–Alcoa (Richmond, VA) installed a new biaxial film line using chilled roll casting technology at the firm’s plastics extrusion plant in Grottoes, VA.
–Smurfit-Stone Container (Chicago, IL) purchased a flexible packaging plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
–Audion Automation (Dallas, TX) is now part of the new Audion Packaging Group that was formed to provide the company’s complete line of flexible packaging products under one umbrella.
–TNA North America (Coppell, TX) changed its address to 680 S. Royal Lane, Coppell, TX, 75019-3800; phone: 972/462-6500, fax: 972/462-6599.
–WPO Secretariat (Kista, Sweden) will move from the United States to Sweden at Box 9, SE-164 93 Kista, Sweden; phone: 011/46.8.752.5778, fax: 011/46.8.751.3889.
–Affiliates of the Sick Group (Minneapolis, MN) acquired Robotic Vision Systems’ (Canton, MA) material handling business.
–Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) and Packaging Machines Intl. (Elk Grove, IL) announced a new partnership and will offer integrated packaging systems through PMI.
–Klöckner Pentaplast (Gordonsville, VA) acquired Witt Plastics (Greenville, OH).
–Westvaco’s (Stamford, CT) Packaging Resources Group signed a memorandum of understanding with Gralex, Inc. (Lewis Center, OH).
–Romaco, Inc. (Pompton Plains, NJ) moved into its new North American headquarters, a 60ꯠ sq’ facility that helps the company unite its distribution operation with Romaco’s index capsule filler mfg. operation.