The North American packaging and processing industry joined together to help bring relief to the victims of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
Under the leadership of PMMI, The Association of Packaging and Processing Technologies, the manufacturing community reached into its wallets and raised more than $325,000 for the American Red Cross’ hurricane relief efforts. PMMI matched $100,000 in online and onsite donations from PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2017, while proceeds from PACK gives BACK, featuring the legendary rock-n-roll band The Doobie Brothers, drove the final number.
“The generosity from the companies and families in packaging and processing is truly inspirational,” says Chuck Yuska, President and CEO of PMMI. “Ours is an industry that has consistently risen to the occasion to help others in times of need. Our thoughts are with all those impacted by these deadly storms, including PMMI members, customers and their families.”
Yuska added that ticket sales to the seventh annual PACK gives BACK soared and eventually broke records, immediately after it was announced that all proceeds would go to hurricane relief.
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 Packaging + Processing 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.