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Industry Watch

A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.
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COMPANIES

Pratt Industries received FSC Recycled Chain-of-Custody Certification from the Forest Stewardship Council for its three U.S. paper mills.


Intelligrated® opened a 122,000 sq-ft headquarters expansion in Mason, OH.


Mocon, Inc. introduced new corporate branding to support its growing global business.


Harpak-ULMA Packaging was issued US Patent #8,105.638 for its C-Pak reclosable package.


Henkel and DaniMer Scientific, LLC formed an alliance to develop hot melt adhesives that use bio-based raw materials.


Escort Verification Technologies, a Cryopak member company, announced the addition of four new distributors to its global network of partnership companies: PSC Biotech, Singapore; ProtecPak, Peru; Best Info-tech, Saudi Arabia; and TestOne, Turkey.

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WS Packaging Group, Inc. acquired Label World.


Amcor Rigid Plastics announced a $20 million expansion of its Orlando, FL, bottle manufacturing operation.


Curwood, a Bemis Co., and Swedish-based MicVac formed a partnership where Curwood gains exclusive rights to supply tray and lidding film for Innovative MicVic® technology in North, South, and Central America.


Pro Mach Inc. formed a new End of Line (EOL) Distributed Products Group to enhance sales and marketing support for distributors selling its end-of-line products.


ACHIEVEMENTS


Linda Palladino, Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc., was recognized by The Manufacturing Institute, Deloitte, University of Phoenix, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers with a Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production) Award for her excellence and leadership in manufacturing.


Fox IV Technologies announced its TwinPrint™ packing slip/shipping label printer-applicator won the inaugural ProMat Innovation Award for Best Innovation of an Exisiting Product.


PEOPLE


Michael Collins was promoted to sales and marketing manager for Federal Mfg., div. of Pro Mach.


Manfred Schnor was appointed chief financial officer for Lindal Group.


Carl Rickertsen was appointed to Berry Plastic Group, Inc.’s board of directors.


Jeff Crone was named regional sales manager, northeast, for Orion Packaging, div. of Pro Mach.


Jim Margiotta was hired as senior vice president of sales and marketing for OxySense, Inc.


Russ Martin was appointed president/COO of JLS Automation.
 

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