Board Converting News, June 6, 2022

A.G. Stacker Wins SVTC 2022 Innovation In Utilization Award

Weyers Cave, Virginia based A.G. Stacker has been named the 2022 Inno- vation in Utilization award winner by the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council (SVTC). A.G. Stacker, a custom manufacturer of corrugated materi- al handling equipment and technology, received the award during SVTC’s 22nd Annual TechNite Ceremony, hosted on May 4 at James Madison Uni- versity in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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For 22 years, the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council has recog- nized and awarded the achievements of local, technology-focused busi- nesses, programs and initiatives. Innovations are recognized in 8 cate- gories: Emerging Business, Community Impact, K-12 Education, Higher Education, Development, Utilization, Leadership and People’s Choice. In Spring 2022, A.G. was nominated for the Innovation in Utilization category as a result of their new digital twin assets and solutions, released Fall 2021. The Innovation in Utilization award “recognizes outstanding commercial growth and achievement by an established company that pro- duces high tech products or services… where technology itself is not the core business purpose.” A.G. is proud to receive this award for their In- novation in Utilization of digital twin assets in corrugated machinery solu- tions. A.G. Stacker is among the first to apply and effectively utilize digital twin technology on commissioned machines in the corrugated converting market. The new technology is currently enabled on their eBREAK Bundle Breaker, Divert & Separate System DSS and eTAMP Servo-Tamper sys- tems, with additional assets in development. Using this technology, A.G. customers can collaborate with A.G. engineers during the machine design process, improve operator training pre-install, test production runs/config- urations and more. “I’d like to extend a big thank you to our team and technology vendors for the work they do every day to bring this technology solution to mar- ket,” said Joe Wunder, President of A.G. Stacker. “We also want to thank Dynamic Aviation as the official sponsor of this award category and the SVTC for bringing awareness to the technology being developed in the valley. Our biggest reward is being able to offer innovative solutions that effectively meet the needs of our converter customers and the corrugated industry. Our team is committed to innovation because of their commit- CONTINUED ON PAGE 14 Joe Wunder, President of A.G. Stacker, left, receives the Innovation in Utilization Award from an SVTC representative.

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