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Virginia Tech Participates in 2014 PMMI Packaging Tour

Nov. 7, 2014 –

By Bob Bush

Virginia Tech Participate in 2014 PMMI Packaging tour Virginia Tech Packaging Systems and Design student Anthony Clayton (second from right) and professor Robert Bush (second from left) observe a prototype package filling machine at Massman Automation Designs, LLC in Villard, Minnesota.

Packaging System and Design student Anthony Clayton and professor Robert Bush spent a portion of the summer participating in the 2014 Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute industry tour in Minnesota. The tour included an undergraduate student representative from packaging programs at Michigan State, the University of Wisconsin, Clemson University, Rochester Institute of Technology, San Jose State University, California Polytechnic State University and, of course, Virginia Tech. Two faculty members, Dr. Fritz Yambrach (San Jose State University) and Dr. Robert Bush were invited to participate in the tour. The five-day event took students to 13 packaging companies and exposed them to a variety of packaging applications – from eggs to lubricants, beer, adhesives, pizza, and ammunition. Also, participants visited companies that manufactured equipment used to make and fill packaging. Virginia Tech thanks PMMI for including us in this great learning opportunity.


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