The number one packing school in the country has just grown.
On August 3, Amcor partnered with MSU to invest $ 10 million to advance the packaging program for future generations. Amcor is a packaging company headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland that works with many companies to improve their supply chain and also help workers.
The $ 10 million donation is the largest investment the university’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, or CANR, has ever received, according to the press release.
“We are grateful to Amcor for its recognition of MSU’s leadership in packaging education and our commitment to sustainable innovations,” President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said in the press release. “Together, we will ensure that the industry remains well equipped with global talent and leadership to meet the challenges of providing packaging that protects food and medicine while fostering the circular economy. “
According to the statement, the donation is part of Amcor’s “commitment to supporting the next generation of responsible packaging talent.” The funding will be used to modernize the facility and provide more modern technology and devices.
The press release also indicates that the partnership will allow the creation of a chair with a packaging sustainability role, allowing more research and innovation in the field.
The donation will allow the program to develop for future Spartans.
“Amcor has a reputation for quality, excellence and innovation, and has a world-class research capability with sustainability experts from around the world,” said Matt Daum, director of the School of Packaging. “With Amcor, we are excited to create a partnership that harnesses and enhances the School of Packaging’s global reach and expertise in packaging sustainability research. teaching packaging in the classroom.
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