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Kollmorgen, manufacturer of drives and controls for electric forklift trucks, and FSIP, provider of remanufacturing services for electric vehicle control systems, have agreed to an Aftermarket Service Agreement. FSIP will be the exclusive remanufacturer of Kollmorgen drives and controls for the North American electric forklift truck market.

Palligistics, LLC acquired Aidco Intl., Inc.’s depalletizing and palletizing material handling technology in the food, beverage, consumer goods, and paper industries.

Berlin Packaging, LLC announced its recertification to the ISO 9001:2008 standard from Perry Johnson Registrar, Inc.

Vector Packaging opened a 110,000 sq-ft manufacturing facility in Kentland, IN.

Sato America, Inc. acquired Nodos S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Nine machine builders joined the Rockwell Automation Machine Builder Program. They are: AFA Systems Ltd.; The Arpac Group; The Bradbury Co.; Bradman Lake Group; CMD Corp.; Columbia Machine; Oystar Packaging Technologies; Paper Converting Machine Co.; Parkinson Technologies; and Wagstaff, Inc.

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Krones AG signed an agreement with Canada-based CCL Industries to develop and market CCL’s labeling technology for TripleS stretch-sleeve films.

Axium Inc. was selected by ABB Robotics as its strategic channel partner for mixed load palletizing solutions in North America.


Scott Seehawer was promoted to president of Tri-Tronics Co., Inc.

Mary Kay Bendis was named engineering manager for Morrison Container Handling Solutions.

Deb King was appointed manager of distribution programs for Lenze Americas.

Schneider Electric announced the following new appointments: Brian Deal, Packaging Segment marketing manager; and Jeff Ervin, business development manager, Schneider Electric Elau Packaging Solutions.

Nordson announced the following executive promotions: George Porter, vice president, North American adhesive sales and service; David Titone, director, business development and sales operations; John Schnarr, director, strategic marketing; and Alan Ramspeck, manager, product management.

Brad Ross was appointed executive vice president, Region Americas, including North America, Latin America, and South America, for Elopak, Inc.

Schneider Packaging Equipment appointed Mike Peil technical sales manager with specialization in the tissue market and Garth Dangerfield regional sales manager for the Canadian Field Office.


Mark Freidly was promoted to vice president of sales for Combi Packaging Systems LLC.


FlexLink is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. was recognized by Frito-Lay North America as the 2009 Supplier of the Year in the Dave Rader Innovation of the Year award category.

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