Two Plants. Two Cities. Two Days of Training.
Attendees will see everything from the process for optimal splicing at the wet end to the methods of consistent stack quality at the dry end at Green Bay Packaging in De Pere, WI. Controls for temperature, adhesive, steam and air use will receive special focus.
At the BW Papersystems Corrugator Headquarters in Phillips, WI, in their Four Seasons Learning and Manufacturing Facility, attendees can observe and explore the how and why of maintenance including machine alignment, vibration control, and tooling calibration. This training is a unique opportunity because the manufactured components are not yet in production.
During the seminar operation and maintenance experts will emphasize the prevention of problems and breakdowns by establishing a series of daily checks and observations to maintain an environment of continuous improvement. Each participant will return to his or her facility with a plan to improve daily operations and maintenance.
- Maintaining the optimal splicing process.
- Singlefacer preventative maintenance best practices.
- Maintaining slitter scorer slit quality and tooling calibration.
- Maintaining cut length accuracy.
- Stacker stack quality.
- Establishing a daily corrugator “route".
- “Go to Gemba” organizing your work place.
- Vibration analysis/IR survey.
- Machine alignment.
- Steam/air best practices.
- Plant lighting best practices.
Who Should Attend?
- Operators who want to know how the machine works and how to best control it.
- Supervisors who want to increase their professionalism in leading the team to consistent productivity.
- Maintenance personnel interested in maintaining the machine and preventing losses of time and product.
- Production managers that are building an ever improving productivity environment.
(Registration includes hotel fees for April 16th & 17th)
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- Early Bird Fee: $1,295 (single) | $1,195 per person for (3 or more) (Early Bird Cut-off Date: March 1, 2019)
- Member Reg Fee (After March 1, 2019): $1,395 (single) | $1,295 (3 or more)
- Non-member Reg Fee: $1,495
Hotel & Course Location:
Please Note: AICC will be booking hotel rooms for attendees for April 16th and 17th. This is included in the registration fee. Hotel rooms for additional nights, based on arrival/ return flights, need to be made on your own. Attendees will not arrive back to Green Bay until 5:00 pm. AICC suggests participants book a flight after 7:00 pm or stay an extra night at the Raddison.
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center- Green Bay | 2040 Airport Drive | Green Bay WI 54313
- Group Room Rate: $95 a night (Cut-Off Date:Tuesday, March 26, 2019)
- Call to Book at Group Rate: (920) 494-7300
Course Location Day 1:
Green Bay Packaging | De Pere Division | 2001 American Boulevard | De Pere, WI
Course Location Day 2:
BW Papersystems | 1300 N Airport | Phillips, WI | View Website
Transportation Note: A bus will be provided to meet all transportation needs for the course. Please bring all of your belongings onto the bus with you. You will be in a different hotel on each day. Local attendees will still need to meet at the Radisson Hotel and park at there. Attendees cannot drive to Green Bay Packaging or to BW Paperystems.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Green Bay, WI
8:00amBus departs from Radisson Hotel and Conference Center (across the street from the Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport) for Green Bay Packaging De Pere.
8:20amClassroom & Machine Side Training Using Process Tools to Guide Maintenance Repairs
-Corrugator Daily Route (Steve Nerney, BWP)
-Splicing Process Optimization (John Podmolik, BWP)
-Single Facer Best Practices (Steve Daniel, BWP)
12:30pmClassroom and Machine Side Training
-Maintaining Slitter cut quality and accuracy (Brett Bergstrom, BWP)
-Maintaining Cut Accuracy (Brett)
-Maintaining Stack Quality (Brett)
3:00pm Bus Departs for BW Papersystem Corrugator Headquarters, Four Seasons Learning and Manufacturing Facility, in Phillips, WI
6:00pm Dinner with BW Papersystem Trainers and Staff
All meals & accommodations for all participants at the Four Seasons Conference Center are included in seminar registration.
Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Philips, WI
8:00am Training in the Corrugator assembly center and the classroom
“Going to Gemba”Organizing your work space
-Vibration/IR Tools (Speaker TBD)
-Steam (Speaker TBD)
-Plant Lighting (Speaker TBD)
2:00pmBus departs for Green Bay, WI.
4:30pm Bus will stop at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport then the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. AICC recommends booking a flight that departs after 7:00 PM.
Transportation Note: A bus will be provided to meet all transportation needs for the course. LOCAL ATTENDEES WILL STILL NEED TO MEET AT THE HOTEL. Attendees will need to park at the hotel, they cannot drive to Green Bay Packaging or to BW Paperystems. Attendees will not arrive back to Green Bay until 5:00 pm Participants need to book a flight after 7:00 pm or stay an extra night at the Raddison.
Nearest Airport: Bay Austin Straubel International Airport
The schedule of events are subject to change. Please check for updated information closer to the meeting date.
Scott Ellis EdD
Principal, Working Well LLC
Dr. Scott Ellis is a leadership and process improvement specialist who serves on AICC’s faculty to assist in building Packaging School curriculum. Scott has served as a resource for development of individuals, teams, and organizations as a consultant, teacher, psychotherapist, coach, and general manager in the packaging industry for two decades. His pragmatic approach is focused on making it easy to do the right things right.
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Installation & Training Leader - Corrugated & Finishing | BW Papersystems
Steve Nerney is a mechanical engineer with a master’s in business administration and 28 years of industry experience. His is currently the Installation Leader for BW Papersystems. Prior roles include plant engineer, plant superintendent and production manager for Inland Container and Gaylord Container Plants.
Training Specialist | BW Papersystems
After meeting Brett, you will quickly learn he’s focused on fixing things, and he likes to ski. Brett graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville and worked as a field service team member in the corrugating industry for 15 years. He now trains field service team members for BW Papersystems. Brett, and his wife Angie, live in Amoro, Wisconsin. They both enjoy alpine skiing in the mountains.
Senior Site Leader for Field Service | BW Papersystems
Steve has many years of experience in the corrugated industry working for BW Papersystems, and other suppliers. You can typically find him directing installations of partial and complete corrugators. While the projects are large and complex, you’ll notice that Steve pays attention to the small details. He lives in Georgia and is a proud dad of his teenage daughter.
Field Training Specialist | BW Papersystems
John’s career in the corrugating industry spans over three decades. He started at Marquip (before it was BW Papersystems) in the engineering group working in research and development. After several years, he transitioned into industrial training and education. He focuses on rollstands and splicers; training for operators and BWP service team members. He leads the Century Club program which rewards splicer operators for consecutive, successful splices. He coached the most recent winner to the world record of 10,150 splices before a miss. He’s married to Julie Podmolik, who is a BW Papersystems Customer Service Representative Leader. They have three children and are now the proud grandparents of nine grandchildren, and soon 10.