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Peter Bemis remembered

November 22, 2013

Plastics News’ tribute to longtime industry veteran Peter Bemis, who died in October after months of battling cancer [“Bemis recalled as folksy, one of a kind,” by Robert Grace, Nov. 4], spurred several reader responses.

We share those letters with you here.

That was an absolutely terrific article you did on Peter Bemis. I only met him once, but one can tell by the great people they [Bemis Manufacturing Co.] have what a wonderful influence he was.

We, of course, love all of our customers, but Bemis has always been one of my favorites.

Chuck Emig

Powertech Components

San Antonio

Fantastic article on Peter. He was a friend, a customer and a competitor of mine. He was a role model to many of us in the industry.

I am so glad you took the time to honor truly a pillar and pioneer of our industry. Excellent work!  

Jack Shedd

Hoffer Plastics Corp.

South Elgin, Ill.

Thank you for a polite and correct tribute to Peter Bemis.

He was a gentleman and built a great legacy.  

Mark Wolverton  

Longview, Texas

That was a nice reflection that you wrote on Peter Bemis. I, like you, did not know him well but had a couple of meetings and a dinner with him.  But I work with someone, Dan Cykana, who was his right-hand engineer for many years and often spoke highly of Peter.  

He will be missed.

Len Czuba

Czuba Enterprises Inc.

Lombard, ill

Just wanted to say it was a real good profile you wrote about Pete Bemis. I didn’t know him, [but] I think everyone in the plastics business knew of him and his company.

Your piece was well-crafted and provided a personal link to the man and his accomplishments.  

Steve Cooper

SCA Communications Inc.

North Baldwin, N.Y.