PMMIannounced the 2011 Education and Training Golf Tournament, held in conjunction with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011 at the Paiute Golf Resort September 25, raised $45,000 to support packaging and processing industry education through student scholarships and continuing education efforts that support PMMI member companies.

In addition to supporting an important cause, the 136 golfers had the chance meet professional golfer Curtis Strange of the PGA Champions tour. Kodak sponsored Strange’s appearance at the tournament, which included playing a hole with eight randomly-selected foursomes.

“With the addition of this year’s event, the biennial tournament has raised more than $400,000 for industry education to date,” says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI. “We’d like to thank the players who signed up for this event, and our sponsors for helping ensure a strong and vibrant future in the packaging industry.”  

Schneider Electric was the tournament's Gold Sponsor. Other event sponsors are listed here alphabetically:

ABI Marketing Public Relations

The Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE)

Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.

Beckhoff Automation LLC

Canadian Packaging Magazine

Econocorp, Inc.


The Expo Group

Expovision, the PACK EXPO Housing Office

Fixation Marketing Inc.


Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC


MASSMAN Automation Designs, LLC

Morrison Container Handling Solutions

Nordson Corporation


Oystar North America

PAC Machinery Group

Packaging Digest

Packaging World

PACK EXPO Services

PMMI Media Solutions

PMT Magazine

Pro Mach, Inc.

Robatech West

Rockwell Automation

Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc.

Septimatech Group Inc.

SMC Corporation of America