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DMI completed an expansion of its Wharton, NJ, headquarters to 275ꯠ sq’ for manufacturing, filling, and packaging of aqueous products.
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O-I officially opened a glass manufacturing plant in Windsor, CO, which will produce more than 1 billion bottles annually.
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Pactiv (Lake Forest, IL) will purchase the plastic packaging assets of Rock-Tenn Co.
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(Left to right) Baron Georges Jacobs, chairman of the executive committee of UCB Films PLC (Wigton, Cumbria, United Kingdom), William Lowther, dir.
LMC Intl. (Elmhurst, IL) appointed John Molinaro to the position of regional sales manager.
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People

TricorBraun (St. Louis, MO) hired Mark Polivka as the vp of supply chain management.
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Companies

–Rohm and Haas Co. (Philadelphia, PA) has started production of adhesives for the Latin American Region at its new Brazilian adhesives plant in Jacare’.
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–Flexicon Corp. (Bethlehem, PA) relocated into its new 90ꯠ sq’ mfg. facility and world headquarters.
In lieu of sending greeting cards, Edelstein Diversified Co. Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has made a holiday donation to The
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Achievements

The Folding Carton Div. of Green Bay Packaging Inc. (Green Bay, WI) has achieved more than 7 years without a lost- time injury. —Plastic Suppliers, Inc.
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IWKA AG (Karlsruhe, Germany) has taken over the packaging technology div. of Jagenberg AG (Düsseldorf, Germany). Concurrently, IWKA has sold its defense technology div.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Tenneco Packaging (Lake Forest, IL) has completed its spin-off from Tenneco, Inc. (Lake Forest, IL) and has become Pactiv Corp., a specialty packaging co.
Tenneco?s Dana Mead addresses The Aluminum Association?s annual meeting
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People, not technology, will drive global business

Like it or not--in fact, intentionally or not--virtually all U.S. businesses are already participating in the global marketplace, and the choice is not "whether" but "how well." So said Dana Mead, president of Pactiv, in remarks to The Aluminum Association's annual meeting last fall.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Pactiv Inc. (Greenwich, CT) and Sentinel Products Corp. (Hyannis, MA) have formed a global joint venture to be called Sentinel Polyolefins LLC (Hyannis, MA) and equally owned by both companies.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Multisorb Technologies Inc. (Buffalo, NY) and Pactiv Inc. (Greenwich, CT) completed an agreement that names Pactiv as the exclusive food market distributor of FreshPax(TM) and FreshMax®, two of Multisorb's signature products.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Pactiv Inc.(Lake Forest, IL) announced it will open a new plant in Chihuahua, Mexico, to manufacture molded fiber packaging products.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Pactiv Inc.(Lake Forest, IL) has acquired Richter Mfg. (Pomona, CA). The company will operate as Tenneco Packaging-Richter.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Pactiv Inc.-AVI's (Glens Falls, NY) CouchPouch(TM) received a Sequoia Award, which recognizes environmentally responsible products and systems, from the Assn.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL) will break ground in mid-December for an 825ꯠ sq' national distribution center in Temple Industrial Park, Temple, TX.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL) signed a definitive agreement to purchase Astro-Valcour, Inc. (Glens Falls, NY) from KNP BT (Amsterdam, the Netherlands).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL): Jerry Lowe, vp, gen. mgr., Containerboard.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL) signed a definitive agreement to purchase the protective and flexible packaging division of NV Koninklijke KNP BT (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Pactiv nc. (Evanston, IL) will close its only rotogravure folding carton plant located in Rittman, OH, in May.
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Supplier news: International agreements

KNP BT (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is discussing the sale of its worldwide flexible and protective plastic packaging activities to Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL).
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Supplier news: Achievements

Pactiv Packaging's (Deerfield, IL) Counce, TN, kraft linerboard mill was selected as one of 10 best plants in America by IndustryWeek magazine.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Pactiv Inc. plans to move its headquarters from Evanston, IL, to Lake Forest, IL, by March 1998.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL) acquired Hexacomb, Inc. (Lincolnshire, IL) for $58 million.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Pactiv (Houston, TX): Carter Lee Kelly, mgr. of federal relations for packaging.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Pactiv (Houston, TX) acquired the business and assets of Lux Packaging, Ltd. (Waco, TX).