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Mining opporunities at a global consumer company

Packaging needs at Hewlett-Packard, as at other consumer goods companies, offer contract packagers opportunities, if they know where to look and how to approach these potential customers.Contract Packaging magazine asked John Hayward, manager of packaging engineering at HP, to discuss where and why the opportunities for contract packaging exist inside HP and at other large-scale consumer goods companies, and how contract packagers can shape winning strategies to gain their business.
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SIDEBAR: Winning CP business at one global products company

How does the scope of Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) needs from contract packaging (CP) compare with the general trend for consumer goods companies?
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Companies

Sonoco is manufacturing self-heating containers at a plant in Wausau, WI. Sun Chemical has formed Sun Chemical Security, a new global business unit that will provide a wide range of products used to print packages that incorporate security measures.
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Measuring bumps in the road to China

Data collection devices mounted on trucks in China starting in August 2004 are already drawing interest from major U.S. packaged goods companies. Here’s a look at the results and implications of the original China Project.
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ROUNDTABLE TOUTS USE OF RECYCLED PAPERBOARD

Companies such as Unilever, Hewlett-Packard, General Mills, Procter & Gamble, and Clif Bar have converted much of their folding carton packaging board to recycled board, according to the 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance.
Grad student Kirk Valko dials in a new setting on the extrusion blow molding system that occupies the machinery lab at the MSU S
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Students and industry learn at MSU

The School of Packaging at Michigan State gives its students a thorough overview of the packaging profession while also meeting CPG companies’ ongoing research needs.
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Packagers emphasize environment and economics

Packaging professionals from Estée Lauder/Aveda, Hewlett-Packard, and Bacardi Bottling describe how their companies view packaging that is environmentally sustainable.
Kodak yellow is a strong visual brand identifier for the individual multipacks it sells to club stores (left) and in creating di
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Effective packaging for club stores

New materials, new configurations, and new graphics are all available to companies who want to sell into club stores.
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Companies

–Cargill Dow LLC (Minneapolis, MN) opened a global-scale mfg. facility to make its commercial-grade plastic resins from annually renewable resources.
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Supplier news: Achievements

The Anderson School at UCLA (Los Angeles, CA), in conjunction with Hewlett-Packard Co. (Palo Alto, CA) has created the UCLA Award for Excellence in Supply Chain Management.
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Supplier news: Achievements

CCL Custom Mfg.'s (Rosemont, IL) Memphis plant has been awarded Level 2 Certification by Hewlett-Packard for exceptional performance of its quality system.
To attract and keep talent like Herman Poon, vice president of business development, bottled water startup Natural Glacial Water
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Creative compensation keeps packaging people

To attract good packaging people, companies must pay top wages without leaving behind existing packaging employees. Alternative compensation practices can also help.by David Newcorn, Senior Editor
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Packaging World's experts

The following list of packaging professionals, human resources officers, recruiters and industry observers are the people who made possible our special report on The Staffing Struggle.
Like Hewlett-Packard, whose jobs web site is shown here, more and more firms are relying on the Internet to attract people to pa
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How to find the best new hires in packaging

In today's tight labor market, companies are implementing a variety of strategies-some new, some tried and true-to attract the best talent to their packaging functions.
Downsizing of packaging departments in the past few years is creating a shortage of packaging professionals ?with a good history
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Packagers struggle with staffing

Manufacturers in virtually every industry-including food, beverage, pharmaceutical and even electronics-report that it's getting harder and harder to find and keep good packaging people.
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Packaging World's experts

The following list of packaging professionals, human resources officers, recruiters and industry observers are the people who made possible our special report on The Staffing Struggle.
When designing graphics for boxes, packaging engineers at Hewlett-Packard?s 92 worldwide manufacturing plants can download origi
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Hewlett-Packard widens its packaging net

HP uses a mix of Internet and intranet technology to communicate with suppliers and distribute packaging information to HP packaging people worldwide.
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Hewlett-Packard wins injunctions against counterfeiters

Hewlett-Packard Co., Palo Alto, CA, announced Sept. 11 that its law suits against two distributors and sellers of counterfeit HP LaserJet printer toner cartridges have resulted in permanent injunctions prohibiting these companies from selling refilled toner cartridges as new HP products.