Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

On behalf of everyone here at New England Machinery, Inc. we wish to thank our wonderful customers, suppliers, sales reps, business organizations, partners and friends for their business and assistance this past year. We have had a phenomenal year and owe it all to everyone who touches our business and daily lives. We wish all a very Happy Thanksgiving and hope you are able to spend time with family and friends.

The author, Marge Bonura, is the Director of Sales & Marketing for New England Machinery, Inc. (NEM). NEM is a leading packaging machinery manufacturer of bottle unscramblers, cappers, orienters, retorquers, lidders, pluggers, pump sorter/placers, scoop feeders, hopper elevators and much more. The company has been in business since 1974 selling to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, chemical, household products, automotive and other industries. For more information on NEM, visit their website at www.neminc.com.

Monday, November 24, 2014

It’s Back!!! The Tampa Bay Packaging Machinery Manufacturer’s Open House!

Every February a conglomerate of packaging machinery manufacturers open their doors to visitors from around the world. The Tampa Bay area of Florida is home to dozens of packaging machinery manufacturers. A large number of us have decided to take advantage of this phenomena, much to our customer’s delight. The last week in February, we all open our doors to visitors who wish to see what we do and how we do it. Located within a couple hour’s drive from one another, a production plant manager can spend a week in sunny Florida and visit over a dozen different manufacturers to identify the equipment they need for their plant.

This year New England Machinery, Inc. will once again join the group with an Open House from February 23 to 27, 2015. Make your plans to visit the Tampa Bay area to see all types of packaging machinery including, unscramblers, cappers, orienters, hopper elevators, fillers, form/fill/seal, labelers, case packers and much more. If you want more information, give us a call at (941) 755-5550.


The author, Marge Bonura, is the Director of Sales & Marketing for New England Machinery, Inc. (NEM). NEM is a leading packaging machinery manufacturer of bottle unscramblers, cappers, orienters, retorquers, lidders, pluggers, pump sorter/placers, scoop feeders, hopper elevators and much more. The company has been in business since 1974 selling to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, chemical, household products, automotive and other industries. For more information on NEM, visit their website at www.neminc.com.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Time To Plan for 2015

It’s hard to believe but another year is almost over. The holiday season is upon us and we will be ringing in the new year before we know it. This is a great time to start preparing for 2015. Make a list now of all the things you hope to accomplish next year. What things do you want to have completed by this time in 2015? Once you have your list, put together the tasks required to achieve your goals. Put due dates down for every task that will have some ‘wiggle room’, but will still allow you to meet your objectives on time.

Once your plan is complete keep it in a location where you can look at it at least once a week to remind you of where you are at and where you are going. If you follow through with all the tasks, you’ll be happy to realize that 2015 turned out to be a productive year. All it takes is planning and follow through.

The author, Marge Bonura, is the Director of Sales & Marketing for New England Machinery, Inc. (NEM). NEM is a leading packaging machinery manufacturer of bottle unscramblers, cappers, orienters, retorquers, lidders, pluggers, pump sorter/placers, scoop feeders, hopper elevators and much more. The company has been in business since 1974 selling to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, chemical, household products, automotive and other industries. For more information on NEM, visit their website at www.neminc.com.

Monday, November 17, 2014

We’re Back From The Show

This year’s Pack Expo and Pharma Expo were fabulous shows. We met with a lot of great people, were able to show our latest models and are anticipating a busy 2015. We want to thank everyone who worked hard to make the shows a success for NEM and especially thank our customers for their support. Without our terrific customers, we could not continue to do what we love to do best – build great packaging machines.

We are now all hard at work following up with our show visitors and making sure they have the information they need to make important decisions. We are also starting to prepare for our next show, the all-new Pack Expo East 2015 in Philadelphia, to be held February 16-18. NEM will be in booth #925. If you missed us in Chicago, come see us in Philly!

