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PMMI and AMI Announce Strategic Partnership

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
 

PMMI, the producer and owner of PACK EXPO, and the American Meat Institute (AMI), sponsor and producer of the International Meat, Poultry and Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition, today announced  a new strategic partnership.

“This partnership is very natural, a great fit. That’s especially true now that we’ve added processing solutions providers to the PMMI membership and the PACK EXPO exhibitor base. Clearly, this stronger relationship between AMI and PMMI will be mutually beneficial,” says Charles D. Yuska, President & CEO, PMMI.

While details of activities are in the planning stages, PMMI and AMI are discussing ways to address mutual concerns such as safety standards and issues related to meat packaging and processing. As part of the agreement:

“These programs  will reinforce our members’ mutual interests and add to the considerable value of both PACK EXPO and AMI Expol,” says Yuska.

J. Patrick Boyle, President & CEO, AMI agrees. “PMMI and AMI members’ interests and concerns overlap in many places,” says AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle.. “Working together, we can accomplish great things for both groups and the industries we all serve.”

AMI members fall into three categories:   they pack and process meat and poultry;  they are suppliers to packers and processors, or they are otherwise involved in the meat and poultry industry.

“PMMI members make roughly 60 percent of their sales to food manufacturers,” Yuska notes. “So it only makes sense that AMI and PMMI sit down and strategically consider mutual issues. We’re looking forward to working together and to better serve our members.”

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About PMMI

PMMI is a trade association of 560 plus member companies that manufacture packaging, processing and related converting machinery in the United States or Canada; machinery components and packaging containers and materials. PMMI’s vision is to be the leading global resource for packaging, and its mission is to improve and promote members' abilities to meet the needs of their customers.

PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and EXPO PACK México, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming in 2010: EXPO PACK México in Mexico City, June 22–25, and PACK EXPO International, October 31–November 3, at Chicago’s McCormick Place. PACK EXPO Las Vegas returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center September 26–28, 2011.

Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at PMMI.org and Packexpo.com.

About AMI

The American Meat Institute (AMI) is the nation's oldest and largest meat and poultry trade association. AMI is dedicated to increasing the efficiency, profitability and safety of meat and poultry trade worldwide.

Learn more about AMI and the AMI convention and exposition at www.meatinstitute.org and www.amiexpo.com

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