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A+ Secure Packaging, LLC’s completed facility is registered as a Drug Firm by the Food and Drug Administration.

HSA Systems ApS opened HSA Systems Inc. as its North American operations.

DAK Americas LLC acquired the integrated PET and PTA business of Eastman Chemical Co.

The RB Dwyer Group installed an infinitely variable cylinder web offset (IVCO) press, manufactured by RDP Marathon, at its Wilkes Barre, PA location.

Clariant opened its Greater China headquarters in Shanghai.

Tomar Plastics Intl. moved its offices and warehouse to Islandia, NY.

Clamco moved to its new larger manufacturing facility located in Berea, OH.

Butler-MacDonald completed a $2.3 million upgrade to improve its packaging services. Norwood Marking Systems appointed Ecuador-based Rinteco as its distributor in Ecuador.

Advanced Detection Systems was awarded a patent for its vibration monitoring and compensating technology used in its ProScan Max metal detector.

Videojet Technologies will commence direct operations in Mexico under the business name Videojet Technologies México, upon purchasing F. Armida y Cía’s coding business.


Multisorb Technologies announced the following appointments: Jim Renda, president, and Ken Credle, business development leader, electronics. Also, James Balon, corporate finance director for Multisorb, was awarded the 2010 Financial Executive of the Year Award for Manufacturing, by Buffalo Business First, for his achievements in corporate finance.

Rick Chrzan was appointed regional sales manager for Spee-Dee® Packaging Machinery, Inc.

David Batten and Doreen McCarthy have joined Constar as regional account managers for Constar.

Luke Barber was named business development manager for Pro Mach, Inc.

Bryan Cox was appointed staff engineer for Pharma Tech Industries.

John Hayes will become chief executive officer of Ball Corp. at its January 2011 board of directors meeting, as R. David Hoover retires as current CEO but will remain chairman of the board.

Jim Fields was appointed South Central sales manager for Shuttleworth Inc.

Hytrol Conveyor Co. added Chuck Waddle as vice president of business development.

Mark Aamodt joined Dynamic Conveyor as sales coordinator.


Mocon, Inc. received the Minnesota Trade Office’s Governor’s International Trade Award.
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