The 2019 PMMI Foundation Golf Tournament (Sept. 22; Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas), held in conjunction with PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Sept. 23–25; Las Vegas Convention Center), raised more than $40,000, according to PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

The PMMI Foundation provides financial support to Education Partners throughout the U.S. and Canada. Each year, the PMMI Foundation funds initiatives to encourage students in their pursuit of careers in packaging and processing.

In 2019, the PMMI Foundation will provide more than $300,000 to education partners and students to develop the future packaging and processing industry workforce. Funds are raised at events such as the Foundation Golf Tournament, PACK Gives BACK, the Amazing Packaging Race and from generous donations from individuals at PMMI member companies. These proceeds complement the financial support provided by PMMI.

“We’re extremely grateful to our generous sponsors and golfers for their commitment to educating our future workforce. Their financial support makes programs such as the PMMI & Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs (NBT) manufacturing summer camps for kids, as well as academic scholarships, possible” says Stephan Girard, senior director, education & workforce development, PMMI.

The PMMI Foundation Golf Tournament has been held the day prior to the opening of PACK EXPO Las Vegas since 1995, with the 2019 event offering a packed player field and a total of 30 sponsors:

  • Morrison Container Handling Solutions, Luncheon Sponsor
  • Marchesini Group USA Inc., Breakfast Sponsor
  • Schneider Electric, Cart Sponsor
  • SMC Corporation of America, Logo Glove Sponsor
  • Alliant Insurance Services
  • Anritsu Industrial Solutions USA
  • Beckhoff Automation LLC
  • Cablevey Conveyors
  • Canadian Packaging Magazine
  • Choose Chicago
  • Cold Pressure Council
  • CPA: The Association of Contract Packagers and Manufacturers
  • Convention Data Services
  • Festo
  • Finn Partners
  • Fixation Marketing
  • Freeman
  • Hamrick Manufacturing & Service, Inc.
  • Institute of Packaging Professionals
  • Kondracki Group
  • Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
  • Packaging World
  • Pineberry Manufacturing
  • PMMI Media Group
  • PMI Kyoto
  • POBCO Plastics
  • Septimatech Group Inc.
  • The Expo Group
  • Valco Melton
  • Wittenstein

The next event in the PACK EXPO portfolio is PACK EXPO East (March 3-5, 2020; Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia). Now in its fourth edition, the three-day event will feature 400 exhibiting companies and span 100,000 net square feet, providing the opportunity for attendees to exchange ideas with 7,000 peers. The location in Philadelphia presents a unique opportunity for the CPG-rich mid-Atlantic, allowing much of the east coast the chance to drive or train in and see latest in cutting edge technology and insights. Visit packexpoeast.com for information and registration for the upcoming show.