DuPont Packaging and Rockwell Automation to Sponsor PACK gives BACK™

May 31, 2016

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DuPont Packaging and Rockwell Automation to Sponsor PACK gives BACK

Reston, Va.; May 31, 2016— DuPont Packaging and Rockwell Automation have committed to title-level co-sponsorships for the PACK gives BACK event, reports PACK EXPO producer, PMMI, The Association for Processing and Packaging Technologies. The event, featuring the world-famous magician and entertainer pair, Penn and Teller, will take place at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 (Nov. 6–9, McCormick Place, Chicago).

PACK gives BACK is an annual fundraising event with portions of the ticket sales going to a charitable cause. This year’s proceeds will benefit No Greater Sacrifice (NGS), an organization dedicated to providing support to the children of our nation’s fallen and wounded service members.

"No Greater Sacrifice and the families that we support are thankful to PMMI,” says Rebekah Lovorn, executive director, NGS. “The investment made by the PACK gives BACK event will ensure the sacrifices of our military families are not forgotten.”

NGS delivers scholarships and resources to improve the quality of life for children of fallen and wounded military through the pursuit of higher education.

“DuPont is extremely proud to support No Greater Sacrifice through our sponsorship of the PACK gives BACK event, which allows the processing and packaging community to give back to our veterans and their families,” says DeMond Chapman, North America Packaging business manager. “We are forever grateful to the men and women in uniform who protect this country and defend our freedoms, and are indebted to the sacrifices they make and also to the families that support them.”

Rockwell Automation is also pleased to support such a worthy cause.

“No Greater Sacrifice is a worthwhile cause,” says Christopher Zei, vice president Global OEM and Global Industries, Rockwell Automation. “Rockwell Automation is proud to contribute to this meaningful organization and PACK gives BACK by supporting the families of our nation’s greatest heroes.”

The event will take place on Monday, Nov. 7, in the Grand Ballroom in the South Building of McCormick Place.

“The combination of the entertainment from Penn and Teller and being able to raise money for the No Greater Sacrifice organization will, no doubt, make PACK gives BACK a successful and meaningful event,” says Chuck Yuska, president and CEO of PMMI. “We are thrilled to bring this event back for another year at PACK EXPO.”

Tickets are $75 and are on sale now at www.packexpointernational.com and include admission and a reception with beer, wine, and light hors d’oeuvres. The doors will open at 4:30 and the performance begins at 5:30.

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 Group connects 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. 

Learn more at PMMI.org and PACKEXPO.com and PMMIMediaGroup.com.

About DuPont Packaging

DuPont Packaging manufactures an extensive mix of adhesive, peelable lidding and sealant resins and provides a globally networked development team to work with customers on packaging programs that help protect the product, the environment, improve shelf appeal, convenience and reduce cost in the food, cosmetics, medical products and other consumer goods and industrial packaging industries.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

About No Greater Sacrifice

The men and women of the United States Armed Forces risk their lives every day for our country and our way of life. There is No Greater Sacrifice than that made by these brave Americans; to put themselves in harm’s way so that others might live. We honor this sacrifice by helping to educate the children of American Heroes.

No Greater Sacrifice (NGS) was created February 2008 to provide college funding to children of those who have fallen in service to the nation. After the passage of the post 9/11 GI Bill Fry Scholarship which provides GI Bill educational benefits for the children of the fallen, NGS broadened its mission to support children of severely wounded Service members.

Since the NGS Scholarship was modeled after the GI Bill benefits, it covers up to the complete cost of an in-state public university education for these children, generally allowing them to attain a debt-free undergraduate degree. In addition to this significant financial contribution, NGS provides personalized mentorship to each recipient child and family, to better define educational and career goals, and help ensure the future success of these children.

Since 2008, NGS has committed more than $5 million in post high-school education benefits, fully funding college scholarships for 73 children of fallen and severely wounded Service members. NGS has converted 92% of donations directly into program benefits; a top rating that puts NGS among the very best of all non-profits in the United States. Based on our belief in the strength of partnerships, NGS has also contributed more than $200,000 to six sister non-profit organizations, including the Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association, ThanksUSA, Troops First Foundation, and Green Beret Foundation.

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