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PMMI brings industry together to raise $50,000 for education

All sponsorships and player slots filled for pre-PACK EXPO fundraiser.

October 23, 2013   by Canadian Packaging Staff

RESTON, VA—PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, reports the 2013 PMMI Education & Training Foundation Golf Tournament has raised US$50,000 in support of training and education for packaging and processing professionals.

Including Gold Sponsor Morrison Container Handling Solutions, 32 companies sponsored the tournament. A field of 136 industry executives played in the biennial event on September 22, the day before PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 opened, at the Royal Links Golf Course in Las Vegas.

Since 1990, the PMMI Education & Training Foundation has raised more than $2.5 million to support packaging and processing student scholarships and continuing education for packaging and processing professionals.

“The industry comes together at PACK EXPO, and the PMMI Education & Training Foundation Golf Tournament is a fun way to start the show experience—connecting, supporting industry growth and strengthening our workforce. We’re very grateful for the support of all our sponsors and golfers,” says PMMI vice-president, Education & Workforce Development Maria Ferrante.

Sponsor companies:

  • ABI Marketing Public Relations;
  • Alliant Insurance Services
  • American Packaging Capital, Inc.
  • Anritsu Industrial Solutions USA
  • ASCO Numatics
  • Beckhoff Automation LLC
  • BNP Media
  • Burns & McDonnell Engineering
  • Cablevey Conveyors
  • Canadian Packaging Magazine
  • Coesia Group
  • Choose Chicago
  • Enfield Technologies
  • Experient
  • Expovision, the Service Leader in Convention Housing
  • Fixation Marketing
  • Freeman
  • Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC
  • Henkel Corporation
  • Marchesini Group USA.
  • MASSMAN Automation Designs, LLC
  • Morrison Container Handling Solutions (Gold Sponsor)
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Packaging Digest & Pharmaceutical and Medical Packaging News
  • Packaging World
  • Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Pro Mach
  • Septimatech Group Inc.
  • SMC Corporation of America
  • Sustainable Water Solutions, LLC
  • The Expo Group
  • Chuck and Linda Yuska

PACK EXPO special: Royal Links and its affiliated golf courses are offering extended play to PACK EXPO Las Vegas supporters through the end of 2013. Reserve your tee times online.

To learn more about the PMMI Education & Training Foundation Golf Tournament, contact Craig Silverio, CAE, vice-president, Finance, PMMI: 703-243-8555, via e-mail at

Get ready for the PACK EXPO trade shows. To reserve space for PACK EXPO International 2014 and the co-located Pharma EXPO, contact PMMI: via e-mail at or 703-243-8555.

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing over 600 packaging and processing supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers.

PMMI organizes the upcoming PACK EXPO trade shows: EXPO PACK México 2014, June 17-20 (Mexico City, Mexico); PACK EXPO International 2014, November 2-5 (McCormick Place, Chicago); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014; PACK EXPO East, debuting February 2–4, 2015 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia); EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015, March 18-20, 2015 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico).

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