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A new facility in Memphis, TN, supports Millstone Medical Outsourcing’s aftermarket services division and offers distribution and loaner processing services to leading medical device manufacturers. The facility operates near distribution hubs of two major carriers, enabling Millstone to extend its service hours and cater to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with West Coast and global sales operations. 
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CompaniesFKI Logistex opened a new 31,000 sq’ Technology & Education Center in Cincinnati, OH,  
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As calendar turns to a new fiscal year, the association plans ahead

Happy New Year! That’s not as good as Christmas in July, but July 1 began the Contract Packaging Association’s new fiscal year.  It is a good time to reflect on where we’ve come from for a few moments and take the time to share what’s new and exciting.
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Applause for the association's hard-working volunteers

As new projects develop, it becomes critical for volunteers to step up to help carry the association’s business forward. The Contract Packaging Association has been most fortunate with members willing to roll up their sleeves.
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Industry watch

CompaniesThe Bosch Group plans to acquire Pharmatec gmbh, Dresden, Germany, from Fresenius proserve gmbh. The transaction also includes the acquisition of the Pharmatec subsidiary Schoeller-Bleckmann Medizintechnik gmbh, Ternitz, Austria.
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Fighter pilots don't look back, and neither does the association

Your Contract Packaging Association Board of Directors and management team are not looking back on what was a very successful 2006. Instead, we are moving forward with enthusiasm, dedication, and vigor for 2007.
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Annual meeting emphasizes strategy

The Contract Packaging Association’s just-concluded annual meeting in Tucson, AZ, explored the many challenges facing companies as opportunities for contract packaging and services grow and expand. The meeting provided time to share ideas with peers while exploring strategies for solutions.
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Industry Watch

COMPANIES:Hassia USA combined all of its sales and service organizations under the new corporate name, IWKA Packaging USA.
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People

Sato Corp. appointed J. Michael Fowler director of Sato Intl. Pte Ltd. as well as president of Sato Holding Americas, Inc.
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People

William Henderson, Automation and Motion Div., Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., was elected to the executive board of the Open Modular Architecture Controls (OMAC) Packaging Workgroup.
Dennis P. McGrath
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People

Dennis P. McGrath was named president and CEO of Weber Marking Systems. Krones, Inc. promoted Roman Manthey to senior vice president, sales and marketing.
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Companies

R.A. Jones & Co. Inc.
Wulftec/M.J. Mallis Group appointed Steve Fleming sales director.
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People

Jeffery Williams was appointed director of business and product development of R.A. Jones & Co., Inc. Weatherchem Corp. hired Michael H. Port as director of finance.
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Meridian cartoner

PACK EXPO : R.A. Jones offered its Meridian™ cartoner at Pack Expo International 2004. Cartoner is a flexible, cost effective mid-range packaging solution with a range of product handling and transfer capabilities, company says.
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People

MRI Flexible Packaging hired Jim Mallon as vice president of sales and marketing.
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Gordon B. Bonfield was appointed president and CEO of R. A. Jones & Co.
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Bonfield appointed president and CEO of R.A. Jones

Gordon B. Bonfield was appointed to the position of president and CEO of R.A. Jones & Co., succeeding Ralph Olson, who will remain chairman of the board.
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People

Pechiney Plastic Packaging (Chicago, IL) hired Scott Lamerand (above) as product manager for food flexible packaging.
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Stand-up pouches at 500/min

See video clip of this machine
Laura Caldwell, Professor, University of Cincinnati, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department
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Does packaging need more machinery education?

Some in packaging feel that packaging universities shortchange students on machinery. Can it—or should it—be learned in college?
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Pack Expo Video: Stand-up pouches at 500/min

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: R.A. Jones & Co. (Cincinnati, OH) demonstrated its new Pouch King continuous-motion, horizontal form/fill/seal machine running at 500 stand-up pouches/min. See video clip of this machine
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Video coverage of Pack Expo 2002

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: Packaging World Editors shot video footage of eight packaging machines on the show floor. See video clips
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Conference at Pack Expo features 50-plus speakers

Produced by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, the Conference at Pack Expo runs from Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 6. Here’s the line-up. For session abstracts, go to http://pei2002.packexpo.com.
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Money talks

OMAC-sanctioned financial comparison of third-generation servo-driven cartoner with older, all-mechanical version proves the “cheaper, better, faster” mantra.
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People

–R.A. Jones & Co. (Covington, KY) appointed Roger Kirkham as the sales manager for the European market.
Hershey Foods (Hershey, PA) hired James D. George to the position of director of packaging.
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People

–Zeller Plastik (Libertyville, IL) has named Alex Piagnarelli director of sales and marketing. –Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) appointed Martin Prakken, Bruce Larson, and James Anderson to 4-year terms on its board of directors.
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How electronic controls impact equipment costs

In mid-December, the top engineering management at Hershey Foods, Hershey, PA, asked Rick Lidington of R.A. Jones to give a presentation that touched on some current packaging equipment trends. Packaging World was invited to listen in.
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Wake up and smell the standards!

