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September 30, 2015

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OFFICIAL SHOW NEWS • Day 3 • Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 Hitachi America establishes subsidiary Hitachi America, Ltd. (HAL) (Booth C-4842) and Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd. (HIES) have purchased the assets of IMS-Partners, Inc., a provider of marking, gluing and labeling prod- ucts and services in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. The acquisition prompts the formation of a subsidi- ary, Hitachi Industrial Equipment Marking Solutions Inc. (HIMS). It will be based just outside Chicago in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. A workforce of nine is planned. SD Sorbent business Aleksander Plonka joins Mul- tisorb Technologies (Booth S-7244) as business development leader - Food and Beverage Pack- aging Europe. Based in Poland, Plonka reports to Jim Renda, president. His background includes executive and sales positions in the food processing industry. He holds a master's degree in Food Technology and Pro- cessing from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. SD Schubert expands U.S. presence Germany's Gerhard Schubert GmbH establishes Schubert North America (Booth N-732) in Charlotte, North Carolina. With the new regional headquarters, Schubert expands its commitment to North America, which has developed into its biggest market segment. Schubert Packaging Systems, Dallas, Texas, and Schubert Packaging Automation, Toronto, Ontario, remain in place. SD NEWS BRIEF 2015 PACK EXPO Las Vegas SHOW DAILY SHOW DAILY WEDNESDAY M T W PACK EXPO Show Daily Winner of the 2014 APEX Awards for Publication Excel- lence and the 2014 ASBPE National Editorial Award Winner (Continued on page 8) T he team from Cal Poly, Patrick Salibi, Nick Abbatelli, Rebecca Kisch and Jeff Norton, win the 2015 PACK Solutions Challenge, sponsored by B&R Industrial Automation Corp. (Booth S-5956), and share a $4,000 prize. Second place ($2,000) went to the team from Michigan State, and third place ($1,000) went to Rutgers. A total of eight teams competed. The other fi ve teams represented University of Florida, Roch- ester Institute of Technology, Purdue University (Continued on page 4) Cal Poly team wins PACK Solutions Challenge Eight teams develop a pharmaceutical packaging solution. O ne of the things I like most about PMMI is its forward-looking approach. The organization identifi es its strengths and is always seeking out ways to use those strengths to better the processing and pack- aging landscape. As anyone here this week can attest, we excel at convening the industry for the purpose of doing business. For example, after identifying the pharmaceuti- cal arena as a market that needed more attention, we partnered with the International Society for Phar- maceutical Engineering (ISPE) (Booth N-404) Download the PACK EXPO Mobile App to help navigate your way through the shows. Download the app online at, or from the iTunes or Google Play Store. Complimentary Wi-Fi Provided by Booth C-1928 SPONSORED BY: Nordson Corporation Booth C-3000 INTRODUCING: ProFood Tech THE Food & Beverage Processing Event April 4-6, 2017 | Chicago, Illinois USA By Emmanuel Cerf, chairman, PMMI Show Committee, president, Polypack, Inc. Seeing the Future ProFood Tech show sets 2017 launch P roFood Tech, a new event focused on processing technologies serving the food and beverage industry, debuts April 4–6, 2017, at McCormick Place, in Chicago, Illinois. PMMI, Koelnmesse and IDFA join forces to start a North American food and beverage processing event. (Continued on page 8)

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