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DuPont P&IP – sponsor for the second timePACK gives BACK at Pack Expo Las VegasFor the second consecutive year, DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers (P&IP) will serve as a title sponsor for PACK gives BACK, coming to Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015 on September 28, reports show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMIThe annual fundraiser will feature recording artists Chicago, and a portion of ticket proceeds will support Fisher House Foundation and Nevada’s first Fisher House comfort home, which the Nevada Military Support Alliance is building in North Las Vegas.

“DuPont P&IP is extremely proud to once again support PACK gives BACK. In addition to the opportunity and forum for packaging leaders to network, attendees can show their support of our nations’ veterans for their unwavering commitment and dedication to this country,” says DeMond Chapman, North America packaging business manager, P&IP. “We look forward to supporting veterans and their families through this event. We are indebted to the men and women who protect and defend our nation and the families who support them.”

Fisher House Foundation operates a network of 65 comfort homes around the world – lodging, provided free-of-charge, to families of service members and veterans in treatment at nearby military and Veterans Administration’s hospital facilities. Construction on the Nevada Fisher House, located on the grounds of the Veterans Administration’s Southern Nevada Healthcare System campus, began in March.

In 2014, Fisher House Foundation programmes served more than 25,000 military families, saving them over US$ 47 million in expenses for lodging, food and transportation. In addition to the comfort homes, Fisher House Foundation operates the Hero Miles programme, which uses donated frequent flyer miles to bring families to the bedsides of injured service members; Hotels for Heroes, which helps pay for their hotel stays; and offers a grant programme and scholarship funds.

“PACK gives BACK has become a signature Pack Expo experience,” says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI. “It’s where the people of the processing and packaging supply chain come together for a good cause. This year, we will help active and retired service members undergoing treatment in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The city of Las Vegas has been a true partner in our success here over the past 20 years, so it’s a special honour to contribute to the area’s first Fisher House.”

Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015 will welcome a crowd of 30,000 processing and packaging professionals in September. With over 2,000 exhibitors in more than 800,000 net square feet of exhibit space, attendees and exhibiting companies will represent more than 40 vertical markets.