UnPACKed with PMMI

UnPACKed with PMMI

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February 12, 2021 19 min

PMMI prides itself on the willingness of its members to share their information and best practices that could assist fellow members – even if they are competitors. On this episode of UnPACKed with PMMI, former Chairman and longtime PMMI board member Bern McPheely joins the podcast along with Cadre Credits President and CEO David Young, to provide a quick overview of a lesser known government program that offers tax credits to aid b...

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UnPACKed with PMMI teams up with PMMI Media Group to add an audio option to the tremendous written and video content its award-winning publications provide. On this episode of UnPACKed with OEM Magazine, OEM Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Neil adds a part two to her compelling PACK EXPO Connects Jumpstart interview with Bumble Bee Seafood President and CEO Jan Tharp. Neil dives deeper into Tharp’s role as a leader through chaos at Bumbl...

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January 27, 2021 20 min

The COVID-19 vaccine is the latest example of just how important packaging and processing are to society at large. Once developed, processed and packaged, the vaccine needed distribution along the very supply chains established and maintained by our industry players. Keren Sookne, director of editorial content, Healthcare Packaging Magazine, takes us through all of the big picture items around the ground-breaking vaccine and offers...

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More and more consumers are interested in purchasing products that are free from preservatives – and High Pressure Processing (HPP) technology offers a safe way to increase shelf life. Hear from Joyce Longfield, R&D – principal of HPP applications, Good Foods Group andformer Chairperson and current member of the Cold Pressure Council, who covers important food science topics such as the pitfalls of preservatives. Longfield walk...

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With decades of trade experience between them, Dorner vice president of aftermarket sales and marketing and PMMI board member and show committee chairperson, Matt Jones and SMC Global Account Manager and PMMI board member, Julie Hoover have an affinity for trade shows and their value to the packaging and processing industry. In this episode of UnPACKed with PMMI, we discuss what has worked and what hasn't worked with this unusu...

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PACK EXPO Connects was the first virtual event for PMMI Media Group and many exhibitors as well. Despite exhibitor preparedness, technical issues on the first day of the show kept the live demonstrations from launching as intended – as a testament to the resourcefulness of the industry, many exhibitors quickly adapted and demos returned for attendees looking to see technology in action the remainder of the event and online until th...

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November 16, 2020 20 min

PMMI’s Association Services department provides management and support services to other packaging and processing industry associations, including the Cold Pressure Council (CPC). The CPC facilitates and promotes industry standardization and awareness of High Pressure Processing (HPP). Our host Sean Riley recently caught up with Ben Howard, laboratory director, Certified Laboratories, Inc. to discuss ways shelf-life, shelf-life tes...

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In this episode of UnPACKed with PMMI, we go inside the state of the industry numbers with PMMI's vice president of market development, Jorge Izquierdo. From how things looked at the end of 2019 into pre-pandemic 2020, to the way the industry has kept its nose above water and in many cases thrived during the past seven months, Jorge shares what we can expect as we head towards the end of 2020.

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Now more than ever, it is crucial for the manufacturing industry to stay connected to keep up with increasing consumer demand and the challenges COVID-19 has posed to the manufacturing supply chain. Hear from Jim Chrzan, vice president, content & brand strategy at PMMI Media Group on all things PACK EXPO Connects, a virtual event like no other. Tune in to hear details on the exciting educational line-up, including sessions from...

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September 29, 2020 12 min

As the world changed this year, PMMI’s role as an industry resource, now more than ever, means connecting the industry and providing business solutions for today – and beyond. Today we welcome PMMI Senior Director of Membership Andrew Dougherty to talk about all the tools PMMI offers its members to help them conduct better business. Now more than ever, PMMI is your answer.

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As someone who has covered the food and beverage industry for over 30 years, editor-in-chief of ProFood World magazine Joyce Fassl was our obvious first stop to help us sort through the COVID-19 clutter and news, and tell us what’s really going on with food processing during the pandemic. Are they safe? Are they all shutting down because of virus spread? What are the plants doing to keep our workers and our food supply safe?

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September 8, 2020 25 min

Part two of this UnPACKed with PMMI series offers a very compelling case for making economic sense out of sustainability at any packaging operation. Graham Packaging’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Tracee Auld joins the podcast for a one-on-one discussion on how the global packaging giant is managing its ambitious sustainability goals, including a pledge to make its full line of packaging 100 percent recyclable, reusable or compost...

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September 1, 2020 18 min

During a period in time when new challenges arise daily, concerns around the global pursuit of environmental sustainability could have—and can still—fall by the wayside. This two-part series of UnPACKed with PMMI podcasts provides a look at the overarching effect of a global pandemic on packaging sustainability as well as how one major packaging company is managing its ambitious sustainability goals. Donna Ritson, president of DDR ...

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Even before the pandemic, healthcare, and the ability to obtain good healthcare, was always a hot-button, headline-making issue. Affordable healthcare and maintaining a healthy workforce is crucial for any business and represents one of the leading factors potential employees seek when job hunting. With that in mind, PMMI and NAM, The National Association of Manufacturers, collaborated to offer Fortune-500 level benefits to compani...

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August 3, 2020 16 min

Wondering how the packaging and processing OEM community is acclimating during the pandemic? Stephanie Neil, editor-in-chief of OEM Magazine, returns to the podcast, this time on the other side of the microphone, and discusses how OEMs can push through or even get ahead during an economic recession. Her background as a long time contributor to Automation World also helps her identify control systems and technologies impacting today...

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Year after year, IoPP, the Institute of Packaging Professionals, reports salary data and trends in the packaging industry gathered through their Salary Survey. In order to understand the findings, especially after the uncertainty of the first half of 2020, Matt Reynolds, editor, Packaging World, joins the podcast to break down the details on employment status, educational factors, future career prospects and more.

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With many rapid changes going on in the healthcare sector these days, Keren Sookne, director of editorial content for Healthcare Packaging makes her podcast debut to bring a targeted perspective on what has been happening so far in 2020 in healthcare packaging and the life sciences industries. Apropos of the times, the discussion features an in depth look at the many ways COVID-19 has dominated the space with PPE shortages, testing...

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As one of the industries that remained in operation during the past four months, packaging and processing companies are seeing not only an increase in production, but also in the need for skilled workers. Unfortunately, the demand for trained labor comes during a time period when manufacturers were already having a hard time filling positions on their operations teams.  Join Delkor Systems' Patty Andersen and Hennepin Technical...

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As someone who has been on the road during the COVID-19 pandemic, Josh Becker, senior manager, packaging systems, The Hershey Company, joins the UnPACKed with PMMI podcast to share the customer perspective on how Hershey has been handling visits from suppliers, training and service issues during this time. As an essential business that remained open though out the pandemic, Becker also offers some best practices Hershey has learned...

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Nothing brings our industry together like PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO. In this episode of UnPACKED with PMMI Laura Thompson, VP, Trade Shows at PMMI provides an update on the status of November’s show, and why it is more important than ever for exhibitors and attendees to take advantage of the connections and opportunity it provides.

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