Achem (Torrance, CA) has acquired V. Himark (Pico Rivera, CA) and SMTA (Charlotte, NC). Sonoco (Hartsville, SC) has sold its capseals business to ITW Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (Glenview, IL). SoftPac Industries, Inc. (Plymouth, MN) has acquired a Lehman Foods (Plymouth, MN) plant. Pac-West Label and Graphics (Torrance, CA) has joined the Impaxx Labels and Packaging Network (Schaumburg, IL); Impaxx Labels has combined its businesses, including Trine Labelling Systems, Label-Aire Inc. and CMS Machine Systems, into a focused group with the ability to offer packagers a single source for labeling equipment choices. Braden Sutphin Ink Co. (Cleveland, OH) has acquired Roli Ink Co. (Milwaukee, WI). Barry Wehmiller Co., Inc. (St. Louis, MO) has purchased the intellectual rights of I & H Engineered Systems (Gaylord, MI). Pacific Bearing Co. (Rockford, IL) has formed a strategic alliance with Rexroth Star (Charlotte, NC). Motts Inc. (Stamford, CN) has agreed to acquire Carteret Packaging, Inc. (Carteret, NJ) for $14.8 million. Menasha Corp. (Northfield, IL) has acquired Accurate Container Corp. (Santa Fe Springs, CA). Fogg Filler Co. (Holland, MI) has partnered with Scholle Corp. (Northlake, IL) to manufacture high-speed rotary bag-in-box filling equipment. Marconi Data Systems (Wood Dale, IL) has sold a shipping supplies line called General Product Line to a group investors who will operate the company, now called Marsh Shipping Supply Co., LLC, in Owensville, MO, and Marion, IL.
Valéron Strength Films (Houston, TX) has officially changed its name from Van Leer Flexibles, L.P. paperloop.com (San Francisco, CA) has joined with with ABB Automations (New Berlin, WI) pulp, paper, metal and minerals business to create technical resources, customer applications, and collaborate on B2B transactions for the industry.