Board Converting News, June 13, 2022

Jim Curley, Former Editor (CONT’D FROM PAGE 14)

remember him with nothing but loving thoughts. I was very saddened to learn of his passing.” “Jim was a friend to me and a friend to the Indepen- dent,” said AICC President Mike D’Angelo. “He was a regu- lar at AICC meetings and visited a multitude of box plants. He loved the corrugated industry and his writing reflected that love while also showing a keen understanding of op- erations, personalities and market dynamics. I will always remember his professionalism, the twinkle in his eye, and his infections laugh.” Former AICC President and current AICC Ambassador Steve Young remembers, “Jim Curley was one of the most loyal friends our industry has ever had. I remember saying when he was named to our AICC Hall of Fame that he was the corrugated and folding carton industries’ ‘Cheerleader in Chief.’ He never met a stranger among our members and suppliers, and we’ll always remember him for his Irish wit and his Jesuit wisdom, both of which shone forth in his weekly writings about our industry.”

a natural inquisitiveness for uncovering all of the wonder- ful aspects of the board converting industry, resulting in countless articles for BCN and Corrugated Today . Wheth- er he was writing about a box manufacturer or an industry supplier or covering an association meeting, he had a true gift in his ability to turn around copy very quickly and home in on the most important and interesting details. But what truly stood out about Jim was his kind-heartedness and generosity, often helping out others. He was a good friend to all and a mentor to me.” Madeleine Crawford, formerly of Harper Machinery and mother-in-law to Tom Vilardi, remembers that Jim was one of the first people she met when she joined the industry. “He was a very private man but always included me when attending conventions all around the world. He was my partner-in-crime when it came to those things. I will always

“I met Jim 16 years ago when he inter- viewed me upon my recruitment to ICPF,” said Richard Flaherty, President of the Inter- national Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF). “Jim was just a really nice person and a good friend to many. I will miss him.” Curley is survived by three of his four brothers: Jack, Tom, and Kevin; nieces and nephews Eileen, Caroline, Catherine, Deb- bie, Mark, Pat, Brendan, Brian, and Dennis, and eight great-nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Hugh. Memorial contributions can be made to Boston College or the Long Beach Island Library in New Jersey. APC To Open New ‘Center Of Excellence’ In Utah American Packaging Corporation (APC) has announced that it is opening a new 275,000-square-foot Center of Excellence manufacturing facility in Cedar City, Utah. The new operation will add over 135 jobs. APC purchased the land in October 2021 and broke ground on February 8, 2022, at a ceremony with civic leaders and compa- ny officials. The new facility is expected to open and be fully operational in June 2023, and will include flexographic printing press- es, laminating, preformed pouching and fin- ishing equipment. APC will hire 75 new APC team members as part of phase one, with career opportunities in manufacturing, pro- duction, engineering and administration.

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