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AICC Members Build on the Basics

Monday, November 19, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, welcomed over 20 representatives of AICC member companies to Fort Worth, TX, October 24- 25 for Corrugated Packaging Fundamentals.

Dan Malenke, President, PKGPRO, LLC and Ralph Young, AICC Corrugated Technical Advisor, led the seminar and brought nearly 50 years of experience to the lectern and hands-on activities offered during the course.

Will Tillo, Account Representative, MaxPak Inc., said “Ralph and Dan provided extremely valuable information in regard to industry, print, and personal experience. They were able to not only present but demonstrate the complex material in a simple, practical way. The seminars information has already proven to be a competitive advantage in my career.”

The seminar gave attendees the opportunity to understand everything corrugated- from raw material choices to end use. The two days were filled with hands-on activities comparing printing, corrugated products, die cutting, and even digital printing.

Working in groups participants analyzed more than 30 examples of innovative packaging solutions from all over the world to learn how to improve a package and what makes a package a success. Attendees of Corrugated Packaging Fundamentals also saw first-hand how different substrates and coatings impact the durability and performance of corrugated packaging.  

The classroom learning and hands-on activities were followed by a plant tour at Liberty Carton’s Fort Worth plant, an ISO-certified corrugated packaging manufacturing facility and an FDA and Texas Department of Health certified fulfillment operation.

Professionals in corrugated package design, sales, specification, purchasing, scheduling, quality

control, and production interested in expanding their understanding of corrugated packaging technologies can attend the next Corrugated Packaging Fundamentals seminar, April 30-May 1, 2019, at President Container in Middletown, NY.

More information about upcoming seminars can be found at Questions about seminars or webinars and the value a well-trained workforce brings to a company can be directed to Taryn Pyle, Director of Education & Leadership Development, or 703.535.1391.

(Image 1) Instructors Dan Malenke, President PKGPRO, LLC and Ralph Young, AICC Corrugated Technical Advisor, brought nearly 50 years of experience to the seminar. 

(Image 2) Twenty representatives of AICC member companies came together for Corrugated Packaging Fundamentals, an essential seminar for professionals in corrugated. 

(Image 3) Participants analyzed more than 30 examples of innovative packaging solutions to learn how to improve a package and what makes a package more successful. 


About AICC, The Independent Packaging Association

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- join and all employees at all locations have access to member benefits. In April 2017 AICC began offering free online education to all members to help the individual maximize their potential and the member company maximize its profit. When companies invest and engage, AICC will deliver success.