(Mason, OH) has opened its European mfg. and administrative headquarters in Wales, U.K.Milacron (Batavia, OH) has united its two brands in injection molding to form Ferromatik-Milacron, which will replace the Milacron brand name.Caraustar Industries (Austell, GA) has announced that all of its acquired products and services will do business under the Caraustar brand name.Crown Simplimatic (Lynchburg, VA) has broken ground for a new 50ꯠ sq mfg. and assembly facility on the co.s 20-acre plant site.CFC Intl. (Chicago Heights, IL) has formed a separate div. called CFC Holographics.National Starch & Chemical Co. (Bridgewater, NJ) has invested more than $16 million into expanding its Rayong, Thailand, plant, increasing the production capacity by 50%.Adept Technology (San Jose, CA) has created four new business units responsible for its Semiconductor, Silma, Motion Control and Assembly/Material handling divisions.ID Technology (Fort Worth, TX) has announced the opening of its Mid-Atlantic regional office to accommodate local inventories and demonstration equipment.BASF Corp. (Mount Olive, NJ) will set up a new sales organization in Charlotte, NC, on March 15.Somec Corp. (Orlando, FL) has announced the addition of new equipment and services to its end-handling business from Daiwa.
Mitsubishi Polyester Film (Greer, SC) will increase its capacity by more than 20ꯠ tons at the Greer facility by 2003.Pester USA (Allendale, NJ) has doubled the size of its facility and staff by relocating to 7 Pearl Ct., Allendale, NJ 07401; phone: 201/327-7009, fax: 201/327-7824.Spear Inc.