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TricorBraun licenses IoPP’s online Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course

TricorBraun has become the latest organization to license IoPP’s online Fundamentals, which includes 42 prerecorded, self-directed lessons and 27 hours of learning covering all the major areas of packaging.
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Industry watch

G. Douglas Bolen
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TricorBraun names new Vice President of Information Systems

TricorBraun has named G. Douglas Bolen vice president of information systems.
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INDUSTRY WATCH

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Companies

Kliklok-Woodman and CMD Corp.
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Companies

Serac Inc. purchased Nova-Socimec.
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Companies

Performance Systematix opened a new global headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI. The building spans 72ꯠ sq’ of expanded manufacturing and warehouse space.
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Companies

Robert Bosch Verpakkingsmachinenes B.V.
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Companies

DT Packaging Systems, comprising the Lakso, Merrill, Kalish, Swiftpack, and King brands of packaging machinery, will now be called Nova Packaging Systems.
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Companies

Fanuc Robotics America, Inc.
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Companies

CCL Plastic Packaging (Los Angeles, CA) formed an alliance with Weener Plastik Packaging Group (Weener, Germany.) CCL will have exclusive license and distribution rights in the U.S.
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Companies

Pactiv (Lake Forest, IL) will purchase the plastic packaging assets of Rock-Tenn Co.
Bosch Rexroth Corp. (Hoffman Estates, IL) has formed a new service automation div., and named Gary Blankemeyer as vp and gen. ma
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People

Bosch Rexroth Corp. (Hoffman Estates, IL) has formed a new service automation div., and named Gary Blankemeyer as vp and gen. manager. The new div.
LMC Intl. (Elmhurst, IL) appointed John Molinaro to the position of regional sales manager.
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People

TricorBraun (St. Louis, MO) hired Mark Polivka as the vp of supply chain management.
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In Memoriam

Harvey Dushkin, a 20-year veteran of Texberry Container in Houston and a great ambassador not only for the National Assn. of Container Distributors but for the world of packaging at large, died of leukemia in July of 2000.
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E-commerce-enabled Suppliers

Impaxx (www.impaxx.com), which owns several companies that supply packaging materials and labeling equipment, permits customers to access online proofing, order status and inventory management information.
Search 28,000 containers and closures at TricorBraun.
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Web sites that work

Call it revenge of the brick-and-mortars. As the valuations of business-to-business “dot com” companies deflate over unrealistic expectations, traditional firms—in this case packaging suppliers—continue to roll out useful Web sites that help packaging buyers.
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Achievements

International Paper (Purchase, NY) has donated $100ꯠ to the new Paper Industry Intl. Hall of Fame in Appleton, WI.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Westvaco Corp. (New York, NY) has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Mebane Packaging Group, Inc. (Mebane, NC). —TricorBraun (St.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

As part of an ongoing consolidation strategy, TricorBraun (St. Louis, MO) has acquired Packaging Plus (Valencia, CA).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

TricorBraun (St. Louis, MO): Ed Logue, dir., supplier relations.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

TricorBraun (St. Louis, MO) has created the TricorBraun Design and Development Group, an integrated package development and design business with studios in Chicago, IL, and Los Angeles, CA.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

TricorBraun's (St. Louis, MO) Quebec operations, formerly known as the W. Braun Co., have relocated to Granby, Quebec, Canada. The location services local consumer goods mfg.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Tricor Packaging (St. Louis, MO) and W. Braun Co. (Chicago, IL) have consolidated to create TricorBraun (Torrance, CA), a combination design and distribution organization.