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Up in Smoke, HR Summit Hosted By Region 2 & Baseball Game

Seattle, WA
August 04-05, 2016 (Thu - Fri)

Design Forum

Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics, Clemson, SC
August 10-11, 2016 (Wed - Thu)

Region 5 Hiring, Sales and Mill Tour With Golf Tournament

Hyatt Regency Savannah, Savannah, GA
August 24-25, 2016 (Wed - Thu)

ARTICLES & REPRINTS

Customer Engagement is More Important than Ever

A recent Gallup survey suggests that high customer engagement is the definitive predictor of business growth. Learn to measure and increase engagement.

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AICC Offers Cutting Edge Design Forum at Clemson University

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, will offer a two-day inaugural workshop August 10-12, 2016 at the Sonoco Institute at Clemson University, Clemson, SC for design, sales and marketing professionals to expand their expertise in package design basics, trends and technology.

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AICC Mexico Celebrates 15th Anniversary

AICC’s Mexico chapter, known as “AICC Mexico,” celebrated its 15th Anniversary Meeting June 8-10 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Cancun, Mexico.

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Judge Temporarily Blocks DOL Union 'Persuader Rule'

The US District Court for the Northern District of Texas has issued a ruling blocking the July 1 implementation of the Department of Labor “Persuader Rule.”

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 PACKAGING U & COURSE MATERIALS

Understanding the Key Characteristics of Linerboard - 2nd Ed.  

Converters need to have a greater knowledge about every aspect of their operations, especially obtaining the highest quality linerboard and corrugating medium for the purchasing dollar. Material selection is critical in meeting customer needs, especially in the area of demonstrating sustainability and creativity in packaging design and engineering. This updated brochure is intended to provide corrugators, sheet feeders, sheet plants and their suppliers with selection criteria to evaluate various containerboard grades. With the template provided you can evaluate your purchasing options for your corrugator operations and which grades are the best in class and value.

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Overall Equipment Effectiveness for the Packaging Industry 

Online | Packaging University

Measurement is a powerful tool for process improvement, and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a balanced measurement of both crew and equipment performance.  In this interactive presentation Scott Heilmann of AICC Associate member company P Squared explains the math of measurement and motivation.  Unique to this program is P2's adaptation of OEE for the job shop.

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