R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings Inc. (Winston-Salem NC) will sell its packaging unit reportedly worth as much as $600 million.
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Chicago IL) will convert the No. 1 paper machine at its Hodge LA mill to kraft paper phasing out corrugated medium production at the mill over the next several months.
Wago Corp. (Germantown WI) has teamed up with Advanced Production Systems Inc. (Louisville KY) to provide users with a way to link business systems to the plant floor without programming.
American Packaging Capital Inc. (Delray Beach FL) has relocated to 7296 W. Mercada Way Delray Beach FL 33446 phone; 561/499-5144 fax; 561/499-5145.
Messe München of Munich Germany has changed the name of its beverage technology fair from drinktec-interbrau to drinktec.
Barry-Wehmiller Companies Inc. (St. Louis MO) has acquired the assets and business of the changeparts div. of Perplas Inc. (Avondale PA).
SWF Companies (Reedley CA) appointed Technical Sales Solutions (Schaumburg IL) as a preferred sales agent for the Midwest.
Flint Ink Corp. (Ann Arbor MI) and KeyMaster Technologies Inc. (Kennewick WA) have agreed to provide “smart” ink and coatings systems to brand named product mfg. throughout the world.
Nigrelli Systems Inc. (Kiel WI) and Kuka Robotics Corp. (Augsburg Germany) signed a systems partner agreement enabling Nigrelli Systems to integrate Kuka robots into packaging food material handling and processing systems.
MPI Label Systems (Sebring OH) expanded its flexographic label div. mfg. base by adding a new RFID div.