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AICC Members Produce Quality Boxes Safely, at Speed

Wednesday, February 13, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has limited availability remaining for its newest seminar, Introduction to Rotary Die Cutting, to be held March 27-28, 2019 at Fox Valley Technical Institute, in Appleton, WI.

This new two-day seminar will focus on safely producing quality boxes at speed on < 4 color RDC machines. Attendees will explore each section of the machine with expert trainers and suppliers. They will practice their new skills in a hands-on environment and build standard operating procedures to take back to their home plants.

After completing the seminar, attendees will be able to:

  • Apply the correct methods/tools needed to conduct key production performance requirements.
  • Create employee buy-in and reduce turnover.
  • Improve the accuracy of production data; get everyone involved in preventing problems.
  • Measure production using:

-       MSF per staff hour

-       Overall equipment effectiveness,

-       Speed

-       Set-up time

-       Quality.

  • Use multiple process improvement tools:

-       Key performance indicators,

-       Project planning,

-       Identify waste in time, dollars and effort;

-       Crew meeting management.

Instructors, Mark Keller, Graphic Arts Instructor, and Scott Gehrt, Flexographic Printing Instructor, of Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) will share their decades of experience.

Mark Keller has 23 years with Fox Valley Technical College and nine years of Flexographic Printing industry experience with Belmark Corporation. Mark is very active in the industry via board and committee membership and often judges printing competitions. He specializes in seminars, workshops, testing and trial runs for business and industry.

Scott Gehrt has 14 years with FVTC as a Flexographic Printing Instructor and 12 years of flexographic printing industry experience. Scott has extensive experience on press, seminar, testing and trials, teaching Technical Diploma, and Associate degree programs on wide web, corrugated, and narrow web equipment.

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.



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.