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For more than 60 years Voorwood has designed and manufactured innovative high quality precision-made converting machinery.

Voorwood will be exhibiting at the Printing Showcase and you can visit us at booth 20.  We will be in Northeastern Wisconsin the full week so if you want to set up an appointment, please give us a call!

For more than 60 years, Voorwood has designed and manufactured innovative, high-quality, precision-made web converting machinery, which includes slitter rewinders, high-speed winders, converter sheeters, and converting laminators. Voorwood converting machinery can be used for the following applications to convert paper and paper board, foil, tape, plastic film, labels, and pressure-sensitive laminates, flexible packaging, non-woven, rubber, and specialty materials. Voorwood engineering customizes our machines to meet your process requirements. We provide training, parts, technical support, and service after installation.

High-Speed Graphics Printing – New PageWide Pro Live Demo Event

Big Systems and HP will host a live Virtual Demo from 10-11am CDT on Thursday, Sept. 22. John McEntyre, HP Applications Engineer, will demonstrate the new HP Pagewide XL Pro Series.


  • Print up to 24 (B1) posters per minute
  • Print 3 (BI) boards per minute
  • Single and double-sided printing
  • Rigid material up to 3/8” (10mm) thick
  • Economical large ink capacity

Sustainable Film Solutions to Power the
Next Generation of Flexible Packaging

Menomonee Falls, WI – A new educational webinar brings industry leaders from Charter Next Generation, Henkel Corporation & Enercon to deliver CPG companies sustainable film solutions for flexible packaging.

The webinar takes place on Thursday, October 20th at 10am CDT and is presented as a complimentary service to the flexible packaging industry. 

Sustainable packaging topics include:

  • Trade-offs and considerations
  • Recently launched sustainable flexible packages
  • Keys for successful adhesion
  • Adhesives enabling recycling
  • Surface treating best practices for promoting adhesion

This webinar is useful to all corona treater users, regardless of a particular brand.

To learn more about the webinar or to register, please click here
Enercon Industries Corporation, headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI, is a major manufacturer of equipment for the plastics, converting and packaging industries. The company supplies custom built corona and atmospheric plasma treating systems, as well as induction cap sealing systems.

Contact: Gina Maule, Marketing Projects Manager


Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo at the Resch Expo in Green Bay

We all want to thank Henry Schienebeck and his team at the Great Lakes Timber Professional Association for the outstanding event at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. 

The event attracted many people from the Great Lake States involved in the logging, forestry, pulp, paper and supporting industries.  We especially want to thank Henry Allen, Jason Bauknecht and Representative Thomas P. Tiffany Representing the 7th, so District of Wisconsin along with Representative Bruce Westerman and Brandon Miller Professional Staff, House Natural Resources Committee from Washington D.C.  

The forest products industry in Wisconsin provides more than 64,000 full and part-time jobs and has a total industry output of $24.5 billion and value-added $7.1 Billion.  Combining direct, indirect, and induced effect, the industry contributes over 140,000 jobs with an annual gross output of $38 Billion.

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Prosise named ELATES Fellow in national leadership program

Dr. Jodi Prosise, assistant dean of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science and chair of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has been selected for the Class of 2022-2023 of Drexel University’s Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering and Science (ELATES) program. The ELATES program is a national leadership development program designed to promote women in academic STEM fields, and faculty allies of all genders, into institutional leadership roles.

The Class of 2022-2023 ELATES Fellows is a prestigious cohort of 30 faculty members from over 25 institutions of higher education across the U.S. and Canada. The ELATES Fellows include experts in engineering, mathematics and science, all of whom have significant administrative experience on top of their scholarly accomplishments. Prosise was nominated by senior leadership for this intensive, yearlong program, which includes eight to 10 hours per week of personal and leadership development work as well as three series of on-site work in the Philadelphia area.

Prosise is an expert in engineering education, biomedical engineering, and mechanical engineering and has more than seven years of experience in leadership and administration in academia at multiple institutions. She has experience starting up new undergraduate engineering programs, obtaining ABET accreditation, fundraising, and development of industry partnerships.

“My first week at the ELATES program at Drexel was intense and life-changing,” said Prosise. “I learned more about myself and others than I ever thought possible. I’m excited to continue to learn in this way so that I can be the best leader I can possibly be. I am grateful to my mentors at UW-Platteville for their support of my participation in this program.”

Facilitated by leaders in the fields of STEM research and leadership development, the ELATES curriculum is focused on increasing fellows’ personal and professional leadership effectiveness, from the ability to lead and manage change initiatives within institutions, to the use of strategic finance and resource management to enhance organizational missions. Pairing online instruction and discussion with intensive, in-person seminar sessions, the program encourages fellows to apply what they’ve learned at their home institutions. Ultimately, it aims to create a network of exceptional faculty who bring broad organizational perspectives and deep personal capacity to the institutions and society they serve.

Dr. Sharon Walker, executive director of the ELATES program and dean of Drexel University’s College of Engineering, shares her excitement for welcoming the newest class of Fellows.

“I am thrilled to welcome this talented new cohort of ELATES fellows as they join the community of distinguished alumnae who are committed to lifelong learning and leadership development. I am excited to see what impact they will not only have this year on their home campuses, but more broadly to the higher education STEM community in the future.”

