ASCO Returns as Sponsor for the Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International & Pharma EXPO 2016

March 30, 2016

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ASCO Returns as Sponsor for the Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International & Pharma EXPO 2016

Reston, Va.; March 30, 2016 — ASCO, an Emerson company, will sponsor the seventh edition of the annual Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 (Nov. 6–9; McCormick Place, Chicago), according to PACK EXPO producer PMMI, The Association for Processing and Packaging Technologies.

“ASCO displays its continued support for education in the packaging industry by sponsoring the Amazing Packaging Race for the sixth consecutive year. We are grateful for their commitment to the industry and the success of this program,” says Glen Long, sr. vice president at PMMI.

The Amazing Packaging Race will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 9, during the last day of PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 in McCormick Place.

“In order for the processing and packaging industry to progress further, we must engage and educate the next generation of innovators,” says Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing at ASCO. “Through the sponsorship of the Amazing Packaging Race, ASCO has an opportunity to show students the exciting possibilities this industry has to offer.”

Participating students will make their way around the vast 1.2 million net square feet of show floor space to complete a series of tasks assigned by exhibitors. The race will conclude with the announcement of the winning team at the ASCO Booth (Booth # N-5345).

Exhibitors and PMMI Partner Schools are invited to participate in the Amazing Packaging Race. Contact Cheryl Wade, education program assistant, PMMI at 571.286.6809 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, represents the voice of more than 700 North American manufacturers of equipment, components and materials for processing and packaging. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of processing and packaging to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Pharma EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech, launching in April 2017. PMMI Media Groupconnects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in processing and packaging year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging and Packaging + Processing OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies, and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year. 

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About ASCO
ASCO, an Emerson company, offers comprehensive solutions of fluid automation products for a broad range of process and manufacturing industry applications. The company’s global scale increases speed to market, its deep expertise across applications transforms ideas into measurable outcomes, and its people create solutions that maximize efficiencies and optimize customer applications. ASCO’s fluid control and pneumatic product lines include a full range of solenoid valves, angle body piston valves, valve manifolds, cylinders, filters, regulators, lubricators and a complete range of accessories. For more information, visit





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