IPG (Intertape Polymer Group)

100 Paramount Drive, Suite 300
Sarasota, FL 34232
Contact: 941-727-5788

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is a recognized leader in the development, manufacture and sale of a variety of paper- and film-based pressure sensitive and water-activated tapes, polyethylene and specialized polyolefin films, protective packaging, woven coated fabrics and complementary packaging systems for industrial and retail use. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec and Sarasota, Florida, the Company employs approximately 3,400 employees with operations in 27 locations, including 20 manufacturing facilities in North America, two in Asia and one in Europe.

Associated Paper and Supply

13926 Lynmar Blvd
Tampa, FL 33626
Phone: 1-800-541-6726
Fax: 1-813-818-7570

Here at Associated Paper and Supply, we say the same thing about packaging as we do about life: keep it simple. That’s why we prioritize simple business values like quality customer service, reliable products, and prompt response times. Whatever your packaging needs may be, we have the products and expertise to fill them.

BB&T — International Division

28050 US Hwy 19N
Clearwater, FL 33761
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Building on a long tradition of excellence in community banking, BB&T offers a wide range of financial services including retail and commercial banking, investments, insurance, wealth management, asset management, mortgage, corporate banking, capital markets and specialized lending. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client service by Greenwich Associates for small business and middle market banking.

Mac Papers

3300 Philips Highway
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Mac Paper’s goal is to be the most dependable, valued and respected distribution partner for paper and print, packaging, facility supplies and office products, with a reputation for supporting best-in-class suppliers to help businesses and consumers deliver quality results, boost efficiency and improve their bottom line.


3301 Gateway Centre Blvd.
Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Contact: 727-578-5000

Polypack specializes in designing and building packaging equipment that is tailored to the needs of your application. Polypack offers a wide array of product collation modules designed to meet the packaging requirements of all industries. All Polypack end-of-line packaging machines are built with the best materials and components available including stainless steel to offer a long life span, superior performance, durability and reliability.

Polk State College

310 Technology Drive
Bartow, FL 33830

The College Alliance for Advanced Manufacturing (CAAM) provides training, curriculum and certification resources to develop and sustain Florida’s manufacturing production workforce. We help eliminate the employee skills gap, so businesses get valuable workers to fill their open positions.


255 S. Pipkin Road
Lakeland, Florida 33811
863 648 2333
Contact: 863-648-2333

SteriPack Contract Manufacturing is the partner-of-choice for the world’s medical device, pharmaceutical, and allied healthcare industries. We offer contract manufacturing services for a complete supply chain solution, initial concept to finished product. For over 20 years, SteriPack Contract Manufacturing has solved some of the most complex challenges while meeting the most complex requirements. We have the know-how and drive to make your product succeed. The proof is in the partnerships we have built with the world’s largest healthcare companies. Our global reach expands to more than 50 countries.


777 Woodward Ave, Suite 500
Detroit, Michigan 48226
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OneMagnify is a full-service, multidisciplinary marketing and communications company with more than 400 professionals on staff. We are creative minds and problem solvers, left- and right-brained thinkers, strategists and doers. We are disciplined and interdisciplinary. We are here and around the world. Most importantly, we are one.

ALLIEDFLEX Technologies, Inc.

780 Apex Road
Sarasota, FL 34240
Contact: 941-923-1181

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ALLIEDFLEX Technologies, Inc is the leading North American Packaging Machinery Distributor and Manufacturer (PMMI) based in Sarasota, FL specializing in Flexible Packaging Machinery for the Food, Beverage and Personal Care Industries. ALLIEDFLEX’S Packaging Machinery Technologies include systems for handling the popular Standup Pouch and other Flexible Packaging Formats for a multitude of product applications. ALLIEDFLEX provides complete engineered turnkey managed solutions from Product Processing, Blending through Primary and Secondary Packaging Automation.


2501 Principal Row
Orlando, FL 32837
Contact: 407-855-6984

Pelliconi is the world’s leading manufacturer of crown corks, metal and plastic caps for the bottling industry. Its global network of sales and distribution counts on four foreign subsidiaries, which have allowed the group to be recognized as the world’s largest producer and exporter of crown corks. Thanks to a constant investment program, Pelliconi has grown steadily throughout the past ten years in a substantially static market. This has enabled the company to employ more than 1000 employees and to establish an annual production capacity of over 30 billion metal and plastic bottle caps.


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