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William Henderson, Automation and Motion Div., Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., was elected to the executive board of the Open Modular Architecture Controls (OMAC) Packaging Workgroup.
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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.
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Weber Marking Systems announced that its subsidiary company, Tape & Label Engineering, will be consolidated as a Weber label manufacturing facility.
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CompaniesAmpac Packaging has completed its acqusition of Kapak Co.
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Bimal Kalvani was named president of Alcoa Flexible Packaging.
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International Paper launched a new business unit, Global Custom Services, that will manage the packaging supply chain for its customers.
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Achievements

Nine of ExxonMobil’s (Houston, TX) facilities have been recognized by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program for excellent safety performance.
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New or enhanced Web sites
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Klöckner Pentaplast (Gordonsville, VA) unveils a new logo moving into 2003.
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Masco Corp. named Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) as the winner of its Masco Supplier Team Award Recognition 2001 Program.
Clariant Masterbatches (Charlotte, NC)
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Industry watch: Companies

—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.
Miller Brewing Co. awarded Riverwood Intl. (Atlanta, GA) one of its "Partners in Excellence" awards for 2000 for its Crosby,  MN
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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.
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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.
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Achievements

Westvaco (New York, NY) has received the wildlife stewardship and forest management awards which are presented annually by the American Forest and Paper Assn.
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Supplier news: Achievements

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.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL): Mark R. O'Bryan, vp, purchasing.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

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.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL), for its Baltimore, MD, corrugated plant; Artcraft Converters, Inc. (Memphis, TN).
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 certification: Atlas Box & Crating (Sutton, MA); Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL), for its Columbus, IN, Keokuk, IA, Little Rock, AR, and San Jose, CA, corrugated plants.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Rieke Corp. (Auburn, IN): Donald J. Laipple, vp, gen. mgr.-Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL): Peter F.
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Supplier news: In Memoriam

Marvin Stone, founder and chairman emeritus of Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL), passed away Feb. 14 at age 89.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL): Roger Stone, president, CEO; James D. Duncan, vp, gen. mgr., specialty packaging div.; Gordon L.
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Supplier news: International agreements

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.
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Supplier news: Retirements

Ira N. Stone retired from Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL). He began at Stone Container at the age of 13, working during summer vacations, and ended his 45-year career there as sr vp, mktg.
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Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) opened an 80ꯠ sq' box plant in Seattle, WA.
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Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL): Matthew S. Kaplan, sr vp, North American operations.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Marino Technologies (Opa Locka, FL), represented by Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL), acquired Walpole, Inc. (Mount Holly, NJ), a manufacturer of bulk bags.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Bagcraft Corp. of America (Northfield, IL) bought AB Specialty Holding Co. (Hialeah, FL) from Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) and also acquired the Alfred J.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) has relocated its specialty packaging plant to Louisville, KY, and expanded with a W&H Stella flexographic press and additional rotogravure printing capability.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) and Gaylord Container Corp. (Deerfield, IL) have agreed to combine their retail packaging operations to form S&G Packaging Co.