Board Converting News, October 11, 2021


display at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packag- ing EXPO, with Nathan Heidrick from Amy’s Kitchen com- ing as a first-timer looking for automation solutions. “We came here to see what equipment is out there right now,” said Heidrick. “We currently do a lot of manual packaging,

home with them. Spee-Dee Packaging reported a bidding war over a piece of their machinery among multiple at- tendees, and President and CEO, Dave Navin, left Las Ve- gas pleased with the event. “Speaking for Spee-Dee, we had a great PACK EXPO Las Vegas. Everyone who visited our booth was looking for an actual solution or machine rather than just gathering information,” said Navin. Jake Garvey, Director of OEM Sales from Garvey Cor- poration, has attended PACK EXPO shows almost since birth for the family-run conveyor company. In all his years attending the show, he thought he had seen it all, but PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO provided a first-time experience. “We will need to bring a new display machine to PACK EXPO East. For the first time that I can recall, we sold our machine directly off the show floor,” Garvey said. Rocky Marquis, President and CEO of Marq Packag- ing noted that the show exceeded his expectations. He counted PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packag- ing EXPO as one of the better shows among the dozens he has exhibited at. “It was obvious from the traffic in the aisles that this was a well-attended show, but what stood out to me from day one was the number of people who came into our booths with projects they already had ready to go,” says Marquis. Attendees were also pleased to see all the solutions on

and due to labor shortages, we [are happy] to [find solu- tions] to now automate our end of line systems.” Other attendees appreciated the innovations, and the opportunity to network with peers. “PACK EXPO Las Vegas is the show that I heard I could find all types of packaging solutions for products, and it delivered,” said John Murphy, Facilities Engineer, Fello CONTINUED ON PAGE 16 This new stage provided attendees with an interactive experi- ence, including small group discussions and Q&A.


October 11, 2021

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