To learn more about ELATES at Drexel, visit ELATES online at

GBIG NEWS September Issue: Innovation in Wisconsin

As I look back at reports from June 17, 2013, it stated that the Wisconsin economy is old-growth industries and why does Wisconsin have such a slow-growth economy. Wisconsin, it says, is powered mainly by manufacturing industries that often date back more than a century. The State lacks in innovation and technology. The study called The Wisconsin Economic Future Study. It reports in the age of Google and the iPad, three of Wisconsin’s Five largest sectors are related to paper, converting and printing.

Well today, with the exception of the printing paper industry in Wisconsin, the Printing, Converting, Packaging and supporting manufacturing industries are world leaders in innovation. We have two upcoming events supporting our industries and the impact on Wisconsin. 1. The Printing Showcase will bring in companies from across the USA and International companies to demonstrate innovative products for the 5P, Converting and supporting Manufacturing Industries. Why, Wisconsin is the CENTER of the 5P, Converting and the Supporting Manufacturing in the United States!

In addition, The Greater Green Bay Chamber and the Wisconsin Paper Council will host the Italian Foreign Direct Investment Luncheon on September 19, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Badger State Brewing Company. Italian Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is the second largest source of international investment in Greater Green Bay. Wisconsin Economic Summit is in Appleton September 20 – 21. Finally, we have Manufacturing First Returns to Green Bay at the Resch Expo on October 26th from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A very interesting fact, Wisconsin has a large budget surplus supported by our world class manufacturing industries with one of the lowest unemployment in the United States. Wisconsin has world class Universities with a great emphasis on Engineering, Technology and Sciences. I see a very bright future for the Wisconsin economy and it is time to tout our successes to the world!

Jerimiah Janssen First Business Bank – Meet your Banker.


Vice President – Commercial Banker

My profession is my passion. Owners’ and employees’ excitement when they show me a new piece of equipment, introduce their new employees, acquire new clients, overcome challenges, and surpass unpredicted financial milestones never gets old. It’s the fuel that drives me to become a better partner.

My goal is to become a trusted advisor and friend to all of my clients. First Business Bank has created an outstanding culture with core principles that focus on client-focused solutions. I’m here to partner for your sustainable growth.


I have extensive experience working with family-owned businesses with a focus on manufacturing. My experience helps Northeast Wisconsin businesses leverage efficient banking practices to their best advantage to help them compete within the marketplace.


Whether you’re running a startup business or living the retirement of your dreams, you need financial experts who operate at a higher standard of honesty and integrity. We focus our client-centered solutions on the whole health of your business and personal wealth.


Let’s talk. Contact me today at or 920-993-6610.

TECH4: Success Story Using GBIG Marketing Resources

What a fantastic job you and GBIG did to get the word out to Paper, Packaging and Converting businesses for the Tech4 Open House on July 14th, celebrating 25 years. Your promotion efforts paid off as we talked to many existing and new potential customers about their Automation, Robotics and Power needs/projects.

Because of your awesome support, we upgraded our sponsorship level with GBIG, and will recommend GBIG to others. You are a pleasure to work with and a great resource!

3547 French Road, US Highway 41 DePere, Wisconsin 54115 

920.532.0480 Fax 920.532.0488

Unilux introduces NEW VISION SYSTEM

UniPRINT features superb image quality and touchscreen operation for better quality control.

Saddle Brook, NJ Unilux, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of stroboscopic inspection solutions, has just announced the UniPRINT inspection system for printers seeking to protect their reputation for quality. 

UniPRINT is a highly capable print monitoring system offering similar features to comparable vision systems at a more affordable price. The most significant innovation of this system comes in the responsive service and support. Until now, entry-level print monitoring systems would sit idle on presses due to lack of training or system component failure. Re-training of operators and repair of older systems was cost- and time-prohibitive. To address these needs, Unilux will provide regional service and support, replacement parts in stock for fast delivery, as well as easy to access online training to ensure that operators are empowered to use the full capabilities of the system.

“For decades Unilux inspection strobes have complemented web monitoring systems by offering a macro view of print quality,” said Mike Simonis, President. “We are excited to expand our inspection offering by also providing the more detailed micro view, with all of the features you would expect to reduce waste, backed by the service and support only Unilux can provide.”

Visit to learn more about UniPRINT.

About Unilux

Unilux inspection systems make the smallest of defects clearly visible at full production speed, empowering operators to improve quality and reduce waste by quickly finding and correcting defects at the source.

Unilux, headquartered in Saddle Brook, NJ, has over 53 years of experience in designing and manufacturing industrial inspection systems for quality control. Unilux solutions range from the macro; stroboscopic for real-time inspection to the micro; print monitoring systems for fine detail. Unilux products are well supported throughout the world with representatives in 58 countries and five global service centers.

Unilux, 59 North 5th Street, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 USA

Tel: +1-201-712-1266 /

For Additional Information:

Mike Simonis, President / +1-201-712-1266

Summary: UniPRINT is a highly capable print monitoring system for printers seeking to improve the reliability of their quality control program. Unmatched support includes regional service, replacement parts in stock for fast delivery, and training to ensure that operators are empowered to use the full capabilities of the system.

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