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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.
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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).
Summit Media Group’s VP Digital & Custom Media Dave Newcorn will present on the topic of the packaging buying cycle at The Packaging Conference 2014, February 3-5 in Orlando, FL.
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Packaging World to present packaging buying cycle research

Summit Media Group’s VP Digital & Custom Media Dave Newcorn will present on the topic of the packaging buying cycle at The Packaging Conference 2014, February 3-5 in Orlando, FL.
Ipack-Ima is one of six exhibitions to be staged together in Milan in 2015.
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Six events to be staged together in Milan

An extensive program is planned for May 19 to 23 as Ipack-Ima, Fruitech, Intralogistica Italia, Converflex, Grafitalia, and MeatTech will be staged together at Fieramilano in Milan, Italy.
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Food Fraud Overview MOOC

Register now for Michigan State University’s next Food Fraud Overview MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).
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2014 Packaging Conference to focus on key issues

Major brand owners and suppliers will be discussing their latest packaging initiatives and emerging technologies at The Packaging Conference 2014.
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WPO’s board meeting is scheduled for Barcelona, Spain

From November 4 to 8, delegates from 22 countries will discuss packaging in a global context at this meeting.
Pack Expo Chicago is November 2-5, 2014.
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PMMI brings industry together to raise $50,000 for education

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, reports the 2013 PMMI Education & Training Foundation Golf Tournament raised $50,000 in support of training and education for packaging and processing professionals.
‘BRIDGING’ THE SKILLS GAP.
 Representatives from the three organizations involved in developing the apprenticeship program join the first four apprentices on the bridge that connects Bosch’s New Richmond, WI, facility grounds and the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College campus. Back row L-R:  Nancy Cerritos (WITC); Kevin Lipsky (WITC);  Pres Lawhon (Bosch); Olaf Wick (WITC); Randy Deli (WITC). Middle row L-R:  Travis Ludvigson, (State of Wisconsin Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards); Alexandra Nungesser (
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WITC, Bosch aim to bridge the skills gap

Newly initiated joint venture includes electro-mechanic apprenticeship—the combination of an electrician and mechanic—that’s the first of its kind in Wisconsin and is now considered a new trade.
The Automation Conference May 20-21 in Chicago celebrates the resurgence of manufacturing in the U.S.
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Chicago conference to focus on how automation drives efficiency across industries

The Automation Conference this year celebrates the resurgence in manufacturing with two days of educational sessions covering industrial automation as a key driver of efficiency.
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2014 Packaging Scholarship announced

The recipient of Packaging World’s 2014 Future Leaders in Packaging Scholarship is the Packaging Program at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
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12 topics for effective support agreements

Doing business with a new machinery or controls provider is a long term commitment for both parties.

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