Wine, Women and Chocolate

This past Thursday, the ladies of our Human Resources Department attended Wine, Women and Chocolate, hosted by the Women’s Resource Center. Established in 1973, the Women’s Resource Center advocates for women to achieve economic independence through meaningful employment. The night consisted of wine tasting, chocolate pairings, ice cream, and Networking with other Female Leaders in the Workforce.   […]


Praxis Celebrates 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!   Praxis had a bit of fun this past Friday. Lunch was catered-in and prizes were won. Thank you to all of our employees for participating and helping put the event together!  


Core Power – The fairlife Project

Recently, Praxis has had the privilege of partnering with Chicago based dairy wizards, fairlife. The folks at fairlife have spent more than 20 years improving the nutritional value that dairy gives consumers. Their impressive, ultra-filtered product line includes Reduced Fat (2%), Fat Free, Whole and Chocolate. They also offer Core Power, a high protein milk shake available […]


Innovation and the Role Automation Played in 2015

2015 was a year of change for Praxis Packaging in the innovation arena. With a recently promoted Director of Technology and the guidance of leadership, Praxis took concrete steps to establish themselves as innovative contract packaging experts. 2015 saw an addition of 10+ automated collaborative robots, called “Baxter.” The co-bots were provided by Boston based robotics […]


Family Promise of Grand Rapids – Community Outreach

Praxis team members attended a Fund-Raising Mission reception for Family Promise of Grand Rapids. Praxis has made it a goal to contribute to the Family Promise organization over the years. Family Promise is a Greater Grand Rapids Interfaith Hospitality Network. They partner with local congregations, individuals, families, foundations and corporations to provide emergency shelter and […]


Employee Appreciation Day – Thank you!

Thank you to all of our many hardworking, dedicated employees. We strive to provide our employees with the tools and resources they need to succeed. Many of our upper level supervisors and managers started off as line-technicians or even packagers. Again, thank you for being a part of the Praxis Team!  


Praxis adds to brite stock capabilities

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In an effort to answer the unique brite stock packaging needs of its customer base, Praxis Packaging Solutions (Grand Rapids, MI) has added a new Hybrid Heat Tunnel machine to its production line. “This new heat tunnel combines steam and electric infrared heat to help wrap difficult, precise, or widely contoured containers”, said Scott Hanmer, […]


Meet Baxter: Local cub scouts interact with state-of-the-art robot

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A group of local Cub Scouts got a chance to see a new state-of-the-art technology. Tuesday night, Byron Center Cub Scout Pack 3250 interacted with Baxter, at the Praxis Packaging Solution facility in Grand Rapids. Read the full article here.


Will this robot take your job?

ON THE THIRD FLOOR of a generic brick office building in Boston’s Fort Point, Baxter nods, a quick up-and-down motion to acknowledge that he understands the task being asked of him. He needs to perform a simple movement: Pick up a cardboard square from the table, then put it down a few feet away, the […]


Robots enhance packing & palletizing operations

Robots are steadily penetrating the packaging plant floor and will continue to do so in the future. That was the conclusion of the 2014 Trends in Robotics Market Assessment from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. According to the report, the use of robotics in primary packaging operations will more than double to […]