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CompaniesFKI Logistex opened a new 31,000 sq’ Technology & Education Center in Cincinnati, OH,

FKI Logistex opened a new 31,000 sq’ Technology & Education Center in Cincinnati, OH, which offers customers access to automated sortation, conveying, AS/RS, and order-fulfillment systems for demonstrations, proof-of-concept testing, and operator training.

McCormick and Weatherchem have amicably agreed to settle and resolve the litigation arising from Weatherchem’s introduction of a new nonrefillable grinder package.

Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. opened a new manufacturing plant in Nanjing, China.

The Dow Chemical Co. and Crystalsev, Brazil, formed a joint venture to design and build the first integrated facility to manufacture PE from sugar cane. The facility will be located in Brazil and is expected to start production in 2011.

Oden Corp. acquired Crandall International.

B&R USA opened a regional office in Los Angeles, CA. Paxton Shantz was named regional manager of the office.

Combi Packaging Systems LLC expanded its sales into Latin America. Bill Long will manage its Mexico City office.


Randy Molen was appointed national account manager for Consumer & Personal Products Industries for West and Midwest states by R.A. Jones & Co. Inc.

Chris Sydorko joined JLS Automation as senior systems engineering.

Allan Safran joined WeighPack Systems Inc. as vice president and general manager, overseeing all major operational functions.

Uli Unterriker was named director of sales and marketing, Americas for The Hudson-Sharp Machine Co.

Lenze-AC Tech named Chris Ball as North American mechanical product manager.

Frank Burkus joined Nordson Corp. as global business development manager for new materials in the Adhesive Systems Group.

John Duplica was appointed sales representative, mid-Atlantic for graphics, Light Line®, and light plastic products for Kurz Transfer Products, LP.

Jerry Ruud was named vice president sales and marketing for the Personal Care Business Unit of Berry Plastics Rigid Closed Top Division.

Display Pack Inc. appointed Ronald Lubbers director of finance.


Motoman Inc. received a 2007 Governor’s Excellence in Exporting Award from the Ohio Dept. of Development Intl. Trade Div., which recognizes companies and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding performance in exporting or heightened awareness of exporting as a vital component of the state’s economy.

DataLase announced that its DataLase Casemark Flexo imaging solution for secondary packaging was recognized as one of the 100 most technologically significant new products of 2007 in the 45th Annual R&D 100 Awards.





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