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Emerson returns as Amazing Packaging Race sponsor

By Canadian Packaging staff   

General Amazing Packaging Race ASCO Numatics Emerson Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2017 PACK EXPO Las Vegas PMMI The Association for Processing and Packaging Technologies

Students learn networking and teamwork at PACK EXPO Las Vegas & Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2017.

RESTON, Va.—Emerson, featuring leadership product brands such as ASCO Numatics, will sponsor the eighth edition of the Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2017 this September 25–27, 21017 in Las Vegas), according to PACK EXPO producer PMMI, The Association for Processing and Packaging Technologies.

“Over the years, Emerson has shown their willingness to provide educational opportunities for students in the packaging industry. Their consistent sponsorship has made the success of this program possible, and we are grateful for their continued support,” says PMMI chief operating officer Jim Pittas.

The Amazing Packaging Race will take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, during the last day of PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2017 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“By giving students an engaging way to gain knowledge about the packaging and processing industry, the next generation is introduced to career opportunities that are possible for them,” says Andy Duffy, Vice-president of sales at ASCO. “Students can also network and build teamwork skills in an exciting, hands-on approach to learning.”


Participating students will compete on the nearly 900,000 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 Emerson Booth (C-5222). The winning team of the Amazing Packaging Race will be rewarded with scholarship funds from ASCO, to promote their involvement in the future of S.T.E.M.

Exhibitors and PMMI Partner Schools are invited to participate in the Amazing Packaging Race. Contact Jill Davis, education coordinator, PMMI at (T): 571-287-6810 or via e-mail at Exhibitors who wish to participate in the race 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 more than 800 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. It operates the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech.
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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

About Emerson

Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (U.S.), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2015 were $22.3 billion. For more information, visit


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