A technical survival kit, conference workbook, video and consulting study report on Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) are now available from The Uniform Code Council (Dayton, OH) in conjunction with the Grocery Manufacturers of America (Washington, DC) and the Food Marketing Institute.
Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) has introduced the CMSS Side Seal continuous motion shrink wrapper. Uses a "hot knife," quick-release cross seal bar and a durable plasma-coated seal wheel that requires no hot wire for sealing.
Reynolds Metals (Richmond, VA) has developed an aluminum beverage can with a rounded neck and smoother lines that allow beverage marketers to further differentiate their product and maximize billboard space.
J.L. Clark (Rockford, IL): Gregory Gann, vp operations; Walt Pietruch, dir. of engineering, metal operations; Jay Defenbaugh, dir. of sales, collapsible tube div.; Ellen Spicuzza, sales rep., collapsible tube div.