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EP 100 Edge Protection Machine

November 16th, 2021

Paper Machinery Corporation enters into a new market opportunity with the introduction of the EP 100 Edge Protection machine.

The servo-driven EP 100 is an exciting new product category for PMC.  By supplying a machine that can apply barrier tape to a paperboard container, PMC will provide a packaging machine solution that can produce a more sustainable product.  Edge protected paperboard containers have increased resistance to oxygen, moisture transmission and oil absorption.  Additional benefits include scent protection and a packaging container with an extended shelf life by covering the exposed edge of the sidewall with tape.

Paper Machinery Corporation CEO & President John Fortin stated, “We are excited about this new product development at PMC.  As our customers continue to search for environmentally friendly packaging solutions, the EP 100 provides an opportunity to enter into markets where plastic was originally viewed as the only option.”

The EP 100 machine is a standalone offline machine producing up to 200 edge protected sidewall blanks per minute.  The machine can also be configured as an inline unit along with a PMC 2001S cup / container-forming machine, if production operations require it.

To find out more about edge protection and the EP 100, contact the PMC Sales Department.

Pack Expo Las Vegas 2021

October 7th, 2021

PMC displayed its brand new booth design this past September 27th-29Th at Pack Expo Las Vegas!  John Fortin, Mike Hansen, Adam Wescott and Bud Custer represented Paper Machinery Corporation at the event that was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  This was an opportunity to display the latest PMC products and innovations, connect with customers, and introduce PMC to a new audience.  Vice President of Packaging Mike Hansen said, “It was great to get back to meeting with the rest of the industry in person.  As expected, PMMI did an excellent job of creating an environment that encourages networking and for business to occur.”  Pack Expo, PMMI’s most comprehensive packaging and processing event, was a great success, with over 23,000 attendees, and over 1,500 exhibitors, it served as the largest packaging trade show in the U.S. in 2021.

There was a noticeable energy across the attendees and exhibitors at this year’s show.  People were ready to do business and were excited to discuss new projects with PMC.  It was also evident that there was a common theme and that was an increased focus on automation.  As companies continue to manage the current state of the labor force, there are a few solutions.

  1. Increased packaging equipment efficiency rates
  2. Higher speed equipment
  3. Implementation of robotics and automation

While we did also hear the impact that the global supply chain is having on customers evaluating new projects, it is promising to hear the number of sustainable paper-based projects that are on the horizon.  As the world continues to shake off the lasting impact of the pandemic, PMC believes its solutions are in a position to support a changing world.

Paper Machinery Corporation (PMC) Exhibiting at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, September 27th -29th

July 30th, 2021


MILWAUKEE, WI – Paper Machinery Corporation (PMC) will be back in-person exhibiting at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, September 27th -29th, booth #SL 5914, this coming Fall!

As the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced, cutting-edge forming machines for paperboard cups, containers and custom packages, PMC’s booth will feature unique and innovative round and non-round samples formed on our state-of-the-art line of machinery.

All of PMC’s products are built to last while delivering speed, high capacity, reliability and durability. Our custom engineered machinery includes the PMC 2001S, PMC 2500S servo drive models as well as the high speed PMC 1003 cup forming machine. PMC’s overwrapping machine samples will also be available at our booth, which are widely used in packaging and hot drink applications. In addition, PMC also offers double wall, triple wall and specialty wrapping machines with customer specified configurations.

“It has been almost two years since we have had the opportunity to meet face to face with our customers and industry professionals at an event like Pack Expo. We are excited to use this occasion as a chance to connect with our customers, and share some of our latest innovations and product developments” stated John Fortin, PMC’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

We are thrilled to get back into show season, and look forward to showing you the latest expansions of our product portfolio, in addition to groundbreaking advancements and new developments being made daily to allow us to remain market leaders in the paper forming machinery industry.

  • Evaluating packaging and processing solutions is most effective when experienced in-person at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO.
  • Las Vegas Convention Center: 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada, US, 89109
    • Booth # SL 5914
  • September 27, 2021, 9:00 AM – September 29, 2021, 2:00 PM (local time)

We invite you to join us in booth # SL 5914, at the most comprehensive packaging and processing event for 2021 – to experience the latest innovations to move your business forward!

As our guest we are offering you a complimentary exhibit hall registration: enter code 55E71 at checkout.

Click this registration link to receive this offer.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

For more information contact Donna Lehto at: 414-362-8231.

Paper Machinery Corporation Announces the New PMC 2001S

February 12th, 2021

Paper Machinery Corporation announces the new PMC 2001S servo-driven paper cup and container forming machine.

2001S Machine Blockout

An evolution of the PMC 2000S, the PMC 2001S is a fully servo driven machine that offers flexibility and quick tool changeovers. A tooling changeover on PMC’s servo-driven machines can be achieved within an eight-hour shift, making them an excellent choice for small production runs.

To meet customer demands, this machine can produce a wide variety of cups and container sizes and shapes at an increased speed of 240 per minute. The dependable, efficient and reliable PMC 2001S features a servo bottom feeder to bypass splices, a cycle stop to clear blanks, and an idle mode to facilitate maximum production.

