“It’s a cause we can all rally around,” says Pro Mach’s John Eklund.
Reston, Va.; July 16, 2013 — Pro Mach is no stranger to sponsorships at PACK EXPO, but for PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 (Sept. 23–25, Las Vegas Convention Center) the company has added something special, according to show owner and producer PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
PMMI announced today that Pro Mach will be a sponsor of PACK gives Back™, the benefit reception and concert featuring Kenny Loggins, on Monday, Sept. 23.
Proceeds from ticket sales for PACK Gives BACK™ will benefit K9s for Warriors, a Florida-based charity that pairs service dogs with military veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress as a result of conflicts and wartime service following 9/11. The program includes three weeks’ training and bonding for dogs and veterans at the K9s for Warriors facility in Ponte Vedra, Fla., and over 90 percent of the dogs come through rescue groups.
“For starters, we love the cause, K9s for Warriors,” says John Eklund, vice president, Marketing, Pro Mach. “We were introduced to the charity at PMMI’s Executive Leadership Conference earlier this year and got to see firsthand the difference it makes. Providing post-combat assistance to our soldiers is something we can all rally around. This reception will be well attended and the proceeds should help make a difference in the lives of many brave veterans. We’re proud to have our Pro Mach brand associated with this event.”
For PMMI, says President & CEO Charles D. Yuska, the reception and concert will fulfill two purposes.
“This event will be a big part of an outstanding PACK EXPO experience for exhibitors and attendees. What will makes it even better is knowing that while we’re all enjoying ourselves, we’ll also be helping and honoring those who have bravely served our country,” he says.
Kenny Loggins is a celebrated singer and songwriter, and is particularly well-known for the hits that gained him fame as “King of the Movie Soundtrack” in the 1980s. Some of Loggins’ best known works include “I’m Alright” from Caddyshack (1980), “Danger Zone” from Top Gun (1986) and the title track from “Footloose” (1984), which spent 3 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The PACK gives BACK™ opening reception will be held September 23, 4-7 p.m., in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Tickets are $25, and available only to PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 registrants. Revenue from ticket sales will be donated to K9s for Warriors.
PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing over 600 packaging and processing supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through programs and events such as The PACK EXPO family of trade shows, packexpo.com, PMT Magazine, PACK EXPO Show Daily, networking events and educational programs.
PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK Mexico and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: ; PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 , Sept. 23–25, 2013 (Las Vegas Convention Center); EXPO PACK México 2014 , June 17-20, 2014 (Mexico City, Mexico); PACK EXPO International 2014, Nov. 2-5, 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014, presented jointly with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE); PACK EXPO East, debuting Feb. 2–4, 2015 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia); EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015, March 18-20, 2015 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico).
About Pro Mach
Pro Mach is a leading provider of integrated packaging products and solutions for food, beverage, household goods, pharmaceutical, and other diverse consumer and industrial companies. Through multiple business units and related brands, Pro Mach provides equipment, installation, training, parts, and service in primary and secondary packaging, end-of-line packaging, material handling, and identification and tracking.
Pro Mach has a diverse customer base, from Fortune 500 companies to smaller, privately-held businesses worldwide, which depend on reliable, flexible, technologically advanced packaging equipment and integrated solution sets. Pro Mach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout the United States and Canada.
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