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Realignment forms AndersonBrecon pharmaceutical company

Anderson Packaging and Brecon Pharmaceuticals now under a new corporate umbrella.
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Cavanna Packaging Group opens North American Headquarters

Company targets room for growth in food, nonfood and pharma flow wrappers and associated machines.
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Almac opens new North American HQ, expands U.S. commercial co-packing

Following new facility construction in Audobon, PA, the company opens its new North American Headquarters.
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New name for Saddle Creek Corp.

The new name is intended to better represent the company’s capabilities, which include warehousing, transportation, packaging and order fulfillment.
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Verst Group Logistics hosts tour during the International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition 2012

Verst Group Logistics, a third-party logistics (3PL) provider for packaging and supply chain solutions, hosted a tour of its packaging facility on Wednesday, April 18,, 2012, part of the International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition 2012, held at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati April 18-19.
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IAM completes acquisition of Market Resource Packaging

IAM Acquisition, an Atlanta-based holding company that invests in supply chain services, has announced the completion of its acquisition of Market Resource Packaging, a supply chain services company that provides primary and secondary packaging and logistics solutions.
Two separate  pieces are fed into a high-speed folder/gluer to produce  the Retail-Ready shipper used  by Hormel.
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RRP still growing, but hurdles do exist

Retail-Ready Packaging continues to pick up steam in the U.S. But concerns about material costs, overall ROI, and packaging line machinability must be reckoned with.
Xango PET
Package Case Study
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Xango moves to PET for nutritional supplement beverage

Switch from glass to plastic provides economic and sustainable packaging advantages for its Xango Juice.
RE-Pack facility in Russia
Supplier News
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Nulogy replaces SAP at Russian Co-Packer

Cloud-based PackManager supports rapid deployment and industry best practices at RE-Pack.
PTI facility
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Contract packager Pharma Tech Industries honored

Large pharmaceutical/medical device contract manufacturer/packager recognized among 67 firms by top pharmaceutical company.
Product is carried through a series of silicon tubes that are especially suitable for products having a high concentration of glucose.
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Versatile vial filling line gets an upgrade

Italy's Doppel Farmaceutici has made steady improvements on its twin-lane filling line for a single-dose liquid vitamin. A new filler/plugger/overcapper is the latest arrival.
Donley accepts plaque, joined by Joe Jaruszewski, president of CPA and of Market
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Gerry Donley inducted to Co-packing Hall of Fame

Packager sets example for pioneering practices, partnerships
Brian Stepowany
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Bumble Bee on contract packagers and plastic containers

Packaging development manager Brian Stepowany of Bumble Bee Foods talks about the importance of relationship building with contract packagers and the challenges of plastic can development.
Hastings, pictured in Taipei, Taiwan.
Column/Opinion
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Personal best: How to thrive in a global contract packaging economy

Q&A with Michael Hastings, president and CEO of Sterling Contract Packaging Inc.
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CPA PREPARES FOR THE FUTURE AT ITS 2012 Annual Meeting

The Contract Packaging Association 2012 Annual Meeting, February 23 to 26, addressed current and pending issues within the association as well as in the contract packaging industry.
Column/Opinion
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Build a culture of partnership through communication and commitment

Very often I hear stories within the industry of how the expectations of a customer could not be met as a result of an uncontrolled event, and how it ruined the relationship.
Column/Opinion
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Are your secrets ‘thumbing’ a ride?

Electronic storage media are easy and convenient and allow the portability of information.
ARI and Kraft worked together to design displays.
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Kraft and co-pack partner integrate for success

For its first new-category foray in 15 years, Kraft chose ARI Packaging to ensure the success of its MiO flavored water enhancer as well as the integrated supply chain behind it.

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