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Sneak Peek: Tour ASCO’s World-Class Facility at the PMMI Roadshow
Join us on July 31-Aug. 1 in Florham Park, New Jersey for an inside look at ASCO’s Engineering Center of Excellence. Don’t miss two free PMMI events at this 23,000-square foot state-of-the-art facility – a PMMI U On the Road course and the PMMI Roadshow.
The Roadshow will feature an exclusive tour of ASCO’s facility, including:
• Advanced machine shop equipment for precision prototypes
• Extensive laboratory facilities for development and product qualification testing
• Comprehensive design engineering capabilities including 3D modeling and analysis/simulation software
Connect with your customers and peers! Register today and click here for On the Road and Roadshow agenda details.
Calendar CALENDAR
June 6–7
PMMI Certified Trainer Workshop
Toronto
June 13–15
Expo Pack Guadalajara
Guadalajara, Mexico
July 31
PMMI U On the Road
Florham Park, New Jersey
August 1
PMMI Roadshow
Florham Park, New Jersey
September 23-24
PMMI Risk Assessment Workshop
Las Vegas
September 24
PMMI Foundation Golf Tournament
Las Vegas
News and Events NEWS & EVENTS
Priority Space Selection for EXPO PACK México 2018 Available
PMMI is currently accepting space applications for the PMMI Pavilion at EXPO PACK Mexico 2018 on a first-come, first-served basis. The show will be held at Expo Santa Fe Mexico (formerly Expo Bancomer Santa Fe), June 5-8, 2018. As a reminder, EXPO PACK Mexico will be the only EXPO PACK show in Mexico in 2018, so it is a must exhibit event in order to get your products and services in front of Mexican buyers.
The PMMI Pavilion provides a central location for your company to interact with the 23,000+ buyers in attendance. In addition, the PMMI Pavilion offers a discounted space rate, turnkey decoration package, access to private meeting rooms, computers with internet access, a PMMI Member Lounge with complimentary refreshments and dedicated personnel providing on-site assistance.
Floor Plan
2018 Fact Sheet
PMMI Pavilion Pricing Information
PMMI Pavilion Space Application
If you are interested in exhibiting in the PMMI Pavilion at EXPO PACK Mexico 2018, please return your completed space application to Krista DeBrosse at krista@pmmi.org.
Player Registration Open — 2017 Golf Tournament at PACK EXPO Las Vegas
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PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is proud to announce registration is open for its 2017 PMMI Education & Training Foundation's 12th Biennial Golf Tournament at PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 24, Bali Hai Golf Club).
Invite your customers to enjoy a round of golf with you and get a head start on your PACK EXPO Las Vegas networking activities. You'll be supporting industry education and workforce development while having fun on a nationally-ranked golf course on the Las Vegas Strip.
You may want to consider being the exclusive Gold sponsor of this bi-annual event.
For more information contact Craig Silverio, CAE, vice president, Finance, PMMI: csilverio@pmmi.org or 571.612.3214.
Register Today
Business Intelligence BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Meat, Poultry and Seafood Processors to Increase Automation
NOW AVAILABLE – PMMI’s 2017 Trends Shaping Meat, Poultry and Seafood Market Segment Report
Ninety-six percent of recently interview companies plan to increase their use of automated machinery to cope with trends such as sanitation, global demand and labor costs, according to PMMI’s 2017 Trends Shaping Meat, Poultry and Seafood Market Segment Report. Focusing on operational changes and future equipment needs in the packaging and processing of meat, poultry and seafood products, the report, produced by PMMI is now available.
This report analyzes research findings from all areas of packaging and processing, including data from professionals in manufacturing, operations, engineering, maintenance, packaging, processing, senior management and procurement.
Stay a step ahead of your customers and learn how these trends can benefit your business. For a copy of the report, contact Rebecca Marquez, business intelligence coordinator at rmarquez@pmmi.org.
Education EDUCATION
Curious About Electrical Components in Packaging Machinery?
