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Weatherchem celebrates 40th anniversary in packaging closures

Weatherchem, creators of innovative dispensing closures, is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Troy Snader was named vice president of sales for Brenton, a Division of  Pro Mach.
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Industry watch

 
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Weatherchem appoints new VP of sales

Weatherchem Corporation has appointed Kevin Stevens to vice president of sales.
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Award winning package

The Association for Dressings & Sauces gave its Package of the Year award to Del Sol Food Co. for their Briannas Dressing bottle with the LiquiFlapper closure from Weatherchem.
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Improvements grow annual meeting's attendance

The Contract Packaging Association went to an a la carte offering for spouses and guests at this year’s Annual Meeting in Miami, FL, and the results were very positive.
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Industry watch

CompaniesFKI Logistex opened a new 31,000 sq’ Technology & Education Center in Cincinnati, OH,  
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McCormick and Weatherchem amicably resolve lawsuit

McCormick and Weatherchem have amicably agreed to settle and resolve the litigation arising from Weatherchem's introduction of a new non-refillable grinder package.
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Web plus

Weatherchemwww.weatherchem.comThis redesigned corporate Web site focuses on simple functionality, clear design, and ease of information sharing. This new design mirrors the company's growth in product line, research and technical capabilities, custom solutions, and international reach, company says. New features include market expert section, enhanced product search, detailed product pages, consumer and product research, faster and easier sample requests, and a Spanish language version.  
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Packaging Containers & Materials Expo

COMPANY BOOTH3M Security Solutions 1422Acucote Inc 1117Airlite Plastics Co. 1533Alastian 1730Alentuy 1635All-Pak, Inc 1521Alpha Packaging 1510American Excelsior 1435Anchor Packaging, Inc. 1613Arjobex 1439Atlantic Paper Co. 1117Avery Dennison, Engineered Films Division 1625Berry Plastics 1325Brand Protection Alliance 1117The Bottle Crew 1211Captive Plastics 1317Card Pak, Inc. 1226Chick Packaging 1639Closure Manufacturers Association 1504C.L.
Wulftec/M.J. Mallis Group appointed Steve Fleming sales director.
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People

Jeffery Williams was appointed director of business and product development of R.A. Jones & Co., Inc. Weatherchem Corp. hired Michael H. Port as director of finance.
Tony Barr was named product marketing manager for Bosch Rexroth's VarioFlow™ flexible chain conveyor program.
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People

Jennifer L. Altstadt was named president of Weatherchem Corp.
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Weatherchem names new director of finance

Weatherchem Corp. hired Michael H. Port as director of finance of the Twinsburg, OH-based packaging company.
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Pet product closure

Precious Cat, a Colorado-based pet care company, chose a closure from Weatherchem to top its 20-oz container for cat litter additive called Cat Attract™.
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Hardware clutter cutters

The National Hardware Show reveals improvements that leverage packaging through distinctive appeal.
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Small orders + small orders = big savings (sidebar)

Packaging distributor saves 20% online
Weatherchem customers can watch the price decrease as orders aggregate online.
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Small orders + small orders = big orders

Low-volume buyers of packaging materials are striking up deals and saving up to 40% on their purchases through online demand aggregation.
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Appointments, promotions

Wepackit Inc. (Orangeville, Ontario, Canada): JP Perreault, dir., marketing and business development. —Wago Corp. (Germantown, WI): Robert Mehalick, marketing mgr.
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Keeping up with the competition

Icco Cheese Co. of Orangeburg, NY, makes grated cheese for sale under its Old World brand, and it also packs the Ronzoni and San Georgio brands for New World Pasta of Harrisburg, PA.
Two views of a blow-molding station show a finished amber container just before discharge (left) and a preform that's just enter
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New technology spurs Cremora launch in PET

An injection-molder occupies minimal floor space yet maximizes preform output, while a first-of-its-kind blow molder orients preforms in the mold.
Ease of navigation makes quick work of evaluating stretch wrapping equipment at Orion?s site (above). Actual test protocols used
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Capsule reviews

Weatherchem's (Twinsburg, OH) site at www.weatherchem.com provides information on products such as its Top-Squeeze one-piece squeeze-and-turn child-resistant closure, which recently passed the revised Consumer Product Safety Commission protocol tests.
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Salmon bits sprinkled or spooned

Look out, bacon bits, here comes a challenger: Alaskabits(TM) smoked salmon bits. Deemed the Grand Prize winner in an annual contest promoting nontraditional uses of Alaska salmon, the dried, smoked bits of premium filet are said to be a more healthful alternative to pork toppings because they're higher in protein and lower in cholesterol and animal fats.
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New look spurs paint sales

Its closure and container are stock items, and the label doesn't exactly stretch the envelope either. But the new paint package introduced last October by Colorations, Inc., has done wonders for sales.