Companies

O-I officially opened a glass manufacturing plant in Windsor, CO, which will produce more than 1 billion bottles annually.

VBS Intl. acquired Cryotech Inc.

Vertis announced a five-year contract with J.W. Fergusson to provide comprehensive premedia services such as file management, color engineering, digital asset management, and project management.

MRI Flexible Packaging’s Art and Press departments are fully automated, using an Esko system that communicates directly with a digital plate laser imager (CDI) and eliminates the need for negatives.

Pactiv Corp. agreed to sell substantially all of its North American and European protective and flexible packaging businesses to an affiliate of AEA Investors LLC, an international private equity firm.

FKI Logistex opened a regional office in Atlanta, GA.

Two autonomous subsidiaries of the Krones Group, brewery equipment manufacturer Steinecker and IT service provider Syskron, are being merged with Krones AG in Neutraubling, Germany.

Rovema entered into an agreement with Hitech Systems, Turin, Italy, becoming its exclusive representative for the North American market.

Chesapeake Corp. launched a design studio and product development group, located in Nottingham, U.K., dedicated to pharma and healthcare packaging.

Israel-based Syfan, a manufacturer of shrink-wrap products, expanded its North American presence by opening its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Everetts, NC.

Schneider Electric has formed the Schneider Electric Sensor Competency Center in Dayton, OH.

Quintiles opened a state-of-the-art clinical packaging facility in Kansas City, MO.

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