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Mastering the Emmeci Machine: Beginner Operator’s Training Seminar

Wednesday, June 13, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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AICC, The Independent Packaging Association and the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) will offer the third and final course in the 2018 Mastering the Emmeci Training Series, Operator’s Training, September 18-21 at Emmeci, East providence, Rhode Island.


Taught by Emmeci trainers, this three-and-a-half-day seminar is designed for beginning operators who have run machines for at least six months and are ready to go to the next level, the beginner course will show how to set up a job from start to finish. Participants will learn how to use a squaring tool, make wooden frames, and adjust forms, fingers, and other basic components of the machines. The session will give operators who frequently need help from more experienced coworkers the tools and confidence to set up and run jobs on their own. 


This program is possible through the work and support of Al Hoodwin, president of Michigan City Paper Box and AICC chairman, and Laura Brodie, vice president of Burt Rigid Box and PPC executive committee member.


The registration fee is $695. To register for the training sessions, members can contact their respective associations:

  • AICC Members: or contact Taryn Pyle at or 703.836.2422.
  • PPC Members: Contact Kate Smith at (413) 686-9191 or


Nonmembers may contact either association for registration information.

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is uniting and celebrating the success of inspired, independent packaging companies. We are a growing membership association which has served independents since 1974, by providing access to education and information in print, in person, and online. AICC membership is for the full company and all employees at all locations have access to member benefits to help the individual maximize their potential and the member company maximize its profit. For more information visit us at or call 703.836.2422.


Now in its 89th year, PPC is the North American association for converters of paperboard packaging and their suppliers. PPC works to grow, promote and protect the paperboard packaging industry while providing its members with resources and tools to compete successfully in the marketplace. For more information, call 413.686.9191 or visit