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Call for Entries in the 2016 Innovator of the Year - Machinery Category

AICC, the Independent Packaging Association, Board Converting News (BCN) and Corrugated Today, are proud to announce the Call for Entries in the 2016 Innovator of the Year Competition - Machinery category.   The Innovator of the Year Competition will be held in conjunction with the AICC/TAPPI 2016 SuperCorrExpo Conference, taking place October 17-20, 2016 in Orlando, FL.  

This year’s competition seeks entries from AICC supplier members that want to showcase innovations in the Machinery field developed since October 2012 and that are commercially available.  The category focuses on innovations of equipment, products or services that are directly related to the mechanical converting process.  Innovations should benefit the paperboard packaging industry through enhanced efficiency, quality, productivity, and/or safety of the members of the paperboard packaging community.  The deadline for entries is Friday, August 26, 2016.   

Cosponsored by AICC, Board Converting News, and Corrugated Today, the annual Innovator of the Year Competition provides an outlet for AICC members to showcase innovations they’ve developed to increase plant productivity, improve plant efficiency, and overall, serve as a solution to a specific production or management problem.  Since its inception in 1988, the competition has evolved to include AICC’s Boxmaker members, as well as, Associate members in Machinery, Non-Machinery, and Information Technology & Training categories.  

Click here for the competition entry brochure, here for the entry form and more criteria and information is available on AICC’s website at  

For questions or additional information please contact Cindy Huber at or Laura Mihalick at or 877-836-2422.  

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