Grow Your Business at the PMMI Roadshow

PMMI Road Show

The PMMI Roadshow is traveling to San Jose, California on July 31-Aug. 1. Hosted by Beckhoff Automation, this two-day event brings PMMI members and CPG professionals together for informative industry discussions and PMMI U On the Road TCO, FAT and OEE workshops. Register for free at


Lack of Qualified Workers Remains Top Concern

While manufacturers are feeling less burdened after a comprehensive tax cut package and regulatory policy, Steve Staub, director, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), recently reminded Congress that the need for the right workers threatens the industry’s growth. Read the full article. 

Andre Boom

Help your customers find you at PACK EXPO

Leverage your exhibit investment by advertising in the SHOWCASE, Packaging World’s popular pre-show planner, mailed to PACK EXPO International registered attendees. Loaded with essential show information, the SHOWCASE includes exhibiting company profiles. Mail and email distribution and a year-round digital edition on extend the branding value well beyond PACK EXPO.


OEM magazine and the Conveyor Want Your Company News

We are adding a Member News section to the Conveyor and OEM magazine. Send us your company's latest and greatest news and developments: new hires and promotions; plant expansions, new plant openings; charitable works; educational initiatives; company and employee awards or recognition. 


Send your news to OEM Managing Editor Natalie Craig at All submissions receive consideration for placement online at, for our quarterly print magazine and in the weekly Conveyor. 

Member News

Andre Boom Named COO BluePrint Automation (BPA) Americas

Andre Boom

BPA Americas appointed Andre Boom as COO, succeeding Peter Schneider in this role. Boom spent the last 25+ years in progressive roles with leading snack food manufacturers such as Snyder's-Lance, Pinnacle Foods and Quaker Oaks. As COO, he will take on responsibilities in engineering, production, logistics and customer service. 


Join PMMI at These Upcoming International Trade Shows

Looking to gain a foothold in key international markets in 2018? Look no further! PMMI is hosting pavilions at four quickly approaching international trade shows: 

Be sure to take advantage of the complimentary services available in these PMMI Pavilions! Contact Paige Jarvi, global marketing coordinator, PMMI at


Coming Soon in June

PMMI U On the Road is offering a Certified Trainer workshop in Hartland, Wisconsin. Come train with us June 19-20 at Dorner Manufacturing Corp.


Check Out Our New Resources Page

We’ve been hard at work bringing you the best resources to help your company address the workforce gap.


Attend IPACK IMA for FREE!

PMMI members don’t HAVE to pay for IPACK IMA 2018 (May 29–June 1; Fiera Milano, Italy)! If you are interested in attending the show, email Paige Jarvi, global marketing coordinator, PMMI at for a code to register at no cost to you!


The deadline to get your free code is Friday, May 25 – don’t miss out!



How does your company communicate important internal announcements and news to employees?

Take a moment to answer this month’s polling question and be entered to win a FREE, limited edition PMMI Conveyor Coffee Tumbler. Winners will be selected at random from participants on Wednesday, May 30 on Facebook Live. Follow us on Facebook for all the latest PMMI News!

Internal Communications


Don’t miss out on booth selection for PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2019

Exhibit sales are open for PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2019 and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO. PMMI members and non-members should submit an online exhibit space application before June 1 to participate in booth selection. Please contact the PMMI show department if you have any questions at or 571.612.3200.


Booth Selection Schedule:  

  • June: PMMI Members selecting in general show space
  • July: Non-PMMI Members in general show space
  • Late July/August: Pavilion (Containers & Materials, Confectionery, PACKage Printing, RPA) and Healthcare Packaging EXPO

Upcoming Events

June 5 - 8, 2018 | Mexico City

June 18 - 20, 2018 | Chicago

June 13 - 16, 2018 | Bangkok

June 20 - 21, 2018 | Chicago


Stay up-to-date with all things PMMI like never before! Download the new PMMI App from your iTunes or Google Play store and login using your PMMI member email and password. Questions? Contact Jeremy Adams at


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