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New by-laws spotlight PMMI's globalization

Updated membership requirements mirror evolution of global manufacturing.


An industry leader in packaging for more than 80 years, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, redefined its by-laws, reaffirming its vision as the global resource for the processing and packaging supply chain. Updating membership by-laws positions PMMI to properly keep pace with an ever-evolving and growing marketplace through its inclusion of more industry contributors.

General membership now welcomes all qualified companies that manufacture or assemble in North America, while firms with a non-manufacturing presence in North America can join as Associate Members. An affiliated supplier category has also been added, including suppliers to the packaging and processing industry that do not supply components for the building of machinery.

“This is a bold but necessary step by our members, creating a new era for PMMI,” says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO of PMMI. “As the processing and packaging landscapes shift, this reinforces our commitment to reflecting the ways in which manufacturing and business structures are changing.”

The PMMI Board of Directors unanimously passed the motion to change the by-laws at PMMI’s Annual Meeting, putting it to full membership to vote. The Board’s motivation was to align membership policies with PMMI's mission statement while proactively reflecting the ever-changing business environment in which its members and customers operate.

For more information on PMMI membership or becoming a PMMI member visit or contact Heather Harvey, membership manager at or 571.612.3197.

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