Not all learning occurs in a formal classroom setting
Glenwood, IL (Vocus) June 23, 2010
Leading manufacturer of feed and timing screws as well as change parts, Morrison Container Handling Solutions, President Nick Wilson spoke at the Mexican Chamber of Processed Food (CANAINCA) convention last month in Cancun, Mexico. The presentation for CANAINCA (May 27–30, 2010) was the first of two international addresses Wilson presented over the past month in his role as Vice Chairman of PMMI. The second talk was during PACKOLOGY, sponsored by the Italian Packaging Association (UCIMA) in Rimini, Italy, in early June.
Morrison has been a member of PMMI since 1995. Due to this, Wilson was able to draw on PMMI research to address three vital trends among consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs) in the United States. Wilson told the Mexican food processors in attendance about trends in CPG concerns, including food safety, health and wellness and sustainable packaging.
Wilson stated, "These are some of the top priorities of CPG firms at the corporate level, and I’m pretty sure that many of them are familiar to you and your business as well.”
He continued, "These issues truly reflect the global nature of the supply chain we all belong to."
Wilson also noted that PMMI's data on CPG trends comes from PMMI's Vision 2015 focus groups, the annual Top to Top meeting, the Packaging Management Council, and the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
“As an association serving this industry, one of PMMI’s objectives is to connect users and suppliers of technology, and help them in optimizing their operations and product development,” he added.
Wilson also spoke to American students and Italian journalists the PACKOLOGY trade show in Rimini, Italy (June 8–11, 2010) about training and education and the central role played in the packing and processing industries for the future.
Here, he noted, “To keep this industry strong, we need to invest in developing the skills of our workforce, but equally important is striking a balance between nurturing the next generation of employees while developing the skills of those who are currently working in the sector.”
He continued, stating the range of educational opportunities PMMI provides, from financial assistance — e.g., scholarships and grants for students, bringing packaging students to the PACK EXPO shows, and tuition reimbursement for members’ employees — to online education and hands-on workshops.
“Not all learning occurs in a formal classroom setting,” Wilson explained. “PMMI is committed to providing high quality, easily accessible education opportunities for the packaging and processing industries. We strongly believe that innovation is driven through the success of our people — and so we work hard to provide programs and services.”
PMMI is a trade association of 560-plus member companies that manufacture packaging, processing and related converting machinery in the United States or Canada; machinery components and packaging containers and materials. PMMI’s vision is to be the leading global resource for packaging, and its mission is to improve and promote members' abilities to meet the needs of their customers.
PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and EXPO PACK México, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming in 2010: EXPO PACK México in Mexico City, June 22–25, and PACK EXPO International, Oct. 31–Nov. 3, at Chicago’s McCormick Place. PACK EXPO Las Vegas returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 26–28, 2011.
Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at PMMI.org and Packexpo.com.
Morrison Container Handling Solutions
Morrison Container Handling Solutions is a leading manufacturer of timing screws and quick-change parts that lead to greater line efficiencies for the most complex operations, and speed up changeover time for different container bottle shapes and sizes. Morrison custom designs drive units for new drive applications and to replace existing ones. With more than 39 years of unmatched experience designing and engineering container handling systems, Morrison offers customers the best in problem solving, reliable products, technical expertise and customer service.
For more information call 708-756-6660 or visit http://www.morrison-chs.com.