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Pro Mach, Inc. acquired Labeling Systems, Inc. (LSI), which will become a division of Pro Mach’s Identification and Tracking Business Unit.
MeadWestvaco Corp. unveiled its new corporate identity as “MWV: How brands
take shape.” The new brand design articulates MeadWestvaco’s global packaging capabilities.
Omron Electronics LLC celebrated the opening of its new regional headquarters, Omron Electronics de Mexico, S.A., Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
Fortress Technology marks the 10-year anniversary of its Phantom line of metal detectors.
Weyerhaeuser Co. sold its Containerboard, Packaging, and Recycling business to International Paper.
Whallon Machinery, Inc. was named an integrator for Fuji Ace palletizing robots.
Abbott Co. has begun selling FoxJet’s industrial inkjet printing systems.
Benchmark Automation and Southern Packaging Machinery serve as the exclusive U.S. distributors of stickpack machinery for the Spanish company Inever.
IPN added contract packaging to its product line offerings.
Sato Corp. signed an agreement to license two-sided thermal printing technology from NCR Corp.
Packaging Technologies acquired MAP Systems, a division of Clear LamPackaging.
Schneider Electric acquired Intelligent Motion Systems.
Flint Group signed an agreement with Siegwerk Group to acquire Siegwerk’s packaging ink business in Australia and New Zealand.
Kureha PGA LLC broke ground for its new, high-performance polymer PGA plant. The Belle, WV, plant is expected to begin production in 2010.
Cereplast, Inc. has partnered with Pace Industries to develop biodegradable
printable plastic material.
Great Northern Co. acquired Creative Carton.
Mocon, Inc.
announced that its Lippke division recently broke ground for a new headquarters building in Neuwied, Germany.

People
Hartness Intl. appointed Phil Johnson managing director, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India.
Carl Traynor was named vice president of marketing, North America for Domino Printing Sciences plc.
Kliklok-Woodman promoted Brett Duernberger sales director and welcomed Michael Gilbertson as regional accounts manager, strategic vf/f/s snack food.
Multisorb Technologies appointed Daniel Casacci business development leader for the electronics market.
Pearson Packaging Systems hired Sean Spees as regional sales manager, Southeast.
Markem-Imaje appointed Jacques Desroches regional general manager for North American distribution.
Mettler-Toledo Safeline appointed Cary Chapman field service manager and Dick Wyman X-ray regional sales manager.
Jim Craig was named director of engineering or Lenze-AC Tech.
Jenna Villarreal joined Valéron Strength Films as marketing communications manager.

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