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Industry Watch

Companies:Pro Mach, Inc. has acquired Allpax Products, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of sterilization, material handling and automated controls systems for food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.  The acquisition will add retort and sterilization capabilities to Pro Mach's diverse portfolio of packaging equipment solutions.
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Smurfit-Stone introduced a new company logo in support of the company's strategic repositioning. The design combines a contempor
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Pro Mach has acquired the product line and certain assets of Mahaffy & Harder Engineering Co.
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Phoenix Closures, Inc.
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Leister Process Technologies, Sarnen, Switzerland, formed a new master distribution network for the United States. The U.S. market will be serviced by the following factory-trained sales and service centers: Assembly Supplies Co., western region; Heely-Brown Co., southeast region; Hy-Tech Products, midwest; and Malcom Co., northeast region.
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Morrison Timing Screw (Glenwood, IL) modernized its 15-year-old logo.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Packaging Concepts + Design (Madison Heights, MI) was recognized by Johnson Controls Corp. for its outstanding performance in 1999 and was awarded the North American Supplier Leadership bronze award.—Sertapak Group (Woodstock, Ontario, Canada) received ISTA Certification for its testing laboratory facility.—Industry Week magazine has named Multisorb (West Seneca, NY) as one of the IW Growing Companies 25: America’s Most Successful Small Manufacturers for 1999.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

GE Fanuc Automation North America, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA) has signed agreements to acquire Whedco, Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI).
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Supplier news: Achievements

GE Fanuc Automation's (Charlottesville, VA) safety and environmental efforts have been recognized by both the Virginia Dept. of Labor and Industry's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSH) and Virginia Manufacturer's Assn.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Total Control Products (Melrose Park, IL) has agreed to be acquired by GE Fanuc Automation (Charlottesville, VA).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

GE Fanuc Automation North America, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA) has completed the purchase of AFE Holdings (Charlottesville, VA).