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–Sandra Beach Lin has been named president of Alcoa’s (Pittsburgh, PA) closures business, Closure Systems Intl. –Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL) hired Christopher M.
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Dorner Mfg. Corp. (Hartland, WI) has moved its mfg. and administrative operations to a 144,000 sq' headquarters facility in the
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Relocations, expansions

Sicht-Pack Hagner GmbH (Nyack-on-Hudson, NY) has opened its first North American polyester film line in Spartanburg, SC, under the name of Hagner Future Film 2000.
Kettner GmbH Rosenheim (Neutraubling, Germany) has laid the foundation for a new office and production building with 3,000 sq me
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Relocations, expansions

Klöckner Pentaplast of America, Inc. (Gordonsville, VA) has opened a new 54ꯠ sq’ facility in Beaver, WV. The $6 million satellite plant includes a new polyester film extrusion line that will add 16 million lb of film and sheet output.
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Notable web sites

Materials MarketplacesB2BPKG.com (www.b2bpkg.com) is a packaging materials marketplace that allows users to constuct a private catalog of vendors for online procurement.
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Supplier news: International agreements

IWKA AG (Karlsruhe, Germany) has taken over the packaging technology div. of Jagenberg AG (Düsseldorf, Germany). Concurrently, IWKA has sold its defense technology div.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Willett North America (Fort Worth, TX): Bernard Henriques, dir., operations, customer service center.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Willett Intl. Ltd. (Fort Worth, TX) and Datalogic S.p.A. (Bologna, Italy) have signed a commercial agreement under which Datalogic will supply Willett with specialist bar code scanning equipment.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Willett North America (Ft. Worth, TX): Jim Gibson, president.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Willett Intl. (Mettmann, Germany) has moved its European headquarters to Willetstrass, D-40822 Mettmann, Germany; phone: 011/49.2104.9850, fax: 011/49.2104.985500.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Willett Intl., Ltd. (Fort Worth, TX) and Sator Laser GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) have signed a distribution agreement to allow Willett to supply Sator's vector solid-line laser printing systems.
Plant technician Terry Boocks demonstrates the ink-jet coder?s pushbutton changeover (above) as he verifies the settings against
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Pennzoil buttons up coder problems

New small-character ink-jet coders provide one-button shutdown and start-up while cutting maintenance time by at least 50% compared to previous coders.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Willett Intl. (Northamptonshire, U.K.): Robert Willett, CEO.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Willett America, Inc. (Ft. Worth, TX): Steve Yorlano, Eastern regional sales mgr.
Olin?s four new injection-molded containers for pool chemicals include the 5-lb size (right) with molded hand-grip and product m
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Olin takes air out of pool chemicals display

A new line of interlocking modular square containers was designed to meet retailers' needs. Design features, some patented, make containers consumer-friendly as well.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Willett Systems Ltd. (Corby, UK) won the "Going International" category of the global Arthur Andersen Enterprise Awards for Best Business Practices.
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O'Doul's calls phone card label a success

A Christmas holiday promotion involving a special telephone card "label" affixed to the inside of 12-packs of O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer has been called a success by Anheuser-Busch.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Willett Intl. Ltd. (Northamptonshire, UK): Robert Willett, group deputy chairman.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Willett America, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) began the first phase of manufacturing industrial ink-jet printers in the United States. They were previously imported from Willett Intl.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Willett America Inc., (Fort Worth, TX), will begin manufacturing its ink-jet printer line in the U.S.
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METPACK to 'shape' can packaging

Bigger and more important than three years ago, the Essen, Germany, trade fair includes 150 exhibitors and a full conference program, right before interpack 96.
On one of Sandoz?s four corner-wrap labelers, the freshly printed bar code label is first tamped on and subsequently wrapped aro
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Sandoz networks labelers for easy control

Sandoz Pharmaceuticals uses custom software on a central PC to control 16 devices--including label printers, applicators and scanners--to comply with customer bar code label requirements. The move saves over $425ꯠ annually.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Willett International Ltd. (Corby, Northants, England) received the NatWest/Financial Times Exporter Excellence Award.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Willett America, Inc. (Lawrenceville, GA) is relocating to a larger plant in Ft. Worth, TX.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Willett America, Inc. (Lawrenceville, GA): Mike Kearby, president of the Coding and Marking Div. in Atlanta, GA.