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Industry Watch—January 2017

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the January 2017 issue of Packaging World.


Sleeve Seal and G.C. Evans Sales & Mfg. moved to an upgraded, larger facility in Little Rock, AR.

Cognex acquired two 3D vision companies, Germany-based EnShape GmbH and Spain-based AQSense.

The patented Micvac process for in-pack cooking and pasteurization is now being used within the foodservice area.

Synerlink S.A. acquired France-based Sogameca, manufacturer of precision machines and cutting tool technology.

Spee-Dee launched a customer-centric manufacturing strategy, Listen, SET, Go, to speed delivery, strengthen quality control, and expand employee accountability.

Display Pack moved into its new 370,000 sq-ft manufacturing facility.

Amcor Rigid Plastics completed the acquisition of Sonoco’s Global Plastics blow-molding business.

Berry Plastics is upgrading its Phillipsburg, N.J. facility to better accommodate its Healthcare packaging portfolio. The project includes three key components: expansion of the facility by more than 150,000 sqft, creation of a new on-site quality lab, and streamlining of equipment.

American Packaging Corp., a flexible packaging converter, will build a 350,000 sq-ft manufacturing facility in Chili, NY.

O.Berk Co., LLC acquired the assets of VPI Packaging.


Nick White was appointed National Sales Manger for Shibuya Hoppmann.

Michael Rogers was promoted to Customer Service Manager for Ossid, powered by Pro Mach.

Shinichi Takagi was appointed Head of Investor Relations for Sato.

Dennis M. Love will retire as Chairman of the Board of Printpack effective December 31, 2016. James E. Love, III was elected by the board to fill that position.

Graeme Hartley was appointed Business Development Manager covering the North of England and Scotland for AutoCoding Systems.

Alan Traylor was promoted to Director of Product Management at Mocon, Inc.

World Wide Packaging hired Kevin Jean, Creative Lead of Innovation and Ed Quinn, Senior Sales Representative.

Dennis Gagan joined Toray Plastics (America), Inc. as Business Manager, Torayfan® Div.

Simon Howes was appointed Product Manager for Domino’s Digital Printing Solutions Div.

William Sharpless was hired as Director of Business Development for Bilcare Research Inc.

Dr. Stefan König was named President of Bosch Packaging Technology.


Fanuc America Corp. was named one of Michigan’s top 100 workplaces by the Detroit Free Press.

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