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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Videojet Systems Intl., Inc. (Wood Dale, IL) has changed its name to Marconi Data Systems Inc. The name change supports the recent rebranding of Videojet’s parent group from GEC to Marconi plc.—Power Packaging (St.
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Charles IL) has acquired Pretium Beverage Packers’ hot-fill facility in Reading PA. In addition to the 314 sq’ plant the property includes a 208 sq’ stand-alone distribution facility.—Sasib North America (Plano TX) has restructured its Plano TX facility to manufacture machines for both wet and dry products which are now centralized in the Plano facility.—Pinnacle Automation U.K. Ltd. the European div. of Pinnacle Automation Inc. (St. Louis MO) has opened a European Operations Center. The London-based div. operates as Automated Systems Integrators Ltd.—Rexam Medical Packaging (Vernon Hills IL) has established a new 65 sq’ mfg. facility in Singapore expected to open in the spring. Rexam will use the facility to manufacture its performance films and printed lid stock.—Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport TN) has consolidated its Flexible Plastics business with its Specialty Plastics business.—St. Laurent Paperboard (West Point VA) has completed the conversion to an Elemental Chlorine-Free bleaching process at its La Tuque Quebec Canada mill.—Label Products & Design (Green Bay WI) has adopted the name of its parent co. and will now do business as NorthStar Print Group’s Green Bay Div. The div. specializes in p-s labels. —Perstorp Plastic Systems (Tacoma WA) has changed its name to Arca Systems to symbolize a new phase in the co.’s history.—Akzo Nobel Inks Corp. USA (Plymouth MN) has opened its 9 sq’ Center for Technical Excellence in Plymouth MN.—Amcor Twinpak—North America Inc. (Montreal Quebec Canada) will expand its Canadian-based PET operations as well as the capacity of its thermoforming operations in North America.—Nordson Corp. (Amherst OH) has formed the Special UV Systems group by consolidating its two UV machinery curing cos.—The Assn. of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (Arlington VA) has relocated to 1300 Wilson Blvd. Ste. 800 Arlington VA 22209; phone: 703/253-0605 fax: 703/253-0606.

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