The author, Marge Bonura, is the Director of Sales & Marketing for New England Machinery, Inc. (NEM). NEM is a leading packaging machinery manufacturer of bottle unscramblers, cappers, orienters, retorquers, lidders, pluggers, pump sorter/placers, scoop feeders, hopper elevators and much more. The company has been in business since 1974 selling to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, chemical, household products, automotive and other industries. For more information on NEM, visit their website at www.neminc.com.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

See You At The Show!!!

I will be traveling for the next two weeks to Chicago to set up for the Pack Expo International and Pharma Expo shows. New England Machinery, Inc. will have a booth in both shows, so we will be busy. If you are planning to come to the show, please stop by one or both of our booths. We will be in the South Hall in 3506 and in the West Hall in 629. We plan on having a lot of new surprises along with our fabulous machinery.

Please ask for me. I enjoy meeting my readers. This year we have a brand new special presentation to share with our visitors that you won’t want to miss!

The author, Marge Bonura, is the Director of Sales & Marketing for New England Machinery, Inc. (NEM). NEM is a leading packaging machinery manufacturer of bottle unscramblers, cappers, orienters, retorquers, lidders, pluggers, pump sorter/placers, scoop feeders, hopper elevators and much more. The company has been in business since 1974 selling to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, chemical, household products, automotive and other industries. For more information on NEM, visit their website at www.neminc.com.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Visitors – What Are Your Post Show Plans?

My last blog suggested to trade show visitors that they should have a pre-show plan on what booths they want to visit and prepare a walking schedule in advance. Well, what about a post-show plan? What do you do with all the information you have when you return. You might want to take some time to write up a synopsis of each booth of interest you visited and what you learned at that booth. Try to do this as soon as you can upon returning to work after the show. A few weeks later and you won’t remember as much.

You will be grateful later on that you have the written reference material to remind you of what companies you visited and what they had to offer that was of interest to you. You can put it in a 3-ring binder and add pocket pages to hold the flyers and printed material you picked up at the show. Don’t wait for the exhibitors to contact you if you are in need of information in a hurry for an upcoming project. They may have hundreds of visitors to contact and may not get to you right away. Get the most out of your visit to the trade show by planning ahead and following up on your return.

The author, Marge Bonura, is the Director of Sales & Marketing for New England Machinery, Inc. (NEM). NEM is a leading packaging machinery manufacturer of bottle unscramblers, cappers, orienters, retorquers, lidders, pluggers, pump sorter/placers, scoop feeders, hopper elevators and much more. The company has been in business since 1974 selling to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, chemical, household products, automotive and other industries. For more information on NEM, visit their website at www.neminc.com.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Visitors To Trade Shows - Do You Have a Show Plan?

To those who plan to visit the upcoming Pack Expo International and Pharma Expo to be held at McCormick Place in Chicago November 2 – 5 this year, I am asking if you have a plan in place? As a visitor you may think this is a strange question. In reality it’s really an important one. Most attendees are there for a reason. They are going to the show in the hopes of finding new technology or an answer to a need at their production plant. But if they arrive at the show without pre-planning their visit, they may be wasting valuable time and resources.

If you seriously need to learn about new technologies and machinery, do a little research prior to leaving for the show. Use the internet or packaging machinery magazines, to find out who will be there and what machines and new technologies they will be exhibiting. Then find their booth number and make a notation of it. Once you have a list of everyone who advertised to have what you want to see, plot out your walking strategy to make sure you can stop by those important booths. It is easy to become distracted at shows and spend a lot of time looking at something that is interesting, but isn’t the reason you are there. Make your trip to the show pay off with the results you need and your management expects.

The author, Marge Bonura, is the Director of Sales & Marketing for New England Machinery, Inc. (NEM). NEM is a leading packaging machinery manufacturer of bottle unscramblers, cappers, orienters, retorquers, lidders, pluggers, pump sorter/placers, scoop feeders, hopper elevators and much more. The company has been in business since 1974 selling to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, chemical, household products, automotive and other industries. For more information on NEM, visit their website at www.neminc.com.