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The Nuts and Bolts of Corrugated

Monday, February 4, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is offering its popular seminar Corrugated Packaging Fundamentals, April 30-May 1, at President Container in Middletown, NY. Registrations received on or before Friday, March 1, 2019, will receive the early bird rate of $1,095.

This seminar is a comprehensive, interactive exploration of corrugated packaging technologies. It covers everything from raw material choices to packaging design, printing, converting, sustainability, and end use. Attendees will analyze various packaging solutions, examine the performance attributes of containerboard and corrugated board including appearance, printability, and runability.

The seminar includes a tour of the host location, President Container, is a manufacturer of corrugated shipping containers and point of purchase displays. They use sustainable materials and produce over 2.4 billion square feet of corrugated products annually. President Container specializes in items for the food & beverage, cosmetic, garment, and other commercial industries.

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

“Ralph and Dan provided extremely valuable information in regard to the 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,” said Will Tillo, Account Representative, MaxPak Inc.

Dan is an accomplished practitioner, solutions provider, educator, and author with extensive coast-to-coast and international experience in leading technology-rich seminars for the printing and packaging industries. He is particularly adept at creating synchronous courses of study from highly fragmented parts. Dan holds bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and an Ed.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Ralph serves as Corrugated Technical Advisor to AICC members and is the wisdom and

expertise behind ASKRALPH. With a BS in Forest Management and an MBA, his entire corporate career is in the forest products industry. Companies include Champion International, Georgia-Pacific, International Paper and Mead Containerboard. Ralph is a well-known speaker and expert on the technical aspects of corrugated packaging and box engineering.

Attendees are encouraged to make their reservations at the Courtyard by Marriott - Middletown before the group cut-off date of Tuesday, March 28, 2019.

More information about the seminar 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 Chelsea May, Education and Training Manager, or 703.836.2422.