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)

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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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Wine labels reflect high quality

The Robert Mondavi Winery, maker of premium Chilean wines Caliterra and Arboleda, wants its customers to know they are drinking a quality wine—even before they uncork the bottle.
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Combo packets go on display

Portion Pac Inc. (PPI), Mason, OH, introduced in September ’00 shelf display units of its “Squeezers” PB&J packets. Designed graphically and structurally by The Marlin Co.
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Paperless transactions "top off" PE purchases

Rexam Closures, Evansville, IN, started purchasing low-density polyethylene from Eastman’s online polyethylene unit (www.eastman.com) in April ‘99.
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Online inventory checks seem "berry" good

Gourmet food manufacturer Rothschild Berry Farms, Urbana, OH, started ordering glass containers and gold colored metal closures for its line of salsa, mustards, and dips in mid-January via TricorBraun’s preferred customer site at www.tricorbraun.com.

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