Alcoa (Richmond VA) installed a new biaxial film line using chilled roll casting technology at the firms plastics extrusion plant in Grottoes VA.
Smurfit-Stone Container (Chicago IL) purchased a flexible packaging plant in Brampton Ontario Canada.
Audion Automation (Dallas TX) is now part of the new Audion Packaging Group that was formed to provide the companys complete line of flexible packaging products under one umbrella.
TNA North America (Coppell TX) changed its address to 680 S. Royal Lane Coppell TX 75019-3800; phone: 972/462-6500 fax: 972/462-6599.
WPO Secretariat (Kista Sweden) will move from the United States to Sweden at Box 9 SE-164 93 Kista Sweden; phone: 011/46.8.752.5778 fax: 011/46.8.751.3889.
Affiliates of the Sick Group (Minneapolis MN) acquired Robotic Vision Systems (Canton MA) material handling business.
Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton NY) and Packaging Machines Intl. (Elk Grove IL) announced a new partnership and will offer integrated packaging systems through PMI.
Klöckner Pentaplast (Gordonsville VA) acquired Witt Plastics (Greenville OH).
Westvacos (Stamford CT) Packaging Resources Group signed a memorandum of understanding with Gralex Inc. (Lewis Center OH).
Romaco Inc. (Pompton Plains NJ) moved into its new North American headquarters a 60 sq facility that helps the company unite its distribution operation with Romacos index capsule filler mfg. operation.