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Achievements

Liberty Carton Co. (Minneapolis, MN) was awarded a Meritorious Achievement Award in Occupational Safety from the Minnesota Safety Council; Liberty Carton was named the winner of the Most Innovative Package, 2001 award by the Tejas Chapter of the Institute of Packaging Professionals for its M-Guard Moisture Barrier Liner.
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—Packaging Corp. of America (Lake Forest, IL) has established an e-storefront in the Paperloop.com (San Francisco, CA) marketplace. —Cargill Dow LLC’s (Minneapolis, MN) NatureWorks™ PLA was awarded the Dept.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Schmalbach-Lubeca, Plastic Containers USA Inc. (Manchester, MI) will start operation at its 260ꯠ sq' Allentown, PA, facility.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Schmalbach-Lubeca (Ratingen, Germany) has opened its first mfg. facility in Turkey, Schmalbach-Lubeca PET Containers (Istanbul, Turkey).
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Supplier news: International agreements

Schmalbach-Lubeca (Manchester, MI) and PETCO Intl. (Miami, FL) have acquired Volcan (Medellin, Colombia), the largest independent PET converter in Colombia.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Schmalbach-Lubeca (Manchester, MI): William J. Long, president, Schmalbach-Lubeca Plastic Containers Americas.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Schmalbach-Lubeca AG (Ratinger, Germany) has announced the formation of a joint venture with Filamentos Industriales (Lima, Peru) and Petco Intl. (Miami, FL) to form Schambach-Lubeca PC Del Peru, S.A.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Schmalbach-Lubeca AG (Ratingen, Germany) has purchased a beverage can plant in the Czech Republic.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Schmalbach-Lubeca (Manchester, MI) bought 11 acres in Erie, PA, to build a 57ꯠ sq' tooling plant.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Schmalbach-Lubeca AG (Ratingen, Germany) celebrated its 100th anniversary on January 7.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Schmalbach-Lubeca AG (Ratingen, Germany) has acquired Braspet Industria e Comercio de Embalagens Plasticas Ltda. (S"o Paulo, Brazil).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Schmalbach-Lubeca AG (Ratingen, Germany) will open a new PET factory in Santa Rosa, Metro Manila, Philippines.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Schmalbach-Lubeca, Plastic Containers USA Inc. (Manchester, MI): Bill Burke, president.
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Final score for '96: Productivity gains 41, productivity losses 6

Of 516 responses to the 1997 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator Survey, more than four in ten (41%) report productivity improvements in 1996, compared to just 6% who say their companies experienced losses in productivity.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Pechiney (Paris, France), Schmalbach-Lubeca AG/Continental Can Europe (Ratingen, Germany) and Doughty Hanson & Co. (London, England) will form a new company which will combine their food can, general line and steel aerosol businesses.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Johnson Controls Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) has agreed to sell its plastic container operations to Schmalbach-Lubeca AG/Continental Can Europe (Ratingen, Germany).