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New Web site touts carton environmental benefits

Florida’s Natural, HomeMaker, and Prairie Farms Diary noted as Evergreen Packaging’s partners on interactive choosecartons.com site.
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Healthcare Packaging selected as PACK EXPO’s media partner

Summit Media Group’s Healthcare Packaging to promote PACK EXPO Intl.’s Pharmaceutical Pavilion from now throughout the Oct. 28-31 event in Chicago.
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Summit Media Group Establishes David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship

The Summit Media Group announces the establishment of an educational scholarship in memory of the founding publisher of Automation World magazine at the inaugural Automation Conference event (www.automationworld.com/tac2012); the 2012 recipient is the Purdue Calumet University School of Technology.
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Automation Evangelist asks: Are you certifiable?

A leading consultant says automation pros are under-appreciated, and makes a compelling case for nascent certification programs.
Mark Jacobson, 2009 inductee into the Packaging Hall of Fame.
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In memoriam: PMMI past chairman Mark Jacobson of Econocorp

Mark Jacobson, a 2009 inductee into the Packaging Hall of Fame, was an active member of PMMI, serving on PMMI’s Board of Directors (1995-1997 and 2000–2003) and serving as Chairman of the Board in 1996.
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The necessity of memberships for packaging professionals

Memberships are a smart component of a career strategy.
Niaz Latif, Nick Wilson, and Nancy Wilson.
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Purdue Calumet names mechatronics lab after Glenwood, IL, business owners

Purdue University Calumet has named its campus-based, mechatronics laboratory after a husband and wife team who have influenced and supported the university’s mechatronics engineering technology program.
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IoPP seeking presentations for Pack Expo

The Institute of Packaging Professionals is putting out a call for presentations for its Packaging Learning Center conference at Pack Expo 2012.
Interphex 2011
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Interphex 2012 from a packaging perspective

More than 650 suppliers and 1,000 product lines will be on display May 1 – 3 at New York’s Javits Center. Here are some of the packaging-related highlights for the event.
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Rising responsibilities, rising salaries

Looking at the economy’s impact on packaging careers, an exclusive 2011 IoPP/Packaging World survey finds incomes continue to climb as the workforce is stretched to its limit.
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PMMI spreading the word about packaging

While at Ipack-Ima this week I had the pleasure of bumping into PMMI Chairman Nick Wilson, who also is the president of Morrison Container Handling Solutions.
Method's Eric Ryan will be the keynoter at NextPack.
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Method co-founder to speak at NextPack

The Southeastern Chapter of the Institute of Packaging Professionals is holding its NextPack event April 10 at the world headquarters facility of Coca-Cola.
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Cautious optimism in the packaging job market

A sneak peak at IoPP’s Salary Survey offers insights courtesy of packaging pros from Coca-Cola North America and Schwan.
Salary Survey 2011
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Did the 2011 economy have an impact on your packaging career?

Feb. 17 is the deadline for providing your input for the Institute of Packaging Professionals’ 2012 Salary Survey.
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IoPP’s new online learning platform

There’s a growing demand for education on one’s own time, at one’s own pace, and from whatever location one chooses.
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Can we repatriate manufacturing?

People are beginning to discuss bringing back to the US some of the manufacturing operations that were previously taken off-shore.
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Cal Poly to host World Packaging Conference

The Cal Poly Packaging Program has been selected to host the 18th International Association of Packaging Research Institutes (IAPRI) World Packaging Conference June 17-21, 2012.
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How many jobs can one technician create?

In this week's FeedForward newsletter, colleague Gary Mintchell pointed me to a blog by Penney Herscher about the importance of engineers to bringing manufacturing back to America.

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