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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:

Operations
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.

Manufacturing

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

Luca Dellomodarme – Former CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of Paper Machinery Corporation

December 12th, 2019

Luca Dellomodarme

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In Memoriam
July 10, 1959 – November 18, 2019

Luca Dellomodarme joined Paper Machinery Corporation as Director of Engineering in 2003. Luca came to PMC as an Engineer with experience in the paper and converting industries. He had a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Champagne, IL and a Master’s in Business from Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL. Luca began his career as a Mechanical Engineer at International Paper Corporation where he succeeded to Manager of Engineering. As a customer of Paper Machinery Corporation’s, we saw his knowledge of the industry, integrity, and business acumen.

At Paper Machinery Corporation, Luca quickly became Vice President of Technology playing a leadership role in the advancement of PMC technology through the product line. He was pivotal in the development of PMC’s servo machine line.

In 2016, Luca was named CEO when PMC transitioned to an ESOP company. He was a member of the Board of Directors and Chaired the Management Committee of PMC.

It is with heartfelt appreciation that PMC thanks Luca for his leadership, commitment, and friendship.

Paper Machinery Corporation to Exhibit at Fachpack in Nuremberg, Germany

July 22nd, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FachPack2019 LogoMILWAUKEE, WI – Paper Machinery Corporation (PMC) will exhibit at FachPack, September 24 – 26, at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, hall 4, booth 4-361.

PMC’s booth will feature samples of unique round and non-round packages and hot and cold drink cups from a wide variety of international brands. These packages and cups are formed on PMC’s advanced line of container forming and overwrapping machines.

Paper Machinery Corporation leads the industry with innovative, custom engineered, cup and container forming machines. PMC produces efficient, state-of-the-art machinery including their PMC 2000S and PMC 2500S servo drive models and high speed PMC 1003 cup forming machine. “Our servo drive forming machines allow tool changeovers in less than a single shift, which is ideal for a flexible production environment.” stated Mike Hansen, PMC’s Vice President of Packaging.

PMC’s overwrapping machines are widely used in packaging and hot drink applications. PMC offers double wall, triple wall and specialty wrapping machines with customer specified configurations.

Be Our Guest!

Paper Machinery Corporation invites you to visit us at FachPack, September 24 – 26, at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, hall 4, booth 4-361.

As our VIP guest, we are offering you a complimentary Exhibit Hall registration.

Enter promo code A412510

Click this registration link to receive this offer.

See you at the Show!

 

For more information, call Donna Lehto at 414-362-8231.

This release is also available for download as a PDF.

Paper Machinery Corporation to Exhibit at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2019

July 11th, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MILWAUKEE, WI – Paper Machinery Corporation (PMC) will exhibit at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, September 23 – 25, booth LS 6008.

PMC’s booth will feature samples of innovative non-round containers, hot and cold drink cups and award winning packages for a wide range of markets. Brochures, specification sheets and videos will also be available.

Paper Machinery Corporation (PMC) leads the industry with innovative, custom engineered, cup and container forming machines. PMC produces efficient, state-of-the-art machinery including their PMC 2000S and PMC 2500S servo drive models and high speed PMC 1003 cup forming machine.

“Our servo drive forming machines allow tool changeovers in less than a single shift, which is ideal for a flexible production environment.” stated Mike Hansen, PMC’s Vice President of Packaging.

PMC’s overwrapping machines are widely used in packaging and hot drink applications. PMC offers double wall, triple wall and specialty wrapping machines with customer specified sealing methods.

Be Our Guest!
Paper Machinery Corporation invites you to visit us at PackExpo Las Vegas, September 23 – 25, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth LS 6008.

As our VIP guest we are offering you a complimentary Exhibit Hall registration.

Enter promo code 31V48 at checkout.

Click this registration link to receive this offer.

See you at the Show!

 

For more information, call Donna Lehto at 414-362-8231.

This release is also available for download as a PDF.

Paper Machinery Corporation to Exhibit at ProPak Asia 2019

April 25th, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MILWAUKEE, WI – April 25, 2019 – Paper Machinery Corporation (PMC) will exhibit at ProPak Asia 2019 from June 12 -15 in Bangkok, Thailand — booth AX25 in Hall 100. The show will be held at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC).

