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Industry Watch

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


National Bulk Equipment, Inc. completed the acquisition of General Processing Systems, Inc.

Berkeley Contract Packaging is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Georgia-Pacific announced that its corrugated facility in Chicago has fulfilled the requirements of the International Consolidated Standards for Food Contact Packaging from the American Institute of Baking.

Massman Automation Designs, LLC acquired the PASE Group, Inc.

Amcor Rigid Plastics opened an on-site bottle manufacturing operation in Mountain Top, PA, which is expected to produce approximately 650 million hot-fillable PET bottles annually.

ITW Muller announced its new company structuring. Previously operated as independent business units of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), GaleWrap and Yellow Jacket will now operate as part of ITW Muller.

Dorner Mfg. Corp. announced its partnership with Incline Equity Partners. Also, Rich Ryan was named chief operating officer of Dorner.

WS Packaging acquired Consolidated Products Inc. and Boelter Industries, Inc.

Beckhoff Automation established a new subsidiary in Albany, New Zealand.

Mondi Group signed an agreement to acquire 93.4% of Nordenia International AG.


Bill Riley was promoted to president, home and garden packaging for MWV.

Frank Barel joined Multivac, Inc. as national sales manager of its new value-added materials business unit.

Anthony Colquitt was appointed sales manager, Latin America for Pro Mach, Inc.

BluePrint Automation added the following new personnel: Jerry Buckley, Midwest regional sales manager, and Luiz Morgato, director for South America.

Mark Hyde was appointed Southeast regional manager for Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC.

Kristin Springer joined Weatherchem as product application engineer.

David Wooldridge was appointed president and chief executive officer of Batching Systems, Inc.

Rich Grimley was named president and CEO of Rexam Beverage Can North America.

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