Lucky Number Seven Wins Amazing Packaging Race

November 14, 2016

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Lucky Number Seven Wins Amazing Packaging Race

McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 14, 2016 — The Amazing Packaging Race took over the PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 show floor Wednesday and four students from Team Seven outplayed 14 other teams to win new iPads, courtesy of contest sponsor ASCO.

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, hosted the seventh annual event.

Team Seven — Kyle Moore (Indiana State University), Sergio Clois (Cal Poly), Elizabeth Meidenbauer (Virginia Tech) and Sofia Silva (Rutgers University) — won with a mixture of strategy and skill, perfecting a balance of completing tasks and reaching the most exhibitors.

In second place was Team Three, Fenghua Zeng (Rutgers University), Meng Want (RIT), Virginia Shih (Virginia Tech) and Laura Elizabeth (Michigan State).

“PACK EXPO is the largest classroom for packaging and processing technologies, and thanks to the participating exhibitors we were able to provide the students hands-on experience like none they’ll get anywhere else,” says Glen Long, sr. vice president of PMMI.

The 29 participating companies were spread out among the more than 1.25 million net square feet of exhibit space: 3M; APPMA; Automation & Control Inc. (ACI); Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc.; Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc.; Coesia; Cozzoli Machine Company; Daubert Cromwell; Dorner Mfg. Corp; Duravant; Fenner Drives; Fogg; Garvey Corporation; HMC Products; Industrial Repair Service; Intelligrated; Langguth America; MASSMAN Automation Designs, LLC; Matrox Imaging; Millwood, Inc.; Morrison Container Handling Solutions; OMAC; Plexpack Corp.; Poly Pack; Schneider Electric; Schneider Packaging Equipment; Shurtape; Specright and Starview Packaging Machinery.

Ten PMMI Partner Schools were on board for the contest: Alexandria Technical and Community College, Cal-Poly, Clemson University, Hennepin Technical College, Indiana State University, Michigan State, Rochester Institute Technology, Rutgers University, San Jose State and Virginia Tech.

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents the voice of more than 750 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. 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, ProFood World 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.

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