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Innovator of the Year

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AICC - Board Converting News - Corrugated Today's Innovator of the Year Competition

We are now accepting entries for the 2017 Innovator of the Year! This year's category is "Boxmakers."
Deadline for Entries: Friday, August 18, 2017!

    2017 Innovator Brochure

    2017 Innovator Entry Form



    ABOUT THE COMPETITION
    The AICC - Board Converting News / Corrugated Today Innovator of the Year Competition is designed to recognize innovative solutions created by both AICC box plant and supplier members that enhance the efficiencies, productivity, product quality and bottom line profitability of the independent box plant.

    Developed over twenty years ago as a forum for box makers and suppliers to put forward their best innovations, the Innovator of the Year has since evolved into a highly competitive arena that highlights the technological innovations of AICC members in production, material handling, manufacturing, training and administration. Each year, the AICC Plant Innovations Committee holds a call for entries and after reviewing the submissions received from AICC members, determines the finalist entries that are then voted on by AICC Annual Meeting attendees. Cosponsored by Board Converting News, the competition alternates its focus between box makers, suppliers, and non-machinery aspects of the converting industry.

    An Innovator of the Year is awarded every year in the fall, in four rotating categories: Boxmakers, Non-Machinery, Machinery, and Information Technology and Training.

    Cosponsored by AICC, BCN, and Corrugated Today, the Innovator of the Year Competition provides an outlet for AICC’s boxmaker members to showcase their innovations that increase plant productivity, improve plant efficiency, enhance the workforce’s skill, safety and/or well-being or serves as the solution to a specific production or management problem. 

    It is not just a competition of peers. It is an opportunity to recognize and promote the ingenuity and innovation of your company. Innovator of the Year achievements are often acknowledged by local business and community groups are featured in domestic and international publications and even on national TV shows.

    The 2017 Innovator of the Year Competition will be held in conjunction with the AICC 2017 Annual Meeting, held September 25-27 at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The winners will be selected by an AICC member vote during the General Session on Tuesday, September 26. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 27. 

    Previous winning entries have included:
    Employee wellness programs 
    Production tracking, and efficiency and safety enhancing programs and devices 
    Tools that help plant, office and sales personnel 
    Employee recognition programs
    In-House Training programs

    The 2013 "Boxmaker" Innovator of the Year was President Container for their "Math Class" entry. View the winning entry video: 2013 Innovator of the Year - Video 

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