R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc. (Winston-Salem, NC) will sell its packaging unit, reportedly worth as much as $600 million.
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) will convert the No. 1 paper machine at its Hodge, LA, mill to kraft paper, phasing out corrugated medium production at the mill over the next several months.
Wago Corp. (Germantown, WI) has teamed up with Advanced Production Systems, Inc. (Louisville, KY) to provide users with a way to link business systems to the plant floor without programming.
American Packaging Capital, Inc. (Delray Beach, FL) has relocated to 7296 W. Mercada Way, Delray Beach, FL 33446, phone; 561/499-5144, fax; 561/499-5145.
Messe München of Munich, Germany, has changed the name of its beverage technology fair from drinktec-interbrau to drinktec.
Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. (St. Louis, MO) has acquired the assets and business of the changeparts div. of Perplas Inc. (Avondale, PA).
SWF Companies (Reedley, CA) appointed Technical Sales Solutions (Schaumburg, IL) as a preferred sales agent for the Midwest.
Flint Ink Corp. (Ann Arbor, MI) and KeyMaster Technologies, Inc. (Kennewick, WA) have agreed to provide “smart” ink and coatings systems to brand named product mfg. throughout the world.
Nigrelli Systems Inc. (Kiel, WI) and Kuka Robotics Corp. (Augsburg, Germany) signed a systems partner agreement enabling Nigrelli Systems to integrate Kuka robots into packaging, food, material handling, and processing systems.
MPI Label Systems (Sebring, OH) expanded its flexographic label div. mfg. base by adding a new RFID div.