A Note from Marty Ochs
I traveled to the Madison area to reconnect with a number of past acquaintances, touring a number of companies! I visited with Jake Weihert at American Packaging Corporation located in Columbus, WI. I also met with Joel Schmidt, the General Manager at ePac in Middleton, WI, and he provided an outstanding tour of their facility. (Read more by clicking "Marty's Complete Letter" below.)
Marty Ochs,Executive Director, Green Bay Innovation Group
Jake Weihert, American Packaging Corporation
Joel Schmidt, ePac
Sustainable Forestry Conference
The Green Bay Innovation Group attended the 17th Annual Sustainable Forestry Conference in Florence, meeting up with Scott Bowe - UW Madison Wood Products.  The theme of the event was “Emerging Strategies and Practices.” Topics included markets update, forest health, carbon credits, logging & mill safety, terrestrial invasives, Good Neighbor Authority, and legislative updates.
GBIG Members-Only Discount to Expo
Are you registered for next week's BIG event? GBIG has a special discount to the Converters Expo on April 26-27 at Lambeau Field. Save $50 off the standard rate of $100, and attend the Expo for only $50 with this GBIG members-only code. The Green Bay Innovation Group is a supporting organization to Converters Expo.
Paper Converting Machine Company, 2300 S. Ashland Ave. Green Bay, will launch its Packaging Innovation Center on Tuesday, April 26.
Join us for a tour and networking from 2-4pm before the Converter’s Expo. Register today for the FREE event. Go to Events at www.greenbayinnovationgroup.com.
Visit the MECA facility to see a working Vacuum Roll and experience first-hand how single-sided contact improves safety. Take a shop tour with a roll expert to learn how Precision Roll Solutions is improving production, efficiency, and quality for web handling process rolls.
1-5pm Wednesday, April 27
1281 Parkview Rd, 5324 Kunesh Road, Green Bay
Email Mark to let us know you’re coming, mhines@precisionrollsolutions.com
Wipfli to Sponsor Industry 4.0 Seminar
Industry 4.0 promises to transform the way that manufacturers capture, transform, and visualize organizational data. Wipfli expert, Jake Rohrer, will share the various components of Industry 4.0 and how and why manufacturers are investing in this technology.  Wipfli expert Jake Rohrer, will share the various components of Industry 4.0 and how and why manufacturers are investing in this technology.  
Time: 11:30am box lunch & networking, 12pm presentation
Date: Tuesday, May 17
Place: Wipfli, 469 Security Blvd, Green Bay
Davis Kuelthau will present
“Are Your Employees a Threat to Your Intellectual Property,” on May 4 from 8-10am at The Marq, 3177 French Road, De Pere. Seating is limited for this complimentary program.
Swing BIG with GBIG Golf Outing
Watch your mailbox for Swing Big with GBIG golf outing, sponsored by First Business Bank. The 4-person scramble starts with registration at 8:30am Thursday, June 16, at Mid Vallee Golf Course. Single player: $125 for 18 holes of golf w/cart, 2 drink tickets, and lunch on the course.
Neway Packaging Corp. Continues its Aggressive Growth and Expansion into New Markets with a facility addition in De Pere, Wisconsin. The addition adds 28,000 sq ft to the existing 8,000 sq ft.
Menasha Corporation announces the appointment of Kimberly Underhill to its board effective May 1. Underhill brings a wealth of strategic leadership experience in the consumer packaged goods industry. She recently retired from Kimberly-Clark Corporation following a 32-year career that culminated in the role of Group President of its largest business unit, Kimberly-Clark North America.
Wisconsin was well represented at the Idea Show in Miami March 28-30. The show highlights manufacturing in the nonwovens fabrics and associated industries. With Wisconsin being a major center of nonwovens and related products, plus equipment and supportive services, the show was a standout for the Wisconsin exhibitors.
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