IoPP Glass City – Mudhens Home Opener Packaging Hits! April 4, 2014

MudhensPlease join our Glass City Chapter #30 for our annual classic Toledo Mudhens Home Opener game on April 4, 2014. This is always a great time and chance to meet up with your collegues and partners in the packaging world at a fun social event.

350610024308_0_ALBPregame: Tony Packo’s Downtown – 1pm

Game time: Mudhens -vs- Louisville Bats – 4pm

Postgame: Optional Toledo Walleye Hockey Game – 7:15pm


$20 per person gets game ticket and pregame snacks. See you there!


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Mudhens Home Opener Game Day 2013!


Mudhens Home Opener Game Day!

Please plan to join us for our annual Mudhens Home Opener Game Day April 11, 2013.

We will have a packaging pre-plan meeting starting at 3pm Tony Packo’s downtown.

Game tickets available in advance payment only. Send $20 per person check or Paypal direct (contact – Deadline for a ticket to this fun event is April 8, 2013, 3pm. Price include packaging updates, game ticket, food & beverage.

Hope to see you there! 🙂

~Brian Walker 419-654-9248


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St Patty Day – Social

March 14, 5-6pm – Arnie’s in Perrysburg, OH

We will meet to discuss our favorite packaging stories from Ireland.

Also chapter planning and association news as needed…

Hope to see you there!


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IoPP Glass City Planning & Social – October 25 4-5:30pm BW3 Perrysburg, OH

Please join us at 4pm October 25 for Glass City Chapter#30 planning session.

Perrysburg, Oh – BW3 on Route 25

Buffalo Wild Wings®

6567 N Dixie Hwy #142  Perrysburg, OH 43551  (419) 872-9464

We will review meeting topics, tours, speakers, dates & times for Glass City events for the balance of 2012-2013.

I look forward to seeing you there…

Brian Walker 419-654-9248

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Tour FedEx Toledo Hub Tour – September 20, 2012 12-3pm

Toledo FedEx hub tour – September 20, 2012 – 3-5pm!  ** NOTE TIME CHANGE

Tour summary: What an amazing place for packaging to zoom along the way to every corner of the world! Thanks to the crew and especially to Jeff Beckwith and Kevin for hosting our group and giving us a sneak peak inside the working of a high tech FedEx hub. The truck in one door, scanned, tagged, sorted, conveyed and directed and re-loaded for outgoing local shipments and continued journeys to distant and near sites. All the folks we saw during the tour were working hard (and fast!!) to make sure the packages were on their best path to the next location. The loaders were sporting a wireless finger-tip scanner and the conveyers have “360 view” of each package at high speed as they travel through the sorting system. In-line weighing and measuring system helps identify each individual item for best possible path to the final destination. It was interesting to see how FedEx takes special care of each package and their expertise is clearly directed at the best service for their customers. Package inspections and quality review of special case packages and their ways of getting packages that may need special attention was a highlight. It was a surprise to see how many parts flow through their delivery system with out a box – heaven forbid!! Seriously though, tire and several other parts ship without trouble through the very flexible and well planned FedEx system. (still want to see them in a box!) – stay tuned to Glass City for more upcoming programs and tours for our local packaging professionals. ~Brian Walker

We will have a hub tour & Q&A session followed by dinner at local restaurant.

Cost: Members & Guests – $25, Retired & Students: $10.

Please rsvp no later than September 15:

Formal address is:

FedEx Toledo Hub
100 J Street
Perrysburg, OH 43551

If headed north or south on I-75, you will exit at Buck/3rd and head east just a block or os.  There is an entrance for our main parking lots off of Buck/3rd.

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BGSU Hosts Packaging Lab Dedication – October 25, 2012 11am-2pm with ICPF

Bowling Green State University Packaging Lab Dedication – On October 25, ICPF and Bowling Green State University (BGSU) are conducting a dedication of BGSU’s new packaging lab that contains the ICPF donated CAD Table and ArtiosCAD design software provided through ICPF. The program scheduled from 11:15 AM to 2:00 PM will offer student design demonstrations and a casual luncheon to allow interaction among corrugated packaging executives and students.

We will have a brief IoPP update & planning meeting after the BGSU dedication at a local restaurant.

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2012 IoPP Pack Expo – October 28-31 McCormick Place, Chicago

The Pack Expo trade show floor, offering 1,800 exhibitors, is expected to attract more than 46,000 attendees from 127 countries.

View the complete conference schedule:


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IoPP Bookstore – New Publications

Check out new arrivals in IoPP’s bookstore:
Environmental Packaging Guidelines & Pharmaceutical Packaging Handbook. Something a bit more titillating than 50sog perhaps… ;^)

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IoPP Glass City – Toledo Mud Hens Home Opener Social – April 6, 2012

Opening day for the Toledo Mud Hens is coming up April 6. We will meet 3pm at Tony Packo’s for some packaging pre-game. Game starts at 5pm with lots of great food and social, don’t miss it!

2012 Toledo Mud Hens Home Opener Social – April 6, 2012






Mudhens Bash Food & Party at 5th/3rd Field. Pre game at 3pm Tony Packo’s. Game at 5pm.

Please RSVP no later than March 25 at noon so we can confirm tickets, food & FUN!

Cost: $25 Member & Guests. $15 Students.

I look forward to seeing you at the game!

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Regional IoPP – Great Lakes Brewery Tour – March 28 Cleveland

Great networking & tour opportunity for IoPP members & Guests:

See link for more info:

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