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Bosch Rexroth opened a new sales and technical services center in Monterrey, Mexico.

 Tetra Pak and IPM Foods LLC announced the execution of a contract for the installation of the the first-ever Tetra Recart™ low-acid food contract-manufacturing facility in the United States. Production is scheduled to begin March 2008 at IPM Foods.

 Bosch Packaging Technology announced a strategic collaboration with Osgood Industries to expand its presence in the American dairy and food markets.

 Cryotech Intl., Inc. signed KPE Engineering as its new distributor for South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.

 Elopak recently celebrated its 50th year as a supplier of packaging systems for liquid food products.

 New Ice Inc., dedicated to the development, production, and marketing of compostable food packaging, is building its first manufacturing line in Durango, CO, and is testing preproduction products.

 Ameri-Seal Inc. moved to its new 33,000 sq’ building in Chatsworth, CA. It includes a new slitter and seamer area, an expanded Contract Sleeving Div. and converting area.

 DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers and Plantic Technologies Ltd., Melbourne, Australia, announced plans to collaborate in the development and sale of renewably sourced polymers made from Plantic® technology.

 Squid Ink Mfg., Inc. relocated its corporate headquarters and printer manufacturing operation to a 50,000 sq’ facility in Brooklyn Park, MN.


Telles, Metabolix Inc.’s joint venture with Archer Daniels Midland, appointed the following new staff: Frank J. Popola, compounding technology and operations manager; Holly Wilson-Jene, director of product marketing; Sally Kline, PhD, director of technology; and Diether Hesse, commercial director, Europe.

Bison Gear Engineering Corp. promoted Bunnyray Larmond to senior application sales engineer.

Danny McDonald was promoted to vice president of North American sales for Lenze-AC Tech.

Acucote Inc. named Janice McAlevy midwest territory manager and appointed William Bean pharmaceutical products specialist.

Barry Heiser was named president, End-of-Line Business Unit for Pro Mach.

DS Containers named Matt Kuehn director, technical services.

Cortega Group named Brian McCarthy vice president of sales and marketing.

Gary Pickett was appointed president of Bradman Lake, Inc.


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