AICC: How’s Your Company’s Maintenance Program?

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has opened registration for Maintenance – Facility Assessment, a new webinar, Friday, January 22 at 2:00 pm EST, with Electrical Engineer Craig Gast. 

This webinar will review techniques used to assess the condition of your facility’s maintenance program. Starting with a global view and drilling down to the department processes, these techniques will examine facility maintenance from a holistic perspective.

Participants will learn to establish a facility overview, conduct work center assessments, audit maintenance programs, and more.

Craig Gast is an electrical engineer with 34 years of experience in the corrugated container industry, working with both independent and fully integrated corporations. His primary career focus has been to safely maximize asset up time while maintaining a low cost of ownership.

Specializing in the maintenance and reliability elements of this industry, Gast has served as a Technician, Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Manager, Plant Engineer and Capital Projects Engineer. 

His broad experience in the manufacturing processes includes, but is not limited to, corrugation, flexo folder gluers, rotary die cut, lithographs, flat bed die cutting, litho lamination, sheeting and folding cartons.

In the facility leadership roles, aside from day to day department operations, Gast has implemented standardization maintenance processes, maintenance team, training programs and PM/PPM programs.

As a projects engineer he has worked extensively with major industry equipment manufacturers on the specification, purchase, integration, installation and training of process work centers.

Gast is a Navy veteran, serving in the submarine service after completing Nuclear Power School.

Registration for Maintenance – Facility Assessment is $250 for members and $500 for non-members. This webinar is part of the All Access Pass. Pass holders can use their promo code to register at no additional cost. 

AICC members lower training costs and streamline payments with the All Access Pass. For one payment of $1,695, participating companies are given a code that all employees can use to register for every webinar scheduled through August 2021. Each company also receives a recording of each webinar. With more than 50 webinars scheduled, the All Access Pass represents a value of $12,500. Learn more at

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Questions about training and the value a well-trained workforce brings to a company can be directed to Taryn Pyle, Director of Education & Leadership Development,, or Chelsea May, Education and Training Manager, or 703.836.2422.

About AICC, The Independent Packaging Association

We are a growing membership association which serves independent corrugated, folding carton, and rigid box manufacturers and suppliers with education and information in print, in person, and online. AICC membership is for the full company and employees at all locations have access to member benefits. AICC offers free online education to all members to help the individual maximize their potential, and the member company maximize its profit.