The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) will welcome over 50 industry professionals to its headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts on May 14-15 for Spring Folding Carton Boot Camp. This two-day program offers valuable insights into every aspect of the folding carton industry and provides participants with an immersive and comprehensive training experience.

Folding Carton Boot Camp is ideal for anyone new to cartons (even if not new to the industry) and non-plant personnel with limited experience outside a single plant operation. Paperboard packaging industry leaders will present topics such as structural design and workflow, inks and coating, tooling, laminating, digital die cutting, gluing and adhesives, rigid box manufacturing, and more.

Instructors will include Gayle Harrop of Tamarack Products Inc.; John Pettus of Wikoff Color Corp.; Kirsty Drury of Henkel; Travis Moellers of IMPACT Converting & Systems Solutions; Steve Rote of Metsa Board Americas Corporation; Quinn Garber of Integrity Fiber; Jacob Reid of Graphic Packaging International; Susie Stitzel of Esko; Eric Frank of Koenig & Bauer; Doug Herr of Bobst North America; Bill Rice of Heidelberg USA; Laura Brodie of Pusterla US, Inc.; and PPC’s President, Ben Markens.

“Attendees are in for a treat as we have a diverse lineup of industry experts and instructors confirmed for this Spring’s Folding Carton Boot Camp. Our signature training program provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of the folding carton industry, from raw materials to manufacturing techniques. Our experts will share invaluable knowledge, ensuring attendees gain practical skills and insights to excel in their roles,” said PPC President Ben Markens.

To conclude the event, all attendees will graduate from Folding Carton Boot Camp equipped with valuable insights, tactical approaches, and practical skills.

Attendees are encouraged to register in advance, book their hotel at the Marriott Springfield Downtown, and review the courses and agenda by visiting

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