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Empowering Women in Manufacturing

Wondering what changes need to be made to empower and attract more women into packaging and processing? PPWLN’s new five-part video series features manufacturing executives from Barry-Wehmiller, Chobani and The Manufacturing Institute weighing in on what actions need to be made to advance women in the industry.


ProFood World’s ProFood Tech SHOWCASE

Leverage your exhibit investment by advertising in the SHOWCASE, ProFood World’s popular pre-show planner, mailed to pre-registrants of ProFood Tech. Loaded with essential show information, the SHOWCASE includes company profiles of exhibitors. Mail and email distribution, along with a year-round digital edition on extends the branding value well beyond ProFood Tech!


On the Rise Award Winner – Jenelle Gaskins

PMMI is thrilled to announce Jenelle Gaskins, account coordinator, QC CONVEYORS, A Duravant Company, as a winner of a PMMI 2018 On The Rise Award. In the channel management department, Jenelle facilitates solutions through distribution to customer’s individual needs. Jenelle’s positive attitude and swift problem-solving skills have contributed to QC CONVEYORS 30 percent core growth in 2018. Watch this space as we feature a different award winner each week. Learn more about Jenelle and check out all On the Rise winners here.


How Will Tariffs Impact Your Business?

Tariffs are becoming increasingly important to manufacturing. Tell us how tariffs are impacting your business and benchmark how this compares to other PMMI members.


[VIDEO] Executive Spotlight: Mark Anderson

PMMI’s new Emerging Leaders Executive Spotlight video series features leadership advice from executives in the packaging and processing industry. For young leaders to be successful, Mark Anderson, president and CEO, ProMach Inc., encourages individuals to cultivate energy and passion for their jobs. Watch the full video series here.



Cater to Your Team’s Training Needs

Have you been thinking about sending your team to one of PMMI’s workshops? Did you know that PMMI can come to your plant to deliver training tailored to your team’s needs? Save time and money by scheduling an in-plant Certified Trainer, Fundamentals of Field Service and/or Risk Assessment workshop focused on your company’s goals. Want to find out more? Contact Marco Paulina, education coordinator at or 571.612.3204.


Don’t Miss Out on Opportunities in Brazil

Interest rates in Brazil remain largely misunderstood. PMMI’s 2018 Brazil Packaging Machinery Market Assessment reports that the actual cost of borrowing by local Brazilian businesses remains among the highest, globally. The report covers trends within the food, beverage, personal and home care and pharmaceutical industries.



How many times is an E-Commerce package likely to get touched throughout the supply chain?

As e-commerce continues to rise in popularity and expand in scope of both products and services, CPGs are reconsidering all aspects of the product and the package. This growth in online purchasing is driving change at all stages in manufacturing from product design, to package changes, picking, fulfilling, and shipping - all the way through to consumer delivery. How many times is an e-commerce package likely to get touched throughout the supply chain?


HINT:  PMMI’s E-Commerce: Think Outside the Box report holds the answer – download the report here.


Winners will be selected from all participants Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. EST on Facebook Live. Make sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest PMMI news!


Upcoming Events

Joint Committee Meeting

Feb. 6-7, 2019 | St. Petersburg, Fla.

Feb. 20, 2019 | Eden Prairie, Minn.


Feb. 20-22, 2019 | Tampa, Fla.


Feb. 27, 2019 | Tampa, Fla.



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