Bemis Supports PACK gives BACK as Gold Sponsor

August 8, 2014

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Bemis Supports PACK gives BACK™ as Gold Sponsor

Reston, Va.; Aug. 8, 2014 — PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce Bemis North America, has committed to be a Gold Sponsor of PACK gives BACK™. Making its Chicago debut, the benefit event features comedian Jay Leno, (formerly of The Tonight Show) and is exclusive for PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO attendees. PACK gives BACK will be held during PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago), on Monday, Nov. 3.

The 2014 edition of PACK gives BACK™ will benefit K9s for Warriors. K9s is a charitable organization dedicated to providing service dogs to military veterans experiencing posttraumatic stress as a result of conflicts and war following 9/11. More than 90 percent of the dogs are obtained through animal rescue organizations.

“Bemis is always looking for better ways to serve our communities," says Brad Rager, Bemis Vice President of Marketing. "So we are honored to be a sponsor of the PACK gives BACK event supporting the K9s for Warriors program as a gesture of appreciation to the servicemen and women who give so much to our country.”

“The industry has really come together to support K9s for Warriors through PACK gives BACK. It’s a pleasure for our members to join us in honor of our veterans,” says PMMI President & CEO, Charles D. Yuska.

The K9s for Warriors program includes three weeks training and bonding for dogs and veterans at the facility in Ponte Vedra, Fla. Veterans receive K9s services at no charge.

PACK gives BACK will be held Nov. 3, in the Grand Ballroom (S-100) of the South Building of McCormick Place. The event begins at 4:30 p.m., with a reception including beer, wine and light hors d’oeuvres, and Leno will take the stage at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 each, and only available to PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 registrants. A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to K9s for Warriors. Tickets are on sale at

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing over 600 packaging and processing supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through programs and events such as The PACK EXPO family of trade shows,, PMT Magazine, PACK EXPO Show Daily, networking events and educational programs.

PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International and presented jointly with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE); PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: EXPO PACK México 2014, June 17–20 (Mexico City, Mexico); PACK EXPO International 2014, Nov. 2–5 (McCormick Place, Chicago); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014; PACK EXPO East, debuting Feb. 16–18, 2015 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia); EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015, March 10–12, 2015 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico).

Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at and

About Bemis North America
Bemis North America works collaboratively with forward-thinking customers to deliver inspired food and consumer packaging that enables customer success. We spark product breakthroughs through bold thinking, deep customer engagement and consumer insights. We are committed to high quality execution and technical support that provides peace of mind. And we find ways to streamline costs through more efficient operations and better ways of working. Bemis North America is part of the Bemis Company, Inc., a global $5.0 billion Fortune 500 company with 67 facilities and 19,000 employees. With a presence across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, Bemis offers the unsurpassed scope and expertise that can truly redefine a business. Yet as individual collaborators, our experts focus on helping each customer move ahead, one success at a time. More information is available at


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