Attention packaging machine buyers. Take this quick quiz: Are you fed up with trying to maintain increasingly computerized packaging equipment, networks, and plants?
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Achievements

Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, WI, named NorthStar Print Group (Watertown, WI) Supplier of the Year for 2000. John Bowlin, president/CEO of Miller, presents the award to DickGasper, NorthStar president/CEO.
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Appointments, promotions

—Hammer Lithograph (Rochester, NY): Hart Swisher, dir., innovation and technology; Andy Beach, mgr., technical services.
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Appointments, promotions

Wepackit Inc. (Orangeville, Ontario, Canada): JP Perreault, dir., marketing and business development. —Wago Corp. (Germantown, WI): Robert Mehalick, marketing mgr.
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International agreements

IWK Packaging Inc. (Karlsruhe, Germany) and R.A. Jones & Co. Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) are joining in an effort to expand globalization.
R.A. Jones' CMV2 vertical cartoner has a 15-min, almost toolless, changeover.
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Pack Expo 2000 quick-changeover round-up

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Every year machinery builders advertise quick-changeover packaging machines. As Packaging World editors walked the aisles at the recent Pack Expo show, we could not miss the new packaging machines that featured super-quick changeover times, which we'll arbitrarily define as 15 minutes or less. Here are some cartoners, case packers, a shrink bundler and a thermoformer that caught our attention.
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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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Appointments, promotions

KoSa (Charlotte, NC): George B. Gregory, president, CEO.
Two end-user executive committee members are Daniel J. Amundson, technology leader, corporate engineering technologies at Procte
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Progress on standards

On a gray day in mid-March, engineers from eight packaging end users, 21 machinery builders and 12 controls suppliers filed into a conference room in a downtown Chicago skyscraper.
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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Packaging controls standards group formed

The movement toward standardizing motion controls for packaging machinery took a small but critical step forward in early February. An official working group for standardizing on motion controls in packaging machinery was created at the recent Open Modular Architecture Controls (OMAC) end user meeting held in Orlando, FL.
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Appointments, promotions

The Frain Group (Addison, IL): David Eggleston, COO.—LPK (Cincinnati, OH): Jerry Kathman, president, CEO.—Terco (Bloomingdale, IL): Dennis Ahrens, president, replacing David Cull who has resigned.—Alvey Systems, Inc.
Keith Campbell (left), director of automation and integration for Hershey Foods, led the meeting.
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OMAC group tackles packaging motion standards

OMAC (Open Modular Architecture Controls) Motion for Packaging Working Group hammers out a specific mission and four key areas to simplify motion controls for packaging machinery. Areas include: defining business benefits of open controls; standardize on programming languages; standardize on network protocols; foster education in motion control technologies in tech schools and colleges.
Vivelle-Dot patches are heat-sealed in individual pouches. Pouches are packed into individual folding cartons, visible to the ri
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Tiny patch 'dots' pharmaceutical landscape

Noven Pharmaceuticals employs a new cartoner to help introduce an estrogen replacement therapy patch sold to pharmacies and merchandised free as physician samples.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

UCB Films Inc. (Smyrna, GA): Andy Newman, president.—AGR Intl., Inc. (Butler, PA): Henry Dimmick, Jr., CEO; Robert Cowden, vp, sales and service.—American National Can Group, Inc.
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Desperately seeking standards

Head engineers from Anheuser-Busch, General Mills, Hershey Foods, Nabiscoand Procter & Gamble begin a dialogue with machinery and controls suppliers on motion control standards for packaging. Part one.
Joe Kimbrell, Rovema
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Machine builders debate PC vs PLC control

Part two of our report on PC vs PLC control for packaging machinery, from the perspective of design engineers at leading packaging machinery builders.
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Discussing issues, breaking new ground

Editorials usually fall into one of two categories: Either they're "outside" and discuss the overall business and examine trends that may have an impact on your jobs; or they're "inside," and they explain how the magazine, especially a particular issue, has been created to help you.
PLCs (top) have been the mainstay of packaging machine control for years, but use of PC controllers (above) has been rising. Bot
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Debating the future of packaging machine control

PC vs PLC -- Six packaging machinery builders debate the pros and cons of controlling packaging machinery with either computers or programmable logic controllers.
Ben Miyares, V.P. Industry Relations, PMMI
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Solutions 99 conference focuses on emerging technologies

Solutions 99 is the educational conference that will be part of Pack Expo Las Vegas, Oct. 18 to 20. Three mornings of seminars feature the latest topics in packaging. Pre-registration deadlines for the conference and for the show are Sept. 27.
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Supplier news: International agreements

