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2016 Industry Fly-In

(held in Conjunction W/ NAM Manufacturing Summit), Washington, DC
June 06-07, 2016 (Mon - Tue)

Manufacturing the Sale

Online
June 07-09, 2016 (Tue - Thu)

AICC Mexico 2016 Annual Meeting & Trade Show

JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, Cancun, Mexico
June 08-10, 2016 (Wed - Fri)

ARTICLES & REPRINTS

Self-Awareness & Development

To change your behaviors (to be even more effective, faster, stronger, better) and gain deeper understanding of why you believe the way you do, periodically force yourself to think through and test your own conclusions, beliefs, assumptions and meanings as well as the data you have based all of it on.

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New Salary Standards for “Executive, Administrative and Professional” Overtime Exemption

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor published amendments to the regulations under which certain “executive, administrative, and professional” employees are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act requirement to pay overtime compensation when an employee works more than 40 hours in a week. The amendments are effective December 1, 2016.

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Bar Coding of Spare Parts

Bar coding spare parts can save you time and effort.

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Cord/Power Strip Safety

OSHA regulations require that conductors and electrical equipment be used in accordance with their approved rating. However, when multiple power strips are interconnected, the one directly connected to the building outlet is often supplying more power than the approval rating. This electrical current overload can result in a fire.

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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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Best Practiced for Flexographic Printing: Raising the Standard 

May 17-18, 2016 | Clemson University, SC

High quality flexographic printing on corrugated substrates and linerboard has always been a challenge. Balancing classroom sessions and time on press, AICC’s new two-day course will focus on how to produce clean solids and line work as well as halftones and spot colors. Many typical troubleshooting issues will be addressed from dot gain and die-cutting to proper graphic design for corrugated to ensure best results. Participants will take these practices back to  their home plants by the construction of Standard Operation Procedures, One  Point Lessons and checklists to codify the best practices.

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