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Didn't Make the Expo? Here's What You Missed

The 2017 Shorr Expo was a fun-filled, innovative event showcasing several of the products and equipment that top companies use every day to efficiently package their products, improve their processes and uncover cost-savings in their operations. The event included educational sessions, best-in-class vendors, equipment demos and an abundance of product solutions.

Event Attendance

This national event was attended by over 200 guests, spanning 13 states, coast-to-coast. With over 50 Shorr employee-owners onsite to help out, all our guests were treated to a tour, meal and a gift bag with a “Shorr Expo” rechargeable, portable power bank. Several lucky guests won raffle prizes that included a 55” Samsung TV, iPad Pro, Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Wireless Speaker, Plantronics Headset, Bragi Wireless Headphones, OGIO Backpacks and VISA Gift Cards.

Informative Sessions

The full program lineup included speakers specializing in:

  • Managed packaging solutions relating to actual savings
  • New packaging trends along with updates on ideas and latest processes
  • Carton-right sizing, billable weight and its impact on total freight
  • Benefits of automating packaging processes

Eric Dietz - STAMP Leader
"Shorr's Total Approach to Managed Packaging (STAMP):
Examples of Actual Savings Opportunities"

Jim Burns - Director of Marketing
"Packaging Trends of 2017: A Look at the Newest Ideas
and Latest Processes"

Mike VanZetta - Corporate Director of Corrugated
"Small Parcel - Billable Weight Explained: The Impact of
Dimensional Weight vs. Actual Weight"
Chip Reavley - Director, Packaging Automation Group
"From Manual to Automatic: The Pros and Cons of Manual and
Automatic Packaging Equipment"

What People are Saying

“I talked to several vendors with products that were not on my radar, but felt would be a good fit for us. May have opened the door for things that were not expected.”

“Meeting the people I work with on a regular basis, putting names to the faces was great. It was a pleasure meeting the Shorr team!”

“I loved walking around with my sales rep to introduce me and answer questions.”

“Terrific getting to see multiple packaging options all in one location.”

Best-in-Class Vendors

Over 30 of the packaging industry's best-in-class vendors exhibited alongside several of Shorr's experts in box printing services, custom packaging design and kitting and assembly.

Some top vendor brands included: Intertape (IPG), Sharp, Lantech, Interpack, 3M, Wexxar/BEL, Pregis, Storopack, Sealed Air, Clysar, Eastey, Combi, Dehnco, Chicago Coding, Surfaceguard, Cubiscan, Texwrap, PAC Strapping, Alliance Plastics, Danco Converting, Selective Label, Southworth, Novolex, Airguard, Tach-It, PAC Worldwide, Shrinrath Rotopack, Warrior Foam Products.

Product and Equipment Demos

Vendors specializing in corrugated, protective void fill, tapes and adhesives, stretch wrap, pallet unitization, strapping, shrink films, flexible poly bags, and labels provided samples and examples of how to properly use their products.

Complete equipment demonstrations were available for a wide variety of case sealers, box tapers, case erectors, case formers, tray formers, baggers, stretch wrappers, shrink wrappers, printers, label applicators, strapping machines, workstations, dimensional scanning and weighing systems and a range of protective void fill and cushioning machines.


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