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Join ICPF’s August Social Media Efforts to Get Students to “Consider a Career in Corrugated”

Help ICPF spread the word to students and interested candidates about the many opportunities that exist from choosing #careersincorrugated by joining in our social media efforts. This August, ICPF is working to promote careers in the corrugated packaging industry through our “Consider a Career in Corrugated” campaign. We will be sharing messages, videos and graphics…

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ICPF Funds New Zünd Digital Cutters for Two Cal Poly Programs

Students from both Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication (GrC) and Industrial Technology, Packaging, and Entrepreneurship (ITPE) programs are using brand new equipment, provided by the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF). The new Zünd Digital Cutters G3 L-3200 and L-2500, estimated at $150,000 in value per machine, are allowing students gain experience with industry-standard equipment in their…

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ICPF Partners with SFI to Increase Youth Awareness of Corrugated Industry Careers

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) is excited to announce a new partnership with Project Learning Tree (PLT), an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) to increase youth awareness of corrugated packaging industry careers. The multi-year partnership aims to increase awareness, access, and education about the rewarding green careers in the corrugated packaging…

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Join ICPF’s Inaugural Fantasy Football League & Support a Great Cause!

Dear ICPF Corporate Partners: We are thrilled to announce an exciting new fundraising initiative at ICPF: our inaugural Fantasy Football League! Not only will this league be a thrilling way to engage with colleagues across the industry, but it also serves as a fantastic opportunity to support ICPF’s vital programs and initiatives. Register Your Team(s)…

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ICPF Webinar Opportunity: Strengthen Your Recruitment & Retention Efforts

Calling all plant hiring and HR managers, plant managers and general managers. Looking for your next skilled employee? Trying to ensure your current hires become lifelong employees? The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) can help!  Join us as we host a webinar Wednesday, July 31, 2024, at 1pm CDT on how to “Strengthen Your Recruitment…

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Cal Poly to Enhance Corrugated Packaging Curriculum with ICPF Donations

ICPF recently completed a multi-year donation to Cal Poly culminating in enhanced corrugated packaging curriculum for Cal Poly Packaging Program students. Through the donation of multiple pieces of equipment including a Sommerville screen disintegrator, TAPPI sheet press, TAPPI sheet former, digital speed dryer and more, Cal Poly will develop a new course (Fundamentals of Paper…

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ICPF Value Surveys Developed for Corporate & University Partners

Hello ICPF Partners, One of the driving forces behind ICPF’s efforts and initiatives is input from our industry partners. With that in mind, we request your participation in newly developed annual survey opportunities to collect data on current hiring and retention efforts, the movement of graduating students, and the impact of ICPF resources to both Corporate and University Partners. ICPF’s 2024 Corporate Partner: Recruitment,…

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ICPF Premieres New Industry Career Highlight Video

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) is excited to premiere a new corrugated packaging industry career highlight and recruitment video – “Consider a Future in Corrugated Packaging”. The video encourages youth to consider a career in the corrugated packaging industry, highlighting the many benefits of choosing a #CareerInCorrugated. https://youtu.be/_XTByLqZZgs Viewers are told that the corrugated…

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ICPF Inducts Pete Watson and Dennis Colley to Circle of Distinguished Leaders 

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) is delighted to announce that Pete Watson and Dennis Colley were formally inducted as the 27th and 28th members of the ICPF Circle of Distinguished Leaders. The induction ceremony took place on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, during Fibre Box Association’s (FBA) Annual Meeting in Key Largo, Florida.   The program…

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Registration Now Open and Sponsorships Available for 2024 ICPF Holiday Weekend in New York

Please join us for the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation’s (ICPF) 2024 Holiday Weekend in New York event to be held December 13-15, 2024. Register by July 31, 2024, to receive the early bird rate and save $200. Support ICPF’s educational programs and initiatives while enjoying New York’s holiday season. The event will begin with a…

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ICPF Attends Pack Jam as Platinum Sponsor

This month, ICPF attended the 2024 “Packaging Jamboree”, hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, as a proud Platinum sponsor. The event was attended by over 160 packaging students from programs across the country, including Michigan State University, Clemson University, Virginia Tech, Rutgers University, and more. As part of the event, ICPF and students attended keynote…

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Clemson University Receives New Zünd Digital Cutter Funded by ICPF

The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics will be educating students with brand new equipment this Spring, thanks to a full donation by the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF). The new high production Zünd Digital Cutter G3 L-3200 replaces previous equipment used in their Prototyping Lab. ICPF President, Caitlin Salaverria said, “ICPF was delighted…

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Corrugated Boat Race Employer Toolkit Now Available for School Outreach

Dear ICPF Corporate Partners:   ICPF is excited to announce the release of a new employer toolkit for use in school outreach efforts. Sponsoring a corrugated boat race provides a great opportunity to connect with schools in your area and expose the next generation of talent to the corrugated packaging industry.   ICPF recently teamed up with…

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ICPF Collecting Data for Company Culture Survey

Hello ICPF Corporate Partners,   As many manufacturers and corrugated industry representatives face labor shortages, establishing and leveraging a strong company culture plays a key role in attracting and retaining employees. ICPF is looking to collect feedback from our Corporate Partners to better understand how company culture is used across the industry to find and keep…

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ICPF Sustainability Webinar Recording Now Available

