—SWF Cos. (Sanger, CA) have purchased Yakima Wire Works, Inc. (Yakima, WA).
—Berry Plastics Corp. (Evansville, IN) has completed its acquisition of Poly-Seal Corp. (Baltimore, MD).
—Sensormatic (Boca Raton, FL) has acquired four patents for its acousto-magnetic technology from Honeywell Intellectual Property Inc. (Morristown, NJ).
—The Minnesota Chapter of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA) has chosen Bentley Intl. Group (Las Vegas, NV) as the new management company for Midpak Packaging Show and Exposition.
—GE Fanuc (Charlottesville, VA) has introduced new Motion Solutions, an integrated system of services and products that combines the strengths of GE Fanuc with its new subsidiary Whedco, Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI).
— International Paper (Purchase, NY) has signed an agreement with Motorola, Inc. (Schaumburg, IL) to put microchips into “smart packages.”
—Ppi Technologies (Sarasota, FL) has acquired SmartResource™ LLC (Sarasota, FL).
—Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (Thorofare, NJ) submitted a joint proposal for the standardization of Radio Frequency Identification smart labels.
—A management team has acquired several segments from Graphic Technology, Inc. (Kansas City, MO), including products and facilities of B.C.E. Technologies (Tampa, FL) and Woodside Industries (Tampa, FL).