IWKA Packaging Machinery, Inc. (Fairfield, NJ) has assumed ownership of BWI plc (Altrincham, England) and its subsidiaries R.A. Jones & Co., Inex, Holmatic, KartridgePak, Manesty, KP Aerofill, Huettlin and Dawson.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

R.A. Jones & Co., Inc. (Cincinnati, OH): Rick Lidington, executive vp, operations.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

R.A. Jones & Co. (Cincinnati, OH): Mark A. Logan, vp, sales and marketing; William Brown, dir., business development.
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Supplier news: International agreements

R.A. Jones & Co., Inc. has partnered with CMA (Moirax-Agen, France), Harro Hofliger (Allmersbach, Germany) and Nor-Reg AS (Honefoss, Norway) to offer vertical cartoning machines, horizontal pouching machines and pouch cartoning equipment, respectively.
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Equipment brews benefits for Anheuser-Busch

From depalletizing to shipping, nearly identical packaging equipment on two new lines boosts efficiency at the brewer's Houston, TX, plant.
New for the Jobe?s line of outdoor fertilizer spikes this year are stand-up plastic pouches (below) that resist water when dis
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Plastic packs let Jobe's grow outdoors

Easy Gardener introduces a stand-up pouch and overwrapped "cookie pack" for its outdoor plant, tree and garden fertilizers. Replacing paperboard cartons, the plastic packs withstand moisture in flourishing outdoor lawn-and-garden centers.
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Pack Expo week is a machinery extravaganza and more

Swirling around Pack Expo 98 are seminars and technical conferences that round out the Pack Expo experience. Robotics.
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Supplier news: International agreements

R. A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) has announced a merger with BWI, Plc. (Altrincham, U.K.) in which R.A. Jones becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of BWI.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

R.A. Jones & Co. (Covington, KY): Mike Barker, technical sales mgr.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

R.A. Jones & Co. Inc. (Covington, KY): Charles Farwell, technical sales mgr., beverage industry; Todd Spaulding, technical sales mgr., pharmaceutical industry.
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R.A. Jones & Co. Inc. (Covington, KY): Art D. Coate, national account mgr.
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R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH): Paula E. Holmes, director of mktg.
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Supplier news: Achievements

R.A. Jones & Co. Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) hosted a delegation of 15 packaging professionals representing the China National Assn. of Packaging Industry.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

R.A. Jones & Co. Inc. (Cincinnati, OH): Marvin Taylor, natl. account mgr.; Ram*n E.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

R.A. Jones & Co. Inc. (Covington, KY): George Thomas, vp, sales and mktg.; John Finck, vp, systems solutions and services.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

ABB Flexible Automation-Robotics, General Industry Group (New Berlin, WI) and R.A. Jones & Co. Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) formed a strategic alliance to offer integrated robotic/packaging systems.
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Supplier news: Achievements

R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) won the '96 Governor's New Product Award for its PK4000 pouch machine, presented by the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

R.A. Jones & Co., Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) and Food Machinery Sales, Inc. will create and sell integrated product handling and collating, wrapping and cartoning equipment.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

R.A. Jones & Co. (Cincinnati, OH): Ricky Evans, project mgr., Knowledge Based Services(TM) dept.
Automated bottle remover turns pucks over on their sides to allow a rod to push through a hole in the bottom of the puck and s
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New equipment revitalizes Amway packaging line

Filling speeds more than doubled and still continue to improve as Amway moves into full production with its new liquid filling line for men's and women's cosmetics.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

R.A. Jones & Co. Inc. (Cincinnati, OH): Ralph J. Olson, chairman of the board.
The rebuilt cartoner and a modified bottle loader (above) enabled Chattem to almost double its package output. The new PamprinÂ
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Preventive medicine for pharmaceutical producer

CPSC regulations caused pharmaceutical manufacturer Chattem, Inc., to update packaging for its menstrual pain relief products. Line changes included a rebuild-instead of a purchase-of a cartoner to help expedite the switch.
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interpack 96: more reasons than ever to go

The world's largest packaging trade show, interpack 96 in Dsseldorf, adds more conferences to its May agenda. But new equipment and machinery from around the world is still the big attraction.
In additional to single cartons, PFI produces overwrapped multipacks consisting of two to six cartons. The cartoner will also i
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Targeting a convertible cartoner

Private label OTC drug maker adds a cartoner designed specifically for the pharmaceutical industry, handling both glue and tuck-style cartons.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

R.A. Jones & Co., Inc. (Cincinnati, OH): Ralph J. Olson, president and CEO, replacing Al Koehlinger, who is retiring after 35 years with the co.
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Supplier news: Achievements

R.A. Jones & Co. Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) honored employees whose efforts earned the company nine U.S. patents: H.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

R.A. Jones & Co. Inc. (Cincinnati, OH): Patrick J. Hindert, chairman of the board and treasurer.