In December 2023, ICPF hosted over 50 packaging students and instructors for a live webinar to discuss the ways in which the corrugated packaging industry continues to prioritize sustainability through science-based goals and innovation. ICPF partnered with Rachel Kenyon, Fibre Box Association Senior Vice President, who shared results from the industry’s newly released life cycle…

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Great Northern Continues Support for ICPF with New 10-Year Pledge

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) is excited to announce Great Northern Corporation has pledged an additional $50,000 to support the foundation’s programs and services. “ICPF is grateful to have the continued support of Great Northern Corporation,” said ICPF President Caitlin Salaverria. “Their generous $50,000 donation will allow us to continue the foundation’s programs and…

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Green Bay Packaging Pledges Additional $100,000 to ICPF

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) is excited to announce Green Bay Packaging, longtime supporter, has pledged an additional $100,000 to support the foundation’s programs and services. “ICPF is grateful to have the continued support of Green Bay Packaging,” said ICPF President Caitlin Salaverria. “In addition to the time and valuable input that Green Bay…

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Pratt Industries Continues Support for ICPF with Additional 10-Year Pledge

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) is excited to announce a new 10-year pledge commitment from longtime ICPF supporter, Pratt Industries. “ICPF is grateful to have the continued support of Pratt Industries,” said ICPF President Caitlin Salaverria. “Their generous $205,000 donation will allow us to continue the foundation’s programs and services that aim to grow…

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ICPF Releases 2023 Year in Review Report to Share Foundation’s Progress

As 2023 comes to a close, we are excited to share a summary of The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation’s (ICPF) efforts and initiatives over the past year. The 2023 Year in Review report has been compiled to share the foundation’s progress towards its 2023-2024 short-term objectives and overarching strategic goals: strengthen existing programs, initiate outreach efforts, increase industry exposure, and…

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ICPF Holiday Weekend in New York a Great Success

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) would like to thank the 2023 registrants and sponsors for making ICPF’s 2023 Holiday Weekend in New York a great success. Seventy-six guests attended this year’s event, enjoying the holiday season and supporting ICPF, an industry foundation dedicated to growing the labor force of the corrugated packaging industry through…

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Buckeye Corrugated Pledges Additional $100,000 to ICPF

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) is excited to announce Buckeye Corrugated, Inc. (BCI), longtime supporter, has pledged an additional $100,000 to support the foundation’s programs and services. “We are grateful to have BCI’s continued support,” said ICPF President Caitlin Salaverria. “In addition to the time and valuable input that BCI commits to the foundation through…

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ICPF Offers Webinar Opportunity on Prioritizing Sustainability

At ICPF, we know that sustainability plays a key role in how future employees are considering their career options. Job seekers today, more than ever before, are looking for careers that prioritize sustainable practices and preserve our planet’s health.   As the public becomes aware of the environmental impact that packaging and other single-use products have…

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Finding Workforce Talent Solutions

This year, the Manufacturing Institute’s (the workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers) second annual employer-led Workforce Summit focused on elevating innovative solutions to address key workforce development challenges and opportunities facing modern manufacturing. As employers continue to engage in important conversations about how to build a workforce for the future, ICPF would like to highlight national resources and solutions discussed at…

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ICPF Serves as Ambassador for Packaging Students at AICC Meeting

In September 2023, ICPF was thrilled to attend AICC – The Independent Packaging Association’s Fall Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. Throughout the week, we served as unofficial ambassadors for the several students attending the event. AICC invited and sponsored students that were either on a winning team of one of AICC’s Student Design Competitions or were…

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ICPF Funds New Kongsberg Table at Appalachian State University

Students in the Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Program at Appalachian State University will be using new equipment this Fall, provided by the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF). The new Kongsberg X Edge 24 prototyping table replaces equipment previously awarded to GCM by ICPF in 2009, when GCM first developed packaging curricula in the school. ICPF…

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ICPF Announces Nominations to Circle of Distinguished Leaders

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF), co-sponsored by AICC – The Independent Packaging Association and Fibre Box Association (FBA), announces the nominations of Dennis Colley and Pete Watson for induction into ICPF’s Circle of Distinguished Leaders. The program honors exceptional individuals — leaders whose vision, creativity and energy have moved the corrugated industry forward. Dennis…

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Add Plant Floor Employees Through Exciting Apprenticeship Opportunity

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) has an exciting new opportunity for corporate partners to fill plant floor positions – through registered apprenticeships. ICPF is working on a partnership with SkillsUSA Illinois to make their Registered Apprenticeship Program available to interested partners. This program targets specific positions and allows high school students to participate in…

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New Corrugated Industry Curricula Now Available

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) has been updating and revising our Corrugated Industry Curricula to better fit the needs of you and your students. Now available, the new curricula can be incorporated into your lessons and courses. Please use any and/or all the information as an opportunity to educate students on the corrugated packaging industry and the many benefits and opportunities that exist from…

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UF/IFAS Packaging Engineering Program Acquires Kongsberg

UF/IFAS Packaging Engineering students have produced the first corrugated tray on the Packaging Engineering program’s newly acquired Kongsberg X24 prototyping table. “This simple tray is like that ‘one small step’ that represents a ‘giant leap’ for the UF/IFAS Packaging Engineering program,” said Professor Bruce Welt who plans to use the table in his Spring 2023…

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