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–Aetna Group has located its U.S. div. in a 77ꯠ sq’ facility in Duluth, GA. –MeadWestvaco Corp.

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(Stamford, CT) now trades under the ticker symbol MWV on the New York Stock Exchange, following its successful merger approved by representatives of both companies in late January. –Plastipak Packaging, Inc. (Plymouth, MI) and Groupe Sidel (La Havre, France) have entered into a commercial agreement giving Plastipak exclusive rights to the Actis technology and machinery to produce and supply plastic barrier containers in countries throughout South America. –Squid Ink (Spring Lake Park, MN) acquired The Leader Corp. (Arlington, TX). –Capmatic (Montreal North, Quebec, Canada) will expand its headquarters facility to 60ꯠ sq’, more than doubling the size of its spare parts, cafeteria, electrical department, and mfg. floor. –Batching Systems (Prince Frederick, MD) completed its new 63ꯠ sq’ facility located on 10.6 acres with capacity to accommodate an additional 120ꯠ sq’ expansion. The new address is 50 Jibsail Dr., Prince Frederick, MD, 20678; phone: 410/414-8111, fax: 410/414-8123. –Proma Technologies (Franklin, MA) recently increased its capacity by 35% by adding a second metallizer and a second slitter. –ExxonMobil Chemical (Houston, TX) will become the owner of Advanced Elastomer Systems (Akron, OH) by acquiring Solutia Inc.’s (St. Louis, MO) 50% interest in AES. Additionally, The Films Business of ExxonMobil Chemical will expand capacity at its Virton, Belgium, facility by installing a new coating line. –Econocorp (Randolph, MA) has expanded its mfg. plant, adding 20ꯠ sq’ of floor space for additional mfg., assembly, and storage capacity. –Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) sold Pliant Corp. (Schaumburg, IL) a 10-color Astraflex for Pliant’s facility in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. –Superior Packaging Equipment Corp. (Totowa, NJ) has relocated its headquarters to 13 Vreeland Ave., Totowa, NJ, 07512-1120; phone: 973/890-1711, fax: 973/890-7295. –Five Star Packaging (Chino, CA) is moving to a new facility located at 14020 Central Ave., #50, Chino, CA, 91710-5564; phone: 909/627-2606, fax: 909/627-6446. –Multivac (Kansas City, MO) has started construction of a 36ꯠ sq’ headquarters facility expansion. –Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) has designated a blown film line at its Bartlesville, OK, Technology Center as a testing facility for use by its customers.

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