TO:                  PSSMA MEMBERS


Please join your fellow PSSMA members and associates at the 2015 Production Managers’ Seminar to be held in Charleston, South Carolina at the Embassy Suites Charleston Area Convention Center. We have an exciting and informative program for this event, including tours of KapStone Paper & Packaging’s Paper Mill and Atlantic Packaging’s paper converting facility. Associate members may register up to four attendees, and Regular Member participation is unlimited.

This year’s meeting will open Tuesday, April 14th with the Technical Committee Meeting at 2pm for Regular Members and invited guests, and be followed by the Welcoming Reception for all attendees at 6:30pm.

Our Wednesday General Session will open with Dick Storat presenting his economic outlook and report on conditions in the US multiwall industry. An assessment of global multiwall trends and an update on the communications program being launched by the US paper and paper packaging industry are also on tap.

After Wednesday’s buffet lunch, attendees will tour the unique KapStone’s North Charleston Mill and Atlantic Packaging’s paper converting facilities. Associater Members will meet at 6pm Wednesday, prior to the evening reception. The 2014 PSSMA Safety Award winners will be honored at Wednesday’s dinner.

Thursday’s General session will include presentations on several member-requested topics, including developments in inks and printing, and how to control insect infestation.

One-on-one meetings will again be facilitated to encourage introductory communications between Associate and Regular Members at times to be individually scheduled with company contacts. Contact lists will be provided well in advance of the meeting so Associate Members can arrange meetings.

Make your room reservations directly online with the Embassy Suites Hotel Airport/Convention Center or by phone directly with the hotel at (843) 747-1882 or toll free at (800) 362-2779. Mention your are with PSSMA to receive the reduced group rate of $169 per night. The hotel has offered to extend the PSSMA group rates for three days before and after the meeting to accommodate those who might want to extend their stay, provided rooms are available.

Please register and make your hotel reservations as soon as possible, but before the March 14, 2015 cutoff date. Register for the meeting by downloading and completing the electronic registration form and send by email, or by faxing the completed registration form to PSSMA at (610) 282-1577. Registration fees must be paid in advance by check or may be charged to MasterCard, Visa, or American Express. Credit card payments will be processed the week of March 2. Check payments will be processed upon receipt.

We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues in Charleston at the PSSMA 2015 Production Managers’ Seminar.

- The PSSMA Team