Paper Machinery Corporation designs and manufactures high-speed cup and container forming machines. Advanced engineering enables PMC machines to produce many of the world’s most innovative cold drink cups, hot beverage cups and food packaging.

PMC’s booth at ProPak Asia will display many of these innovations including branded paper and plastic cups, double and triple-wall insulated cups, non-round containers, and award-winning packages for a wide range of markets. PMC’s sales and marketing team will be available to provide information regarding the newest features and answer questions about their line of advanced forming machines.

About Paper Machinery Corporation
Paper Machinery Corporation is the world’s leading source of forming machines for paperboard cups, containers, and custom packages. PMC manufactures dependable, high quality forming machines for converters and end users and has more than 3,000 installations worldwide. PMC’s corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. This facility houses engineering, service, machining centers, as well as machine assembly. PMC is an employee-owned company.

For more information call Donna Lehto at 414-362-8231.

This release is also available for download as a PDF.

THE NEW PMC 2500S SERVO-DRIVEN MACHINE FORMS CUPS AND CONTAINERS UP TO 46 OUNCES

June 18th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Paper Machinery Corporation

MILWAUKEE, WI. – June 18, 2018 – Paper Machinery Corporation has expanded its line of servo driven cup and container forming machinery with the new PMC 2500S. Designed to serve the food and beverage industry with an exceptionally wide range of sizes, the PMC 2500S forms cups and containers ranging from 4 to 46 ounces in round and non-round configurations.

The PMC 2500S uses a servo control platform at all forming stages, allowing tremendous flexibility and changeovers in less than a single shift. Independent servo motors control different axis, which are synchronized with a central motion control. The servo platform allows PMC to improve customer service by remotely monitoring more machine conditions and offering additional machine improvements through software updates. Electrical Engineering Manager, Jeremiah Moll stated, “Every PMC machine implements a proprietary control package critical to its safety and operation. If a need arises for updates or support, our Engineering staff is available on the phone, in person, or even by remote VPN connection. ”

Blank fed and roll fed configurations are available. The PMC 2500S forms containers at speeds up to 170 CPM. It forms paperboard and polypropylene cups and packages in tapered or straight wall, round or non-round shapes. “The PMC 2500S is perfect for flexible production environments that require a wide variety of container sizes and shapes,” stated Mike Hansen, PMC’s Vice President, Packaging. “It provides converters, co-packers and end-user companies with a reliable, cost-effective cup and container forming solution.”

Paper Machinery Corporation is demonstrating the PMC 2500S servo-driven paper cup and container forming machine in Booth S1608 at the Pack Expo International exhibition in Chicago, Illinois, October 14 -17. PMC is also running scheduled demonstrations at their headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin through July 2018.

The PMC 2500S will be forming 20-oz. tapered paperboard packages at Pack Expo. Promotional container samples will be available at the PMC booth. In addition to demonstrating the machine in action, PMC’s booth will feature displays of hot and cold drink cups, innovative non-round containers, and award winning packages for a wide range of markets. Videos showcasing the PMC line of machinery will be playing throughout the show.

About Paper Machinery Corporation

Paper Machinery Corporation is the world’s leading source of forming machines for paperboard cups, containers, and custom packages. PMC manufactures dependable, high quality forming machines for converters and end users and has more than 3,000 installations worldwide. PMC’s corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. This facility houses engineering, service, machining centers, as well as machine assembly. PMC is an employee owned company. For more information, visit www.papermc.com or call Donna Lehto at 414-362-8231.

PAPER MACHINERY CORPORATION WILL BE EXHIBITING AT THE 25TH SOUTH CHINA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

December 1st, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Paper Machinery Corporation

MILWAUKEE, WI – December 1, 2017 – Paper Machinery Corporation (PMC) will be at booth 3132 in Hall 3.1 at the PFP Expo Printing South China 2018. The show is located at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, Area A in Guangzhou, P.R. China and runs March 10 – 12, 2018.

PMC will exhibit many containers formed on their line of machinery including branded paper and plastic cups, double and triple-wall insulated cups, non-round containers, and award winning packages for a wide range of markets. PMC’s sales and marketing team will be available to provide information regarding the newest features and answer questions about their line of advanced forming machines.