Board Converting News, April 4, 2022

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AIR CONVEYING CORPORATION is a recognized leader in the industry of Pneumatic Conveying Systems and has been in business since 1968. As an equipment manufacturer rather than simply a sales organization, we have complete control over the quality of material and products which make up your proposed system. Our equipment is found in Printing, Folding Carton and Corrugated plants throughout the country and the world.

closed-loop system that can further enhance both pro- ductivity and quality. And those on the forefront of the next revolution are analyzing data and measuring metrics through connected machines and IoT technology. These technologies will be the topic of a future article. Myles Le-Monte Shepherd is Baldwin Technology’s Sales Executive, New Markets. Lee Simmonds is Baldwin Tech- nology’s Sales Manager, UK Ireland & Nordic Regions. 15th Annual Phoenix Challenge College Competition Names Winners The 2022 Phoenix Challenge College Competition, its 15th annual event, was a success on February 19, 2022. This year’s event was held virtually, welcomed several schools to participate, and is a fine example of dedica- tion, problem solving and perseverance in tough envi- ronments. All the participating teams and students have shown their caliber of talent and poise as they aim for ca- reers in the flexo and package printing industry. The Phoenix Challenge Foundation is excited to an- nounce the winners of the 2022 College Flexo Competi- tion which was held virtually on February 19th with great success. This year, the teams were prepared and deliv- ered exceptional work in all disciplines. A variety of small businesses from across the country were featured, each with their unique needs, provided a foundation for all the students to experience real-world business situations. This year’s final results are as follows: • First Place – CalPoly – San Luis Obispo, CA • Second Place – Illinois State University – Normal, IL • Third Place – Appalachian State Univ. – Boone, NC The winning team, CalPoly, was featured during this year’s 2022 FTA Annual Forum in their FQC session to allow a broader audience see and hear about the hard work and success these students have experienced. The winning project and presentation showcases their presen- tation and printed packaging to build awareness across the flexo industry. In addition, FTA Forum visitors will have a chance to learn more about the Phoenix Challenge and their educational programs and competitions. Regarding this year’s competition, Foundation Chair- man Bettlyyn Krafft said, “I continue to be inspired, im- pressed and frankly just blown away by the college com- petition. The students take it up several notches every year. This year, with all the difficulties surrounding the pandemic, these students went even further above and beyond. This is why I do this, to help and watch these stu- dents thrive!!” The Phoenix Challenge Foundation relies solely on the support of converters and suppliers in the industry. Do- nations and volunteers are crucial to driving our industry’s future. Visit for more.

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