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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.
The cover of “Global Nano Packaging Market 2013-2023: Opportunities for Nanotechnology,” from Visiongain Ltd.
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Report assesses global nanotechnology packaging market through 2023

Global consumers, economic issues, emerging markets to influence nanotechnology growth in packaging in the coming decade.
Purdue Calumet's BS in Mechatronics Engineering Technology Program has received the full accreditation by ABET.
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News from Purdue U. Calumet

Niaz Latif, Professor and Dean of the College of Technology at Purdue University Calumet, has announced that enrollment in the Mechatronics program has increased from 22 in the Fall of 2012 to 50 in the Fall of 2013.
A control room overlooking one of the MSU HcPIE simulations.
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MSU event to demonstrate how packaging impacts health outcomes

Healthcare Packaging Immersion Experience (HcPIE) creates learning experience with simulated ER and home healthcare learning experiences.
Cal Poly forum explores packaging innovation
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Cal Poly forum explores packaging innovation

The Graphic Communication Institute (GrCI) at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo developed and hosted a July 24 Executive Forum entitled “Innovation in Marketing Through Packaging Technology.”
How will the new HHS law impact your business?
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August 21 Webinar: Calculate the impact of 'Obamacare' on your business

Webinar on Affordable Care Act will teach 'five steps' for avoiding penalties, and provide step-by-step instructions for calculating the law's impact.

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