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Industry Watch—March 2014

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the March 2014 issue of Packaging World.


Markem-Imaje, a Dover company, acquired Heidelberg CSAT GmbH from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.

Krones transferred its valve technology business to a new subsidiary, Evoguard GmbH, Nittenau, Germany.

Key International launched a new and improved website ( that includes extensive information on the latest processing and packaging equipment available to meet customer needs.

Harpak-ULMA Packaging LLC, announced an agreement with DIGI, a weigh/price/label systems company, where DIGI will distribute Harpak-ULMA products in the U.S. and Canada.

Heat and Control’s FastBack expanded customer support with a new demonstration center in Birmingham, England.

Colordyne Technologies announced several new products and software upgrades, which include Colordyne Label Designer Pro, Wasatch SoftRIP Update, New Print Monitor Application, and Updated Windows Driver.

Valéron Strength Films announced the development and installation of its new film extrusion line.

Mason Wells acquired Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging.

INX International Ink Co. broke ground on a new 62,000 sq-ft facility in Lebanon, OH.

M.G. Newell, sanitary process equipment distributors, was named a full-service distributor for Federal Mfg., div. of Pro Mach.



Melania (Lani) Craddock was hired by Scholle Packaging as Vice President, Food Market Sector group.

Nikki Johnson was named Member Communications Director for the Contract Packaging Assn.

Matt Dammann and Ryan Holland were named Healthcare Account Managers for Mocon, Inc.

Barry Rinaldi was appointed Director of Business Development for Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc.

Paige Weis was appointed Business Development Leader, Healthcare Packaging, for Multisorb Technologies.

Ken Poxon and Martin Knowles joined Harpak-ULMA Packaging as National Sales Manager, Canada, and Automation Product Manager, respectively.

David Deagle was hired as Southern Regional Sales Manager for A-B-C- Packaging Machine Corp.



Joan Cozzoli Rooney, President, Cozzoli Machine Co., was named one of New Jersey’s Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs of 2013.

Printpack was named one of the 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplaces by Healthiest Employers.

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