State of the Industry talk--Automatic Handling International, Erie, Michigan
by Jim Thompson
Nathan Pienta of Automatic Handling International asked me to stop by and provide their engineers and managers with a talk on the state of the Pulp and Paper Industry. Naturally, I was delighted to do so and fulfilled his request on 12 Mar 19 at their facility in Erie, Michigan.
A "full house" came to hear the discussion. I spoke on the state of the tissue industry, the packaging industry and upcoming trends that are impacting machinery designers such as Automatic Handling right now.
Automatic Handling is well known for their US made systems for roll handling, baled pulp handling and their large core joiner technology. I always enjoy touring their facility--it is one of the most modern facilities I have found for developing, designing and manufacturing pulp and paper equipment in the industry.