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August 25 Newsletter Expo Recap

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Marty’s Introduction for the August 25, 2021 GBIG NEWS

The Green Bay Innovation Group scheduled a tour on August 11th for the BNP Media Editors following the Converters Expo.   In addition, we invited the New North, Inc. and others to join us for the tour.  We toured Korber Tissue, MECA Solutions, LLC.,  GB Embossing, EVELATE97 and ASI Thermal.  The goal of the tour was to educate and show the outstanding companies and their capabilities supporting the 5P and Converting Industries in Wisconsin.  Simply, it was a real eye-opener for ALL of us and a real learning experience.

Marty Ochs, GBIG

GBIG NEWS | 36 Stories and Links on the Internet 8/25/21

Get links to the latest news, events, stories, and interviews from our 5P news sponsors. Our goal is to remind the decision makers in Wisconsin of the importance of our industry both historically and more importantly into the future.


Corporate Carbon Offsets Get Reexamined by U.S. Wildfires Range

Rapid packaging prototyping for consumer product packaging with 3D printing

Softwood and Hardwood Pulp

Understanding forest inventory

Retail Ready Packaging Market Report by MRFR

World Economic Forum – Technology and climate change

Beverage labels become greener and smarter

20 new sustainable packaging innovations

Wide format printers

Novolex Closes on Acquisition of Flexo Converters USA, Inc.

7 Product Design Trends

Five “Feel Good” Environment Stories from the Paper and Packaging Industry

Digital Printing is on the Rise

Georgia-Pacific: GB Packaging expands manufacturing curbside recycled paper padded mailer for e-commerce


Georgia Pacific confirms plans for northeast wisconsin hub – 1.1MM square feet

Green Bay – Brown County’s population increases by more than 8.4%

Researchers Look For Ways To Stop Flow Of PFAS Into Rhinelander’s Water Supply

Geneva Supply opens Kenosha Country Warehouse transforming 385M Square-foot warehouse.

IRIS USA Inc. expands operations in Pleasant Prairie

Gov. Evers Announces Groundbreaking $130 Million Investment in Workforce Solutions

St. Paper invests in a Andriy supplied TM at Duluth

A Brief History of Logging Congress

Madison, WI came out on top of U.S. Cities that grew in engineering and tech jobs

UWO researchers gathering input for comprehensive Wisconsin Paper industry studies

Wisconsin – Ranks the States Best Colleges & Universities

Schneider to build new innovation center in Northeast Wisconsin

Top Cities Where U.S. Manufacturing Is Thriving – Sheboygan, WI

Midwest Crushing & Screening to represent Terex Ecotec in Wisconsin

Smoked Out: As Wildfires Ravage Canada and Western US, Wisconsin Air Quality Is Challenged


First Business Bank’s Asset-Based Lending Group Closes $13 Million loan for a plastic injection products manufacturer.

Company Box Completes Major Expansion, Installs Second HP C500 Press

First Business Bank – Manufacturing First: Conference at a Glance

Domino, Paragon Inks Create Fully Compliant Suite of UV Varshishes

Davis-Standard adds 14th Blow Molder

Superior Food Packaging Papers

Summerfest Tech schedules for Sept. 8th

August 11 Newsletter Kicking Off a New Season

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Green Bay Innovation Group Hosted Luncheon

Green Bay Innovation Group hosted luncheon

The Green Bay Innovation Group hosted a luncheon on August 9th – Evolution and Expansion of the 5P and Converting Industries: Meeting Demands for the Next Decade kicking off the Converters Expo at Lambeau Field.  Converters Expo is expecting over 700 people to attend the event.

We would like to thank our guest speakers:  Amaad Rivera-Wagner from the City of Green Bay, Matthew Szymanski with Green Bay Packaging, Glen Gudino with BNP Media/Converters Expo and Barb LaMue with the New North, Inc.

BNP Media is one of the largest privately held B2B media companies in the United States serving multiple industries with over 45 leading B2B brands, 40 live events, and hundreds of online events.  The Green Bay Innovation Group and BNP Media/Converters Expo have built a outstanding relationship supporting the 5P and Converting Industries with a BIG focus on Wisconsin.

PRESS RELEASE – Keller, Inc. to Build for Neway Packaging Corporation

Keller, Inc. has been chosen as the architect and general contractor on a 28,870 sq. ft. pre-engineered metal building warehouse addition project for Neway Packaging Corporation in De Pere, Wisconsin. The project is expected to begin in October 2021 and be completed early 2022.

Neway Packaging prides themselves on being a solution-oriented partner. Whether you are starting a new business and need beautifully branded or stock packaging and low-cost equipment, to an established manufacturer looking to fully automate and re-brand your product, they have the expertise and experience to make their business partners goals a reality. Along with equipment specialists, they have a team of product and design consultants available to help you obtain the right packaging material at the right price for your application. The options in designing custom packaging is endless.

About Neway Packaging

Since 1977, Neway Packaging has been committed to partnering with our customers for mutual success and growth. We accomplish this by providing quality products, innovative solutions, excellent customer service, experienced equipment specialist, custom box and packaging solutions and a team of dedicated professionals.

With 7 full service stocking distribution facilities to serve you, Neway Packaging provides support to a variety of industries, including the freight & logistics, e-commerce, beverage, manufacturing, construction and agriculture sectors.


Appleton, Wisconsin, August 2, 2021 – Appvion Operations, Inc., a leading provider of advanced materials and specialty coated solutions, is proud to announce the promotion of Katie Sell to Product Manager of their flagship suite of products. She will be responsible for helping to take Appvion’s innovative direct thermalsolutions to market and growing customer engagement. “Katie is integral to our product’s success, and we are thrilled to promote her to this key position. It is a pivotal time to help our organization optimize production and ensure customer satisfaction,” said Meyer Weiss, Vice President, Advanced Materials & Solutions, Appvion. “Talented professionals like Katie help to elevate not only product development but also highly valued customer relationships within the organizations we serve.”

