Weyers Cave, Virginia based A.G. Stacker has been named the 2022 Innovation in Utilization award winner by the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council (SVTC). A.G. Stacker, a custom manufacturer of corrugated material handling equipment and technology, received the award during SVTC’s 22nd Annual TechNite Ceremony, hosted on May 4 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

For 22 years, the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council has recognized and awarded the achievements of local, technology-focused businesses, programs and initiatives. Innovations are recognized in 8 categories: Emerging Business, Community Impact, K-12 Education, Higher Education, Development, Utilization, Leadership and People’s Choice.   

In Spring 2022, A.G. was nominated for the Innovation in Utilization category as a result of their new digital twin assets and solutions, released Fall 2021. The Innovation in Utilization award “recognizes outstanding commercial growth and achievement by an established company that produces high tech products or services… where technology itself is not the core business purpose.” A.G. is proud to receive this award for their Innovation in Utilization of digital twin assets in corrugated machinery solutions. 

A.G. Stacker is among the first to apply and effectively utilize digital twin technology on commissioned machines in the corrugated converting market. The new technology is currently enabled on their eBREAK Bundle Breaker, Divert & Separate System DSS and eTAMP Servo-Tamper systems, with additional assets in development. Using this technology, A.G. customers can collaborate with A.G. engineers during the machine design process, improve operator training pre-install, test production runs/configurations and more.  

“I’d like to extend a big thank you to our team and technology vendors for the work they do every day to bring this technology solution to market,” said Joe Wunder, President of A.G. Stacker. “We also want to thank Dynamic Aviation as the official sponsor of this award category and the SVTC for bringing awareness to the technology being developed in the valley. Our biggest reward is being able to offer innovative solutions that effectively meet the needs of our converter customers and the corrugated industry. Our team is committed to innovation because of their commitment to customers, and it’s humbling to have their work recognized among the tech leaders in our community.”

To learn more about A.G. Stacker’s new digital twin technology, contact Tim Connell, Director of Sales at (540) 234-6012 or [email protected] or visit the A.G. website at www.agstacker.com.  

To learn more about the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council and view the full list of 2022 Tech Nite Innovation winners, visit www.svtc-va.org.  

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