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Mid-size companies combining to compete

Manufacturers desiring to do business with fewer suppliers are now driving many small to mid-size packaging makers to become merger partners. So says a study from DAK Corporate Investors (Rochelle Park, NJ), an investment bank serving mid-size companies ($5 million to $50 million in sales).
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Congress tries to wrap up approval process

Companies using new materials would have to submit to the FDA a notification of intent to market, and the agency would have 120 days to rule. But fees are likely to be charged for the first time.
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Precision Microcontrol Corp.: Motion controller

The DC2-PC is a low-cost motion control card for OEM packaging applications from Precision MicroControl (Carlsbad, CA). It's best suited for simple- and medium-range motion applications such as f/f/s conveyor synchronization, overwrapping and pick-and-place.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Schmalbach-Lubeca AG (Ratingen, Germany) will open a new PET factory in Santa Rosa, Metro Manila, Philippines.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Hayes Machine Co. (Marshall, NJ): Scott Risnes, sr project engineer.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

National Instrument Co., Inc. (Baltimore, MD): Daniel J. Markiewicz, vp, sales and mktg.
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Applied Robotics Inc: Applied Robotics Inc: Applied Robotics Inc: Applied Robotics Inc: Packaging web sites

Remember, type http:// in front of each address. Applied Robotics www.arobotics.com Cadillac Plastic www.cadillacplastic.com GE Fanuc www.gefanuc.com Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council www.unitdose.org Materials Handling Industry Online www.mhia.com National Instrument Co.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Taylor Products Co., Inc. (Parsons, KS) has acquired Avatar Packaging Systems (Decatur, AL).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Videojet Systems Intl., Inc. (Wood Dale, IL): Robert Cornick, vp, mktg.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Cognex Corp. (Natick, MA) has acquired Mayan Automation (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), a supplier of inspection systems for the plastics, nonwoven and converting industries

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