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Data acquisition tool helps production at Tropicana

“There’s nothing new about production bottleneck analysis, but this is a much better tool for doing it.” –Tropicana Products.
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Data acquisition tool to be described at PAF 2007

"There's nothing new about bottleneck analysis, but this is a much better tool for doing it."
The arrival of top-and-bottom case tapers played a key role in GA Food Services' ability to unitize and ship three-meal kits lik
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They've seen fire and they've seen rain

Contingency planning helped Colonial Carton when fire destroyed its plant, while GA Food Services had to contend with a Katrina-driven 400% increase in business.
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TOPICS ANNOUNCED FOR CONFERENCE AT PACK EXPO

New My PACK EXPO™ Tool Available to Help Attendees Select Compatible Sessions
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Smart Package: Electromagnetic-powered packages ahead?

New technology permits materials whose power derives not just from solar energy, but from the full spectrum of electromagnetic radiation.
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Reusable container study

Independent study shows multiple reuse of containers significantly reduces environmental burdens compared to single-trip containers.
Jim Mannebach was appointed president and CEO of the Norgren Group.
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People

Dhuanne Dodrill was named president and CEO of Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc.
Clemson students check for pouch leaks on this integrity tester.
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Clemson links students to 'real-world' packaging

Co-ops with packaging companies, on-site materials research, and ongoing communication with faculty and business professionals help Clemson packaging students ‘hit the ground running.’
Kodak yellow is a strong visual brand identifier for the individual multipacks it sells to club stores (left) and in creating di
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Effective packaging for club stores

New materials, new configurations, and new graphics are all available to companies who want to sell into club stores.
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Amcor acquires Schmalbach-Lubeca operations

On May 8, Amcor Ltd. announced that it acquired the PET container and White Cap closure assets of Schmalbach-Lubeca.
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Making your packaging company a cult brand

What do Jack Daniels Whiskey and packaging have in common? Both are price-sensitive commodities with distinctive characteristics operating in highly competitive markets. But, how many packaging companies command such customer devotion that price is not a major consideration?
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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

Sonoco (Hartsville, SC): Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., COO.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Russell-Stanley Holdings, Inc. (Bridgewater, NJ) and Southcorp Packaging USA, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) have formed a strategic marketing alliance for industrial containers in North America.
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: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Trilla Steel Drum Corp. (Chicago, IL) and Russell-Stanley Corp. (Bridgewater, NJ) have formed a strategic alliance to strengthen both cos. in the Chicago metro market.
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Food, beverage packaging to star at supermarkets

New packages stand out for major brands like Snapple, Mrs. Butterworth's and Sara Lee at this year's FMI show.
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Organic produce continues to grow

Pure Pacific Organics, a div. of Salinas, CA-based Pacific Intl. Marketing, has introduced several new organic produce items in resealable zippered bags with appealing graphics.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Russell-Stanley (Bridgewater, NJ) has opened a new facility, which includes a recently expanded 200ꯠ sq' building, in Upper Macungie, PA.
To attract and keep talent like Herman Poon, vice president of business development, bottled water startup Natural Glacial Water
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Creative compensation keeps packaging people

To attract good packaging people, companies must pay top wages without leaving behind existing packaging employees. Alternative compensation practices can also help.by David Newcorn, Senior Editor
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Packaging World's experts

The following list of packaging professionals, human resources officers, recruiters and industry observers are the people who made possible our special report on The Staffing Struggle.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Russell-Stanley Holdings (Bridgewater, NJ) has acquired New England Container (Smithfield, RI).
Like Hewlett-Packard, whose jobs web site is shown here, more and more firms are relying on the Internet to attract people to pa
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How to find the best new hires in packaging

In today's tight labor market, companies are implementing a variety of strategies-some new, some tried and true-to attract the best talent to their packaging functions.
Downsizing of packaging departments in the past few years is creating a shortage of packaging professionals ?with a good history
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Packagers struggle with staffing

Manufacturers in virtually every industry-including food, beverage, pharmaceutical and even electronics-report that it's getting harder and harder to find and keep good packaging people.
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Packaging World's experts

The following list of packaging professionals, human resources officers, recruiters and industry observers are the people who made possible our special report on The Staffing Struggle.
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Inventing a super-premium category

Upscale packaging is being put to the test by Corby Distilleries (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) in a launch of three new super-premium Canadian whiskeys.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Russell-Stanley (Red Bank, NJ) will open a combination plastic drum blow-molding/recycling plant in Allentown, PA.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Russell-Stanley Holdings, Inc. (Red Bank, NJ) has acquired Smurfit Plastic Packaging (Wilmington, DE).
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Supplier news: International agreements

Russell-Stanley Holdings, Inc. (Red Bank, NJ) has merged with Hunter Drums Ltd. (Burlington, Ontario, Canada).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Vestar Capital Partners of New York, NY, announced the formation of an industrial supply chain management company by joining Russell-Stanley Corp.
One day soon packagers may be able to download information (top) on the shipping conditions a package might experience on this c
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Distribution packaging by the numbers

Using real-world shock and vibration data to design your pack can speed development, prevent damage and economize on materials. Collecting such data isn't easy, but now new ideas for sharing the burden-with the help of the Internet-are taking root in the
When designing graphics for boxes, packaging engineers at Hewlett-Packard?s 92 worldwide manufacturing plants can download origi
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Hewlett-Packard widens its packaging net

HP uses a mix of Internet and intranet technology to communicate with suppliers and distribute packaging information to HP packaging people worldwide.
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Slaying the technology beast

Packaging engineers must grapple with increasingly complex packaging technologies while simultaneously mastering the science of line efficiency to squeeze out costs in an ultra-competitive future.
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R&D managers urged to see the global picture

Packaging research and development managers will need to expand their view beyond the four walls of the corporate fortress. That means paying closer attention to the economics of R&D decisions, and understanding the company's international role.
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Big changes in tools for mechanics of the future (sidebar)

Packaging World's experts
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Quantum Chemical Co. (Cincinnati, OH): Dale H. Spiess, group vp, polyolefins and specialty polymers; Bruce E. Jakusik, regional sales mgr., PE; Russell W.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Russell-Field (Bellwood, IL) and Van Leer Metallized Products (Franklin, MA) have formed a strategic alliance where Russell-Field will add Van Leer's conventional and HoloPrism® holographic metallized paper to its established substrate lines.