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PMMI to link European processors and packagers to North American innovation at Interpack 2011

International consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies and private label brands will enjoy sharpened insight into the latest processing and packaging innovations and trends when they visit the PMMI stand (Hall 12, Stand F01) at Interpack 2011 (May 12-18; Düsseldorf, Germany).
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PACK EXPO 2010 to be One Powerful Show

New Pavilions, Expanded Show Focuses on Total Manufacturing Solutions.
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PMMI Packaging Hall of Fame™ class of 2009 nomination deadline August 3

PMMI has issued a call for nominations for the Packaging Hall of Fame™ class of 2009.
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Packaging Automation magazine has a new website archiving all issues and articles: www.packagingautomation.net.
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Packaging Automation magazine gets its own website

The popular online magazine gets its own searchable archive site, helping packaging machinery specifiers and builders research innovative, modular machinery and automation trends in the packaging industry
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Companies:Siko Products, Inc. announced that all Siko product lines would meet the European Union directive RoHS 2002/95/EG as of July 1.
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PMMI establishes Mark C. Garvey scholarship

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute has established the Mark C. Garvey Scholarship in memory of Mark C. Garvey, past Chairman of PMMI and a long-time supporter of packaging education who passed away earlier this year.
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U.S. packaging machinery exports rise

U.S. exports of packaging machinery are up 6.37% from a year ago, totaling $428 million.
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People

Andrew MacLeod was appointed divisional vice president of sales and marketing for SCA Packaging North America.
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People

Multivac appointed Ben Eastman and Jason Green regional sales managers, food division; and Mark Hammelrath market development manager, food division.
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Companies

Sonoco is manufacturing self-heating containers at a plant in Wausau, WI. Sun Chemical has formed Sun Chemical Security, a new global business unit that will provide a wide range of products used to print packages that incorporate security measures.
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Companies

Sun Chemical Corp.
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PMMI is RFID enabled

Radio-frequency identification will be prominent at Pack Expo Intl. 2004 through a major conference track, eye-opener speakers, and an RFID Pavilion exhibition area of more than 40 companies.
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Packaging machinery demand to rise

According to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s seventh-annual Purchasing Plans Study, consumer and industrial goods companies will increase packaging expenditures this year to $5.479 billion, a 4% rise compared to 2003.
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CPG companies: Bridging processing and packaging

“This is a moment where silos are being broken down, where those who make and those who package are talking together. It’s a great first step.”
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People

Gordon B. Bonfield was appointed president and CEO of R. A. Jones & Co.
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People

Safeline Inc. hired Anastasia Snyder as special events and promotions coordinator.
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People

Jerry Welcome (above) was named president of the Intl. Fresh-cut Produce Assn. Welcome most recently served as vice president, member services, for the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute.
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People

Rocky Marquis, president of Marq Packaging Systems (Yakima, WA), was elected to the position of chairman of PMMI’s Executive Committee for 2003.
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SURVEY IDENTIFIES TOP MACHINE ATTRIBUTES

A recent survey of PMMI member companies identified quick-changeover capabilities, flexibility, and fast speeds as the top three machine attributes most often requested by companies purchasing new packaging equipment.
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People

Elected to four-year terms on the Board of Directors at the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute are (from left) John Raterman, vice president North American sales at Nordson Corp.; Glenn Siegele, president of Omega Design Corp.; Randy Spahr, vice president of Packaging Machines Intl.; and Andrew Zucaro, president of Azco Corp.
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Expo Pack Mexico 2002

More than 700 companies will exhibit at Expo Pack Mexico 2002, to be held June 25 to 28 at Expo Santa Fe in Mexico City. Organized and produced by Oprex (Mexico City, Mexico) and the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA), Expo Pack is co-located with Procesa, the food and beverage processing machinery and equipment show.
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PMMI activities

The 2002 - 2003 Packaging Machinery Directory is available from the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute. The 25th edition lists detailed company and product details for 433 association member companies.
Hershey Foods (Hershey, PA) hired James D. George to the position of director of packaging.
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People

