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Colbert Packaging Corp. expanded its service offerings to include technical sales support services aimed at improving the quality and efficiency of customers’ packaging, processes, and production. John Yingst was named technical sales support manager.

Pregis Corp. acquired IntelliPack, Inc.

Labeltronix completed registration to the ISO 9001:2008 standard.

Amcor Rigid Plastics is the new corporate name of the former Amcor PET Packaging business.

The U.S. Patent Office awarded WS Packaging Group, Inc. a patent for its FlexWrap™ extended text label, which is part of its MultiVision® line of extended text labels.

Germany-based Pepperl+Fuchs signed an agreement with Siemens Industry Automation Division, Germany, to acquire Siemens’ binary proximity sensor business.

Fanuc Robotics America, Inc., added its M-1iA robot to the Certified Education Robot Training (CERT) program line-up.

Berlin Packaging completed its acquisition of All-Pak, Inc.

Motion Control Robotics Inc., signed a Smartcard Automatic Guided Cart (AGC) Value Added Reseller Agreement with the Jervis B. Webb Co., a subsidiary of Daifuku.

LMS and Germany-based Menshen have signed an agreement to provide LMS’ SimpleSqueeze® valves for Menshen’s line of weldspouts (for flexible packaging).

Perfecseal, a Bemis Co. announced its registration to the ISO 13485:2003 Medical Device Quality Management System for its facility in Carolina, PR.

Multivac, Inc. announced it will expand its nationwide customer service network with regionally-based representatives within each of its sales territories.


Peter Knapp was appointed president of International Logistics Services for the Jacobson Companies.

Amber Ungrady was appointed director of quality for Red Lion Controls.

Industrial Dynamics/filtec announced the following new appointments: Brian Keith, technical writer; Dave Kriebel, research and development project manager; and Beny Levy, HMI/media analyst.

Renee Shreves joined The Dow Chemical Co. as an account manager for the Dow Elastomers business.

Teri Johnson was appointed InterContinental sales manager for the Australia/New Zealand, Asia Pacific, and Latin American regions.

John Moyer was appointed quality systems manager for Cortegra.

Cliff Brehm was promoted to president, COO for Automated Packaging Systems.

Jerl Jenkins was hired as Central Division regional sales manager for Krones Inc.

Malcolm Harrison was named group director plastic packaging for London-based Rexam PLC.

Imran Mukhtar was named vice president, operations for LMI Packaging Solutions, Inc.

Doreen Becker was named packaging market development manager, North American market, for Americhem.

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