The 2017 PMMI Foundation Golf Tournament (Sept. 24; Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas), held in conjunction with PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 25–27; Las Vegas Convention Center), will raise more than $40,000, according to PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The PMMI Foundation supports the packaging and processing industry with education programs including scholarships, support for student travel to PACK EXPO, and PACK EXPO student initiatives such as The Amazing Packaging Race, the Future Innovators Robotics Showcase and the NextGen Networking Fair.

“Through the PMMI Foundation, PMMI supports the packaging and processing industry’s developing workforce as well as the current labor pool by encouraging ongoing educational efforts," says Stephan Girard, director, Education & Workforce Development, PMMI. “We’re very grateful for the generosity of our sponsors and golfers in helping us advance these important initiatives.”

The PMMI Foundation Golf Tournament has been held the day prior to the opening of PACK EXPO Las Vegas since 1995, and once again, the tournament is a sellout, with all player slots filled and a total of 33 sponsors:

  • ABI Marketing Public Relations
  • Alliant Insurance Services
  • Anritsu Industrial Solutions USA
  • ASCO Numatics
  • Beckhoff Automation LLC
  • Cablevey Conveyors
  • Canadian Packaging Magazine
  • Choose Chicago
  • Compass Industrial Group LLC
  • Experient
  • Expovision, the Service Leader in Convention Housing
  • Festo Corporation
  • Fixation Marketing Inc.
  • Freeman
  • Hamrick Manufacturing & Service, Inc.
  • Lenze Americas
  • Marchesini Group USA Inc.
  • Massman Automation Designs, LLC
  • Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
  • Morrison Container Handling Solutions
  • Packaging World
  • Pester Pac Automation
  • Pineberry Manufacturing
  • PMI Cartoning, Inc.
  • PMMI Media Group
  • POBCO Plastics
  • Pro Mach
  • Reiser
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Septimatech Group Inc.
  • SMC Corporation of America
  • The Expo Group
  • The Kondracki Group

Each year, the PMMI Foundation distributes nearly $100,000 that funds initiatives to encourage students in their pursuit of careers in packaging and processing and tuition reimbursement for PMMI member company employees’ continued education.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas, and, the co-located, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, will bring together more than 30,000 attendees, including 5,000 international visitors from more than 125 countries, combined with 2,000-plus exhibiting companies spanning nearly 900,000 net square feet of a nearly sold-out exhibit floor. Learn more and register at www.packexpolasvegas.com. Registration, which includes access to both PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, is $100 and includes admission to all exhibits and the Innovation Stage.

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. 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 packaging and processing to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in packaging and processing 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.