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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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Machinery and mechatronics education comes of age at Pack Expo

Keith Campbell observes a tectonic shift--for the better--that has occurred in the educational pavilion at Pack Expo.
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The amazing race at Pack Expo

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, The Amazing Packaging Racers took to the Pack Expo Las Vegas show floor for the fourth year running.
Big workforce training grant goes to Purdue Calumet.
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Purdue Calumet receives $2.7+ million grant

Purdue University Calumet’s impact on northwest Indiana economic development stands to be further enhanced.
Packaging track added to Process Expo.
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New packaging technologies featured at Process Expo

Just announced is an important addition, “Packaging in the new Millennium,” to the packaging track of the Process Expo University educational program taking place at Chicago's McCormick Place from November 3-6, 2013.

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