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One of the new labelers at Carolina Beverage Group.
Machine Case Study
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Labeling needs met at contract beverage manufacturer

Since expanding operations to offer contract packaging services in 2001, Carolina Beverage Group has grown rapidly and established itself as an innovative U.S. contract beverage manufacturer.
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Sterling Contract Packaging Inc. announces 4th expansion in 15 years

Sterling Contract Packaging Inc. has planned their 4th expansion for February of 2012.
The unique patented ‘trapped clamshell’.
Package Case Study
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AT&T is sweet on sugarcane-based thermoform

Renewable-resource film to be used in the thermoformed part of the clamshell package in which AT&T merchandises more than 300 SKUs of its wireless accessories products.
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CPA STATE OF THE INDUSTRY REPORT NOW OUT: positive growth to continue in 2012

The 2011 CPA State of the Contract Packaging Industry Report is now available.
Column/Opinion
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MAKE SURE YOUR OPERATION MAKES CENTS AS YOU face the future

At this time of year, we often find ourselves engaged in the science of budgeting.
Feature Article
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Cost Savings via Information Technology

While the last couple of “Cost Cutter” columns focused on CI — a virtually limitless subject highly correlated with cost savings — it seemed appropriate to venture from this path for a little variety.
Legacy Ecoslide
Package Case Study
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Contract packager invests in eco-friendly compliance package

St. Louis-based Legacy Pharmaceutical Co. to invest in automated blister lines for pharmaceuticals in Ecoslide-RX.
Have you been compromised?
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Have you been compromised?

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Stretch your CapEx budget by managing risk

Through tight partnerships and careful planning, contract service partners can minimize risk and make the most of their budgets by considering the many options for financing capital equipment.
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NBA’s Grandmama taps Tampa Bay CoPack for tea

Retired NBA star Larry Johnson landed a big customer in C&S Wholesale Grocers with his latest drink venture, Grand Ma Ma’s Sweet Southern Tea.
Farren Paton
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Novartis Animal Health on packaging, outsourcing

Farren Paton, packaging engineer for Novartis Animal Health U.S., recently spoke with Healthcare Packaging writer Kassandra Kania about its latest user-friendly pet packages and, among other topics, its mix of in-house and outsourced packaging.
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Co-packers help AccuDial and PediaCare innovate with kid-medicine dosing packs

Bio-Pharm, a leading supplier of generic pharmaceutical formulations, is packing a new a line of liquid over-the-counter medications for AccuDial Pharmaceutical of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, which AccuDial calls a "revolution in over-the-counter dosing."
Column/Opinion
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Integration: the new, shared core competency

"One man’s ceiling is another man’s floor,"
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Primer
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Defect analysis helps contract packager save money

Pharmaceutical contract packager determines source of bottle discoloration, avoids payment on a defective bottle shipment.
LHB loading
Feature Article
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Giving sight to packaging lines

Machine modifications and facility-wide organization help the Lighthouse for the Blind’s visually impaired employees fulfill orders for government and corporate customers.
Buyers, sellers and suppliers will attend the Fall WorkShop
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There's still time: Attend the Contract Packaging Association Fall WorkShop, Nov. 7-8

If you’re a member of the Contract Packaging Association or a user of contract packaging services but haven’t registered for the organization’s Fall WorkShop, there’s still time – but not much.
BCC pharma
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Global pharmaceutical contracting predicted to reach $361 billion in 2016

Packaging segment, worth $6.4 billion this year, should be worth $9.3 billion in 2016, says research report.
Sterling Anthony, CPP
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Using trial-size packaging to induce first-time purchasing

Trial-size packages are a type of downsizing that entails many options.

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