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Composite tube

Chesapeake Corp. (Richmond, VA) introduced a multi-substrate composite tube that enables packaged goods companies to showcase products ranging from premium spirits to confectionery.
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People

–Kisters Kayat (Edgewater, FL) hired Michael Brancato as vp, sales and marketing.
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Industry watch: Companies

Marconi Data Systems Inc. (Wood Dale, IL) has signed a definitive agreement with Danaher Corp. (Washington, D.C.) where Danaher will purchase Marconi Data Systems for $400 million USD.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Printpack (Atlanta, GA) entered into a letter of intent to purchase the business and assets of Independent Packaging (Dallas, TX).
Rhino Foods is relying on artwork by a prominent Vermont artist to help its Chessters frozen cookie sandwiches cut through the
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Carton takes Chessters to supermarket freezers

Rhino Foods of Burlington, VT, had a nice little business going with Chessters, a frozen chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich named after a Chesapeake Bay retriever.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Caraustar Industries (Atlanta, GA) has completed its acquisition of Chesapeake Fiber Packaging Corp. (Baltimore, MD).
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Kalamazoo Label Co. (Kalamazoo, MI); Marpac Industries, Inc. (Waldwick, NJ) for its Kingston, NY, facility; Chesapeake Display and Packaging Co.
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Supplier news:

Chesapeake Corp. (Richmond, VA): Robert F. Schick, vp, containers.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Chesapeake Corp. will sell its West Point, VA, kraft products mill, four box plants, and other related assets to St. Laurent Paperboard Inc.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Chesapeake Corp. (Richmond, VA) reached a preliminary agreement in principle for St. Laurent Paperboard Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) to purchase Chesapeake's West Point, VA, kraft products mill, four box plants and other related assets.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Chesapeake Corp. (Richmond, VA): William T. Tolley, CFO.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Chesapeake Corp. (Richmond, VA) has split its packaging business into corrugated container, graphic packaging and display operations.