Katie Sell will move into the role of
Product Manager at Appvion.

Katie Sell joined Appvion in 1999 as a Customer Service Representative. She spent nearly ten years in Appvion’s technical service group before joining the product management team in 2014. Katie has been a key driver in optimizing Appvion’s product portfolio because of her thorough understanding of direct thermal technology and product attributes. In addition, she effectively works cross-functionally with
research and development and analytical services to create innovative solutions and provide timely feedback to customers.

“Katie is very well versed in our direct thermal product solutions from her time with the company,” adds John Mazuroski, Growth and Innovation Leader. “Her collaborative and customer-focused approach to product development continues to drive dramatic improvements within our direct thermal portfolio. Moving into the Product Manager role is a natural step and will provide great value for our customers.”

About Appvion Operations, Inc.
Appvion was founded in 1907 and is a pioneer in the specialty and high-performance coatings business.
Headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, Appvion develops innovative, water-based, and environmentally
responsible coating solutions for consumers’ everyday life. A leading manufacturer in North America, Appvion formulates functional coating solutions applied to a wide variety of flexible substrates, including products from an FDA-compliant facility. Appvion’s primary offerings include direct thermal paper and film products and renewable, fiber-based solutions for consumer and industrial packaging. Connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn to learn more.

PRESS RELEASE – Robinson designs motor driven roller conveyors to optimize results

Robinson designs motor driven roller conveyors to optimize results

Robinson’s ability to design motor driven roller conveyor systems provides additional flexibility in maximizing specific process requirements. Our design-to-suit approach differs from the one-size-fits-all philosophy that is common within the conveyor market.

Motor driven roller conveyors are low-maintenance product handling assets that typically involve a frame, idle rollers, driver rollers and a controller card. Also known as MDR systems, motor driven roller conveyors involve zones of rollers that are controlled by the motor-driven roller usually positioned in the middle of the zone.

The Robinson advantage comes into play when a standard design isn’t an efficient match for a process. Our design experts use input from customer teams to create motor driven roller conveyors that work best for their process.

These modifications can be as simple as a rail adjustment to more involved capabilities to handle different-sized packages. Control cards often play a role in motor driven roller technology, featuring built-in logic and the ability for operators to make changes remotely with internet access.

Motor driven roller conveyors protect product integrity

Motor driven roller conveyors include fewer moving parts than standard conveyors and are popular options for overhead conveying systems. Their zero-pressure accumulation feature prevents product jams by keeping products in a specific zone until downstream flows open up. This is particularly important for products that would suffer damage in a pileup.

Industries including towel and tissue, cannabis and general product packaging use motor driven roller conveyors to optimize their operations. They appreciate the ability for products to accumulate on the line without causing damage. Accumulating conveyors are another Robinson product handling specialty, further helping manufacturers control product flow rates within their process. Our team can integrate motor driven roller conveyors and other technologies into your existing lines as well as design turnkey systems from the ground up that meet your specific production needs.

About Robinson, Inc.

Robinson, Inc., is a single-source metal solutions provider based in De Pere, Wisconsin. Robinson offers
manufacturing and design expertise in fabrication and machine; pipe and vessel; custom enclosures; product handling; and portable fuel solutions. The company employs more than 500 people at three locations comprising 500,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

For more information about Robinson’s capabilities or to request a quote, please call (920) 494-7411, or

GBIG NEWS | 31 Stories and Links on the Internet 8/11/21

Get links to the latest news, events, stories, and interviews from our 5P news sponsors. Our goal is to remind the decision makers in Wisconsin of the importance of our industry both historically and more importantly into the future.


Domtar, Paper Excellence Merger Approved by Stockholders

Pactiv Evergreen to Exit Coated Groundwood Paper Business Following Years of Market Decline

Former Appvion plant bought

First Person Perspective: How the paper industry is helping to push product recyclability

New Study Says Folding Carton Packaging Market Set to Boom to $172 billion in 2026

RethINK PACKAGING – reconfiguring the packaging system for a circular future

Inkjet Printing and The Packaging Market

Glatfelter to Buy Jacob Holm

Step-by-Step Package Dieline Tutorial

Ulta Beauty Joins the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag

Pushing Beyond Infinite: How Circular Plastics Can Help Reduce GHGs


Smoked Out: As Wildfires Ravage Canada And Western US, Wisconsin’s Air Quality Is Challenged

Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Via Separations Partner with U.S. Department of Energy to Enable Energy Efficiency

Verso Corporation Confirms Receipt of Unsolicited Acquisition Proposal from Atlas Holdings LLC

Scott 24 Hour Sanitizing Wipes Wins WOW Innovation Award

C-P Flexible Packaging Announces Acquisition of Prestige-Pak, Inc.

State Regulators Can Begin Crafting Standards For More PFAS Chemicals

Regulators Vow To Meet Water Quality Challenges Despite Pushback From Industry, Lawmakers

Kimberly-Clark’s profit drops 41% in the second quarter

UW System Will Offer Scholarship Drawing For Students Who Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Survey: Wisconsin Great Lakes Communities To Spend $245M To Repair Coastal Damage

DNR Seeking Public Input On PFAS Contamination In Marinette/Peshtigo

Warm-up Contactless, Körber’s breakthrough innovation and the first ever to use electromagnetic induction heating for embossing. A real market revolution!


Alternative Financing Strategies For Your Business

The Expanding Reach of Narrow Web


Developments and Outlook on Employment Regulations under the Current Administration

Lemorau partners with Vetaphone

Prepress technology

HP Going Digital – can label Converters afford not too?

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