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January 24, 2012 10:05 ET

Shorr Packaging Donates Packaging Equipment to Vincennes University Logistics Program

Industry Leader Shorr Packaging Contributes to the Vincennes University Logistics Training and Education Center by Donating Advanced Packaging Equipment and Supplies

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - Jan 24, 2012) - Shorr Packaging Corp., a leading provider of packaging solutions, is donating state-of-the-art equipment to the Vincennes University Logistics Training and Education Center. The facility is designed to help logistics students, as well as packaging industry professionals in the area, get hands-on training in material handling and see demonstrations of cutting-edge packaging equipment.

"We are very happy to donate our equipment to the VU Logistics Program," said Dave Shorr, president of Shorr Packaging. "The facility not only trains students for a successful career in the packaging industry, but it also provides our customers with easy access to a demo center with all types of end-of-line packaging equipment in action."

Among the types of equipment that Shorr Packaging is providing are case sealers, Lantech stretch wrappers, voidfill equipment, strapping machines, labeling equipment, Sharp autobaggers and DPI printing machines. In addition, Shorr is donating its private label ShorrExpress carton sealing tape and stretch film for use on the equipment.

By working directly with industry leaders such as Shorr Packaging, VU can tailor its educational programs and training to meet workforce demands -- preparing students for employment opportunities upon graduation.

"Training and ongoing education are vital to keeping jobs in Indiana," said James Dolan, director of logistics at VU. "Participation from companies like Shorr is helping to make our program a success."

VU is sponsoring a dedication ceremony and open house at the Training Center on January 27 at 11:30 AM EST. Contact Shorr Packaging in Indianapolis at 317-845-3200 for more information, to RSVP, or arrange a private tour.

About Shorr Packaging Corp.: Founded in 1922, Shorr Packaging Corp. (http://www.shorr.com) is one of the nation's oldest and largest independent distributors of packaging materials and equipment. Headquartered in Aurora, Ill., Shorr Packaging specializes in complete packaging solutions for midsized and large industrial companies. Major product and machinery include 3M, Sealed Air Corporation, Lantech, Sharp Packaging and Wexxar. Shorr Packaging has strong expertise in corrugated packaging, including stock shipping boxes, custom corrugated boxes and point of purchase (POP) displays.

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