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Distributors show off creativity

A total of 21 packages in seven categories were honored with awards in the annual NACD competition. Winners in the food category are products of precise engineering.
General industrial and automotive: gold to North Pak Palmer Container (Twinsburg, OH) and Ashland Chemical for an F-style can an
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Other NACD winners cont.

General industrial and automotive: gold to North Pak Palmer Container (Twinsburg, OH) and Ashland Chemical for an F-style can and spout for insulation adhesives; silver to Richards Packaging and Bardahl for a bottle and closure for a custom designed bottle for automotive chemicals; bronze to TricorBraun and Senoret Chemical for a bottle and dispensing closure for a pesticide.
Motoman, Inc. (Dayton, OH) opened a full-service, 10,000 sq' regional facility in Charlotte, NC for sales service, application e
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Relocations, expansions

Sterling Packaging (Pittsburgh, PA) signed an order confirming its plan of reorganization. Plan includes the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment and SAP software.
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Keeping up with the competition

Icco Cheese Co. of Orangeburg, NY, makes grated cheese for sale under its Old World brand, and it also packs the Ronzoni and San Georgio brands for New World Pasta of Harrisburg, PA.
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Containers capture consumer convenience

Surf wax in a deodorant-like container, an ergonomic waste container for biohazardous materials and a snowmobile lubricant in a jug designed for mittened hands are among this year’s NACD award winners.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Packaging Concepts + Design (Madison Heights, MI) was recognized by Johnson Controls Corp. for its outstanding performance in 1999 and was awarded the North American Supplier Leadership bronze award.—Sertapak Group (Woodstock, Ontario, Canada) received ISTA Certification for its testing laboratory facility.—Industry Week magazine has named Multisorb (West Seneca, NY) as one of the IW Growing Companies 25: America’s Most Successful Small Manufacturers for 1999.
Food, bronze
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More than just a pretty package (sidebar)

Additional winners include:
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

O. Berk Co. (Union, NJ) purchased The Feldman Glass Co. (New Haven, CT) and will operate it as O. Berk Company of New England, LLC.
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Cosmetics are big winners in packaging competition (sidebar)

Additional NACD award winners: Pet & Vet Products
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

O. Berk Intl. Inc. (Union, NJ): Hugues Thibaud, vp.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Norbert Gaelen, chairman of O. Berk Co. (Union, NJ), was honored at a surprise dinner for the 50th anniversary of his association with O. Berk.
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Supplier news: Achievements

The Cosmetic Packaging Group (Union, NJ), a div. of O. Berk Co., achieved the Crystal of Excellence level of the Communicator Award for its 1996 Catalog of Products and Services.
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Supplier news: Achievements

O. Berk Co. (Union, NJ) was selected Distributor of the Year by Poly-Seal Corp. (Baltimore, MD).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

O. Berk Co. (Union, NJ) has formed a new business unit called The Cosmetic Packaging Group.
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NACD calls cocktail mix bottle 'Finest'

Polypropylene bottle earns top award by providing functionality and contact clarity for cocktail mixes sold for on-premise use. Other easy-to-use containers also won awards, as did containers differentiated by decoration.
Sandoz has introduced its sensitive Lescol heart medication capsules in light-protective two-layer coextruded bottles
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Sandoz coex bottle protects heart medication

The top award in container distributors competition was won by a coextruded drug bottle that keeps out light and moisture. Other winners display distributor prowess in technology, decorating and sourcing of components that meet packager needs.