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Alcoa named one of Brazil's most sustainable companies

Alcoa in Brazil was ranked as the most sustainable company in the Metals sector and 11th overall of 100 companies considered in a study by major business media in Brazil.
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Chris Ayers elected executive VP of Alcoa, COO for Alcoa's Global Primary Products Business

Alcoa has announced that its Board of Directors has elected Chris L. Ayers an Executive Vice President of the Company, and has named him Chief Operating Officer for Alcoa’s Global Primary Products business, effective immediately.
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Pharmaceutical Packaging Forum launches

Hosted by Healthcare Packaging and Packaging World magazines, the first Pharmaceutical Packaging Forum featured speakers from ...
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Companies

Pro Mach, Inc.’s ID Technology division has acquired The Glennon Group, a provider of labeling, marking, and packaging systems and services throughout the Midwest.
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Companies

R.A. Jones & Co. Inc.
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People

Bimal Kalvani was named president of Alcoa Flexible Packaging.
Joe Angel, publisher of Packaging World, congratulates Linc Jepson (left) on his retirement from NJM/CLI at Pack Expo Internatio
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People

Ruth J. Mack was elected vice president of Alcoa and group president of packaging and consumer products.
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People

Hershey Foods promoted James D. George to vice president, packaging, responsible for the structural and graphic design, development, and procurement of packaging materials.
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Web Plus: Sites

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Fanuc Robotics America, Inc.
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Sustainable packaging coalition forms

In November, a group of two dozen packaging professionals from companies such as Coca-Cola, Estée Lauder/Aveda, Masterfoods, Nike, PepsiCo, Starbucks, and Unilever agreed to form the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.
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Companies

Sonic Air Systems (Brea, CA) moved its headquarters to 1050 Beacon St., Brea, CA, 92821, phone: 800/827-6642, fax: 714/255-8366.
Unprinted PVC film unwinds upward to a film former just above a conveyor that moves two cartons at a time into the film in this
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Secondary packaging is primary for ARI

Side-seal horizontal wrappers and PVC film help contract packager ARI thrive by meeting the secondary packaging needs of its customers, which include many of the nation’s largest consumer products companies.See in-plant video
Bosch Rexroth Corp. (Hoffman Estates, IL) has formed a new service automation div., and named Gary Blankemeyer as vp and gen. ma
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People

Bosch Rexroth Corp. (Hoffman Estates, IL) has formed a new service automation div., and named Gary Blankemeyer as vp and gen. manager. The new div.
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People

–Afflink (Tuscaloosa, AL) hired Jim Walker as dir., packaging, and Larry Riemer as regional business manager.
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People

–Sandra Beach Lin has been named president of Alcoa’s (Pittsburgh, PA) closures business, Closure Systems Intl. –Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL) hired Christopher M.
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Winn-Dixie to refresh packaging

While many companies redesign a single product or a single family of products, Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., Jacksonville, FL, has begun a major revamping of its packaging design that will involve about 3겨 products across some 60 private-label brands.
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–Marconi Data Systems (Wood Dale, IL) was acquired by Danaher Corp. (Washington, DC), and the company will do business as Videojet Technologies Inc..
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Somec Corp. (Orlando, FL) has acquired the assets for the end-tester business of Alcoa Package Machinery Inc. (Englewood, CO). The end-tester product line was located in Randolph, NY, but for the time being will be managed by Orlando personnel.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Alcoa Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) has reached an agreement to acquire Reynolds Metals Co. (Richmond, VA) for more than $4 billion, a price only slightly higher than the Alcoa's original hostile bid.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Alcoa Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) has tendered a cash offer for all outstanding shares of Reynolds Metals Co. (Richmond, VA) at a price of $65 per share.
Tenneco?s Dana Mead addresses The Aluminum Association?s annual meeting
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People, not technology, will drive global business

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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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Hoffer Plastics Corp. (South Elgin, IL) purchased from Alcoa Closure Systems Intl., Inc. (Indianapolis, IN) the trade names and assets of the product lines Drop-Lok® and Plasti-Lung®.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Alcoa Clos-ure Systems Intl. (Indiana- polis, IN) and Zepf Technologies Inc. (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) have formed Alcoa Zepf, L.L.C.