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DuPont Packaging and Rockwell Automation to sponsor PACK EXPO event

The PACK gives BACK event takes place at PACK EXPO International 2016 in Chicago.


May 31, 2016
by Canadian Packaging staff

RESTON, VA— 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 on November 6–9, 2016 at the McCormick Place in 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 the U.S.A’s fallen and wounded service members.

“No Greater Sacrifice and the families that we support are thankful to PMMI,” says NGS executive director Rebekah Lovorn. “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 DuPont North America Packaging business manager DeMond Chapman. “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 Rockwell Automation vice-president  Global OEM and Global Industries Christopher Zei. “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 PACK gives BACK event will take place on November 7, 2016 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 PMMI president and chief executive officer Chuck Yuska. “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 4:30PM and the performance begins at 5:30PM.

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 www.PMMI.org and www.PACKEXPO.com and www.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 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, 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. More information at www.rockwellautomation.com.


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