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Serac Inc. purchased Nova-Socimec.
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Companies

McCormick & Co., Inc.
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Effective packaging for club stores

New materials, new configurations, and new graphics are all available to companies who want to sell into club stores.
Mankovich, Anheuser-Busch
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Can a reduced supplier base cut costs?

Consolidation of supplier companies continues, and manufacturers themselves are working to reduce the number of companies from which they buy. Some see this as stifling innovation, however.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Kerr Group (Lancaster, PA) has reached an agreement with its union work force within the Lancaster, PA, operations.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Kerr Group, Inc., (Lancaster, PA): Robert Anthony Fenno, vp, gen. mgr., Pharmaceutical Packaging Group.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Kerr Group, Inc. (Lancaster, PA) has purchased Friendly & Safe Packaging Systems (St. Mary's, GA) from the Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (Cleveland, OH).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

In order to accommodate its planned growth in pharmaceutical closures and bottles, Kerr Group, Inc. (Lancaster, PA) will establish a Pharmaceutical Packaging Business Unit based in Lancaster, PA.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Better Packages (Shelton, CT): Frank Beil, field sales mgr., Eastern region; Robin Kerr, field sales mgr., Western region.
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Paper companies wax eloquent about wax separation process

A new patented process that separates wax from corrugated cases is designed to make wax-coated boxes recyclable, and to provide supplemental fiber for paper mills.
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Paper companies wax eloquent about wax separation process (sidebar)

'Reverse-cleaning' separates wax from fiber
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Supplier news: International agreements

Ramsey-Thermo Sentron (Minneapolis, MN) has agreed to acquire Goring Kerr (Windsor, U.K.), Best Inspection (Welwyn, Garden City, U.K.) and Allen Coding & Marking Systems (Redditch, U.K.) from Smiths Industries PLC (London, England, U.K.).
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Supplier news: International agreements

Kerr Group, Inc. (Lancaster, PA) and Josef Wischerath GmbH (Pulheim, Germany) have entered a joint marketing agreement.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graseby Goring Kerr (Elmhurst, IL): Erik Brainard, X-ray sales mgr.