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Cereal bar packing

Bradman Lake has developed an automated system for collating and packing flow-wrapped cereal and other confectionery bars for companies committed to end-load carton formats.
Smurfit-Stone introduced a new company logo in support of the company's strategic repositioning. The design combines a contempor
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Companies

Pro Mach has acquired the product line and certain assets of Mahaffy & Harder Engineering Co.
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Companies

Phoenix Closures, Inc.
Simon Wheatley
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People

Bradman Lake Group appointed Simon Wheatley chief executive officer.
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interpack insights

The buzz at the über-sized interpack packaging show in Germany included integration, function-block technology, Rx ‘pens,’ simplicity, esthetics, and concern for machinery ‘made in China.’
Wulftec/M.J. Mallis Group appointed Steve Fleming sales director.
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People

Jeffery Williams was appointed director of business and product development of R.A. Jones & Co., Inc. Weatherchem Corp. hired Michael H. Port as director of finance.
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Packaging in the U.K. and beyond (Part 3)

New developments from U.K. machine builders (Part 3 of a 6-part series)
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Packaging in the U.K. and beyond (Part 4)

Off to Sainsbury's: --a tour of a U.K. supermarket (Part 4 of a 6-part series)
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Companies

–Rohm and Haas Co. (Philadelphia, PA) has started production of adhesives for the Latin American Region at its new Brazilian adhesives plant in Jacare’.
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Web Plus: Sites

New or enhanced Web sites
Clariant Masterbatches (Charlotte, NC)
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Industry watch: Companies

—BluePrint Automation B.V. (Woerden, the Netherlands), with U.S. operations headquartered in Colonial Heights, VA, held an open house at its Woerden facility as a way to introduce its latest innovations in end-of-line packaging automation.
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Relocations, expansions

Mitsubishi Polyester Film (Greer, SC) broke ground for a new film production facility in Greer, SC, on April 18, 2001. —EaglePack Corp.
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International agreements

Southcorp Packaging Ltd. (Adelaide, Australia) has reached an agreement to sell Southcorp Packaging USA, Inc. to a management group lead by its current president and COO, Larry McVicker.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

UCB Films (Wigton, Cumbria, England) will invest $50 million throughout the next year to increase its production capacity for specialty coated films.
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Broad attendance at motion control meeting (sidebar)

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