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CONNECT WITH PMMI PMMI is all about making connections and collaborating with all of the supply chain touch points to service and support the packaging and processing customers. Connections are critical: to customers, to information for managing your business, to co-collaborators, to education, to technical data.

PMMI Membership Types General Members manufacture packaging machinery and converting equipment in the United States and Canada.

Materials Members manufacture commercially available materials or containers and do not manufacture packaging machinery. Supplier Members manufacture commercially available components such as motion control systems or vision systems, but do not manufacture packaging machinery. Processing Members supply processing equipment but do not manufacture packaging machinery. For information regarding membership requirements, visit

CONNECT THROUGH LEADERSHIP PMMI Member Committees Business Intelligence


Education & Workforce Development


Global Marketing

Trade Show Strategy

“PMMI really is all about us, the members, the leaders in the packaging and processing industries. When you serve on a PMMI Committee you keep your work and trade shows relevant to the industry. You guide PMMI and keep us strong...” — Glenn Siegele, President, Omega Design Corporation PMMI Member Since 1976


Make the PMMI Connection

CONNECT WITH CUSTOMERS PMT Magazine Every issue of Packaging Machinery Technology (PMT) magazine reaches over 35,000 packaging professionals ready to explore the ins and outs of packaging and the products they need to achieve their goals. In 2010, PMT expanded its editorial coverage to provide information on processing solutions. This supports the additional responsibilities many operations personnel have been asked to assume in very lean operations. PMT continues to provide the lowest CPM for our advertisers, the lowest page rate, plus exclusive circulation to packaging teams and leaders

throughout the halls of PACK EXPO. PMMI member companies receive an exclusive 15% discount on advertisement rates, as well as a 5% discount in the Show Daily.

The PACK EXPO experience continues year-round with Prospects can visit this website to find and contact their favorite exhibitors. Because is a top daily packaging news source, there is even more reason packagers visit every day.


Social Media PMMI’s social media initiatives put members in touch with the packaging community online.

Twitter: Get up-to-the-minute updates on packaging industry news and issues. Follow us at @PMMIorg.

Facebook: Find and get in touch with PMMI and other members at PMMI’s Facebook page. Join the conversation at

LinkedIn: Connect with the largest, most easily accessible group of core packaging professionals and journalists on the social web through PMMI’s LinkedIn page. Join by searching PMMI in the search bar.

YouTube: Find informational video content on PMMI’s YouTube channel at



PACK EXPO International and PACK EXPO Las Vegas are World Class Events for the Packaging and Processing Industries. These leading events bring well qualified attendees face to face with PMMI Members.

EXPO PACK México is the largest, most comprehensive packaging and processing show serving Latin America. It is located in México City, México annually.

PMMI members receive an immediate discount on the already low PACK EXPO space rate. In addition to the discount, members can enjoy priority space selection that enables them to select space for PACK EXPO shows before non-members.

PMMI hosts a member pavilion at EXPO PACK México where members receive a discounted space rate and turn-key decoration packages.

“I need to be connected to the supply chain; I need to know my customers; and I need to have a big-picture perspective of the marketplace — all while maintaining a strong bottom line and building a strong future for my company. PMMI helps me do it all.” — Rick Schneider, President, Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc. PMMI Member Since 1976



CONNECT WITH PEERS Innovation touches more than technology. It’s how you do things, from the production floor to the accounting office — the approaches and methods that take your company to the next level. PMMI members have round-the-calendar opportunities to connect with people and data to inspire the next great innovation. When it’s time to talk outside the box, turn to PMMI.

Industry Meetings

Annual Meeting and Executive Leadership Conference: Exclusive member meetings connect you to first-hand learning from experts on a range of topics, including the economy, emerging trends, customers, business leaders who have turned their companies around, and your peers.

Operations Conference: This is designed to inform and educate packaging operations professionals on ways to improve processes and performance of packaging systems. This unique program was developed by a panel of operations professionals from consumer packaged goods companies and features interactive sessions along with the opportunity to share best practices with your peers.


