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AICC Offers Best Practices for Corrugator and Maintenance Operations

Thursday, May 23, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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Two Plants. Two Cities. Two Days of Training.

May 23, 2019 – AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is hosting Best Practices for Corrugator and Maintenance Operations, Wednesday, October 9- Thursday, October 10 at the Green Bay Packaging De Pere Division in De Pere, WI and at BW Papersystems’ Four Seasons Learning and Manufacturing Facility in Phillips, WI.  

This seminar will teach best practices for operations of the corrugator in use and to learn how to best maintain the machine.

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 Paper Systems Corrugator Headquarters in Phillips, WI, in their Four Seasons Learning and Manufacturing Facility, attendees can observe and explore the hows and whys of maintenance including machine alignment, vibration control, and tooling calibration. This training is a distinct 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.

This seminar will be taught by many of the most experienced Corrugator specialists at BW Papersystems including, Steve Nerney, Installation & Training Leader, Brett Bergstrom, Training Specialist, Steve Daniel, Senior Site Leader for Field Service, and John Podmolik, Field Training Specialist. Dr. Scott Ellis of Working Well will ensure that participants build standard operating procedures (SOPs) for fast application in their own plants.

Registrations submitted on or before August 29, will receive the early bird rate of $1,295. Special rates are also available for companies sending three or more people to the seminar. 

The hotel costs for October 8 and 9 are included in the registration fee. Attendees who need additional nights are encouraged to make their reservations at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center before the group cut-off date of September 17.

More information about the seminar can be found a 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.