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–Aetna Group has located its U.S. div. in a 77ꯠ sq’ facility in Duluth, GA. –MeadWestvaco Corp.

(Stamford CT) now trades under the ticker symbol MWV on the New York Stock Exchange following its successful merger approved by representatives of both companies in late January. –Plastipak Packaging Inc. (Plymouth MI) and Groupe Sidel (La Havre France) have entered into a commercial agreement giving Plastipak exclusive rights to the Actis technology and machinery to produce and supply plastic barrier containers in countries throughout South America. –Squid Ink (Spring Lake Park MN) acquired The Leader Corp. (Arlington TX). –Capmatic (Montreal North Quebec Canada) will expand its headquarters facility to 60 sq’ more than doubling the size of its spare parts cafeteria electrical department and mfg. floor. –Batching Systems (Prince Frederick MD) completed its new 63 sq’ facility located on 10.6 acres with capacity to accommodate an additional 120 sq’ expansion. The new address is 50 Jibsail Dr. Prince Frederick MD 20678; phone: 410/414-8111 fax: 410/414-8123. –Proma Technologies (Franklin MA) recently increased its capacity by 35% by adding a second metallizer and a second slitter. –ExxonMobil Chemical (Houston TX) will become the owner of Advanced Elastomer Systems (Akron OH) by acquiring Solutia Inc.’s (St. Louis MO) 50% interest in AES. Additionally The Films Business of ExxonMobil Chemical will expand capacity at its Virton Belgium facility by installing a new coating line. –Econocorp (Randolph MA) has expanded its mfg. plant adding 20 sq’ of floor space for additional mfg. assembly and storage capacity. –Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln RI) sold Pliant Corp. (Schaumburg IL) a 10-color Astraflex for Pliant’s facility in Langley British Columbia Canada. –Superior Packaging Equipment Corp. (Totowa NJ) has relocated its headquarters to 13 Vreeland Ave. Totowa NJ 07512-1120; phone: 973/890-1711 fax: 973/890-7295. –Five Star Packaging (Chino CA) is moving to a new facility located at 14020 Central Ave. #50 Chino CA 91710-5564; phone: 909/627-2606 fax: 909/627-6446. –Multivac (Kansas City MO) has started construction of a 36 sq’ headquarters facility expansion. –Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. (Houston TX) has designated a blown film line at its Bartlesville OK Technology Center as a testing facility for use by its customers.

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