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IoPP announces new online course

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) has announced the launch of Packaging360 Leadership, a new advanced-level, online course in cooperation with management consultancy Fastraqq Corp.
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Let's close the skills gap

Manufacturing jobs across the country are unfilled due to a lack of skilled workers, and this situation will only grow more problematic as the baby boomers retire. It’s time to take action.
The STEP Awards are part of the larger STEP Ahead initiative launched to examine and promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research, and best practices for attracting, advancing, and retaining strong female talent.
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160 Women in Manufacturing honored

The Manufacturing Institute seeks to address the skills gap by inspiring the next generation with stories of manufacturing leadership and accomplishment.
The audience during HealthPack 2013.
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HealthPack announces 2014 agenda

Medtronic’s Jackie Elkin will open the March 11-13 event in Albuquerque with a keynote address on unique product identification and medical device packaging.
In this Q&A, Perry Fri, Senior Vice President of Industry Relations, Membership & Education, Healthcare Distribution Management Assn., discusses the organization’s role in the pharmaceutical supply chain.
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HDMA: Representing the voice of primary pharmaceutical distributors

In this Q&A, Perry Fri, Senior Vice President of Industry Relations, Membership & Education, Healthcare Distribution Management Assn., discusses the organization’s role in the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Figure E.2 World Packaging Consumption by Region, 2012 vs. 2018 ($ billion). Source: Smithers Pira
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Revealing key trends driving the global packaging market

Smithers Pira projects global packaging sales to reach $975 billion by 2018, with Asia predicted to represent more than 40% of demand.
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WestPack turns 65

When WestPack is held February 11-13, 2014, at the Anaheim Convention Center, it will mark the 65th edition of this popular western packaging exhibition.
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Looking back—and forward

Can it really be twenty years ago this month that Packaging World was launched? My, how the world has changed in those two decades.
Shurtape infographic takes an insightful look at the dangers and the often preventable costs associated with using a knife to open a package.
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Examining the costs of damaged goods

Infographic takes an insightful look at the dangers and the often preventable costs associated with using a knife to open a package.
James Belcher was named the Packaging World Outstanding Senior at Clemson University's Packaging Sciences program for the Fall Semester.
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Outstanding senior at Clemson

The Packaging Science Faculty in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences at Clemson University has nominated James Belcher for the Fall Semester Packaging World Outstanding Senior in Packaging Science Award ($500).

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