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RockTenn agrees to acquire A.G. Industries, Inc.

In order to expand its high-end permanent display offerings, RockTenn packaging solutions provider and manufacturer of containerboard and paperboard has signed an agreement to acquire A.G. Industries, Inc. (AGI In-Store), a manufacturer of point-of-purchase displays and fixtures to the consumer products and retail industries.
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RockTenn's Montreal, Quebec, Canada Folding Plant Earns Triple Chain-of-Custody Certification

Demonstrating its continued commitment to environmental responsibility, RockTenn (NYSE:RKT) announces that it has received triple chain-of-custody (CoC) certification for its Montreal, Quebec, Canada folding carton plant, formerly known as Wilco, Inc.
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Industry Watch

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Companies

R.A. Jones & Co. Inc.
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PPC Gold award winners

Following is a list of companies that won Gold Awards at the annual PPC competition.
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Companies

Pactiv (Lake Forest, IL) will purchase the plastic packaging assets of Rock-Tenn Co.
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Companies

Sonoco (Hartsville, SC) and Ball Corp.
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Achievements

tesa tape, inc. (Charlotte, NC) was given national recognition for its commitment to exporting from the U.S. Commercial Service.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Bradley Currey, Jr., chairman and CEO of Rock-Tenn Co., received the 1997 Robert Gair Award from the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC). The award is presented to PPC members for outstanding and consistent contributions to their companies, the paperboard packaging industry, the PPC, and their communities.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Blistex Inc. (Oak Brook, IL) has named Rock-Tenn Co. (Norcross, GA), which supplies four- and five-panel packers to Blistex, Supplier of the Year.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Rock-Tenn Co. (Norcross, GA) has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Rite Paper Products, Inc. (Wright City, MO).
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Supplier news: Achievements

Rock-Tenn Co.'s (Norcross, GA) Packaging and Materials Testing Laboratory has been approved as a Certified Laboratory Member of the International Safe Transit Assn.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Rock-Tenn Co. (Norcross, GA): Harvey Martin, general mgr. of the Missisquoi recycled paperboard mill in Sheldon Springs, VT; Lynn H. Arrants, dir.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Rock-Tenn Co. (Norcross, GA): Melvin Bothamley, vp sales, partition div; Mark Sadock, vp mktg. & strategic planning, corrugated div.; Ken Springer, Jim Loftin, and Jim Einstein, all vp & regional mgr.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Rock-Tenn Co.'s (Norcross, GA), Merced, CA, partition plant: Charlie Fugarino, general mgr.; Charlie Zeller, regional sales.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Rock-Tenn Co. (Norcross, GA) has acquired the capital stock of Olympic Packaging (Mundelein, IL) and the assets of Alliance Display and Packaging Co.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Rock-Tenn Co. (Norcross, GA) Recycled Fiber Div.: Steve Flanagan, southwest regional sales and operations mgr.; Mike Lambert, southwest regional sales mgr.; Chuck Wuchter, Dallas plant mgr.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Plastic Packaging Div., Rock-Tenn Co. (Norcross, GA): Vincent J. D'Amelio, mgr., Conyers, Georgia operation.