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Eriez® introduced its latest resource: “Orange University™, a mobile training and education center designed for hands-on demonstrations and customer workshops.

Visy announced a new partnership with Oystar Jones where Visy will be able to further build on its capabilities for the food and beverage industries.

Amcor Rigid Plastics acquired Ball Plastics Packaging America.

Domino North America appointed PrintSafe Inc. as distributor of its products.

Cognex Corp. signed the Electrical Equipment Co. as its 400th channel partner.

Eagle Flexible Packaging opened a new manufacturing facility in Batavia, IL, which features two new production lines.

Plastic Technologies partnered with Brazilian research institute CETEA to provide PET engineering and package development training to the Brazilian marketplace.

Pactiv Corp. completed the first three phases of a $14.5 million project to produce molded fiber hinged lid carryout containers and other products at its Moorhead, MN, facility.

Protective Packaging Solutions, LLC acquired the assets of Alpha Packaging.

PEOPLE

Bill Alexander was hired as business unit leader for packaging for Cone Drive.

Kevin O’Donnell, Tegrant Corp., ThermoSafe Brands, was named to the USP Expert Committee.

Wendy Church was appointed creative director, strategic branding, for Product Ventures.

MGS Machine announced that Mike Verdon was promoted to vice president of operations and Jeremy Watkins was hired as project manager.

Cal Borgman was hired as field sales manager for Change Parts, Inc.

Steve Johnson was appointed product marketing manager, Process Systems line, for Key Technology.

NanoInk appointed Oliver Yeh, general manager, Asia-Pacific region, and Robert Marchmont, general manager, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

All-Fill/Alpha Checkweighers appointed Ben Butler, electrical designer; Viet Tran, senior mechanical engineer; and Dustin Wadsworth, engineering assistant/CAD technician.

Sato America, Inc. appointed Chris Williams, southern regional sales manager.

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