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Recently, third-party logistics service provider Port Jersey Logistics created a full-day educational experience for children of PJL employees to help them connect what they learn at school with the actual working world.
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Generating student interest in the 'working world'

Third-party logistics firm creates interactive educational experience for children aged 8 to 15.
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Salary Survey forecast is partly cloudy

IoPP’s 2014 Salary Survey reveals a slight retreat in salaries, yet with clear optimism for this year and for long-term packaging careers.
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Tips on interns

As you organize your summer packaging engineer intern program this year, these three steps are important to remember.
David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship goes to Tri-County Technical College.
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Harvey Scholarship to SC's Tri-County Technical College

Tri-County Technical College of Pendleton, SC, has been selected to receive the 2014 David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded during The Automation Conference May 20-21 in Chicago.
As economic conditions continue to improve worldwide, the demand for machines in sectors such as agriculture, packaging, materials handling, and machine tools will push revenues to $1.6 trillion this year, up from $1.5 trillion in 2013. This represents annual growth of 6.3%, more than twice the 2.9% increase seen in 2013.
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Rise of the machines includes strong packaging growth

New report from HIS forecasts industrial machinery market growth increase to double this year compared with 2013’s increase.
In this photo, an engineer works on complex machinery. Manufacturing’s resurgence creates demand for skilled technicians
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Manufacturing’s resurgence creates demand for skilled technicians

Needs include workers who can operate today’s high-tech equipment for plastics production, robotics, and automation.
In this Q&A, Randall Troutman, Account Manager, Printpack Medical, addresses standards, materials issues, sustainability, and workforce development.
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First Person: Comparing/contrasting medical device and food packaging

In this Q&A, Randall Troutman, Account Manager, Printpack Medical, addresses standards, materials issues, sustainability, and workforce development.
Healthcare Packaging Publisher Jim Chrzan near the Vietnam memorial in Washington, DC.
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Public trust part of the life sciences supply chain mix

Complexities in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biologics supply chain surpass any other industry, except nuclear power. Million-dollar pallets, toxic oncology meds, longer shipping channels—even the public trust, are part of the mix.
President Richard M. Johnson of The Parenteral Drug Assn.
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A Washington perspective on healthcare packaging

Visits to PDA, USP, RAPS, and CPSC reveal what works "Inside the Beltway."
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Best practices in manufacturing workforce development

How do we get today’s young people and their parents to understand that a two-year Associates Degree in the field of manufacturing could be a pathway to prosperity, while enrolling in a four-year College or University might be a one-way ticket to Debtville?

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