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Schneider Electric’s Industrial Automation Controls Group created an Applications Solutions Department to develop customized solutions that meet and exceed the requirements of equipment manufacturers and their customers.

DHY Global Partners completed the acquisition of Demaco Food Equipment Co. The new company will operate as Demaco Systems, Inc.

ProSys and MGS Machine Corp. have combined efforts to provide consumer product manufacturers a turnkey tube packaging system.

CombiScale, Inc. opened a sales and service facility located at 1261 Humbracht Circle, Suite L, Bartlett, IL 60130.

Beckhoff Automation opened two new regional offices in Duluth, GA and Bellevue WA. Both offices will serve as regional centers for Beckhoff customer training and for direct sales and application support. Also, Beckhoff created a formal Canadian subsidiary, Beckhoff Automation Canada Ltd.

ID Technology opened a Northwest Regional office in Sacramento, CA, which will serve the Northern portions of California and Nevada and all of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc. announced an integration agreement with Fanuc Robotics, America Inc.

Shuretape Technologies, LLC opened a new 130ꯠ sq’ distribution center in Catawba, NC.

Crown Bevcan Europe & Middle East, an affiliate of Brown Holdings, Inc., completed construction of its new 15ꯠ sq’ beverage can facility in North Africa.

ExxonMobil Chemical France will expand by 50% the capacity of its Escorez 5000 hydrogenated tackifier plant in Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon. Completion is expected in early 2007.

Zip-Pak, an ITW Co., purchased London-based Supreme Plastics Ltd.’s reclosables division and will acquire Supreme’s plant in Whitby, England.

Flint Ink Corp. and XSYS Print Solutions agreed to merge under sponsorship of CVC, an independent private equity firm.

Key Technology launched its new pharmaceutical business unit, SYMETIX. Richard Hebel was appointed general manager of the unit.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. created an alliance with Daymon Worldwide whereas Daymon will serve as Smurfit-Stone’s primary resource for brand management, development and positioning, as well as graphic design services. In turn, Smurfit-Stone will support Daymon with packaging manufacturing, production art, photography, graphic management, and pre-press services.

Wayne Machine & Die Co. announced the offering of exclusive territory franchises outside North America for local manufacturing, distribution, sales, and services of its extrusion equipment.

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