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Industry Watch

  A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.
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Companies Graph Tech acquired an Agfa Co. M-Press:Tiger digital press with in-line screen printing.

M. Jacob & Sons relocated its corporate headquarters in Livonia, MI. The new building is 160,000 sq ft and houses the company’s warehouse and corporate offices.

HMPS, an Australian packaging machinery manufacturer, formed a partnership with Delkor Systems, Inc. where HMPS becomes the exclusive distributor for Delkor cartoning equipment in Australia and New Zealand.

Plastic Color Corp. opened a new Customer Solutions Center at its Asheboro, NC, campus.

Beumer opened an office in Scandinavia.

M&G Group will launch its next-generation PET and PTA plants in the U.S Gulf Coast.

Placon Corp. opened its EcoStar® closed-loop recycling facility.

Mocon, Inc. and the Canadian-based Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) partnered to establish a certified permeation testing lab at GFTC.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized MonoSol, LLC as a partner in its Design for the Environment Safer Product Labeling program.

People

Wisdom Adhesives added the following regional sales managers: Randal Wilmoth, Pacific Northwest; and Reuben Brock, Southeast.

Bill Bucklew was promoted to vice president of engineering for Tegrant Corp., Protexic Brands.

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Liz Churchill joined Matthews Marking Products as vice president of sales and marketing.

The World Packaging Organisation elected Thomas Schneider president.

Dr. Christian Holtmann was appointed chief executive officer and Dr. Axel Herberg was appointed chairman of the board for the Klöckner Pentaplast Group.

Bradman Lake appointed Scott Hogan engineering manager for the USA operation.

Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc. announced that Chris Hoover and William Carolan successfully completed training and received professional certifications from Fanuc Robotics. Schneider also appointed Mick Gleason director of engineering.

Ivan Lara joined Econocorp, Inc. as director of export sales.

Kim Magon was appointed marketing manager for Triangle Package Machinery Co.

John Staruch was named vice president, business development for Batching Systems, Inc.

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