“PMC continues to drive product innovation with the introduction of the PMC 2001S,” says newly appointed President and CEO John Fortin. “At a time when our customers are searching for increased flexibility, the application of enhancements in servo technology has advanced a machine that can support a broad portfolio of cups and packaging options.”

Having positioned itself as a world leader in forming machines for paperboard cups, containers, and custom packages, PMC is at the forefront of engineering innovation with its new high-speed 2001S. PMC’s state-of-the-art machinery includes not only the versatile servo drive models, but also the high speed PMC 1003 cup forming machine and overwrapping machines.

Paper Machinery Corporation has a long history of manufacturing custom machinery based on its customers’ needs and is set up to continue the development of future production concepts.

For more information, please email Bud Custer (ccuster@papermc.com).

COVID 19 Update – December 28, 2020

January 4th, 2021

Dear Valued Customer,

It goes without saying, 2020 has been a most challenging year. We are experiencing further stay at home orders and the cancellation of both interpack and drupa tradeshows. To address this, PMC has started to research virtual demonstration opportunities to allow us to continue to stay in touch with our customers. We look forward to implementing innovative techniques that will allow us to showcase how our machinery can further enhance your production capabilities.

The current state of our business activity is no longer declining, nor increasing, rather stable. We have noticed an increase in customers upgrading their machine models, as well as an evaluation of unique product offerings. There has also been an increase of tooling orders as we wrap up the year and it is encouraging to see our customers’ production continue to increase, particularly in food service.

COVID 19 has forced us as a company to evaluate how we are interacting with our customers both in the Sales and Customer Service Department. We have incorporated an increased portfolio of remote options and are excited to enhance these options in 2021.

As distribution of COVID 19 vaccinations are implemented worldwide, we look forward to a new “normal”. Thank you for your support. We wish you a healthy and bright New Year!

Paper Machinery Corporation
This release is also available for download as a PDF.

Paper Machinery Corporation Names John Fortin As The New President And CEO

November 23rd, 2020


John Fortin, President and CEOMILWAUKEE, WI – Paper Machinery Corporation announces that their Board of Directors has appointed John Fortin as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. Fortin officially started in the leadership role at PMC effective November 3, 2020.

Prior to joining PMC, Fortin served as President of Probat, Inc., a Chicago based manufacturing company that produces roasting and processing equipment for the coffee industry. Fortin has also held executive leadership positions with RathGibson, a PCC company, and Fluid Management, a Unit of the IDEX Corporation. Fortin has a BSME from Columbia University and a MSAE from the University of Cincinnati.

“We are very happy to welcome John to our team,” said Scott Koehler, CFO and board member. “John shares our company values, our passion for innovation and dedication to our customers. This shared philosophy and his leadership experience in global manufacturing companies makes him an excellent addition to our company.”

Fortin brings over 30 years of experience in the industrial manufacturing sector with engineered products. His successful track record in managing complex businesses and his business strategy of increasing market share through enhanced value for the customer, reinforce PMC’s tradition of designing and manufacturing the highest quality, state-of-the-art container forming equipment for the food and beverage market.

Fortin stated, “PMC is a highly respected industry leader with strong global market share position that has an outstanding team. I’m honored to join PMC and I look forward to working with PMC’s management team to expand our portfolio of innovative products and services it delivers to our customers.”

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, PMC is the world’s leading source of industrial forming machines for paperboard cups, containers, and custom packages. In 2016 PMC transitioned to a 100% employee owned company.

COVID 19 Update – August 17, 2020

August 17th, 2020

Dear Valued Customer,

As we navigate through this COVID-19 business environment, we wanted to share a few things with you. PMC continues to find new ways to address productivity and create inventive product solutions. We are also hearing directly how our customers are using this time to evaluate new opportunities and markets. Some of these opportunities include:

  • Participating in development of personal protective equipment (masks, gloves, etc.)
  • Evaluating unique packaging concepts including straight wall and non-round options
  • Increased focus on improving food quality, reducing waste and sustainable practices

Paper Machinery Corporations efforts include the following:

We are in full operation with a combined approach that includes remote working, and three shifts of staffing at our headquarters. The City of Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin implemented a mandate requiring everyone wear a facemask in an enclosed area outside of their personal home or living space. To comply with this mandate, all employees and visitors at PMC must wear a mask in common areas. We continue to practice physical “social” distancing, offer convenient hand sanitizer stations, and have increased cleaning of all high contact areas.

Customer Support
Our Service Department is hearing from numerous customers that have chosen this time to focus on machine repairs, tooling updates and maintenance. We are directing resources to accommodate these requests and after the first month with the new remote service policy changes, the feedback has been positive. Customers have increased efficiency in their requests, i.e. have machine information readily available, which is leading to a quicker turnaround in finding solutions.

PMC Service Technicians have started traveling to customer locations in the United States. Strict guidelines have been put in place and we have worked closely with customers to ensure we are following customer and government COVID guidelines.

As always, we will work hard to warrant your trust and loyalty. We are here to help you prepare for continued success, both now and in the post-coronavirus business climate. If there is a way that we can be of further service to your organization, please contact us at sales@papermc.com.

