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Industry watch: Companies

Marconi Data Systems Inc. (Wood Dale, IL) has signed a definitive agreement with Danaher Corp. (Washington, D.C.) where Danaher will purchase Marconi Data Systems for $400 million USD.
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—Georgia-Pacific (Atlanta GA) has acquired a minority ownership interest in Niles Packaging Products (Niles MI). —Sebesta Blomberg (Roseville MN) has acquired certain assets of Metsys Engineering (Roseville MN). —Sonoco (Hartsville SC) has purchased the United Kingdom-based core and tube converting business from Smurfit UK Limited (Dublin Republic of Ireland). —Sercos N.A. (Bloomingdale IL) has formed the North American Sercos Technical Working Group. —Coors Brewing Co. (Golden CO) and Ball Corp. (Broomfield CO) have signed a definitive agreement for the mfg. and supply of 4.5 billion aluminum beverage cans to be used by Coors annually. —The Canadian Plastics Industry Assn. (Toronto Ontario Canada) and the Society of Plastics Engineers (Brookfield CT) has signed a memorandum of understanding that is designed to forge stronger ties between the two associations. —Chesapeake Corp. (Atlanta GA) has sold its remaining 19% interest in Color-Box LLC (Madera CA) to Georgia-Pacific (Atlanta GA). —Nordson Corp. (Duluth GA) has moved its Nordson Benelux packaging and product assembly sales group and paper and paperboard converting business unit into an expanded facility in Udenhout The Netherlands.

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