Board Converting News, October 11, 2021

ISM: Manufacturing (CONT’D FROM PAGE 44)


dented obstacles and ever-increasing demand. Panelists’ companies and their supply chains continue to struggle to meet demand due to difficulties in hiring and a clear cycle of labor turnover, as workers opt for more attractive job opportunities. Disruptions from COVID-19, primarily in Southeast Asia, continue to have an impact on many in- dustry sectors. Congestion at ports in China and the U.S. continues to be a headwind, as transportation networks remain stressed. Demand remains at strong levels, de- spite increasing prices,” says Fiore. Among the 17 manufacturing industries reporting growth in September are: Furniture & Related Products; Machinery; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Compo- nents; Computer & Electronic Products; Textile Mills; Paper Products; Printing & Related Support Activities; Miscella- neous Manufacturing; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Prod- ucts; and Plastics & Rubber Products. The only industry reporting a decrease in September compared to August is Wood Products. Hood Container Assists Those Affected By August Floods In TN In late August, several counties in Middle Tennessee expe- rienced catastrophic flooding and flash flooding from the line of rain and storms that moved through the state. Hood Container stepped up and offered its support to the local communities affected by the flooding and worked with its corporate partners, Water Event in Carrollton, Texas, and W.S. Darley in Chicago, Illinois, to provide emergency wa- ter resupply Safe Water Boxes to the citizens of Waverly/ New Johnsonville, Tennessee. Wayne Morgan, Senior VP of the Mill Division for Hood Container commented, “The Hood Container paper mill in Humphreys County has operated since 1970. Through those years the mill and the citizens have developed a close bond and it is a privilege for us to reach out to the community in this time of dire need.” On Thursday, August 26, Hood Container shipped a full trailer load, 1840 Safe Water Boxes/4,900 gallons of premium drinking water to Waverly. Each Safe Water Box holds 2.64 gallons of drinking water. Hood Container New Johnsonville Mill Manager Jimmy Gibson coordinated set- ting up a trailer containing the bag in box water outside of Waverly Church of Christ, one of the designated disas- ter shelters. This trailer remains open 24/7 for anyone in need. Greg Hall, President and COO of Hood Container said, “Being there for the community in which we operate is our responsibility. It is our duty to ensure we do our part to help ease the situation that our employees and all those in the area currently face.” Hood Container prides itself on working closely with its corporate partners to provide best-in-class technology and sustainable solutions in times of need.

OHIO BLOW PIPE/ADVANCED AIRSYSTEMS For 85 years the Ohio Blow Pipe company and its whol- ly owned subsidiary, Advanced Airsystems, have provided the corrugated and folding carton industries with systems and products to process scrap. We engineer, fabricate, in- stall, service, provide system audits, and offer a wide range of scrap systems, dust collection systems and products to include cyclones, under roof AIR-SCREEN™ systems, pit belt systems, CLEANAIR dust collectors, Mist-Clone dust control systems for vacuum feeds, material handling fans, ductwork, switch valves, airveyors, balers, shredders and dust briquetters. OMP OMP helps companies facing complex planning challenges to excel, grow and thrive by offering the best digitized sup- ply chain planning solution on the market. Its Unison Plan- ning concept has a unique approach. It handles all supply chain planning challenges in a unified way, synchronizing all planning stages, horizons, functions and roles. Hundreds of customers run OMP’s cloud-based solution to generate more value by making informed decisions. OMP invests one out of every three dollars earned into innovation.


We custom design, install and service air conveyed scrap and dust collection systems. Our unique APS® is smaller, lighter, and more reliable than current cyclones. Contact us to learn how the APS® System can enhance your operation.


Profero Systems the leader in double facer heating and traction section conversions along with other performance enhancing products. Featuring products from Contact Bars and Compensating Rolls to New Glue Machines and Double Facers.


GF PUHL designs, manufactures and installs air conveyed scrap & dust collection systems for the packaging and cor- rugated industries. With 37 years of experience, USA and International. We offer below or above roof systems featur- ing cyclones OR screen separators with real time pressure balancing for optimal dust control. High efficiency cyclones for sheet transfer exhaust systems eliminate water con- sumption and deliver dust directly to compactor or briquet- ter for low maintenance, long term sustainability and reli- ability. System audits, dust explosivity tests and dust hazard analysis (DHA’s) available.


October 11, 2021

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