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Bundled data exchange

PLCDirect has bundled its DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange) Server with Intouch(TM) Lite software by Wonderware® to provide users with an object-oriented man/machine interface suitable for use on most PLC systems.
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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: International agreements

Michelman (Cincinnati, OH) and Drex-Chem Technologies (Singapore) will form Michelman Asia-Pacific (MAP) (Singapore) to manufacture water-based coatings for the paper industry.
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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: Achievements

Tharco (San Lorenzo, CA) received a Waste Reduction Award from California's Integrated Waste Management Board for the third straight year.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) has sold its labeling business to Fox IV Technologies (Pittsburgh, PA).
Machine Product Brief
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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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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Interbrand Schecter (New York, NY) has acquired design firm Gerstman+Meyers, which will retain its name.

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