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Solutions 2000: world's largest packaging conference

PACK EXPO International 2000 is not only the biggest U.S. packaging show, but this year it also boasts what it calls “the world’s largest conference:” Solutions 2000, planned for Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 6-8.
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Electronics controls new technology at Pack Expo

Electronics continues to replace mechanical systems to control the increasingly precise functions of new equipment to be introduced at Pack Expo International 2000 in Chicago. New Solutions conference will help attract 80ꯠ packaging visitors to year’s biggest packaging show.
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Milestones

eWinWin(www.ewinwin.com), an enabler of group buying, achieved its first transaction in the packaging field. In the eWinWin group-buying model, the more buyers that sign up to buy from a given supplier in a specific transaction, the lower the price based on a discount schedule worked out in advance by the seller.
PMMI executive board officers: (clockwise from top left) Bernard M. McPheely, Dennis P. McGrath, Robert S. Potdevin, Anthony J.
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Appointments, promotions

Robert’s Packaging Corp. (Battle Creek, MI): Robert G. Koppe, chairman of the board, CEO; Christopher R. Burrows, president, CEO.
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Hoppmann's first on packexpo.com

Hoppmann Corp. (Haymarket, VA) is the first registered supplier on the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) www.packexpo.com purchasing exchange site.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Hoppmann Corp. (Haymarket, VA) has moved its headquarters to a new 120ꯠ sq' facility at 15395 John Marshall Hwy., Haymarket, VA 20169; phone: 800/368-3582, fax: 703/753-7485.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Hoppmann Corp. (Chantilly, VA) and Universal Technology (Pittsburgh, PA) have agreed to a joint venture to create Hoppmann Robotics, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA), a robotics integrator specializing in flexible feeding and packaging applications.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Hoppmann Corp. (Chantilly, VA): Mark Flanagan, COO.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Adept Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA) and Hoppmann Corp. (Chantilly, VA) have entered an agreement whereby Hoppmann will develop centrifugal part feeders based on Adept's programmable flexible feeder technology.
At the machine1s infeed, bottles are first handed off to the 16-valve fill-to-level filler (above). Platforms elevate each bott
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Monoblock propels Skyy into new markets

Filler/capper monoblock machine for miniature bottles of spirits enables Frank-Lin Distillers to permit customers like Skyy Spirits to enter the mini market on the West Coast.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Hoppmann Corp. (Chantilly, VA) acquired certain business interests of Feeder Systems (Vista, CA). Hoppmann also acquired exclusive rights to a labeler line from Applied Technologies, Inc.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Hoppmann Corp. (Chantilly, VA) signed on with Flex-Link (Bethlehem, PA) to build Flex-Link conveyors and automation components.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Hoppmann Corp. (Chantilly, VA): Jeff Lambert, West Coast regional sales mgr.
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Supplier news: In Memoriam

Kurt H. Hoppmann, founder and CEO of Hoppmann Corporation, passed away at the age of 72.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Omni Pak (Mexico City, Mexico) will sell and service Hoppmann Corp.'s (Chantilly, VA) centrifugal feeders and other equipment throughout Mexico.