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Co-packer James Alexander Expands ESOP

Co-packer of unit dose dispensing systems for the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and industrial markets expands Employee Stock Ownership Plan
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Almac adds Klöckner EAS blister line
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Almac adds low-volume blister line to co-pack capabilities

Almac adds low-volume Klockner blister line to bridge gap between clinical and commercial co-pack operations
Sterling CIP, Spartanburg, SC
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Sterling Contract Packaging hits recycling milestone

The company recycled 97% of the waste produced at its facilities, and further invested in energy-reducing lighting.
Billed as the single source for biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing, Interphex 2014 is set for March 18-20 at New York City’s Javits Center. More than 650 vendors and 12,000 attendees are expected.
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Interphex: Advancing the processing of life-enhancing drugs

Billed as the single source for biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing, Interphex 2014 is set for March 18-20 at New York City’s Javits Center. More than 650 vendors and 12,000 attendees are expected.
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CPA names new member services director

Nikki Johnson, alum of ITW's packaging equipment and supplies business, named member communications director
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Kane Is Able opens SoCal distribution center

Consumer goods 3PL firm grows U.S. logistics network driven by customer demand and cost benefits.
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Coregistics adds sixth location in Cleveland

The co-packer and supply chain services provider keeps expanding again, this time adding a broad array of secondary packaging capabilities.
FLEXIBLE PACKS. This lineup shows some of the varieties  of 50-mL Pocket Shot packs.
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Pocket Shot hunts for pouch sealing solution

Ultrasonic sealing virtually eliminates leakers attributable to a previous hot-seal/cold-seal approach.
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Shapely new Domino Sugar bottle is a first

Domino Foods introduces a ‘table-worthy’ bottle, with a graceful, carafe-like shape and easy-dispense closure for two varieties of its Domino Sugar and C&H Sugar brands.
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New plant feeds growing Greek yogurt trend

A new plant for Alpina Foods produces primarily Greek yogurt, with a capacity of 39,000 cups/hr, offering capacity for the company’s own brand as well as co-packed products.
SHELF LIFE. HPP processing has tripled the shelf life on hummus products sold by Hope Foods.
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HPP extends shelf life of fresh dips

Because it ‘busts up the bacteria’ with minimal loss of flavor or nutritional value, High Pressure Processing made it possible for these hummus and lentil dips to go nationwide.
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Two-count blister packs for ‘smart pills’

Tucson-based Brainiac Supplements LLC wanted to market its Study Buddy nutrient-based study aid capsules in high-impact packaging.
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Contract Packaging Association names new executive director

John Mazelin , veteran contract packager, is named Executive Director of the Contract Packaging Association.
TWO POUCHES. Two unoriented pouches are picked up by an AFA Delta 3 robot, which then places them into a loading funnel.
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Robotic cartoning adds efficiency, subtracts labor costs

Robotic cartoning replaces manual operations, alleviating labor shortages, costs, and increasing line efficiency for contract manufacturer Pharmalab Inc.
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Ameripak taps Nulogy software to manage co-pack operations

Improved traceability and real-time data visibility are key drivers for the the retail and consumer brand packager.
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New people & industry kudos for Kane is Able

December announcements from the 3PL firm include a hire in Scranton, PA, and kudos from three supply chain trade press outlets. Update: New senior operations director announced in January.
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Saddle Creek Logistic president steps-up to CEO slot

Today the company today upgraded Cliff Otto, president to the CEO spot, effective immediately.
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Contract Packaging Association announces 2014 Annual Meeting, Feb. 27

The Contract Packaging Association’s (CPA) 2014 Annual Meeting, taking place February 27 - March 2 at the Omni Tucson National Resort, brings together the industry’s most innovative thinkers.

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