—Bemis Inc. (Oshkosh, WI) has acquired the worldwide barrier shrink bag business of Viscase Cos., Inc. (Chicago, IL).
—Alcoa (Indianapolis, IN) has acquired Southern Plastics, Inc. (Kilgore, TX).
—Bob Casola, president and CEO of Socopac Co. (San Juan Capistrano, CA), has acquired Star Metallizing (Escondido, CA).
—Barry-Wehmiller Cos., Inc. (St. Louis, MO) has agreed in principle to acquire Marquip, Inc. into its family of cos.
—Scholle Corp. (Northlake, IL) has acquired Custom Packaging Systems, Inc. (Manistee, MI).
—Menasha Services (Northfield, IL) has acquired National Consolidation Services (Alsip, IL).
—American Bank Note Holographics, Inc. (Elmsford, NY) and Crane & Co. (Dalton, MA) have announced a strategic relationship which includes a $9.3 million equity investment by Crane in ABNH.
—The Food Consulting Co. (Del Mar, CA) has purchased Nutrition Labeling Services (Oley, PA).
—Star Plastic Design (Harbor City, CA) has acquired LB Enterprises (City of Industry, CA).
— ABB Flexible Automation (New Berlin, WI), NCC Automated Systems (Telford, PA) and Ashworth Bros., Inc. (Winchester, VA) have announced a global partnership to cooperate on providing automated conveying and material handling systems throughout North America and Europe.
—International Paper (Purchase, NY) and Boise Cascade Corp. (Boise, ID) have signed an agreement naming Boise as the exclusive licensee in eight western and northwestern states for Defor™ Packaging System.
—Harpak Inc. (Easton, MA) has acquired Hooper Engineering, Inc. (Sarasota, FL).