FIRST CHOICE MANUFACTURING LTD

This Company was added to the Mansonville Group in 1984. The division produces quality shaped molded products such as reforestation blocks, flower transplant trays, seafood containers, custom packaging and Korodrain™, which is used in landscaping.

All expanded polystyrene products produced by First Choice Manufacturing Ltd. do not contain CFC's or HCFC's and are recyclable.

We have the knowledge and experience to find the best value solution for your requirements.

eps GROWING CONTAINERs
GROWING CONTAINERS:
REFORESTATION

We offer a wide range of seedling growing containers, referred to as First Choice Blocks, which are primarily used for the reforestation industry. First Choice Blocks are made with high density polystyrene bead with no special coatings which inhibit recyclability, or possible environmental or health concerns. The high density ensures a smooth surface within the core which helps towards an easier extraction. Each core in the First Choice Block is designed with a series of vertical ribs. This design helps to eliminate root spiraling.

AVAILABLE SIZES AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR GROWING CONTAINERS

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EPS seedling block Styrofoam seedling growing block seedling tray
First Choice Blocks – Rebuilding the Natural Resources
FLOWER/VEGETABLE

FLOWER/VEGETABLE growing tray First Choice also produces a growing container referred to as a PodPak. This tray is ideal for flower growers who ship locally or export. The tray is designed that after being filled, will snugly fit into your packing box without breakage or shifting.

This design also makes it easy to extract the plant from each cell without disturbing the plant by either breaking open or spreading the cells.

There are 26 cells to a tray

FIRST CHOICE SEAFOOD CONTAINERS

styrofoam seafood cooler molded seafood containersWe offer a complete line of EPS foam molded seafood containers that will suit almost any need. Our seafood containers have excellent insulating qualities and are ideal for shipping any product that is temperature sensitive such as perishable herbs, frozen food and seafood products.

All food packaging is CFIA approved.
AVAILABLE SIZES FOR SEAFOOD CONTAINERS

Click here to see our list and specifications of the First Choice Seafood Container

CUSTOM PACKAGING

molded EPS foam packagingCustom molded EPS foam packaging offers great value and flexibility for your packaging requirement. Expanded Polystyrene(EPS) makes a superior packing material, protecting your product from all types of damage because of the excellent physical properties.

EPS foam packaging is lightweight, offers high energy absorption when subjected to impact, prevents sudden temperature changes due to its thermal structure and is 100% recyclable.

We offer custom tooling with labelling and printing to suit your needs.  Our designers and support staff are available to assist you with all your packaging requirements. Contact our office and talk to one of our representatives who will help you with your needs.

KORODRAIN™
easy drainage for landscapers

First Choice Manufacturing Ltd. produces Korodrain™. The design provides for easy drainage for landscapers. A system of grooves and holes allows for easy runoff and improved air circulation. Its lightweight construction makes it ideal for rooftop planters and patios. It is an excellent base for under paving, stone and planters to allow good drainage of water.

Korodrain™ is environmentally safe.

LANDSCAPING
easy drainage for landscapers styrofoam

Korodrain™ is ideal for all types of landscaping and low maintenance rock gardens. Korodrain™ is very simple to apply. Just place panel on the ground, apply drainage mesh of filter cloth on top of Korodrain™ and then place decorative rock or paver on top of mesh.
PATIO OR PAVING
PATIO OR PAVING insulator

Korodrain™ is the perfect application to ensure proper drainage of water. The Korodrain™ also acts as an insulator protecting your paving stones from lifting where ground is susceptible to frost.

ROOFTOP PLANTERS
styrofoam drain tiles

Korodrain™ is designed to replace the 3” (7.62cm) thickness of drain rock and drain tiles, which would normally be used in planters. Lightweight, Korodrain™ provides ease of application, especially on the higher floor and roof levels of high rise buildings. Concentrated landscaping loads are greatly reduced due to Korodrain's™ lightweight construction.

AVAILABLE SIZES AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR KORODRAIN

24” x 48” x 3” (60.96 x 121.92 x 7.62 cm)    Recommended for best drainage
24” x 48” x 1 ½” (60.96 x 121.92 x 3.81 cm)    Note the 1 ½” panel is a flat top design offering an excellent base for most paving stone designs.
Compressive strength: ranging from 10psi (68.95 Kpa) to 32 psi (220.64Kpa)
Water absorption: 4% Max. by Volume submerged

First Choice Manufacturing Ltd. was established in 1984. Contact our office and speak to one of our representatives who will help you with your special requirements.