Board Converting News, November 9, 2020

AICC Opens Registration To Webinar: Maintenance Budget Metrics AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has opened registration for Maintenance Budget Metrics, a new webinar presented by Craig Gast, on Tuesday, No- vember 17, at 2:00 p.m. EST. Gast, who is also the presenter for the free online course Implementing a Scheduled Maintenance Process, is returning to offer his knowledge during this live webinar. He has served as the plant engineer for both independent and integrated packaging manufacturers. He has more than 30 years in the industry and will share his first-hand experience to allow attendees to gain information and knowledge that can be immediately implemented. This webinar will help attendees understand what the maintenance department spends, develop a maintenance budget, and set annual goals and yearly expectations that align with the facility’s production and financial goals. The webinar will also delve into essential budget metrics, how to monitor and interpret them, and then leverage these metrics to inform decisions. Registration for Maintenance Budget Metrics is $250 for members. This webinar is part of the All Access Pass. Pass holders can use their promo code to register at no additional cost. Register for Maintenance Budget Metrics at .

ISM: Manufacturing Grows (CONT’D FROM PAGE 16)

combined 6.3-percentage point increase. (The Supplier Deliveries and Inventories indexes directly factor into the Manufacturing PMI; the Imports Index does not.) Prices continued to expand at higher rates, reflecting a continued shift to seller pricing power. “Among the six biggest manufacturing industries, five (Fabricated Metal Products; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Chemical Products; Computer & Electronic Prod- ucts; and Transportation Equipment) registered strong growth. “Manufacturing performed well for the third straight month, with demand, consumption and inputs registering growth indicative of a normal expansion cycle. While cer- tain industry sectors are experiencing difficulties that will continue in the near term, the overall manufacturing com- munity continues to exceed expectations,” says Fiore. Of the 18 manufacturing industries, 15 reported growth in October, among them Apparel, Leather & Allied Prod- ucts; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Food, Beverage & To- bacco Products; Machinery; Furniture & Related Products; Paper Products; Wood Products; Chemical Products; Pri- mary Metals; Computer & Electronic Products; Transporta- tion Equipment; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Com- ponents; and Miscellaneous Manufacturing. The two industries reporting contraction in October are: Textile Mills; and Printing & Related Support Activities


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