PMMI Members will Draw Attention to Packaging, Processing & Manufacturing Jobs During Manufacturing Day 2014

October 3, 2014

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PMMI Members will Draw Attention to Packaging, Processing & Manufacturing Jobs During Manufacturing Day 2014

Reston, Va.; Oct. 3, 2014 — PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is proud to announce that its members are participating in Manufacturing Day on Friday, Oct. 3. Manufacturing Day is an annual event co-sponsored by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA), The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).

Today’s manufacturing is about advanced technologies, state-of-the-art facilities and fast-paced work environment. Manufacturing Day is an opportunity to promote career opportunities to students and others looking for high tech, high paying, skill-based, stable jobs and dispel the myths surrounding this vital industry.

“Manufacturing Day is a great way to celebrate the innovation of today’s manufacturers. Activities will continue beyond just one day,” says Maria Ferrante, vice president, Education and Workforce Development, PMMI. “Manufacturers will coordinate and participate in activities like open houses, tours and career fairs throughout the month to draw attention to the many career opportunities in manufacturing. At PACK EXPO International this year PMMI will host more than 600 students who will get a first-hand glimpse of opportunities in packaging and processing.”

PMMI has invited members and partner schools to register their Manufacturing Day activities on Among them, PMMI member ARPAC is hosting tours of its Schiller Park facility for students on Friday, Oct. 3. In addition, the Chicago-area JumpStart group — ARPAC, Morrison Container Handling Solutions, Rockwell Automation and Triangle Packaging Machinery — is participating in a career fair at nearby Libertyville (Illinois) High School on Oct. 14. A number of other local events are taking place across the country.

“We’re proud our members are participating in, and even organizing, events for Manufacturing Day,” Ferrante says. “This is a great opportunity to showcase careers in manufacturing — particularly packaging and processing — and the importance of our industry.”

Visit for more information on Manufacturing Day. PMMI members can sign up for events and post them online throughout the month of October. To learn more about what PMMI members are doing year-round to promote careers in packaging and processing to youth, watch the September edition of Member Watch, focusing on PMMI’s JumpStart.

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing over 650 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 portfolio of trade shows,, 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: 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); EXPO PACK México 2015, June 16–19 (Mexico City, Mexico).

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