Emerson Returns to Sponsor Ninth Annual Amazing Packaging Race

The Amazing Packaging Race will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 17, the last day of PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO at McCormick Place.

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Emerson Returns to Sponsor Ninth Annual Amazing Packaging Race
Reston, Va.; Aug. 31, 2018 - Emerson returns to sponsor the Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018 (Oct. 14-17; McCormick Place, Chicago). The Amazing Packaging Race, from show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, brings students and exhibitors together on the final day of the show as student teams complete a series of challenges across the 1.2 million net-square-feet of exhibit space.

"By returning as the Amazing Packaging Race sponsor, Emerson demonstrates their continued dedication to promoting the industry to students at PACK EXPO shows in a fun and engaging way," says Stephan Girard, director, education and workforce development, PMMI. "Its an event that students and exhibitors look forward to every year."

The Amazing Packaging Race will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 17, the last day of PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO at McCormick Place.

"We are excited to continue as the sponsor of the Amazing Packaging Race," said Derek Thomas, vice president of marketing, discrete & industrial, Emerson. "This event provides a unique opportunity to connect students with the technologies, companies and innovations that drive the future of the packaging industry. It also demonstrates Emersons commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and encouraging the next generation digital workforce to explore career opportunities in the packaging industry."

Participating companies logos are featured on students event t-shirts. The race takes place throughout the show floor, concluding with the announcement of the winning team at the Emerson Booth N-4721, North Hall.

For more information, contact Jill Davis, education coordinator, PMMI at 571.287.6810 or jdavis@pmmi.org.



About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com.



About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 800 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of packaging and processing to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in packaging and processing year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World and OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.

Learn more at pmmi.org and packexpo.com and pmmimediagroup.com.

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