Board Converting News, February 15, 2021

SUN Automation Group Enters Strategic Partnership With PARA Srl Glen Arm, Maryland based SUN Automation Group (SUN), has announced that it has entered into an exclusive stra- tegic partnership agreement with the Italian material han- dling company, PARA Srl. Effective February 2021, SUN will be the exclusive representative of all PARA equip- ment for the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland. In addition, SUN will be the service provider for all PARA equipment and the distributor of PARA parts in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. PARA offers a variety of material handling and ma- chinery solutions for the corrugated industry and has in- stalled 15,000 products world-wide. PARA’s product range includes; pre-feeders, palletizers, RDC stackers, bundle breakers, pallet inserters, vertical storage solutions, paper

mill roll transports and unit conveyors systems from corru- gator to converting equipment using smart carts. “SUN continues to deliver the top corrugated industry solutions to box plants around the world,” said Chris Kyger, President of SUN Automation Group. “On behalf of our board, senior leadership team and our employee-owners, we welcome PARA to the SUN Family.” “We are honored to work with the PARA team and look forward to promoting its technology solutions to the cor- rugated industry,” said Greg Jones, Executive Vice Presi- dent, SUN Automation Group. “PARA’s extensive product portfolio is an excellent addition to our customer offerings and PARA’s commitment to innovation and customer ser- vice are perfectly in-line with SUN’s own ethos and our customer’s needs” This partnership agreement is the latest example of SUN’s ‘culture of listening and responding to customers needs’ at work-- which enables SUN to invest in innovation and devise customized customer solutions. Visit for more info. FPE Donor List Grows

The Foundation for Packaging Education (FPE) has received $725,000 in pledges and donations since launching in Novem- ber 2020. The Foundation began fundraising with a million-dollar match offered by AICC. All donations and pledges received in the first year, up to one million dollars, will be matched by AICC, allowing donors to have double the impact with their contribution. Thanks to the generous support of the Inaugural Donors thus far, Bay Cities; BCM Inks; Buckeye Boxes, in honor of Robert B. Hoyt; Central Package & Display; Deline Box & Display; Harris Packaging; James- town Container Companies; Michigan City Paper Box; Oklahoma Interpack; Package Crafters; Packaging Express; StandFast Packaging Group; SUN Automation; and Wasatch Container, the Foundation is ap- proaching its first-year goal of $2 million. The support offered by these companies is critical to the success of the FPE’s mission to support the development and delivery of employee education and training resources for workers in the corrugated, folding car- ton, rigid box industries. A well-trained workforce assures pro- ficiency in a discipline, an increase in em- ployee retention, and the opportunity for advancement as the employee learns more. Visit to become an inaugural donor.


February 15, 2021

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