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Industry Watch

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


Ipack-Ima Spa selected Kellen Co. as its representative for North American communications and exhibition sales.

SpanTech LLC will expand its operations in Glasgow, KY, by leasing an additional 55,550 sq ft of property and purchasing new equipment.

ID Technology, div. of Pro Mach, acquired Logmatix Labels & Tags, Inc.

Ball Corp. completed the acquisition of the Envases del Plata S.A. de C.V. extruded aluminum aerosol packaging manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Paxton Products, div. of Illinois Tool Works, expanded the warranty on its XT- and AT-Series centrifugal blowers to cover all parts and labor for a period of three years from shipment, pursuant to the warranty policy.

PaperWorks Industries, Inc. added advanced printing equipment, a facility expansion, and new printing capabilities at its North American locations.

Viking Masek Global Packaging Technologies opened its new 35,000 sq-ft facility in Oostburg, WI.

KleenLine has joined Pro Mach’s Material Handling Business Unit.


Fowler Products, div. of Pro Mach, and its French partner, Perrier Bottling Machines, were recognized by Diageo Americas Supply, with the Distinguished Honors Special Products Award.

Altra Holdings Inc. was listed as one of the “100 Best Small Public Companies in America” in Forbes Magazine.


Clippard Instrument Laboratory announced the following promotions: William Clippard, vice president of operations; Jennifer Clippard-Caunin, vice president of human resources; and Robert Clippard, vice president of sales and marketing.

Jim Price was hired as national sales director for Rohrer Corp.

Robert Sepanik was promoted to national product manager at Pregis Corp.

Brad Heit was appointed regional sales manager, Southwest territory for Harpak-ULMA.

Randy Spahr joined Arpac as director of business development.

Marcus Hewitt was appointed chief creative officer for Product Ventures.

Kerri Boyens was named product manager, Torayfan® Polypropylene Film Div. for Toray Plastics (America), Inc.

Mike McCarthy was appointed sales account manger for Intelligrated®.

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