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Packaging machinery shipments up

U.S. shipments of packaging machinery increased by 8.1% in 1997 to an estimated $4.347 billion, according to the fourth annual Packaging Machinery Shipments & Outlook Study from the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute.

U.S. shipments of packaging machinery are forecast to grow at a cumulative annual rate of 4% over the next three years, says the study. To order the study or an executive summary of it, call 703/243-8555.

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