Box Latch™ Products made by Eco Latch Systems is one of six companies with one or more participants in this week’s Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation® Trade Venture to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. Since its inception, this public-private agency, created in 2011 by then Governor Scott Walker, has produced $2.1 billion in capital investment, much of it by growing exports from Wisconsin’s strong manufacturing community.
The photo above shows Chief Executive and Export Officer (CEEO), Jim Wilson, and Phil Southam, the company’s Australian Associate, representing one of the two Wisconsin companies that met with Jayne Paramor, Sustainability Manager and Meredith Epp, Industry Partnership Manager at the Australia Packaging Covenant Organization (APCO).
APCO has over 1,400 multinational and small local business members each of which is committed to reducing packaging waste to help the organization reach its 2025 targets. Ms. Paramor and Ms. Epp were delighted to find out how well Box Latch Products fit into the sustainability goals and objectives of their members.
Pictured above from left to right are 1) Brad Schneider, organizer of this trip from the WEDC, 2) Jessica Bell, inventor, owner and fellow delegate from HaloVino in Whitefish Bay, WI, 3) Jim Wilson, Box Latch™ CEO 4) Phil Southam, Box Latch™ products Australian Associate from Adelaide, AU, 5) Jayne Paramor, Sustainability Manager, APCO, 6) Meredith Epp, Industry Partnership Manager, APCO, and 7) Zoe Munroe, Program Director for the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers non-profit in Chicago, IL
We would like to thank APCO for their time and warm welcome!