Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO): Robert A. Guillou, vp, national accounts, Container Div.; Stephen P. Folan, vp, sales and marketing, Container Div.; Joe LeBlanc, vp, research and development; Del Brooks, vp, gen.
Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (Dublin, Ireland) and Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) have signed a definitive merger agreement to create one of the world's largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging products.
ISO 9002 certification: ITW Angleboard (Glenview, IL) for its Hartsville, SC, facility; CCL Container, Aerosol Div. (Penetang, Ontario, Canada); Stone Industrial (College Park, MD); Jefferson Smurfit Corp.
ISO 9002 certification: Gulf States Paper Corp. (Tuscaloosa, AL) for its Demopolis, AL, paperboard mill; Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO) for its Galesburg, IL, container plant; ITW Mima (Glenview, IL) for its blown stretch film manufacturing plant in Douglasville, GA; Dienetics, Inc.
Jefferson Smurfit Group plc (Dublin, Ireland) plans to invest $120 million in its Mexican subsidiary, Smurfit Carton y Papel de Mexico, to expand its corrugated, folding carton and mill facilities over the next two and a half years.
ISO 9001 certification: Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) container plant in Philadelphia, PA.; Green Bay Packaging, Inc. (Green Bay, WI) for its Fort Worth, TX, Container Div.; GEI Mateer Burt, Inc.
Jefferson Smurfit (St. Louis, MO) has purchased Tropicana Dole Beverages' captive corrugated box mfg. plant in Bradenton, FL, and will continue to supply Tropicana under a long-term purchase agreement.
Smurfit Pallet Systems, a div. of Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO), has granted a manufacturing license for Payload(TM) corrugated pallets to Japan-based Ohmura Paper Co., through Japan-based corrugated container manufacturer Nissho Iwai Corp.
Smurfit Recycling Co., a div. of Jefferson Smurfit Corp., (St. Louis, MO), has purchased nearly 12 acres of land to build a new 110ꯠ-sq-ft recycling facility; the company has also opened a new 120ꯠ-sq-ft recycling facility in San Jose, CA.
Smurfit Flexible Pkg. (St. Louis, MO), a div. of Jefferson Smurfit Corp., has received the licensing rights in the U.S. and Canada to manufacture the printed sleeve of DECOPACK, a concept for multipacks that clusters containers in one pack
ISO 9001 certification: CMS Gilbreth Pkg. Systems (Trevose, PA); Rexham Packaging (Greensboro, NC); Turck Inc.'s (Minneapolis, MN) Plymouth, MN, and Golden Valley, MN, plants; Doerfer Engineering a div.
Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) Wilson, NC, container plant received Supplier of the Year award from Perdue Farms, Inc. The company's Los Angeles, CA, paperboard mill was a winner in the Waste Reduction Awards Program sponsored by the California Integrated Waste Mgmt.