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Malnove Inc. (Omaha, NE) purchased 14.5 acres in North Jacksonville, FL, to construct a $19.5 million folding carton plant.
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Oden Corp. (Buffalo, NY): Thomas Sliwinski, technical sales.
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Bar code scanner

The Symbol LS 3200 ER extended range hand-held scanner from Symbol Technologies (Bohemia, NY) reads bar codes of most any size at distances ranging from near contact to over 35'.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Cryovac Div. of W.R. Grace & Co. (Duncan, SC) is investing $5 million to boost production of HS 3000 film at its Simpsonville, SC, plant.
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Pouch feeder

Hoppmann's (Chantilly, VA) new pouch feeder gently single files numerous styles of pouches at speeds to 220/min. Pouches are fed into a centrifugal feeder, where an integral star wheel system picks them up from the rim of the feeder and places them end to end on an elevated conveyor.
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Bulk system literature

Flexicon Corp. (Phillipsburg, NJ) introduces a new, six-page color brochure describing two types of bulk bag discharging systems. The BFF Series util-izes a forklifting frame to position bulk bags, and the BFC Series uses a cantilevered I-beam with hoist and trolley, eliminating the need for a forklift.
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MAP brochures

Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, CT) has released two new brochures describing the benefits of modified atmosphere packaging for snack foods. The first brochure describes the benefits of modified atmosphere packaging and nitrogen supply options.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Tri-Seal Intl. Inc. (Blauvelt, NY): Richard McKenna, dir. of sales & mktg., sheet products.
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Formost Packaging Machines (Woodinville, WA): Wayne Mast, regional sales mgr., Pacific Northwest.
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Distance-based pricing

United Parcel Service (Atlanta, GA) is now offering distance-based pricing for its air express service. The new pricing structure is based on both weight and distance of packages shipped.

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