Like it or not--in fact, intentionally or not--virtually all U.S. businesses are already participating in the global marketplace, and the choice is not "whether" but "how well." So said Dana Mead, president of Pactiv, in remarks to The Aluminum Association's annual meeting last fall.
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Sharon Lobel, president and CEO of Seal-It, Inc., is one of 12 subjects of a forthcoming book called A League of Their Own, which profiles outstanding women entrepreneurs who have received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
The Assn. of Independent Corrugated Converters (Alexandria, VA) has published its 1998-1999 Membership Directory. It includes more than 870 member corrugated plants, sheet plants, box plants and suppliers to the corrugated industry.
A three-fold paperboard CD holder, patented in England, required an unusual hot melt application in its production. Slautterback (Monterey, CA) used two modular M104 applicators to precisely deposit 80 hot melt dots in a pattern conforming to the rounded finished package shape.
Music distributor Valley Media cuts downtime by more than 50% on its newest labeling/sortation/collating line. A network of micro PLCs controls the line as well as gathers performance data to speed troubleshooting.