Board Converting News, April 26, 2021

AICC 2021 Mexico Meeting Slated For November 17-19 In Monterrey AICC, The Independent Packaging Association announced that the AICC 2021 Mexico Meeting and 20th anniversary celebration has been scheduled for November 17-19 in Monterrey, Mexico. Juan Javier Gonzalez, CEO of Cartro S.A. P. I. de C.V. in Mexico City and President of AICC Mexico made the announcement this week encouraging all packaging man- ufacturers to attend. The meeting will feature “The Pack- aging X-perience,” a series of forums about the best prac- tices of packaging, leading industry speakers, networking, social events and more. AICC continues to diligently plan for an in-person meet- ing in Monterrey. We are working closely with the hotel to ensure a safe environment for all members who will be attending the meeting. Our plan is to follow the current guidelines of social distancing, mask-wearing and regular sanitation among other safety protocols. The hotel Camino Real has been recognized as a safe travel hotel by World Travel & Tourism Council. The host city for the AICC 2021 Mexico Meeting is the beautiful and modern city of Monterrey. Monterrey is the third largest city in Mexico and the capital of the state of Nuevo Leon. It is the commercial, industrial, educational,

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and retaining quality workers, especially machine oper- ators. Acme continued in full operation as the pandemic was spiking. The company’s “headcount” remains much as it was when the pandemic started. The change in buying habits during the pandemic has dramatically impacted the demand for containerboard and like most other converters, Acme Corrugated Box Co. will continue to benefit from the ever-changing ways consum- ers buy products. The Cohens know there will be more movement back to retail. They also know that companies like Amazon are intent on reducing their packaging ex- cesses. They also expect changes in demand as consum- er buying trends change. With the expansion, they will be even more prepared to meet market demands for the fu- ture, whatever the future may hold. Says Bob, “We, like most independents, will continue to compete on competency, innovation and service. To prove value, we must continue to find ways to differentiate ourselves by using the best material available, utilizing the best equipment available and knowing that success is de- pendent on finding new products and new ways to service our clients. It’s a simple formula but one that has worked extremely well for us.” With a 103-year track record of success, who will argue otherwise.


Do you need printed sheets? We have your answer.. Introducing Heartland’s ColorCorr. This is “flexo-printing in the round”. On our corrugator we can print up to 109” wide. The advantage is that we can print the equivalent of ½ roll at a time and not be required to keep several rolls of very expensive preprinted paper on the floor. Much less waste and risk. In continual print mode, we use either laser-engraved rubber rolls or solid rubber rolls to print a “flood coat” or a repeating pattern. If we are printing a repeating pattern, we can run a two-color design on the paper. Customers have found that running sheets we print can allow them to run a lighter-grade due to reduced caliper loss, and in some cases eliminate one or more machine passes.

For more information contact: Charlie Freeman | 816-500-8889 | Tim Kramer | 816-841-8317 |


April 26, 2021

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