Thank you,

Paper Machinery Corporation
This release is also available for download as a PDF.

COVID 19 Update – June 10, 2020

June 12th, 2020

Dear Valued Customer,

It has been an interesting 2020 to say the least. As we enter the halfway point of the year, we hope that this third installment of the Paper Machinery Corporation COVID-19 update finds you well. Daily operations continue progressing at PMC. We have implemented a mandatory temperature screening for all employees and visitors when they arrive on-site. We are also asking individuals to stay home if they have come in contact with someone that either has tested positive or is showing any initial symptoms. Throughout the state of Wisconsin, the “Safer at Home” order has been lifted. A majority of the local businesses are operational and are running with physical distancing guidelines in place.

Customer Support

As travel restrictions begin to ease, we are discussing potential Sales and Service Department visits with domestic customers. Processes are being put into place to allow visitors to PMC while ensuring that everyone’s safety is a top priority. Currently, there are still travel bans for international travel, which we will continue to monitor.

Operations and Engineering

In addition to temperature screening, we continue to practice social distancing and clean all high contact surfaces. For the last six weeks, many of the Operations office staff have been working remotely. By July 1, the intent is that the staff will increase their time in the office.

The Engineering Department has used this time to better prepare for new tool sets by increasing our 3D model database. We were also able to evaluate and improve our current business processes while establishing that Engineering can work remotely and still be productive. This will be helpful in the event that we may have a temporary COVID-19 closure or if employees are unable to come into the office for other reasons.

It is encouraging to see the progress that is being made and the creative solutions that businesses are implementing to facilitate customer safety. As PMC begins to consider traveling again, as well as hosting you at our headquarters in Milwaukee, WI, you can be sure that we will take all necessary precautions. If you have any suggestions regarding safer operating practices, please send us an email at sales@papermc.com.

Thank you once again for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Paper Machinery Corporation

This release is also available for download as a PDF.

COVID 19 Update – May 5, 2020

May 6th, 2020

Dear Valued Customer,

It has been two weeks since our last update on how Paper Machinery Corporation is adjusting to a world impacted by COVID-19. We appreciate those of you who have shared the adjustments you are making to daily operations. In the USA, many states are beginning to relax their quarantine guidelines. Locally, the State of Wisconsin has extended the “Safer at Home” order until May 26, requiring individuals who do not fall under Essential Operations to stay at home in order to help limit the spread of the virus. Discussions are now taking place regarding a phased-in approach to reopening, and some nonessential businesses have already been granted permission to open.

Customer Support

Our customers have the responsibility of getting the world’s food supply packaged and delivered, making it imperative that we, as a supplier, are available to keep their equipment operating. PMC’s Customer Service group continues to provide remote support and is offering video support calls and installations. For companies experiencing a reduction of activity, this may be an opportune time to address delayed machine maintenance and/or pending repairs via our remote support. The PMC Sales department continues to conduct remote Factory Authorized Testing (FAT’s) in order to meet delivery timelines while alleviating the need for unnecessary travel during this novel coronavirus period.


To comply with state and federal guidelines, PMC Technicians have not been traveling to customer locations for service calls. This has allowed us to focus additional resources on machine assembly and testing and in some cases improve delivery schedules.

As the world begins to gradually come back online, we know that there is still a long road ahead. Yet in this uncertain time we are discovering new and better ways to deliver a best-in-class experience as the world’s leading source of forming machines for paperboard cups, containers, and custom packages.

As a valued customer, we would love to hear from you. We invite you to send us an email at sales@papermc.com to give us an update on your business and if there are ways we can be of better service to you. Thank you for your continued support.

We wish you health and safety.
Paper Machinery Corporation

COVID 19 Update – April 13, 2020

April 13th, 2020

Dear Valued Customer,

We hope this finds you and your colleagues healthy and well during these unprecedented times. As the world adjusts to what some are considering the “new normal” we wanted to take this time to inform you that business is operating more-or-less as usual at Paper Machinery Corporation. While a few adjustments have been required to comply with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, our operations are benefitting from these changes.

Some of the adjustments that we have made while still maintaining PMC quality include:

  • To address the domestic and international travel ban, PMC Service has been hosting service conference calls to help support machine start-ups, tooling changes and other outstanding items, as well as providing step-by-step setup instructional guidance.
  • With a required ban on visitors to PMC, we have also been conducting remote Machine Acceptances / Factory Authorized Testing (FAT). The remote FAT process includes shipping final samples to the customer for approval. PMC Sales will conduct the FAT requirements and share a final Test Run Data Sheet for customer approval. PMC is also prepared for video FAT as needed.
  • Departments have been rotating shifts and working remotely via virtual meetings to minimize PMC employees on-site.

As we know, the situation with COVID-19 is extremely fluid and can change daily. We have been fortunate to not have any employees test positive. As of today, it is business as usual at PMC. In an effort to keep you as best informed as possible, we will look to send another update any time new information is available.

We thank you for your continued commitment to PMC and would appreciate learning how you and your company are maintaining productivity during these trying times. Send us a note to sales@papermc.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

All the best!
Paper Machinery Corporation