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Online technical training from PMMI U: Basic Electrical Components
PMMI U’s Basic Electrical Components eLearning course explains how electricity works, the laws of electricity, as well as the functionality of electrical components found on packaging machinery. Take a deep-dive into preventive maintenance and acquire the knowledge to identify failures and malfunctions. This three-and-a-half-hour long course concludes with a test.
This course provides core skills, perfect for packaging and processing manufacturers and their customers who are new to the industry. The course also serves as a great refresher for seasoned employees and those re-entering the workforce. PMMI strives to build the industry workforce with technically skilled and well-qualified employees.
If you have any questions, please contact Jill Davis, education program coordinator, PMMI, at JDavis@pmmi.org.
International Markets INTERNATIONAL
EXPO PACK Guadalajara: What to Know Before You Go!
Mexico is flourishing with opportunities for PMMI members attending EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2017 (June 13-15; Jalisco, Mexico).
PMMI’s member events and services will help you build on your knowledge and make the right connections at the show. Start by RSVPing to the Mexico Market Analysis Presentation and Panel of End Users at the Hilton Hotel Mexico III-C on Wednesday, June 14 from 8:30–10:30 a.m. Space is limited – so RSVP now!
The PMMI Pavilion (Booth #2000) will host several complimentary services, including daily member happy hours, export counseling and private meeting rooms. To reserve a meeting room, contact Paige Jarvi at pjarvi@pmmi.org.
Looking for more ways to make the most of PACK EXPO Guadalajara? Learn more about other events and services taking place at the show!
Questions? Contact Paige Jarvi, global marketing coordinator, PMMI, at pjarvi@pmmi.org.
Market Trends MARKET WATCH
Hersey Sued for “Under-filling” Candy
A lawsuit alleging that Hersey is intentionally under-filling candy boxes was given the green light to move forward. In a similar case last year, Subway settled with customers for selling foot long sandwiches that fell short of 12 inches.

Source: The Washington Post
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Nestle Cuts Salt in Response to Demand for Healthier Products
Nestle is cutting salt content in its Maggi brand, with plans to reduce sodium in their products by 10 percent. These changes follow a company-wide initiative to cut salt, sugar and saturated fat in response to consumer and government demands for healthier goods.
Source: Bloomberg
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The Keystone of FSMA is the Food Safety Plan
Building a world-class food safety system depends on constructing an accurate, precise and risk-based food safety plan.


Source: ProFood World
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3 Ways Technology is Transforming the Life Sciences/Healthcare Supply Chain
Regulations may suppress technology uptake in some activities, but here are three ways regulations are accelerating technology transformation.
Source: Healthcare Packaging
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Recap RECAP
PMMI’s New and Improved Website
An industry that is always innovating requires a trade association that does the same. PMMI continues to evolve to keep pace with the members we support by expanding and tailoring our offerings to address your most pressing needs. PMMI’s website is no exception. We invite you to experience the power of the new PMMI.org, which has been redesigned with your needs in mind.
Taking Control and Developing the Your Own Skilled Workforce
When Nick Wilson, president, Morrison Container Handling Solutions, realized how tough it was to find qualified engineers, he did something about it. Since 2008, Wilson has been instrumental in forging a public-private partnership with the technology department of Purdue University Northwest to develop the Mechatronics Engineering Technology program. Graduates of this program are skilled workers able to engineer, design and construct equipment for PMMI member companies. Read more about the success Morrison Container Handling Solutions has had with this partnership.
Fispal Tecnologia: What to Know Before You Go!
PMMI Members attending Fispal Tecnologia (June 27-30; Sao Paulo) can gain a competitive edge by taking advantage of PMMI member benefits such as business intelligence, export counseling and more. If you would like a copy of the 2016 Brazil Packaging Machinery Competitive Intelligence Report Update, to reserve a meeting room or for questions about the show, contact Paige Jarvi, global marketing coordinator at pjarvi@pmmi.org.
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