Meetings For Members

MarketTrends Roundtable: This is more than a meeting — it’s a place where PMMI members can hear the customer voice for themselves! This meeting offers plenty of opportunities to network and build the connections your business thrives on. “PMMI’s meetings provide the best available peer networking opportunities. I attend as many as I can!” — Glen A. Long, Vice President, Delkor Systems, Inc. PMMI Member Since 2000

Safety Conference: Your customers aren’t buying a machine as much as they are buying the ability to make a product, and sensible safety practices can increase productivity. PMMI’s Safety Conference adds value to your products by connecting them with the latest information on the latest safety environment and best practices.

CONNECT WITH EDUCATION PMMI U training and conferences keep packaging professionals abreast of the skills and knowledge necessary to adapt, innovate and thrive in today’s challenging environment.

PMMI seminars and training courses, ensuring that members can make full use of these resources and grow with the industry as technology, methods and techniques advance.

What’s more, PMMI member company employees can apply for up to $500 for reimbursement for one job-related course or training session per semester.

Career Center at

The Member Employee Tuition Reimbursement also applies to many

The Career Center at is the premier place where packaging professionals connect. Use it to recruit the best talent in the packaging industry.

PMMI U and Training E-Learning Courses: Interactive, quality online learning comes to your desktop 24/7, whether you’re in New York, Los Angeles or Shanghai. Available courses include Basic Mechanical Components, Troubleshooting Packaging Machinery (available in English and Spanish) and Basic Electrical Components. PMMI Certified Trainer Program: The industry’s leading train-the-trainer program, customized for manufacturing and packaging professionals. Mechatronics Certificate Program: PMMI U’s Mechatronics Certificates are being developed to help employers

assess the skills of their workforce in critical skills areas such as mechanical, electrical, computers and controls. These industry-validated tests can be used as hiring or on-board tools for PMMI member companies as well as to help existing workers achieve new levels of professional growth. The tests, designed for technician-level workers, are available in a convenient online format, and the skills tested match up well with curriculum taught at a number of PMMI Partner Schools throughout the country. For more information, go to Or contact us at 1-888-ASK-PMMI


PMMI U Boosts Educational Value

CONNECT WITH THE WORLD The World is Your Marketplace In a global economy, PMMI helps connect members to the world. Offices in China and Mexico, international trade show participation, matchmaking help, market research and other activities promote PMMI members to clients all over the world. Our database of agents and representatives, plus our Country Directories, are updated regularly to support members doing business in Asia, Latin America and Europe.


Agent Matchmaking International Agent Matchmaking Service: PMMI offers a matchmaking service to help members identify and connect with reputable agents from around the world. We use our strong network of international contacts to interview potential sales partners. Agent/Member Classifieds: PMMI manages a networking tool on used by members and agents to notify each other (through message boards) of opportunities to work together. Agent Matchmaking Events: PMMI sponsors International Agent Matchmaking Events, for members and international agents attending PACK EXPO and other major international trade shows. Meetings are prearranged and introductions are facilitated by PMMI staff.

Agent Database: Access contact information for over 1,000 agents and distributors from around the world. The database is maintained to ensure that you find the most reputable agents in the industry. “The Agent Matchmaking Event allowed us the right amount of introductory time with each potential agent without tying us up in non-productive conversations. The dynamic environment created by PMMI during the event kept the event on time and met all our goals for the meetings. I recommend this event for all interested exhibitors.” — Jack Aguero, Vice President Business Development & Marketing, ProMach Inc. PMMI Member Since 1999

CONNECT WITH DATA $23,000 is an impressive figure, but it’s only a number. What members really receive is insight and understanding: trends research, market niche profiles, and benchmarking data that affects all sides of running a business. This is data you can act on.

And with select studies summarized and published as Packaging Intelligence Briefs (PIBs), the benefit increased. PIBs deliver PMMI research to end users in a format that makes it relevant — and lets them know how PMMI members can help them respond.

PMMI members have access to research and analysis for deeper understanding and quicker insight than the competition. Members receive about $23,000 in research reports annually.

