A Note from Marty Ochs
The Plastic Industry employees 43,446 people in Wisconsin. Nationally, Wisconsin ranked 8th in plastics industry employment. The direct payroll in Wisconsin, including captive plastic products, is $2.3 billion. Plastic dependent industries add another $42.2 billion to the state’s payroll. We see plastic companies located across the state of Wisconsin. Plastic News named the Top 10 2022 Processor of the Year finalists, Sustained Excellence winners, and Wisconsin has three of them.

GBIG will host a special event on April 12: The Present and Future of Plastic Recycling, featuring an outstanding group of speakers and a tour of Convergen Energy, 600 Liberty St. Green Bay. Please plan to attend!

Marty Ochs
GBIG Webinar: Stop Scaring Away Amazing Talent 
Learn how to fix the broken model of attracting, selecting and retaining talent at a free GBIG webinar. Joe Nowlin and Mike Quinn, HR professionals who revolutionized employee selection with the 15dots® Selection Process, will lead “Stop Scaring Away Amazing Talent.” 15dots, Neenah, trains HR leaders to adopt a rigorous employee selection process. 15dots refers to five ability tests and 10 behavior-based interview dimensions critical to employee selection.
When: 10am-11am CT, Thursday, Jan. 26
Where: Packerland Websites’ Conference Room 1 (sign-in is at the footer of Packerlandwebsites.com)
 Build Back the WI Paper Industry Keynote speakers and panel of industry resources
Johnsonville Tailgate Village
1265 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay
GBIG In-Person Event, $40
7am-4pm Thursday, March 2
Product Innovation Tour 
View world-class tissue converting and packaging equipment.
Korber, 3060 S. Ridge Road, Green Bay
2pm Thursday, Feb. 23
Branding at Its Best
In-person branding and marketing seminar with advice you can use from Bill Koehne, Packerland Websites
Place TBD
Free GBIG In-Person Event
2pm Thursday, March 23
Present & Future of Plastic Recycling 9am tour at Convergen Energy,
600 Liberty St, Green Bay
11:30am Lunch at
Johnsonville Tailgate Village,
1265 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay
Afternoon of speakers
GBIG In-Person Event, $40
Wednesday, April 12
Converters Expo
Gathering of converters of paper, film, plastics and nonwovens, industry buyers, specialists and suppliers. 
Lambeau Field
1265 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay
In-Person Event
Thursday, April 13
Contract Packaging Tour
Tour the contract packaging & manufacturing facility.
Followed by refreshments and networking with GBIG members.
1010 Strohmeyer Dr. Neenah
Free GBIG In-Person Event
2pm Wednesday, April 19
Rust to Tech, Part 2
By Susan Stansbury, Industry Consultant
Part 2 is a snapshot of converting examples with associated suppliers and technologies. Converting operations add value to roll goods substrates, here are some of the elements. Additionally, it’s notable that converting, from start to finished products often involves several steps at one or multiple companies. (Reprinted with permission from www.PFFC-Online.com) Read More
Pixelle to Restart Paper Machine in Ohio 
Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC (“Pixelle”), a leading manufacturer of specialty papers in North America, announced plans to restart a paper machine in the Chillicothe, Ohio facility. The company is investing $21 million to upgrade and restart the #24 paper machine (PM24) and plans to hire 52 full-time employees to operate and maintain it. Pixelle will also fill 50 temporary positions to support construction and engineering requirements related to the restart. Read More
Gain Control's
Panel Conversion
Gain Control took an innovative, speedy, and cost-effective approach to upgrade a boiler control panel for a customer. Since the customer already had an accepted bid on the job, there was little room in the budget for changes, and the timeline was tight. Gain Control upgraded the panel to be safer, easier to operate, and compatible with the new system.
CMD's Reliability for
Pouch Converters
Reliability is the No. 1 desired machine attribute for pouch converters. Reliability means that pouches will be consistent in quality; downtime is minimized; and the product goes out the door on time, at the expected cost. Scott Fuller, Pouch Equipment Product Line Manager for CMD, describes CMD's commitment to reliability. 
Benefits of Domino
digital printing
Rabbit Hole Distillery, located in Louisville, KY, produces super premium American whiskey.
Learn from Dac Austin, Creative Director of Rabbit Hole Distillery, about the business and the benefits of digital printing delivered by the Domino X630i digital aqueous inkjet corrugated press.  
Robinson's in-house
capabilities for OEMs
OEMs rely on contract custom fabrication services from Robinson to minimize their own capital equipment outlays while leveraging the expertise of our Wisconsin workforce. As a single-source contract custom fabrication partner, we are able to control virtually every aspect of a project, provide regular project updates, and deliver orders on time.
Titletown Invests in Large Part Machining
Titletown Mfg. invested in a powerful new Mazak vertical machining center that will ramp up its ability to complete large part machining operations.
The new machine, which will be calibrated and ready to bring online by spring, is the latest step in Titletown's commitment to provide unsurpassed quality in Northeast Wisconsin.
PRS is 1-Stop Source
for Battery Makers
The quickly growing electric vehicle (EV) market is creating opportunities for battery makers to expand their revenue streams. Precision Roll Solutions (PRS) contributes expertise in producing rolls for EV manufacturing that elevates battery factories to the levels of precision they need to succeed in this market.
GBIG Mission Statement
The mission statement of the Green Bay Innovation Group is to bring together and create opportunities for networking between Wisconsin companies involved in the Paper, Printing, Pulp, Plastics, Packaging, Converting and Supplier Industries. GBIG creates an open dialog between companies. GBIG webinars, meetings, etc. talk about current and new products, technology, innovation, sales, marketing, social media/web design, new equipment, etc. 
GBIG is looking to create new products, new markets and expand the presence of our industries in Wisconsin. We are here to help you push the norm and challenge one another to help make our companies and our communities better.  
Finally, we are bringing financial support to our communities, especially to those most in need through the donations from our Sponsors.
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