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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Jefferson Smurfit (St. Louis, MO) has purchased Tropicana Dole Beverages' captive corrugated box mfg. plant in Bradenton, FL, and will continue to supply Tropicana under a long-term purchase agreement.
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Only leaders need apply

In the year 2000, say Packaging World sources, the key ingredient in a director of packaging will be dynamic leadership skills. The candidate had better be a people person, too, and be able to wear a number of interdisciplinary hats.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL): Brad Weber, president.
Controls Product Brief
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Fitment applicator

Portola Packaging (San Jose, CA) has developed a fitment applicator for gabletop cartons. Series 2 is a low-cost applicator that will fit most single- and dual-lane gabletop fillers.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Atlantis Plastics (Miami, FL) will sell its blow molding subsidiary, Plastic Containers (Atlanta, GA), to Reid Plastics (Arcadia, CA).
Machine Product Brief
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Continuous-motion cartoners

A complete line of continuous-motion cartoners for single and multi-pack cartoning is available from Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN). They offer speeds up to 300 cartons/min, depending on package size.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI): Gerry Makovec, regional sales mgr., Latin America; Adina Nagy, regional sales mgr., Midwest and Ontario and Quebec in Canada.
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Diagnostic service

Tri-Link is a new diagnostic service from Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) that ties Triangle's PC-based Selectech 32 touchscreen equipment controls via modem to engineers at the company.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) has sold its labeling business to Fox IV Technologies (Pittsburgh, PA).
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Labeling system data

A two-page product data sheet from Avery Dennison, Soabar Products (Philadelphia, PA) illustrates the new TH-1000 Print/Heat Seal Permanent Care labeling system.

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