2022 Amazing Packaging Race Winners Represent Michigan State, Virginia Tech and the University of Wisconsin-Stout

Four students emerged champions today as winners of the 2022 Amazing Packaging Race on the PACK EXPO International show floor at McCormick Place in Chicago. The race brought together 25 teams from schools across the U.S. to complete a series of challenges organized by PACK EXPO exhibitors.

The participants competed to be the first to complete tasks at booths spanning over 1.2 million net-square-feet of exhibit space. The event was coordinated by show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and was sponsored by Emerson.

Team two consisting of Gabby Brophy – Virginia Tech, Karinne Ehni – Michigan State University, Noah Hernandez – Virginia Tech, and Greyson Hammer – University of Wisconsin-Stout overtook the competition with their quick-witted social media skills and show floor strategy, reaching the most exhibitors and completing assigned tasks faster than their opponents. Each of the winning students took home $1,000 in prize money.

Team thirteen players Mackenzie Beane – Toronto Metropolitan University, Emilia Hansen – Becker High School, Shak Kataev – Virginia Tech, Andrea Cacovic – Rochester Institute of Technology took second place.

Competing students represented 13 schools across the country, including:

Becker High School
California Polytechnic State University
Clemson University
Legacy Christian Academy
Michigan State University
Northern Illinois University
Northwood Technical College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
San Jose State University
Toronto Metropolitan University
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Virginia Tech

Participating exhibitors included:

Allen Field Company, Inc.
B&R Industrial Automation Corp.
Baumer hhs
Beckhoff Automation LLC
BW Packaging Systems
Daubert Cromwell
Econocorp, Inc.
Fallas Automation, Inc.
Fox IV Technologies, Inc.
Frazier & Son
IoPP (Institute of Packaging Professionals)
ITW Hartness
Lenze Americas
Linmot USA, Inc.
Morrison Container Handling Solutions
Pacteon Group
Paper Machinery Corporation
Polypack, Inc.
SICK, Inc.
Siemens Digital Industries
Starview Packaging Machinery, Inc.
WLS (Weiler Labeling Systems)

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 950 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows throughout the year.

Learn more at pmmi.orgpackexpo.com and pmmimediagroup.com.

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