Herndon, VA; September 28, 2023 – The PMMI Foundation provides financial support to education programs 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 2023, the PMMI Foundation will provide more than $750,000 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, Silent Auction events, 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 2023 event offering a packed player field and a total of 31 sponsors:
Morrison Container Handling Solutions
Anritsu Product Inspection & Detection
B+R Industrial Automation
Cold Pressure Council
Contract Packaging Association
Convention Data Services
The Kondracki Group
Marchesini Group USA
Mitsubishi Electric Automation
PACK EXPO Services
PMMI Media Group
SMC Corporation of America
The next event in the PACK EXPO portfolio is PACK EXPO East (March 18–20, 2024; Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia). Now in its sixth edition, the three-day event will feature more than 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 travel by car or train to see the latest in cutting-edge technology and insights. Visit packexpoeast.com for information and registration for the upcoming show.