Dear ARPAC Team:

It’s that time of year again for ARPAC, LLC’s 3rd Annual food and fund drive to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository!  I hope you will join us in this effort to help thousands of Chicagoans who are at risk of going hungry.

Last Year we donated 1,045 pounds of food that provided 871 quality meals for the hungry in our community.

Congratulations to all on this accomplishment for our second year!!

Our goal this year is to Fill up to 30 BOXES with food.

***Money donations will be excepted. Please give donations to Melissa Fowler. On the last week of the food drive,  Melissa will go to Aldi’s to purchase additional food with all donations.***

The fact is people are struggling to access nutritious food.  Right now the food insecurity rate in Cook County is 16.6 percent, meaning 860,670 people are unsure of when they will have their next meal.  In some communities, the food insecurity rate is as high as 1 in 3.  With the support from our food and fund drive, we will help the Food Depository provide food to these communities during challenging times.

The Food Depository has been distributing food since 1979.  They began as a small operation founded by six individuals with a dream to end hunger; they continue today with the same inspiration, alongside their network of 650 member agencies – food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters.  With our support, they will continue to keep food flowing into our community while addressing the root causes of hunger.

Here are ways you can help:

  • Donate non-perishable food
    Collection boxes are located at all Buildings in the Production Lunchrooms from November 9th to December 21st. Please see the Most Needed Items for the specific food items we are trying to collect. Also, posted on all the donation boxes.
  • Help spread the word
    Please forward this email to friends and family and encourage them to help us reach our goal!

3rd Annual ARPAC Food Drive

Thank you in advance for your help!!!!!  TOGETHER we can make sure no one goes hungry in our community.

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Thank you for visiting us at Pack Expo Las Vegas!

Thank you to all attendees and our employees for another successful show!

Pack Expo Booth C-2435

"Under One Roof"

If you are interested in seeing some of the builders series videos we presented on our interactive house display, feel free to check out this page:

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APRAC pioneers the OEM-Integrator model

“As end users struggle to do more with less, ARPAC fills a unique niche as a secondary packaging OEM-Integrator, drawing from a diverse product line, vertical integration, and engineering expertise.

Eight years ago, Rick Allegretti, ARPAC president and CEO realized that one traditional manufacturing method would not satisfy the portfolio of secondary packaging products ARPAC was offering. In some ways, the company was a victim of its own success, as its highly varied product line meant that on-size-fits-all manufacturing didn’t exist. To compliment the need for Engineered-to-order (ETO), Build-to Stock (BTS), Build-to-order (BTO) and Assembly-to-Order (ATO) products, ARPAC implemented strategic focus factories. Today ARPAC operates six so-called “focus” factories designed for manufacturing the different product line needs in a lean manufacturing environment suited uniquely for each of the ETO, BTS, BTO and ATO products.”…

Please check the  full article, written by PMMI Media Group:

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ARPAC was awarded Yaskawa’s 2014 Innovation Award for Outstanding Applications of Robotic Technology.

ARPAC accomplished multiple robotic applications involving vision and corner board placement. ARPAC has successfully developed key technologies and designs that provide unique processes in the consumer packaging arena. This is coupled with the ability to engineer complete turn-key integrated production line solutions to leading organizations.

ARPAC and Yaskawa have been developing a partnership over the last 6 years and ARPAC is pleased to accept the award for innovative use of robotics to address customer challenges.

ARPAC Associates Chuck Mayberry and Ross Hegg Accept Innovation Award at YASKAWA Motoman Ceremony.

ARPAC specializes in integration projects ranging from a few strategically matched machines to complex systems incorporating equipment from multiple OEM sources. Our expertise includes primary packaging, bundlers, wrappers, case/tray formers, shrink tunnels, palletizers, robots & virtually all types of material handling hardware. ARPAC has more than 30 design engineers & an applications development team to design, develop & manufacture complex integrated systems. Additionally, ARPAC designs & programs control systems in-house with the floor capacity to assemble large integrated systems & test them in their entirety!

ARPAC’s extensive integration capabilities allows us to design, build & install custom manufacturing systems that meet and exceed specific production requirements. The benefits of turn-key integration include: consistent design, programs, HMI’s & documentation. Additionally, this provides the benefits of a single source supplier which includes centralized project management, support, testing, training, parts & service.

ARPAC’s wide product offering, experienced technical staff and state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities make us the perfect partner for your next integration project. ARPAC’s headquarters, manufacturing, training facility and showroom are centrally located in Schiller Park, IL near Chicago’s O’Hare airport.

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Visit ARPAC at Pack Expo 2014- See What’s New, Be Amazed

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ARPAC Featured in Packaging World Article

Thank you Packaging World for this exciting article about our latest Integrated Packaging System.

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ARPAC featured in Modern Materials Handling

Check out the article by Sara Pearson featuring an interview with Mike Schoenberger presenting ARPAC stretch program and it’s advantages:

“Packaging Corner: Uptick in automated stretch wrapping yields greater productivity, cost reductions”.

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ARPAC in PMMI news

The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies posts monthly video series to help PMMI members make the most of their membership. Check out the PMMI video featuring ARPAC:

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ARPAC Announces Acquisition of Lambert Material Handling

ARPAC, a best-in-class OEM integrator of complete end-of-line packaging solutions, continues on the path of strong and highly focused growth through the acquisition of Lambert (formerly Lamson) Material Handling. Lambert has been an industry leader and manufacturer of conventional palletizers for over 66 years, introducing the first automatic palletizer to the North American market in 1948.

“ARPAC has strategically grown to be an industry leader in robotic and packaging systems integration by anticipating and understanding the needs of our customers and delivering complete end-of-line integrated solutions that best serve them,” says Gary Ehmka, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Arpac. We are very excited about this acquisition, which enhances what is indisputably the most complete end-of-line packaging solution in the industry, offering our customers a choice of either conventional or robotic palletizing as part of a completely integrated packaging line.”

“What ARPAC offers is unique within the industry- the most comprehensive and complete product offering and unparalleled aftermarket support and services, within a single manufacturing operation and under one management team,” noted Rick Allegretti, President and CEO of ARPAC. “The acquisition of Lambert builds on our commitment to industry excellence and dedication to identifying and delivering what our customers want, complete end-of-line OEM integration.

“We look forward to the strong synergy which will be a direct result of incorporating our complementary product line within ARPAC’s unmatched one stop solution,” said Bob Manion, President, Lambert Material Handling. “It’s a win-win for all of our customers, employees and the industry.”

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Organizational Announcement

Robotic and Integrated Systems Sales Group

ARPAC is committed to improvement in every aspect of our business, with the sales organization remaining a cornerstone of our overall growth strategy.  Acknowledging this, we are pleased to announce the formation of the Robotic and Integrated Systems Sales Group and the appointment of Paul Moore as the Sales Director and leader of the team.

Paul will be responsible for commercial sales, product and brand development and technical sales support to help assure the continued growth and success of the product line.

Brian Ormanic has been promoted to Senior Robotic and Integration Engineer, functioning as the Technical Sales Support lead.

Chuck Mayberry will continue in his role as the Product Manager for Robotics, Systems Integration and Controls.

ARPAC’S Robotic and Integrated Systems Sales Group will play an integral role as part of one of the strongest sales organizations in the industry, continuing to identify and nurture robotic and integrated system opportunities while pushing the envelope developing new technology and bringing it to the marketplace.

Gary Ehmka

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

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