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Plant personnel decry lack of training

Although most participants in this summer’s training survey (see p. 116) had management roles, the same recognition of training also comes from the plant floor.
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Photo (above) shows Nick Marinaro (at right) running through a training session on a labeler with mechanic Ramon Pichardo. Photo
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Training combined with incentives

Training is serious business at Rexall Sundown. A new manager is responsible for training packaging mechanics, and a seven-tiered curriculum for training machine operators debuts in January.
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Training combined with incentives (sidebar)

Training courses defined
Student internships can be used to help train potential employees, as in this Kraft packaging laboratory.
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How OEMs can improve training

Respondents to Packaging World’s online training survey have a long list of changes they’d like equipment builders to make in their training programs.
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Ergonomics: the next machine feature?

OSHA’s ergonomic proposal could be good for end users and for machinery builders. Just don’t say that to Anheuser-Busch!
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Supplier partnerships encouraged in purchasing (sidebar)

What do supplier partners gain?
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Supplier partnerships encouraged in purchasing (sidebar)

Partner in name only?
Although the lightweight, thin-walled bottle requires gentler handling than the glass bottles that Sapporo is accustomed to fill
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Sapporo turns heads with 'Shot Bottle'

It’s part can and part bottle, and marketers at Sapporo Breweries believe this reclosable aluminum bottle will bring new excitement to a premium brand of beer.
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'Bottle can' springs from two new technologies

Daiwa Can Co. has created a uniquely hybrid package with its aluminum ‘bottle can.’ A lamination of PET film to aluminum replaces conventional coil coatings.
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Cleaning up the codes

Contract packager Angeles Chemical Co. was experiencing too much downtime with the coder it was using to code retail packages of the solvents and chemicals it packs.
California Redi-Date employs zippers (inset) with an extra-wide offset flange that's said to provide an increased gripping area
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Contract packer 'zips' into stand-up pouches

Customers like Dole help contract packer California Redi-Date grow its stand-up pouch business. Resealable zippers work well with pouch-making equipment and provide easy opening and reclosing.
Hobart's wrappers and scales for supermarket packaging of fresh meats and produce were not designed to withstand high-pressure w
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Depends how you slice it

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s packaging equipment certification proposal could raise costs for machinery buyers.
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For e-commerce, size does matter (sidebar)

Capsule reviews
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Training: key to continued productivity

As the U.S. packaging business prepares for its upcoming biennial Pack Expo International 2000 exposition, Packaging World offers a special section on “Training” for packaging personnel.
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Canisters to rev up sales

Honeywell Consumer Products Group broke with tradition and selected what it calls a first-for-the-category composite can to package its FRAM® X2™ Extended Guard Oil Filters.

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