Praxis announces multiple Promotions (again!)

We did it once, now we’re doing it again! This time, please help us congratulate our Quality team on their promotions!   Katy Scharphorn has agreed to shift from her role as Quality Systems Manager and temporarily serve as the Quality Operations Manager. Cathy Growe will be embarking on a new journey here at Praxis as the Perrigo […]


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 […]


Recycling Report 2015 – Praxis Packaging

Praxis was able to recycle nearly 2,000,000 lbs of corrugate and office paper in 2015. Praxis has made a conscious effort to value recycling and sustainability. Praxis’s recycling efforts have lead to an increase in materials recycled every year – an increase of 200,000 lbs since 2012.     Contact Praxis Packaging Solutions today to […]


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 […]