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—Mike Ross, IoPP Member
Senior Packaging Manager, Hair Europe

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Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday

    IoPP Minnesota Chapter: Automated Packaging Systems Technician Program & BOSCH Tour and Networking

    Dec 11, 3:30 PM - 9:00 PM (CT)
    Register Now for Iopp-MN's  Automated Packaging Systems Technician Program & BOSCH Tour and Networking Event   Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019   Tour WITC (Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College)'s Automated Packaging Systems Technician program that provides training for individuals who wish to obtain mechanical, electrical and automation skills as they relate to the industrial manufacturing environment. Then tour nearby Bosch Packaging Technology.   The manufacturing environment in the packaging industry is a fast-paced, technical production environment requiring skill to maintain the required output from high-speed packaging machines. The program focuses on the manufacturing industry; however, the skills students acquire will provide a foundation for entry into the dynamic field of manufacturing in positions such as maintenance technician, field service technician/engineer and machine  assembly/installer. Come explore the equipment, technology, and courses that WITC uses to train the future workforce. WITC is one of four schools with packaging programs that IoPP-MN supports. Meet Instructor Charles Christensen, Congratulate Bearman-Henningsen Honorable Mention Winners Steve Jeska and Doug Jacobsen and tour the program. There will be demonstrations by students to give us an idea of the content covered in their courses and the skills acquired.   Then tour nearby Bosch Packaging Technology, a company that started over 100 years ago with flour and puffed cereal solutions, now offers a range of packaging equipment - Wrappers, Bag Closing & Sealers, Vertical Form Fill and Seal Baggers, Carton/Tray Forming and Closing, Feeding, and Robotic Pick - Place Machines. Bosch offers flexible and affordable packaging solutions by using standardized modular components and their modular machines can be integrated to form fully automated lines.   Agenda: 3:30 pm to 3:45 pm Registration 3:45 pm to 5:30 pm WITC Welcome, Tour and Demonstrations 5:40 pm to 6:30 pm BOSCH Packaging Technology Tour 6:30 pm Dinner Address: Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College 1019 S Knowles Ave New Richmond, WI 54017 Tip: Park in the Visitors Lot, Enter the Main Entrance. If Visitors lot is full, park in the main lot directly behind.   2nd Tour Address: Bosch Packaging Technology 869 South Knowles Avenue New Richmond, WI 54017 Dinner Address: Mallards 230 South Knowles Ave New Richmond, WI 54017 (Ample parking in nearby bank parking lot)   Cost: $40 - Tour only $40 - IoPP Members (tour and dinner) $50 - Non-members/Guests (tour and dinner) $20 - Students (tour and dinner)   Please register by Thursday, December 5th.     Upcoming Tours: January, 2020 - Bix February, 2020 - FedEx March, 2020 - Ecolab

  • Thursday

    IoPP Western NY Chapter: Holiday Party

    Dec 12, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)
    Join IoPP Western NY Chapter for their Holiday Party!!! When: Thursday, December 12, 2019 5:00 PM Where: The Humphrey House 1783 Penfield Road Penfield, NY 14526 Cost : $10 Per person at the door, students are FREE! RSVP: astreeter@modpac.com

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    Penfield, NY, United States

  • Monday

    IoPP Missouri Gateway Chapter: Blues Hockey Holiday Social

    Dec 16, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CT)
    Meet at Syberg's on Market for a pregame "Warm Up" at 6:00 PM and ride the Syberg's Shuttle Bus to the Blues vs. Avalanche Game from there. We will view the game from the new FAN DECK overlooking the ice at the Pepsi Plaza on the Mezzanine Level (see below photo). WHEN: Monday, December 16th, 6:00 PM WHERE: Syberg's on Market 2211 Market St St. Louis, MO 63103 MAP (314) 231-2430 SHUTTLE: Syberg's Shuttle to Blues Game at the Enterprise Center Enterprise Center 1401 Clark Ave St. Louis, MO 63103 COST : $50.00 Per Person - Guests Welcome LIMITED QUANTITY - ACT NOW! Cash or Check Only in Advance, if Possible Pay at ProPack Event on November 5th RSVP: Deanmaune@gmail.com by November 8th Keep Reading For More Chapter News! Welcome New Members: Daniel Beckmann of Foam Products, St. Louis Aleen Swart of Bayer-Crop Science, St. Louis Board of Directors: President - Dean Maune Vice President Tech - Lonnie Jaycox Treasurer - Nick Lakey Secretary - Karen Van Berkel

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    St. Louis, MO, United States

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