STEM School Highlands Ranch Among 30 Schools Honored in Boston at International World-Leading Learners Convention

STEM School Highlands Ranch Among 30 Schools Honored in Boston at International World-Leading Learners Convention

Panther Industries, Inc. has been fortunate enough to partner with STEM School Highlands Ranch and see what an impact this partnership has made within the school as well as within our own company. We are so proud to have the opportunity to work with such a great school. Well done STEM School!

The STEM School Highlands Ranch administrative team returned last week from the International World-Leading Learners Convention, co-hosted by America Achieves and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, where they were honored alongside other schools from the U.S., Singapore, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea and Canada.

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The school’s recognition was a result of its work with industry partners and its unique Career Discovery Program, the first of its kind for Colorado high school students. The program offers students a menu of options for youth to explore STEM fields in real-world settings that could lead to internships, apprenticeships and full or part-time jobs after graduation.

Dr. Penny Eucker, the executive director of STEM School Highlands Ranch, spoke to the visiting schools alongside Panther Industries’ Christian Dow, who discussed how his company’s collaboration with the school is not just about philanthropy.

“We see it as a unique opportunity for the industry to give insight into the curriculum, while at the same time benefiting from top-notch interns who could likely become some of our best employees,” Dow said.

“To be one of only 30 schools across the world selected for our work aligning education with business and preparing our students for the 21st century world is quite an honor,” Eucker added.  “We were pleased to share our work, ideas and results with the participating schools.”

The two-day event culminated with Jon Schnur, executive chairman of America Achieves, echoing the need for industry and education to go hand in hand.

“We are witnessing the most significant and fast-paced economic change in recent global history,” Schur said. “Schools need to change as the world is changing.”

STEM School Highlands Ranch is an innovative, free, public charter learning community that aims to innovate K-12 education in order to prepare every student to lead change, solve problems and succeed in an exponentially changing world. For more information visit the school’s website at www.STEMK12.org.

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Panther and The Numina Group

Panther and The Numina Group

The Numina Group specializes in creating automated systems that help streamline the day to day operations of distribution centers. One aspect of their automated system is a Panther Industries print and apply system that has the capability of labeling up to 35 items per minute. With the help of Panther, The Numina Group has yet another way to increase the speed and accuracy of their production. Watch the video below to learn more about The Numina Group and how they utilize Panther Industries' products.

Internship benefits business, high school students

Internship benefits business, high school students

Pilot program leads to more opportunity for youths to exercise skills

Kendrick Castillo spends four hours a day, four days a week in a large warehouse, where he maneuvers tiny wires, assembles metal and plastic parts and does programming on a computer. Young for an intern, the 16-year-old is learning all facets of a professional manufacturing job.

“This has a lot more technology than the eye can see,” said Castillo, referring to a line of large, black label-printing machines. Read more...

Invata Intralogistics Utilizes Panther Industries' Products

Invata Intralogistics Utilizes Panther Industries' Products

 

Invata Intralogistics is a company that focuses on designing and implementing automated systems to create the most efficient distribution center they can. Panther Industries' print and apply systems are an integral piece of their automated systems. The first label printed and applied within an Invata warehouse is a license plate number label (LPN). This label is what allows for the rest of the system to be automated as it will be scanned at different checkpoints. The next use for one of our print and apply machine is the shipping label. Both the LPN and shipping label are then scanned to ensure that the correct labels are on the appropriate package. The LPNs placed on the products by the Panther Industries Inc. machines are the first piece of a well thought out assembly line. 

Panther and PharmaPacks

Panther and PharmaPacks

PharmaPacks, a Panther customer, has been picking up attention recently for their bounds in the E-commerce industry. They send out nearly 700,000 packages a month with the help of their automated system which includes Panther products. PharmaPacks has the ability to send anywhere between 30,000 and 90,000 packages a day, all thanks to SealedAir's automation, and Panther's labeling systems. 

In less than a decade, PharmaPacks was able to grow their business almost exponentially. Panther offers solutions for every businesses' needs, however small or large they are. 

Panther Hires STEM School and Academy Interns as Part of New Partnership

Panther Hires STEM School and Academy Interns as Part of New Partnership

Panther Industries just hired three new interns for Summer 2017! The STEM School and Academy students will hold a position in the Engineering Department, Marketing Department, and the Service Department. The goal of the 8 week internship program is to give the students relevant and rigorous learning opportunities in the STEM fields of manufacturing and the Global Supply Chain. It is our hope that this set of interns are the first of many to come with Panther's partnership with the STEM School and Academy. 

Panther Partners with the STEM School and Academy

Panther Partners with the STEM School and Academy

Panther Industries is proud to sponsor and partner with our local STEM School and Academy to help their students learn more about engineering, manufacturing and the Global Supply Chain. Through our partnership Panther has had the opportunity to donate real-world engineering, and electronic technology to the school in order for the students to work with the types of materials used in the real world. Sponsoring these students will go a long way in helping them to understand what we do from day to day and see it firsthand.

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PROMAT 2017 - April, 3-6 2017 - Booth #S4515

PROMAT 2017 - April, 3-6 2017 - Booth #S4515

Panther Industries will once again be attending the PROMAT show in Chicago on April 306, 2017. Please be sure to stop by our booth in the South Hall at S4515 and see the newly announced Panther Predator P9 as well as many of our other robust, affordable and industry leading labeling systems.

Welcome - Jim Vitous

Welcome - Jim Vitous

Panther welcomes its newest Sales Manager for the Northeast - Jim Vitous

Panther in Business View Magazine

Panther in Business View Magazine

The Little Company that Could

Panther Industries was recently interviewed by Business View Magazine.

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With a who's who of national retailers on its client list, the labeling machine manufacturer is growing rapidly and expanding its catalog with an eye on natural foods and craft beer.

With a who's who of national retailers on its client list, the labeling machine manufacturer is growing rapidly and expanding its catalog with an eye on natural foods and craft beer.

After ImTech acquired Arvada-based Stadia Label, Panther founder Jim Thompson struck out on his own and started his own label-focused manufacturer.

"We've always made industrial labeling equipment," says VP Christian Dow. As much as things stay the same, he adds, Panther's market has changed: The company has grown with e-commerce and is now a supplier to some of the biggest stores on the Web. "Our biggest customers are the large retailers: Target, Walmart, Amazon, Dell."

That means cutting-edge automated labelers that automatically detect the height of the package coming down the conveyor at massive fulfillment and distribution centers.

Dow says Panther is helping customers modernize operations with a keen eye on the tenets of Industry 4.0, a.k.a. the fourth industrial revolution. It follows that the company's products are designed to integrate with a customer's existing processes and systems.

The company's Panther 2000 and Panther P8 labelers include a built-in operator display that relays real-time information on job status, feedback, and errors.

"We're not a low-cost leader," says Dow. "We're selling a more full-featured product."

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