FREE to Participating Members

FREE to All Members Purchasing Index (quarterly) Over 1/2 dozen Industry Segment Market Research Studies Customer Attitudes & Behaviors Study ($3,500 for non-members)

Shipments Study ($3,500 for non-members) Financial & Operations Benchmarking Study Industry & Benefits Compensation Study Technical Services Practices Engineering Practices Sales Practices

Monthly Economic Indicator Quarterly Economic Outlook ($1,500 value - members only) Quickie Surveys Top-To-Top Focus Group Report Vision 2015 Focus Group Report

For more information, go to Or contact us at 1-888-ASK-PMMI


Free to Members: Over $23,000 in Value



PMMI is dedicated to keeping members connected to what’s going on in their industries through the web and e-newsletters. Members get the most up-to-date coverage on industry and market trends as well as the many ways that PMMI is working for them.

PMMI Reports & PMMI’s monthly newsletter went electronic in 2010. On the last Friday of each month, taking the place of Just In Time, PMMI Reports delivers member news, market trends, PACK EXPO happenings and the latest from PMMI.

platform to view the latest issue of PMMI Reports and to access archived issues as well. Here, our members are also able to connect with PMMI in the various Social Media platforms to which we have a presence. Learn about the latest news regarding PACK EXPO International and the many other events and programs that PMMI hosts.

Just In Time This weekly e-publication wraps up the week’s PMMI news, and keeps members aware of new programs, events and various opportunities within the industry.

Members can visit for a one-stop

CONNECT THROUGH THE WEB as a Resource is where members can connect with the value of their membership. The website hosts content from all of the areas where PMMI supports members businesses: • The Business Intelligence resources on give you the information you need to guide your company to success. • PMMI’s Education initiatives connect the packaging professionals and students to opportunities to grow their skill sets and remain competitive in this fast-moving marketplace.

• Find the latest Industry News to keep members on top of trends in the marketplace. • Learn about PMMI Events, including agendas for upcoming events and presentations from past meetings. • PMMI’s Member Directory and Inquiry Service make it easy for packaging machinery buyers to connect with members. • International Resources on help put members in the global marketplace and provide the tools they’ll need to navigate the global marketplace. No matter what you need to better your

business, is your resource.


PMMI is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Developing Organization, and has repsonsibility for the development and

maintenance of ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2006, “Safety Requirements for Packaging Machinery and Packaging-Related Converting Machinery.” PMMI also monitors and participates in the activities of several International Organizations for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committees, including TC199 Safety of Machinery and TC122 Packaging.

“When a customer experiences downtime, the situation is as important to us as it is to them. Shuttleworth is committed to educating and training our customers on the conveyors and devices we provide, and it’s in their best interest that we always stay up to date on the latest safety standards and requirements. PMMI helps us do it all.” — Carol Shuttleworth, President/CEO, Shuttleworth, Inc. PMMI Member Since 1967

CONNECT WITH YOUR BOTTOM LINE Sometimes called “affinity partners,” PMMI Most Valued Partner (MVP) vendors cater to the PMMI member’s unique needs and make those needs

their priority. Partnerships from freight to labels to energy and more result in a reduction of the time, energy and cost required to get the results you demand.

“I need to know which trends will impact my customers and the products they need — before they do. And, of course, I have to be where they are. PMMI puts me right there.” — Rick Fox, Jr., President & CEO, Fox IV Technologies, Inc. PMMI Member Since 1999


PMMI monitors technology, standards and regulations, looking for changes that could impact packaging machinery, and provides PMMI members with information and assistance to meet new requirements.

PMMI HEADQUARTERS 4350 North Fairfax Drive Suite 600 Arlington, VA 22203 USA Phone: 703.243.8555 Fax: 703. 243.8556

LATIN AMERICA OFFICE Homero 418, 7th Floor Col. Chapultepec Morales 11570 México City, México Phone: +52.55.5545.4254 Fax: + 52.55.5545.4302

CHINA OFFICE Suite 13G, Kaikai Plaza No.888 Wan Hang Du Road Shanghai 200042, China Phone: + 86.21.6252.9985 Fax: + 86.21.6252.7320

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