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When returning from a conference, ask yourself: What have you learned?

Like you, I attend many conferences each year. Often, I return from such events with a short-lived sense of urgency to capitalize upon the what I’ve learned and the contacts made.
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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.
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.
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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.
First of two Uhlmann UPS4 MT Blister lines up and running at Reed-Lane.
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Mucinex Allergy Tablets co-packed on new Uhlmann blister line

Co-packer Reed-Lane's first launch on a new, enhanced Uhlmann blister line expands Mucinex Allergy tabs' retail presence; another line due this spring.
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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.


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