–Zeller Plastik (Libertyville, IL) has named Alex Piagnarelli director of sales and marketing. –Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) appointed Martin Prakken, Bruce Larson, and James Anderson to 4-year terms on its board of directors.
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Attendance increases at Pack Expo Las Vegas

Despite the terrorist attacks of September 11, the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute reports that Pack Expo Las Vegas 2001’s total attendance of 25곆 topped 1999’s figures by more than 2ꯠ people.
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Pack Expo Las Vegas growing

Nearly 700 companies have already signed up to exhibit at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2001, reported Bernard McPheely, chairman of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) and chief executive officer of Hartness Intl., Inc. (Greenville, SC).
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OMAC reports progress at Pack Expo

More than 100 people attended the most recent OMAC (Open Modular Architecture Controls) meeting in Chicago during Pack Expo Intl. 2000. The meeting’s purpose: to report progress since the group’s first official meeting in March 2000, also in Chicago.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Maria Ferrante, dir., technical services; Joshua Caulfield, dir., new media.
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Personnel development programs in widespread use

How do companies measure up in providing development opportunities for workers? Here are the results from PMMI's Productivity Trends Indicator Survey.
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Outsourcing pavilion new at Pack Expo Las Vegas 99

To address the nearly 56% of companies using one or more contract packagers, PMMI's third western show, held Oct. 18 to 20, will feature an Outsourcing Resource Pavilion.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Paula Feldman, mgr., statistics.
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The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington VA): Gina Urgena, dir., education.
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PMMI (Arlington, VA): Ben Miyares, vp, industry relations; Karen Gardner, mgr., statistics.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

PMMI (Arlington, VA) new directors: William J. Donohue of Automated Production Systems; James K. Feeney of Windmoeller & Hoelscher; Rocky Marquis of Marq Packaging Systems; Glen A.
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Updated PMMI Directory

PMMI's (Arlington, VA) 1998-99 Packaging Machinery Directory is now available. The directory provides detailed information and contacts for more than 400 U.S., and for the first time, Canadian companies that manufacture packaging and packaging-related converting machinery.
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Supplier news: Achievements

PMMI has elected its 1998 officers: Fred C. Erler (Nordson Corp.), chairman; Robert S. Potdevin (Potdevin Machine Co.), vice chairman; Rich Kalich (Imtec, Inc.), secretary-treasurer; Barry W.
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Cultural differences important in Mexico

Lack of understanding how business is conducted in Mexico is probably the main reason why so many companies fail there, says one major packaging buyer.
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Final score for '96: Productivity gains 41, productivity losses 6

Of 516 responses to the 1997 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator Survey, more than four in ten (41%) report productivity improvements in 1996, compared to just 6% who say their companies experienced losses in productivity.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) elected the 1997 officer team: Barry Shoulders, chairman; Fred Erler, vice chairman; Robert S.
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Only leaders need apply

In the year 2000, say Packaging World sources, the key ingredient in a director of packaging will be dynamic leadership skills. The candidate had better be a people person, too, and be able to wear a number of interdisciplinary hats.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Sherwood Tool, Inc. (Kensington, CT) won the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute's exporter of the Year Award.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Barry Shoulders of BWI Kartridg Pak (Davenport, IA), chairman of the '97 executive committee; other committee members include Fred Erler of Nordson Corp.
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Supplier news: In Memoriam

Wilhelm B. Bronander passed away on April 8, 1996. He is recognized for more than 40 years of service to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute and was instrumental in the formation of Pack Expo.
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Mexico beckons U.S. packagers

More visitors from South and North America are expected for Expopak '96, Mexico's largest packaging exhibition, planned for June 25 to 28. U.S. and U.S.-related companies will play a major role.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Mark Jacobson, chairman of the board of directors.
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Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Jerry Welcome, vp of member services.
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PMMI (Arlington, VA): Dinah Sprouse, exposition mgr.
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From show to shining show

At the November 13-17 Pack Expo 94, visitors (51꽘) were up 15% and the number of exhibiting companies (1곥) climbed 11% over Pack Expo 92 numbers, reports the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute.