A container manufactured for B. Manischewitz Company takes the prize.

Specialty packaging manufacturer J.L. Clark(www.jlclark.com) has won the 2012 “Best of Food Category” in the International Metal Decorators Association’s “Excellence in Quality” Competition, with a metal container produced for B. Manischewitz Company, the nation’s largest manufacturer of processed kosher food products. 

The Manischewitz “Coconut Macaroons” tin showcases many of J.L. Clark's impressive in-house metal lithography and fabrication capabilities, according to J.L. Clark director of sales Mike Tolliver.  “As you might imagine, Manischewitz are sticklers for print quality, particularly on a tin of this type where the full color lithography depicts not only the macaroons contents, but a chronology of the company’s amazing 125 years history,” Tolliver says.  “The color registration on this tin is a great example of what sets J.L. Clark apart.”

J.L. Clark’s previous IMDA “Excellence in Quality” winners have included a holographic popcorn tin for Houston Harvest, a Barnum's Animal Cracker tin, a commemorative Dale Earnhardt tin and the 2011 winner -- a Band-Aid® Brand Collector's Series tin. 

J.L. Clark is a division of CLARCOR, a $1 billion, diversified marketer and manufacturer of mobile, industrial and environmental filtration products and consumer and industrial packaging products sold in domestic and international markets.