PMMI's Board of Directors met April 18, 2009, and added 10 new companies to the PMMI membership. The new class of members featured applicants in each of the three membership categories, with two new supplier members, one new materials member and seven new general members joining the organization. The Board of Directors meeting was held in conjunction with PMMI's Executive Leadership Conference (Marco Island, Fla.; April 19–23).
"PMMI is happy to welcome these 10 companies into membership," said PMMI president and CEO Charles D. Yuska. “Even in a down economy, with companies cutting expenses, the packaging community recognizes the value of membership in PMMI."
Applications for membership in any category — General (machinery), Components and Materials/Containers — are online at PMMI.org. Interested companies can also contact PMMI Vice President, Member Services, Matt Croson for further information: 703.516.0655 or [email protected].
A PACKAGING SYSTEMS LLC ( Headquarters: LaPorte, Ind.) manufactures filling, capping and conveying machinery. The company was founded in 2003.
AUTO-MATE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Headquarters: Riverhead, NY) manufactures labeling and inspecting machinery. The company was founded in 1990.
EMERALD AUTOMATION, LLC., (Headquarters: Kennewick, Wash.) manufactures palletizing, loading and form/fill/seal machinery. The company was founded in 2004.
MULTI-CONVEYOR, LLC, (Headquarters: Winneconne, Wisc.) manufactures conveyor machinery. The company was founded in 1988.
NAFM (Headquarters: Anaheim, Calif.) manufactures labeling and accumulator machinery. The company was founded in 1997.
NITA LABELING EQUIPMENT INC. (Headquarters: Terrebonne, QC) manufactures labeling and RFID encoding and application machinery. The company was founded in 1990.
PRECISION AUTOMATION CO., INC., (Headquarters: Cherry Hill, NJ) manufactures labeling and RFID encoding machinery. The company was founded in 1946.
CONE DRIVE (Headquarters: Traverse City, Mich.) manufactures drives and gear reducers. The company was founded in 1935.
THE LAKELAND COMPANIES (Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minn.) manufactures control components. The company was founded in 1952.
COLLINS INK CORP. (Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio) manufactures inks. The company was founded in 1985.
PMMI is a trade association with more than 550 member companies that manufacture packaging and packaging-related converting machinery, commercially-available packaging machinery components, containers and materials in the United States and Canada. PMMI’s vision is to be the leading global resource for packaging, and its mission is to improve and promote members’ abilities to succeed in a global marketplace. PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and EXPO PACK México. Learn more about PMMI at pmmi.org.