Wisconsin 5P News (Paper Pulp Printing Packaging Plastic)

This Weeks Articles...

  1. Paper Excellence enters agreement to acquire Domtar
  2. Neenah, Inc., Whiting Facility Wins Focus on Energy Award for Energy Efficiency Excellence
  3. Tech Report
  4. Körber presents Sam Operational Solution, the virtual line supervisor that guarantees consistent quality and performance in tissue production
  5. Michigan recycling effort the ‘largest push in state history’
  6. Viking Masek Named a 2021 Top Workplace by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  7. Top Workplaces 2021: Rapidly growing Illing Packaging puts family first, encourages fun at work
  8. Kimberly-Clark North America is manufacturing consumer tissue with 100% wind energy
  9. Printpack Announces Official Launch of a New Tagline “Preserving and Enhancing People’s Lives”
  10. TOMORROW: Corona Treater Maintenance Best Practices
  11. Amcor develops breakthrough recyclable healthcare packaging
  12. Neenah Achieves Record Performance in Filtration
  13. Carbon Balanced Paper launches in North America to help organizations reduce the carbon impact of their paper and print communications
  15. Access the World of Digitial Printing with ION
  16. Jobs without workers | Employers throughout southeast Wisconsin struggling to fill open positions
  17. Hoffmaster Group adapts to industry’s changing needs
  18. COVID-19: Briefing note #53, May 5, 2021
  19. Don’t Let Your Supply Chain Run Aground
  20. Chemistry could help recycle more plastics

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5PNews is a weekly newsletter and website (5PNews.com) featuring positive stories from "The Industries That Built Wisconsin". The 5P’s – Paper, Pulp, Printing, Packaging and Plastic. In addition, this includes Flexo, Converting, Recycling, Forest Management, Manufacturing Equipment Suppliers and hundreds of other supporting industries and businesses.

Marty Notes: Our goal is to remind the decision makers and executives in Wisconsin of the importance of our industries. Wisconsin is still the Number 1 paper producer in the United States. 5PNews will be sent to 2,000 Elected Officials and Staff, Press Outlets and industry leaders each week. It is “FREE” to subscribe (Supported by Sponsors) and sent each week.

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5Pnews Partners (Gold Sponsors)
Partner Level Sponsors (Gold)

First Business Bank


Green Bay Innovation Group

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5PNews Sponsors (Silver)
Primary Sponsor (Silver)

the KarmaGroup

Castle Pierce

Reynolds Packaging

Midwest Engineered Systems
Web Handling & Industrial Ink Jet / Labeling Solutions

JP Graphics IncJP Graphics Inc

Packerland Websites

Abbott Company

Small Quantity Boxes

Baum Machine
your partner in manufacturing solutions

Curt G. Joa, Inc.

 EMT International

Precision Paper Converters

The Mail Haus

Paper Converting


Printco Industries

Davis Standard

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Other Sponsors (Bronze) - Please use links to visit websites...
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Neway Packaging


BPM Inc.

Waldan Paper

Resource One

Legacy Flexo
Karl Beese

Steen Macek Paper

Anderson &
Vreeland Inc.

Box Latch

Jeff Messenger Industrial Sales


Domino Printing Sciences


Print Pro

The Scan Group

Skyline Exhibit Resource

Shemesh Automation

Nichols Paper


precision rolls

Precision Die Systems


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New North Summit in-person event scheduled for June 10 at Lambeau Field

Thursday, June 10, 2021

In-Person Summit at Lambeau Field

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New North

SPL Consulting

Jones Sign Co.

David Sook  Senior Vice President - Sales Manager - Equipment Finance

David Sook
Brookfield, WI

Converters Expo


Foil & Specialty Effects Association

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Converters Expo: Your One-Stop Shop For All Things Converting

The 2021 Converters Expo will be in back in Green Bay, Wisconsin at Lambeau Field on August 9-10. We can`t wait to see you!

Converters Expo connects manufacturers of paper, film, plastics and nonwovens with industry buyers, specialists and suppliers. The event has seen great growth in the last 14 years, and more than 800 attendees are expected in 2021. Located in the nation`s top Converting Corridor, Converters Expo is THE place to find manufacturing partners, explore testing and prototyping equipment, meet with producers of disposables, and see the latest in flexo printing and packaging.

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Global Pouch Forum

Pouch Resilience: Flexibility During Uncertainty

Connect with leaders and learn more about the fastest-growing segment of the packaging industry at Global Pouch Forum. This can’t-miss event — the longest-running flexible packaging event — takes place June 8 – 10, 2021 in Rosemont, IL, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare.

The industry has convened at Global Pouch Forum for the past 24 years to learn from experts at educational sessions and network at multiple networking events. At the forum, mingle with packaging executives who develop, supply, buy or recommend flexible materials including pouches, films and machinery in addition to executives from leading brand owners, contract service providers and packaging consultants.

The 2020 Virtual Global Pouch Forum will remain open and accessible through May 2021. Access the portal today to learn why more brands are choosing pouches while networking with other brand owners and suppliers...

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About 5P News (5PNews.com)

Marty Ochs
Green Bay Innovation Group (GBIG)
martinpochs [at] gmail.com

Ken Harwood
Advocating for Wisconsin

Ken  [at] KenHarwood.com

5PNews is a weekly newsletter and website featuring positive stories on the industries in Wisconsin that helped build the State. Specifically Paper, Pulp, Printing, Packaging, and Plastic or the "5P`s".

Of course this also includes Flexo, Converting, Recycling, Forestry Management, manufacturing Equipment, and the hundreds of other businesses and industries in Wisconsin associated with our 5P`s. Alas that title would be long and  confusing.

Our goal is to remind the decision makers in Wisconsin of the importance of our industry both historically and more importantly into the future. 5PNews.com will be sent to 2,000 Elected Officials and staff, Press Outlets, and Industry leaders each week. It is free to subscribe (supported by the sponsors).

Some notes on 5PNews, First you may want to add Editor@WisconsinDevelopment.com to your email contacts. Second, With Wisconsin in the center of the national spotlight, it becomes more difficult  to find local articles about our industries -- bad news trumps good news (no pun intended), so if you have news to share send it to Marty at martinpochs@gmail.com. To contact me use Ken@Kenharwood.com. Finally our SUBSCRIBE link is now active.

The Publication is a joint effort of Marty Ochs with the Green Bay Innovation Group (GBIG) and Ken Harwood Editor and Publisher of Wisconsin Development News. Both Ken and Marty have been directly involved with our industries for decades.

Ken began his career with Kimberly-Clark, consulted with dozens of Fox Valley Companies and eventually became Mayor of Neenah Wisconsin before heading to Madison where he continues to advocate for Wisconsin businesses and communities. He is a journalist, cheerleader, and proponent for the companies that made Wisconsin what it is today. His other newsletters are read by 20,000+ people each week.

Ken notes, "Wisconsin can not forget the industries that built Wisconsin. We must continue to grow the businesses that we are known for while exploring new markets and innovation."

Marty Ochs founded GBIG to support Green Bay’s paper, packaging, printing, converting and support industries and has grown the effort to cover the local, state and national levels. Marty commented, "The impact and innovation of Green Bay’s paper and related industries often seems to go unrecognized, and we are going to change that."

Ochs grew up in Northeastern Wisconsin and began his career in the paper industry, so he felt determined to bring more recognition to the thriving paper field in Green Bay. With 40 years of experience in the paper and printing industries, Ochs set out to create a collaboration of Green Bay and now Wisconsin companies that would highlight and celebrate current innovation and new exciting innovations the industry is involved in.
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