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Industry Watch

A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.


ProSys redesigned its Web site,, which offers information on filling machinery, including expanded product line content, photos and videos. Site visitors can also report a service issue or order parts directly from the Web site.

Matthews Marking Products launched its new Web site,, highlighting its marking, coding, branding, and traceability.

Printpack Inc. began construction on its new Rhinelander, WI, plant with a scheduled opening in the fall of 2012.

Identification Multi Solutions Inc. (IMS) was awarded Special Prize in Human Resource Management by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saint-Laurent.

Cavanna Packaging USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Cavanna Packaging Group S.p.A., celebrated the opening of its 21,000 sq ft plant North American headquarters in Duluth, GA.

Weber Packaging Solutions celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.

Berkley International Packaging finalized the purchase of its manufacturing facility in Los Angels, CA.

Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Components and Equipment Div., relocated its Charlotte, NC, facility to a larger, 38,400 sq ft facility.

Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. sold its Thermoforming Division to D&W Fine Pack.

Berlin Packaging acquired Lerman Container.


Toray Plastics (America), Inc. announced that of all the recipients of the Environmental Council of Rhode Island’s Senator John H. Chaffe Conservation Leadership Award for 2012, it received the highest honor.

Curwood, Inc. received Tyson Foods Corp.’s 2011 Supplier of the Year Award in the packaging category.


Lenze America expanded the sales responsibilities for Eric Klein, director of sales, to include overseeing all Lenze field-based customer resources, including field sales, field service, and customer program management groups. Also, Deb Kling was promoted to commercial marketing director.

Rosalia “Rocky” Buencamino was appointed marketing & communications manager for Delkor Systems.

Yamato Corp. announced the following promotions at its Dataweigh Division, Mequon, WI: Bill Pierce, vice president, sales, U.S and Canada; Mike Taylor, vice president, sales, Latin America and new business development; Bill Devlin, major account project manager; and Scott Kohlmann, service manager.

Guillaume Fauché joined Cermex Inc. as customer service manager, handling all retrofit projects in North America.

Les Harrell was appointed regional sales manager, Medical-Consumer-Industrial division for Multivac Inc.

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