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New machine 'maps' out sandwich packs

Manufacturer relies on modified atmosphere packaging for its line of convenience store sandwiches.
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Limited 'edition,' unlimited help

Distiller and importer David Sherman Corp. often relies on distributors like Saxco to help create packaging for new products. Premium, hand-packaged bourbon is no exception.
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Heinz speeds oval container to market (sidebar)

Heinz ‘Pounces’ on resealable pouch
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Heinz speeds oval container to market

Heinz Pet Snacks’ new Savory Bites dog snacks, packed in a tall oval container, epitomize the company’s new speed-to-market initiative.
Robotic pick-and-place tool (top) loads eight trays at a time into carrier plates that deliver the trays to the evacuation/backf
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Sliced apples stay fresh for 36 days (sidebar)

Robotics to the rescue
Among the packaged fresh produce marketed by Reichel Foods are carrots and, most recently, sliced apples.
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Sliced apples stay fresh for 36 days

Reichel Foods has moved from nacho chips and dip to luncheon meat to PBJ ‘Snax’ to carrots to celery, all in thermoformed trays. Now comes sliced apples with a 36-day refrigerated shelf life.
A maintenance worker places the new Smart Sac Stand-up Pouch inside the Smart Box containing unit for proportioning and dispensi
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Company gets 'smart' with flexibles

A specially designed stand-up pouch helps this manufacturer of cleaning chemicals provide consumers with greater convenience and efficiency.
Online machine blueprints ensure that Sun-Maid receives all the right parts.
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Spare Parts Purchasing: Order History as Diagnostic Tool

Sun-Maid analyzes spare parts order history to identify and correct recurring problems.
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Garment retailer manages label inventory online

Men's apparel retailer Tropical Sportswear gains access to label order information.
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The dog story, as promised

A couple of months ago, I mentioned in this space that I planned to write a heart-warming dog story. However, at the last minute, I had to substitute another topic.
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Business wins a round on ergonomics

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s comprehensive ergonomics regulations, which would have taken effect in October, were overturned by Congress in a first-time use of the Congressional Review Act of 1996.
Cloeren Inc. (Orange, TX) has expanded and relocated its headquarters to P.O. Box 2129, Orange, TX 77631-2129; phone: 409/886-58
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Relocations, expansions

—Klikok Corp. (Decatur, GA) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodman Co. (Decatur, GA), have realigned their operations, with all products now represented through the unified sales channel of Kliklok-Woodman.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

—Impaxx Labels (Schaumburg, IL) has combined its businesses, including Trine Labelling Systems, Label-Aire Inc., and CMS Machine Systems into a focused group to offer packagers a single source for labeling equipment.
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International agreements

—Greif Bros. Corp. (Delaware, OH) has completed its purchase of the Van Leer Industrial packaging div. of Huhtamaki Van Leer Oyj (Espoo, Finland).
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Appointments, promotions

—Hammer Lithograph (Rochester, NY): Hart Swisher, dir., innovation and technology; Andy Beach, mgr., technical services.

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