Schneider Electric’s Industrial Automation Controls Group created an Applications Solutions Department to develop customized solutions that meet and exceed the requirements of equipment manufacturers and their customers.
BluePrint Automation B.V. (Woerden, the Netherlands), with U.S. operations headquartered in Colonial Heights, VA, held an open house at its Woerden facility as a way to introduce its latest innovations in end-of-line packaging automation.
Glenroy, Inc. (Menomonee Falls, WI) collected two gold awards and one bronze award from the Flexographic Technical Assn. The Westpack 2001 Packaging Person of the Year was James Murphy (Lomita, CA) from Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., DI-NA-CAL Label Group.
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.
ISO 9001 certification: Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL), for its Schaumburg, IL, Atlanta-East, Mishawaka, IN, and Milpitas, CA, flexible and corrugated plants; QPF LLC (Streamwood, IL); International Paper (Purchase, NY), for its Fond du Lac, WI, container plant; Collamat Stralfors AG (Basel, Switzerland); Fanuc Robotics North America, Inc.
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) will discontinue operations at its Dallas-North corrugated container plant. Operations will be consolidated with the co.'s Dallas-South, Grand Prairie and Fort Worth operations.
Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (Dublin, Ireland) and Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) have signed a definitive merger agreement to create one of the world's largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging products.