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Factoring: Another measuring stick for purchasing managers

Purchasing managers at CPGs should favorably view contract packagers who use factoring as a cash-flow solution. The ability to secure reliable funding reflects well on a company’s financial outlook.
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Prescription for 400% Growth: Stay Ahead of the Curve

Anderson Packaging specializes as a pharma product-launch specialist. It monitors market trends, securing the right partnerships and purchasing the right equipment.
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Objective: Constant audit-readiness

The Food and Drug Administration audits Anderson Packaging’s operations annually. In addition, Justin Schroeder, marketing director, says that each of the company’s customers conducts its own annual audit of Anderson facilities and procedures.
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Anderson Packaging at-a-glance

· Founded: 1967· Headquarters: Rockford, IL· Operations: Contract manufacturing and contract packaging, emphasizing form/fill/seal technology.
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Making an effective connection

Finding a contract packager is easy. Contract Packaging Association’s online RFQ facilitates the connection between packagers and packaging services providers.
James Ellis
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Evidence of growth is all around us

Greetings to all and very best wishes for a successful 2006.
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Packaging services expo a focal point of multifaceted show

This year, the contract packaging-focused expo will run concurrently with Packaging Containers & Materials Expo and the Packaging Summit Conference.
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Exhibitor Listing

Company BoothAccess Business Group 517 Adalis Corporation 925 AdProps Packaging, Inc 525 Aldelano Packaging Corporation 612 Algus Packaging Inc.
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Packaging Summit: three events under one roof

The contract packaging-focused Packaging Services Expo is joined by Packaging Containers & Materials Expo and the Packaging Summit Conference May 16-18 in Rosemont, IL.
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Agenda at-a-glance

TUESDAY, MAY 16RECASTING THE ROLE OF PACKAGING INNOVATION8:45 a.m. Packaging’s New Role Raises its Standing in the Value ChainJim Peters, Director of Education, IoPP9:25 a.m.
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Packaging Services Expo

COMPANY BOOTHAccess Business Group 517 Adalis Corporation 925 AdProps Packaging, Inc 525 Aldelano Packaging Corporation 612 Algus Packaging Inc. 818 All About Packaging 1040 Alliance Packaging Group Inc. 930 Altair Engineering, Inc. 619 Assemblies Unlimited, Inc. 718 Avenues to Independence 712 Barak Business Services 829 Caraustar 1026 CL & D Digital 717 Compact Industries 613Container-Quinn Testing Laboratories, Inc. 726Contract Packaging Association 520Contract Packaging Magazine 320Cosmos Contract Packaging 522Elite Staffing 526Eltrex Industries 511Export Corporation 514First Choice Packaging 626Fluoro-Seal 405Frain Industries 505Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. 413Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin 730Hewlett-Packard 917Hope Network Industries 518Illinois Instruments 817Innovative Systems Group 832Inprax Performance Resources 728Institute de Profesionales Mexico 1706International Safe Transit Associaton (ISTA) 501Integrated Project Management Co Inc (IPM) 407J&J Packaging 506The Jel Sert Company 833Jerrell Packaging 811Kings Express 421Lansmont Testing Services 617Lauraville Specialty Products 625Lawrence Paper Co. 926Loeb Equipment & Appraisal Company 520Misco Products Corp 711Mocon, Inc 827MSW Packaging 725Nice-Pak Products 221Opportunities Inc 835Outlook Group Corp 530Packaging Advantage 421Packaging* Science Center 825Packaging Summit 229Packaging Unlimited 918Paket Corporation 929PIRA International 1034Platinum Packaging 621Portion Pac 318Praxis Packaging Solutions 722Premier Packaging Inc 821Proofing Technologies 935Quality Packaging, Inc 529Quick Pak 512Raflatac Inc 1030Retail Package Design 813Robert’s Packaging 729SGS U.S.
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New facility to expedite entertainment software time-to-market

Sonopress, a packager and assembler, and manufacturer of cassettes, CDs, DVDs, and video games, has joined with Coral Graphic Services, a producer of disk covers, dust jackets, and decorated paper inserts, to establish an automated, 260ꯠ-sq-ft packaging facility in Louisville, KY.
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The Packaging Summit Conference 2006

Where packaging’s leaders come together™
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Winning Ideas

Whether it’s primary or secondary packaging, labeling, fulfillment, or promotional packaging, there are undoubtedly aspects unique to your approach and operation that define your contract packaging operation.
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Bulldog-Mentality changeover tactics Part II

Eliminate, externalize, and simplify. Break down changeovers into smaller, more manageable tasks, with attention to detail. The results can save both time and money.Key termsElimination: Find and cut out unnecessary tasks.Externalization: Re-examine tasks to be performed either while the line is running or stopped, to reduce downtime.Simplification: Make all processes as easy and foolproof as possible.
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Survey says validation tops packaging issues

Validation issues, FDA regulations, and personnel skills are key concerns for healthcare professionals responding to an exclusive Packworld.com survey.
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Achievements

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Anderson Packaging becomes 100th CPA member

The Contract Packaging Assn. (CPA) announced Rockford, IL-based Anderson Packaging, Inc. (AP) as its 100th corporate member. AP is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amerisource Bergen Corp.

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