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1,000th co-packing plant a fait accomplit. Left to right: Thomas, Augustyn and Terry Allen, Sealed Air territory sales manager for Southern California.
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Co-Packer Connection database tops 1,000 facilities milestone

Database-driven service helps manufacturers and marketers reduce research, travel, resources and time to market.
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Ryt-way, Hearthside merger creates $1-plus billion food/CPG contract service provider

Consolidated companies, owned by Wind Point Partners, expands services across 19 U.S. manufacturing and packaging sites.
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PearceWellwood adopts Nulogy's cloud co-pack software to serve leading brands

Cloud-based software will manage co-packing and quality, while integrating with the company's broader enterprise system.
Fast-growing GSC Packaging
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GSC Packaging named Atlanta's fastest-growing company

Food co-packer earns top spot in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2013 Pacesetter Awards.
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Stirring the pot of package innovation

LiDestri Food & Beverage is set to expand into multi-compartment flexible pouches for pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and cosmetic applications.
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Coregistics’ Chicago acquisition fuels food & CPG co-pack capacity, future plant synergies

Update: Acquired Cano Packaging facility set to expand from 180,000 to 1 million sq. ft. in three years, and fuel future 'coregistic' philosophy for full services across all sites.
Empower-brand surgical procedure kit pack includes a clearly marked external pack label and internal insert.
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Surgical kits 'Empower' Medline

Healthcare product manufacturer/distributor introduces new surgical procedure kit ID system to improve patient safety and reduce operating room staff confusion.
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Assemblies Unlimited, Inc. launches E-commerce website, PackagingQuote.com

Assemblies Unlimited, a full turnkey contract packaging, assembly, and fulfillment services supplier, has started an E-commerce website--PackagingQuote.com--to expand its footprint in the packaging industry to include stock packaging materials.
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Podcast: Automated, wireless replenishment of packaging materials

At The Automation Conference 2013, contract OTC pharma manufacturer Perrigo presented their Stage By Component process, where Automated Guided Vehicles bring packaging materials to packaging lines on demand. Packaging World’s Pat Reynolds talks with Perrigo’s Trent Martin, Lean Sigma Black Belt, about the project.
iPad app upgrades for warehouse, quality control apps
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Nulogy upgrades iPad-optimized mobile apps for contract packagers

Mobile warehouse, quality app upgrades target more productive workflows and data access for the mobile contract packaging workforce.
TalkingRain beverages are expanding nationally
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TalkingRain Beverage Co. expands nationally with Saddle Creek 3PL

Saddle Creek to manage nationwide U.S. logistics for TalkingRain beverages from five existing and three new locations.
ARI specializes in primary & secondary CPG & food products
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ARI Packaging earns 'Excellent' food safety certification under SQF

Food/CPG co-packer reports being one of four companies in its category to certify to earn this distinction under a Level 3 audit.
Nonni’s packs eight- and 10-count cartons and tubs of its Italian-style biscotti dunking cookies in a range of flavors at its Ferndale, NY, facility.
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Case packer provides 'phenomenal' uptime for biscotti baker

Nonni’s Foods installs a wraparound case packer for its boxed biscotti products, resulting in increased production and flexibility, and consistent product presentation.
Northstar’s new lip balm line relies on pucks to keep the slender containers upright during the filling and capping process.
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Automation and in-house digital printing drive this contract manufacturer

First came an automated line for lip balm, which was followed by last year’s installation of a liquid line for lotion and sanitizers. Growth—and Kisstixx—came as a result.
Shrink sleeve label delivers shelf impact.
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Shrink sleeve look for popular water

Contract Bottling, located in Sunderland in northeastern England, has developed a new shrink sleeve branding solution for its well-known Perfectly Clear brand of flavoured-water drinks.
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Quality Associates welcomes Steve Bowden as President and COO

Steve Bowden has joined contract packager Quality Associates Inc. as President and Chief Operating Officer, reporting to the Board of Directors and managing all aspects of on-going business operations.
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CPA 2013 Annual Meeting helps members Sharpen their business tools

With the theme "Creating a Winning Edge," the Contract Packaging Association structured its annual meeting in Naples, FL, to help its members take charge of growing their business in 2013.
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New CPA objectives make 2013 A YEAR OF ACTION

Objectives result from conversations between contract packagers, industry suppliers, CPGs and other industry stakeholders.

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