Golf Tournament Raises $45,000 for packaging training/education.November 2, 2011 -
As announced by PMMI, 2011 Education and Training Golf Tournament, held in conjunction with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011 at Paiute Golf Resort on September 25, raised $45,000 to support packaging and processing industry education through student scholarships and continuing education efforts that support PMMI member companies. PMMI president and CEO Charles D. Yuska said this year's event brings money raised by biennial tournament to over $400,000.
Golf Tournament Raises $45,000 for Packaging Training & Education
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Press release date: October 19, 2011
PGA Champions Tour golfer Curtis Strange makes an appearance, courtesy of Kodak
Reston, Va.-PMMI announces the 2011 Education and Training Golf Tournament, held in conjunction with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011 at the Paiute Golf Resort Sept. 25, raised $45,000 to support packaging and processing industry education through student scholarships and continuing education efforts that support PMMI member companies.
In addition to supporting an important cause, the 136 golfers had the chance meet professional golfer Curtis Strange of the PGA Champions tour. Kodak sponsored Strange's appearance at the tournament, which included playing a hole with eight randomly-selected foursomes.
"With the addition of this year's event, the biennial tournament has raised over $400,000 for industry education to date," says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI. "We'd like to thank the players who signed up for this event, and our sponsors for helping ensure a strong and vibrant future in the packaging industry."
Schneider Electric was the tournament's Gold Sponsor. Other event sponsors are listed here alphabetically: ABI Marketing Public Relations The Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE) Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. Beckhoff Automation LLC Canadian Packaging Magazine Econocorp, Inc. Experient The Expo Group Expovision, the PACK EXPO Housing Office Fixation Marketing Inc. Freeman Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC Kodak MASSMAN Automation Designs, LLC Morrison Container Handling Solutions Nordson Corporation Numatics Oystar North America PAC Machinery Group Packaging Digest Packaging World Packexpo.com PACK EXPO Services PMMI Media Solutions PMT Magazine Pro Mach, Inc. Robatech West Rockwell Automation Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc. Septimatech Group Inc. SMC Corporation of America
To learn more about the PACK EXPO trade shows, visit www.packexpo.com or contact PMMI's Show Department: email@example.com or 703.243.8555.
About PMMI 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 Up: EXPO PACK Méxcio, Junes 26-29 in Mexico City, Mexico; PACK EXPO International at McCormick Place in Chicago, Oct. 28-31, 2012.
Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at PMMI.org and Packexpo.com.