PolyOne Corp. (Avon Lake, OH), formerly M.A. Hanna and Geon, has formed a new packaging business to serve plastics customers. Pliant Corp. (Schaumburg, IL) will purchase three blown film extrusion lines with Optifil® P-2 automatic dies. Raabe Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI) opened a $2 million liquid production facility. Amcor Twinpak-North America Inc. (Burlington, Ontario, Canada) has finished a 20ꯠ sq plant addition at its Granby, Quebec, plastic tube facility. The co. also spent $5.2 million on new equipment. Unifoil (Passaic Park, NJ) has spent $1.5 million in capital investments. Specialty Films & Associates (Hebron, KY) has moved its operations into a new 85ꯠ sq building at 2000 Arbor Tech Dr., Hebron, KY 41048; phone: 859/647-4100, fax: 859/647-4105. Plastic Suppliers (Columbus, OH) has expanded its oriented polystyrene film and sheet mfg. capacity to service industrial market segments domestically and abroad. Montesino Associates (Wilmington, DE) has reorganized to form Montesino Associates, LLC and Montesino Technologies, Inc. and has opened a new head office at 1900 Superfine Lane, Suite 7, Wilmington, DE 19802; phone: 302/888-2355, fax: 302/888-2350. Marshall and Williams Plastics (Woonsocket, RI), a div. of Parkinson Tech., will begin operating its new 15ꯠ sq Pilot Lab in Providence, RI, this month. Proma Tech (Franklin, MA) will expand its mfg. facility and increase its capacity by 35%. Western Industries Corp. (Oklahoma City, OK) has expanded its operations to include mfg. of corrugated boxes. Motomans (West Carrollton, OH) Detroit regional center is relocating from Auburn Hills, MI, to a new 17ꯠ sq facility in Wixom, MI. Techpack America (Paris, France) will now be attached to the make-up business unit of Techpack. Ritrama (Minneapolis, MN) has opened a seventh distribution warehouse in Chicago. Alpha Gear Drives, Inc. (Elk Grove Village, IL) has opened alpha Canada at 21 Pamela St., Waterdown, Ontario, Canada LOR 2H3; phone: 905/690-7086, fax: 905/690-7084. Arrowhead Conveyor (Oshkosh, WI), a div. of Arrowhead Systems LLC, opened a sales and engineering office in Lynchburg, VA.
Ramsey Technology (Minneapolis, MN), has changed its name to Thermo Ramsey as part of a new corporate identity strategy; Goring Kerr (Minneapolis, MN) has changed its name to Thermo Goring Kerr; Allen Coding Systems (Minneapolis, MN) has changed its name to Thermo Allen Coding USA.