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New CPA leaders, members, and research fuel new developments

Since the last issue of Contract Packaging, the Contract Packaging Association has been extremely active as the association focuses on member experience and growth. Here are just a handful of CPA’s accomplishments over the past few months.
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Colep buys plant in Mexico
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Colep adds Mexican plant to growing global contracting presence

Contract manufacturer/packager of consumer goods adds an aerosol personal care plant in Mexico, adding to global network.
Hearthside Foods, with Ryt-Way, set to change ownership
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Billion-dollar food co-packer to change corporate ownership

A year after being merged with co-packer Ryt-Way Industries, billion-dollar Hearthside Food Solutions sold to Goldman Sachs and Vestar Capital.
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Leading 'last mile' U.S. logistic provider announces acquisition

Port Logistics Group announces its acquisition by Endeavor Capital and Management.
Khoury
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Equity investor eyes contract packaging opportunities

Food and foodservice co-packers seeking a capital infusion may have met their match in CIC Partners' Sam Khoury — literally — at the Contract Packaging Association 2014 Annual Meeting.
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RMGroup’s mobile packaging plant reduces transportation cost, time

RMGroup’s mobile packaging plant dramatically reduces transportation time and cost by packaging products at the source of production using form/fill/seal technology to bag the product, and bulk hoppers and robot stacking systems for automated bag stacking.
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Co-packer James Alexander Expands ESOP

Co-packer of unit dose dispensing systems for the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and industrial markets expands Employee Stock Ownership Plan
Almac adds Klöckner EAS blister line
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Almac adds low-volume blister line to co-pack capabilities

Almac adds low-volume Klockner blister line to bridge gap between clinical and commercial co-pack operations
Sterling CIP, Spartanburg, SC
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Sterling Contract Packaging hits recycling milestone

The company recycled 97% of the waste produced at its facilities, and further invested in energy-reducing lighting.
Billed as the single source for biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing, Interphex 2014 is set for March 18-20 at New York City’s Javits Center. More than 650 vendors and 12,000 attendees are expected.
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Interphex: Advancing the processing of life-enhancing drugs

Billed as the single source for biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing, Interphex 2014 is set for March 18-20 at New York City’s Javits Center. More than 650 vendors and 12,000 attendees are expected.

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