any new developments. Please visit us in LA anytime!”
- Kate Fabrizio, Smashbox
“Congratulations! Global Procurement and Global Quality Assurance have selected Arkay Packaging To Receive this year’s Estee Lauder Supplier Excellence Award. This award is to recognize you for achieving outstanding performance during 2011.”
- Leonardo Decandia, Estee Lauder