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John Mazelin inducted into CPA Hall of Fame

Association cites decades of co-packing and years of leadership in the association and service to others among the reasons for the honor.
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Contract Packaging Association offers technical scholarship

CPA, in partnership with IoPP, announces a $2,500 scholarship to a student specializing in packaging machinery or systems.
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Contract Packager survey results

The Contract Packaging Association and SAI Industrial LLC (SAI), an international consulting firm specializing in business intelligence in packaging and allied industries, have come together once again to examine the State of the Contract Packaging Industry.
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The State of the Contract Packaging Industry report, 3rd ed.
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Contract Packaging industry has doubled since 2008

This is just one of the findings in the 3rd Edition of The State of the Contract Packaging Industry report, now out.
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Co-packer ‘Demo Day’ stresses trend toward machine customization

In late June, an event dubbed “CPA & CO-PACKER Demo Day” brought together leaders from more than a dozen firms, all contract packagers and all members of the Contract Packaging Association.
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Contract Packagers increase presence to brands at PACK EXPO 2014

The Contract Packaging Association Sourcing Center will debut at the big expo this fall in Chicago
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Staff can double during peak periods; temps can help. — KD Services
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Hearing summer sleigh bells? CPA offers seasonal staffing tips

Expert advise and tips from Contract Packaging Association members can ease seasonal staffing, scheduling and partnering challenges.
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Equity investor eyes contract packaging opportunities

Food and foodservice co-packers seeking a capital infusion may have met their match in CIC Partners' Sam Khoury — literally — at the Contract Packaging Association 2014 Annual Meeting.
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Contract Packaging Association names new executive director

John Mazelin , veteran contract packager, is named Executive Director of the Contract Packaging Association.
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Contract Packaging Association announces 2014 Annual Meeting, Feb. 27

The Contract Packaging Association’s (CPA) 2014 Annual Meeting, taking place February 27 - March 2 at the Omni Tucson National Resort, brings together the industry’s most innovative thinkers.
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CPA Annual Meeting Feb 21-24 touts big CPG names, great games

Agenda features CPG Town Hall with ConAgra and Florida's Natural; keynote on 'Great Game of Business' and much more.
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Contract packaging sessions at Pack Expo

IoPP’s Packaging Learning Center hosts kitting, supply chain sessions by the Contract Packaging Association.
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President of Contract Packaging Association resigns

Joe Jaruszewski to relinquish role following sale of his firm and exit from the contract packaging business.
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A sampling of Coregistics' retail, promotional and display packaging.
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Coregistics: New name reflects synergy of major contract packaging merger

Former Wilpak team and newly-acquired Market Resource Packaging join forces under a new name to reflect expanded capabilities.
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Donley accepts plaque, joined by Joe Jaruszewski, president of CPA and of Market
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Gerry Donley inducted to Co-packing Hall of Fame

Packager sets example for pioneering practices, partnerships
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Contract Packaging Association plans annual meeting for Feb. 24-27 in Tucson

The Contract Packaging Association’s annual meeting Feb. 24-27 at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, AZ 
will include the following speakers:
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Stan Zelesnik retires from Contract Packaging Association

Stan Zelesnik, Executive Director of the Contract Packaging Association (CPA), is retiring from that position effective imediately.
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The industry trend toward 'turnkey,' and how to benefit from it

The contract packaging industry is experiencing a push/pull relative to who within the value chain is responsible for buying raw materials/components (and/or selecting suppliers who provide raw materials/components).
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Cadbury manager: The path to ethical sourcing

Ways to avoid inconsistency and inefficiency in your supply chain.
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CP meeting set for March

The Contract Packaging Association’s 2009 annual meeting will be near Atlanta.
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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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Greenberg joins <i>Packaging World</i>

March 17 marked not only St. Patrick's day but also the first visit to Packaging World's offices by our new legal columnist Eric Greenberg.
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Achievements

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Bulldog-Mentality changeover tactics Part II

Eliminate, externalize, and simplify. Break down changeovers into smaller, more manageable tasks, with attention to detail. The results can save both time and money.Key termsElimination: Find and cut out unnecessary tasks.Externalization: Re-examine tasks to be performed either while the line is running or stopped, to reduce downtime.Simplification: Make all processes as easy and foolproof as possible.
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Anderson Packaging becomes 100th CPA member

The Contract Packaging Assn. (CPA) announced Rockford, IL-based Anderson Packaging, Inc. (AP) as its 100th corporate member. AP is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amerisource Bergen Corp.
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Contract Packaging Association gets 100th member

The Contract Packaging Association has reached its 100th member milestone. Because of this most recent edition of Anderson Packaging, Inc., the CPA has more than doubled its membership since the beginning of 2005.
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Packaging Services Expo's successful start

The inaugural Packaging Services Expo (PSE) held in Chicago in May was attended by more than 1군 visitors. PSE addressed issues that packagers and retailers experience looking for packaging services partners.
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Packaging Services Expo's successful start

The inaugural Packaging Services Expo (PSE) that took place in Chicago in May was attended by more than 1군 visitors.
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Contract Packaging magazine debuts

The publishers of Packaging World are pleased to introduce Contract Packaging magazine, the official publication of the Contract Packaging Assn. It debuts in April with Packaging World’s marketing and design editor Jim George at the helm as editor-in-chief.
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New name, logo, publication for Contract Packaging Assn.

The Contract Manufacturing & Packaging Association has changed its name to the Contract Packaging Association. The organization has also adopted a new logo.
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Contract packaging trends

What do contract packagers see happening in their industry? Packaging World found out in an exclusive series of one-on-one interviews.
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Solutions 99 conference focuses on emerging technologies

Solutions 99 is the educational conference that will be part of Pack Expo Las Vegas, Oct. 18 to 20. Three mornings of seminars feature the latest topics in packaging. Pre-registration deadlines for the conference and for the show are Sept. 27.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Contract Packaging Assn. (Herndon, VA): Industrial Packaging Supply's Richard J. Cayer, president.
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Contract Packagers Assn. changes name

The Contract Packagers Assn. announces that it will now be known as The Contract Packaging Assn. The new name denotes that the association represents not only contract packagers, but those organizations connected with contract packaging in general.