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–Impaxx (Vernon, CA) appointed Kenneth Phillips as vp and chief financial officer, and Thomas Soper III as vp, chief growth officer.
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SIG Combibloc Inc. (Columbus, OH): Terry V. Derrico, president, CEO. Gulf States Paper Corp. (Tuscaloosa, AL): Michael E.
Planters' "tubed" peanuts are sold at retail in colorful display cartons (above). Photo below left shows the carton infeed stati
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Planters picks a packing line

Consumers are clearly fond of single-serve “tubes” of Planters nuts. An automated packaging line helps keep the nationwide pipeline full.
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Web Plus: Capsule reviews

A variety of distinctive glass wine bot-tles are featured at www.winebottle.com, the site of Wine Bottle & Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada).
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Heat and Control, Inc. (Hayward, CA): Alex Jones, mgr., regional sales.
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Heat and Control, Inc. (Hayward, CA): Gregg Poffenbarger, mgr., sales, product distribution systems.
Cross-feed conveyors receive product from a distribution conveyor for direct delivery to the combination scales. Shown here is t
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Fire gives snack baker a clean slate

Fire claimed Pretzels, Inc.'s Indiana headquarters plant on Christmas Eve '97. By the following August, a new plant with a streamlined packaging room had risen from the ashes.
Free-fall metal detectors are mounted to f/f/s equipment at Roskam (the square-shaped objects on the far left side of the photo
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Roskam Baking 'falls' for in-tube metal detection

In-tube metal detectors are helping contract packager Roskam Baking grow its business. The CP packs dry food products such as cereal and snacks at four plants in its home city of Grand Rapids, MI.
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Spuds bud in barrier trays

Potatoes are breaking into a new market with Purely Idaho brand potatoes from Burley, ID-based Redi Foods. Packed in a tray with clear film lidding and sleeved in colorful paperboard, this modified-atmosphere package has a 21-day shelf life.
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Heat and Control (Hayward, CA): Ray Carbonella, sales mgr., checkweigher systems.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Heat and Control (Hayward, CA) has acquired Paragon/Wilson, Inc. (Santa Fe Springs, CA).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Heat and Control's (Hayward, CA) new Packaging Demonstration Center in Hayward, CA, is open for product testing. It features multihead weighers, checkweighers and a complete line of product distribution and feed conveyors.
A footed bowl allows each of the four Hot Bowls varieties to stand and display nicely. Inside are all the components necessary,
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The power of packaging on display at FMI

Hot Bowls, packaged apple slices and fresh spinach that can be microwaved right in its clear film package were among the highlights at this year's FMI show.
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Checkweigher keeps hobbyists happy

People who assemble plastic scale models as a hobby are not amused when the Titanic they brought home is missing a smokestack, or their Mustang GT has only three wheels.
The 14-head scale system1s (top) accuracy helps Basic American Foods reduce product giveaway. While bags (inset) are marketed fo
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Foodservice bag displays retail points

Basic American Foods launches a first-of-its-kind bag for dehydrated potatoes sold to foodservice markets. Pointillistic graphics attract customers while the bag reduces secondary packaging.
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Heinz Pet Products stands up to the competition (sidebar)

Heinz weighs benefits of scale systems
Sealing jaws heat-seal the two side edges from the bottom up through the ultrasonically-sealed top zipper area before a cut-off
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Heinz Pet Products stands up to the competition

Five new hf/f/s machines allow Heinz to switch from pillow packs to stand-up, resealable zipper pouches for its Pup-Peroni and Jerky Treats dog snacks.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Heat and Control, Inc. (Hayward, CA) has moved its headquarters to a 130ꯠ sq' facility at 21121 Cabot Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545; phone: 800/227-5980, fax: 510/259-0600.
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Pouch brings fruit smoothies to the supermarket

Houston-based Tropeak® is banking on a stand-up pouch with zipper reclosure to make Smoothy fruit drinks an everyday beverage in homes across America.
Two reciprocating fill funnels deliver walnuts to open bags, two at a time (above). Downstream, bags are picked up by robotic he
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Zippered packs sparkle for Diamond Walnut

Stockton, CA, growing cooperative adds zippers to walnut bags. New hf/f/s machine and modular case erector/packer/closer efficiently pack four bag sizes.
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Heat and Control, Inc. (Hayward, CA) moved its headquarters to 21121 Cabot Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545; phone: 800/227-5980, fax: 510/259-0600.
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Heat and Control, Inc. (Hayward, CA): Tony Caridis, president.
Cups are denested and sent into the packaging line by two rotary cup feeders, each of which holds 20 stacks of 50 nested cups.
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The king of cups

Start-up company Dr. McDougall's Right Foods had lofty targets for packaging speed and accuracy. So it invested heavily in sophisticated packaging equipment before it even had a product ready for the marketplace.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Heat and Control, Inc. (So. San Francisco, CA): Blake Svejkovsky, product mgr. for the new line of FastBack(TM) horizontal motion conveyors.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Heat and Control S.A. de C.V. has moved to a larger engineering and manufacturing facility in Guadalajara, Mexico.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Heat and Control, Inc. (San Francisco, CA) has expanded its Latin American division by adding five sales offices for food processing, packaging and control systems in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
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Heat and Control, Inc. (San Francisco, CA): Bill Hennig, dir. of packaging systems product development; Gary Franger, account mgr. for packaging systems sales.
Sales of Roskam Baking1s Rothbury Farms retail croutons and stuffing mix have increased briskly since the company changed from a
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Crouton pouch stands up to the competition

Stand-up reclosable pouches replace folding cartons with inner liners for Roskam Baking's line of Rothbury Farms croutons. Zippers are applied in-line on new horizontal rotary form/fill/seal machines.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Heat and Control (San Francisco, CA): James Padilla, dir. of product development.