Troy Snader was named vice president of sales for Brenton, a Division of  Pro Mach.
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How to build an OEM alliance

Packaging machinery manufacturers everywhere are seeking alliances with their machinery-building peers. They feel that by partnering with another OEM, they have a better chance of providing the kind of integrated solution that buyers of packaging machinery are looking for more than ever these days.
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This redesigned Web site is now cleaner and crisper looking. It features more in-depth product content, downloadable product data sheeds in PDF format, and video clips of machines in action.
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Prescription for 400% Growth: Stay Ahead of the Curve

Anderson Packaging specializes as a pharma product-launch specialist. It monitors market trends, securing the right partnerships and purchasing the right equipment.
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Companies

Schneider Electric’s Industrial Automation Controls Group created an Applications Solutions Department to develop customized solutions that meet and exceed the requirements of equipment manufacturers and their customers.
John Carlson
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People

John Carlson was appointed director of engineering for MGS Machine Corp.
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People

Greydon appointed Dan Prena area manager for Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana for both OEM and end-user sales.
In processing and packaging, validation of equipment used in
the pharmaceutical industry is an increasingly complex process.
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Trends in pharma validation

What do pharmaceutical companies need from technology providers and packaging machinery OEMs to make FDA validation run more smoothly?
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High-speed blister card machine

MGS Machine Corp.
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High-speed blister card machine

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Intermittent motion cartoner

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Do your specs drive up the cost of packaging machinery?

Your boilerplate packaging machinery specs could inadvertently be driving up the cost of your packaging machinery purchases.
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The Conference at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2003

A comprehensive three-day seminar organized into concurrent sessions each day, this conference is packed with information about the world of packaging.
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Panel discussion on packaging line productivity

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute held its first Packaging Machinery Management Conference September 4-5 at Doral Eaglewood Conference Resort in Itasca, IL.
Mel Bahr, CEO of MGS Machine Corp. and chairman of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI).
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PMMI: U.S. machine builders innovate

A discussion on packaging machinery manufacturer innovation with Mel Bahr, chairman of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute.
New PMMI Borad of Directors: Raterman, Siegele, Spahr, and Zucaro. (Left to right)
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PMMI announces 2003 board additions & executive officers

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, Arlington, VA, announced four new Board of Director appointments and its executive committee for 2003.
William Barker, president/CEO Rexam Beverage Can
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Industry watch: People

—Rexam Beverage Can (Chicago, IL): William Baker, president/CEO —CVC Technologies, Inc. (Rancho Cucamonga, CA): Robert Shelly, president, general mgr.; Paul Martinez, vp, sales.
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New leaders for PMMI

Mel Bahr of MGS Machine Corp. was elected chairman of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) at the group’s fall meeting in November in San Mateo, CA.
Packaging Machines Intl., Inc., is moving into a new 40,000-sq' facility at 505 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007; phone:
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Relocations, expansions

Zanasi USA (Minneapolis, MN), formerly MarCode, has moved its headquarters to 8601 73rd Ave. N., Suite 38, Minneapolis, MN 55428; phone: 763/593-1907, fax: 763/593-1941.
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Cartoner favors operator training

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Small-footprint, servo-driven Stealth cartoner from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) features a Windows NT HMI touchscreen with online manuals and self-diagnostics for operator training.
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More PMMI meeting news

Further announcements and appointments from PMMI’s just-concluded Fall meeting Sept. 19-21.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

MGS Machine Corp. (Maple Grove, IL): David Schuh, vp, sales and marketing.
As cartons are lifted up into the corrugated case, a loading tube  keeps carton edges from catching on the edges of the case,  t
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Tasty Baking takes a bite of automation

Automated packaging lines have transformed the sixth floor at thelegendary Philadelphia bakery. Flowrappers, cartoners and case packers take center stage in the new lines.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

MGS Machine Corp. (Maple Grove, MN) has purchased TL Feeding Systems (Osseo, MN).
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Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Barry Shoulders of BWI Kartridg Pak (Davenport, IA), chairman of the '97 executive committee; other committee members include Fred Erler of Nordson Corp.
On the 2-oz line, the robotic head prepares to place 20 cups into a waiting case. To the left of the head is a sheet inserter th
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Robotics automate portion packing

Robotic packing cell case-packs delicate portion cups at speeds of 500 cups/min. Integrated system incorporates a stand-alone case erector and automatic tier sheet placer.
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Supplier news: International agreements

MGS Machine Corp. (Maple Grove, MN) has entered into a joint venture with Korea Fuji Machinery Co. Ltd. (Ansan-City, South Korea) for distributing and manufacturing MGS's full line of equipment to Asia.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

MGS Machine Corp. (Maple Grove, MN): M. Kerry Fillmore, sales mgr.