ASCO Numatics Sponsors Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International 2014

October 22, 2014

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ASCO Numatics Sponsors Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International 2014

Participating schools include Alexandria Technical & Community College; California Polytechnic State University; Clemson University; Hennepin Technical College; Michigan State University; Rochester Institute of Technology; Rutgers University; San Jose State University; Virginia Tech

Reston, Va.; Oct. 22, 2014 — PMMI, The Association for Packaging & Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce ASCO Numatics (Booth N-6134) will sponsor the fifth edition of the Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place). This marks the fourth time ASCO Numatics has sponsored the contest, which sends teams of students from a mix of schools around the show floor to complete tasks at exhibitor booths.

The Amazing Packaging Race will take place Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., with lunch for the students and the announcement of the winning team immediately following at the ASCO Numatics booth. Each member of the winning team will receive a new iPad.

“The Amazing Packaging Race is a great way to highlight the possibilities our industry has to offer,” says Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, Sales & Marketing-Americas, ASCO Numatics. “It also presents an opportunity for companies like ours to connect with the students who are interested in this industry — and motivated to learn about it. These are the people we want to meet once they’ve graduated.”

To date, 20 exhibitors are slated to participate in the contest:

3M; Arrowhead Systems, Inc.; Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc.; Daubert Cromwell; Dorner Mfg. Corp; Filamatic; Fox IV Technologies; Garvey Corporation; KHS USA; Langguth America; MASSMAN Automation Designs, LLC; Matrox Imaging; Millwood, Inc.; Morrison Container Handling Solutions; Murrelektronik Inc.; Packsize, LLC; Pearson Packaging Systems; Plexpack Corp.; Sealed Air Corporation; Shurtape Technologies LLC; Source One; Starview Packaging Machinery

“The exhibitors that support these events are what make them a success,” says Maria Ferrante, vice president, Education & Workforce Development at PMMI. “We appreciate the time and effort they put into participating.”

“We have a record number of students participating this year – over 150 – from PMMI Partner Schools including Alexandria Technical & Community College, California Polytechnic State University, Clemson University, Hennepin Technical College, Michigan State University; Rochester Institute of Technology; Rutgers University; San Jose State University; Virginia Tech,” Ferrante adds.

“PMMI is committed to the progression of the industry, and the Amazing Packaging Race helps us do that. It’s a fun opportunity for students to engage with exhibitors, and it creates an excitement about the industry they plan to join,” she says.

Exhibitors and PMMI Partner Schools are invited to participate. Contact Maria Ferrante, vice president, Education & Workforce Development, PMMI: 571.612.3195 or [email protected]. Exhibitors are asked to contribute $500 to the PMMI Education & Training Foundation, which supports educational efforts including scholarships for students at PMMI Partner Schools.

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, packexpo.com, 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 PMMI.org and Packexpo.com.


About ASCO Numatics
ASCO Numatics, an Emerson company, offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, including fluid control and fluid power products, for a wide range of industry-focused applications. The ASCO Numatics product line in North America consists of more than 50,000 valves, an extensive selection of air preparation equipment, and a full line of actuation products. ASCO products include solenoid pilot valves, angle body piston valves, linear indicators, redundant control systems, and pressure sensors. The Numatics line covers valve manifolds, cylinders, grippers, filters, regulators, and lubricators. For more information about ASCO Numatics products, visit www.asconumatics.com.


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