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Companies:Siko Products, Inc. announced that all Siko product lines would meet the European Union directive RoHS 2002/95/EG as of July 1.
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Invenio Source opened an office in Mumbai, India.

Hermann Ultrasonics constructed
a new 20,000 sq' North American
headquarters facility in Bartlett, IL.

New England Machinery, Inc. announced that its Field Service Technicians are now PMMI Certified Trainers.

Technik Packaging Machinery signed with ASA Systems, Mainhausen, Germany, as its North American dealer.

Stora Enso joined Parelec's Certified
RFID partner program as exclusive paper
substrate supplier.

KHS USA, Inc. restructured its commercial group to increase responsiveness to
customer demands.

Wulftec Intl. Inc. invested $1.5 million into its Ayer's Cliff plant expansion project.

Valco Cincinnati Inc. acquired
Melton S.L., an internationally recognized
manufacturer of compatible hot melt
equipment based in Navarra, Spain.

Key Technology established a
foreign-invested commercial enterprise in China, and opened an office in Shanghai to provide sales and service.

Impress entered into a definitive agreement with Berkshire Partners to purchase U.S.C. Europe, the European operations of
U.S. Can.

Eastman Chemical Co., through its Chinese subsidiary, Eastman (Shanghai) Chemical Commercial Co., Ltd.,
has entered into an exclusive, long-term agreement with West Tech Chemical Ltd. West Tech will build and operate a manufacturing facility in YunFu, China, to produce rosin derivatives and resin dispersions to support Eastman's current and future

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customer needs in the Asia Pacific region.

Paxonix, a MeadWestvaco Co., provider of brand and packaging software and services, announced a partnership with Bev-Pac Inc.

Kuka Robotics Corp., a global manufacturer of industrial robots, announced it has signed Les Machineries AutomaTech Inc., Quebec, Canada as its newest system partner.

Delta Systems, Inc. acquired packaging equipment manufacturer, Food Machinery Sales, Inc.

Aquaflex announced a partnership with Jetrion, manufacturer of industrial ink-jet products and services.

Avery Dennison RFID, a business unit of Avery Dennison Corp., announced that 8 more RFID label converters have met the company's standards to become Avery Dennison “Qualified Converters.”

Michelman, a global manufacturer of performance enhancing coatings, acquired Fischer Pro, Inc.

Interests Group Sercos interface e. V. changed the name of the association to Sercos International.

PEOPLE:

Beckhoff Automation hired David Samdahl as sales manager for its central region, which includes Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Sato America promoted Ron Brown
to southern regional sales manager.

B&H Labeling Systems appointed Joaquin Kunkel to director of Mexico for B&H Labeling Mexico S. de R.L de C.V.

Dynamic Conveyor Corp. promoted Lilly Duren to inside sales coordinator.

Kevin Ostby, vice president of regional operations for North and South America for Fanuc Robotics America, Inc., received the 2006 Engelberger Robotics Award for Leadership from the Robotics Industries Assn.

Multivac appointed Nestor Plawiuk
national sales manager for Canada.

Uniloy Milacron filled the following new
management positions: Dave Skala, vice president and general manager of Uniloy Milacron North America; Mark Jenkins, director, Uniloy Services; Rich Smith
director, marketing and sales, reciprocating screw technologies; and Don Meehling, new business development manager for nonreciprocating products and technologies.

Allen J. Hoople was promoted to national sales manager for Rockford Midland Corp.

Fran DeGrazio was promoted to vice president, marketing and strategic business development for West Pharmaceutical Services.

Marcy Thompson joined Sonoco as vice president—sales and marketing, industrial products, for its North America division.

Rob Cotner was appointed global account executive—food markets for Dorner Mfg. Corp.

Multisorb Technologies Limited appointed Herve Corre to sales engineer for markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Mettler Toledo Hi Speed promoted John Uber to business development manager for product handling and caseweighing, and Mark Feher as business development manager for checkweighing.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Shorewood Packaging has been named Supplier of the Year by Revlon.

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