Anchor Glass Container Corp., Tampa, Fla., last month filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
protection for the third time in a decade. The manufacturer of glass
bottles for beverages such as Yoo-Hoo and Budweiser said high energy costs
had spoiled its finances and jeopardized a loan payment due Aug. 15. The
company also confirmed it made accounting errors in financial statements as
far back as 2001, two years before it went public.
Miller Brewing Co.
recognized Multi-Color Corp., Cincinnati, as its Supplier of the Year for 2004. This is the
third time the label producer has earned Miller’s top supplier award.
Nissan Diesel America,
Irving, Texas, launched a rapid delivery program for light-duty van
body-equipped UD Trucks. The program offers 10-day completion times and
expedited delivery of finished units to UD Trucks dealers located in the
Midwestern, Northeastern and Southeastern United States.
Pacific Ozone Technology,
Benicia, Calif., opened an Ozone SuperStore. The store offers a complete
line of components, fittings and specialty products needed to design,
outfit and maintain ozone contact or delivery system as well as technical
LXE Inc., Atlanta,
established a new Asia Pacific headquarters and regional support center in
Videojet Technologies Inc.,
Wood Dale, Ill., has launched a redesigned Web site at videojet.com. The
new site is designed to help visitors quickly find information on marking
and coding solutions for a variety of applications. A section dedicated to
the consumer packaged goods market gives details on appropriate coding technologies and case studies of customers who solved coding
Ryder System Inc., Miami,
was named a Visteon Important Partner (VIP) by Visteon
Corp. for exemplifying “Best in
Class” performance and “going above and beyond” to meet
Visteon’s needs. Award recipients must achieve 100 percent
concurrence across all customer functions and operating regions to confirm
that they have demonstrated the high level of performance that Visteon
promotes within its supply base.
has partnered with SATO Corp., Charlotte, N.C., to enable both companies to expand their
offerings of RFID end-to-end software and hardware solutions, warehouse
management solutions and complete installation and integration services.
The combination of companies’ products, solutions and services
simplifies the process to get EPC-compliant RFID solutions quickly to the
Ball Corp., Broomfield,
Colo., converted a beverage can manufacturing line in its Monticello, Ind.,
plant from the production of 12-ounce beverage cans to a line capable of
producing beverage cans in sizes up to 16-ounces. In June, the company
completed the conversion of a line in its Golden, Colo., plant from
12-ounce cans to 24-ounce specialty beverage cans.
For the third time in the past four years, MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems takes
the President’s Award at the National Paperboard Packaging
Competition. With a total of 235 entries in 30 categories, the
Tailgate’r beverage carrier topped the list by demonstrating an
ingenious new way of combining a case of beer with a beverage cooler.
Arlington, Va., introduced FlotillaSoft as its new distributor of
TruckStops Routing and Scheduling Software and OptiSite Distribution
Planning Model in Mexico. Both systems are used by logistics operators to
reduce the cost of distribution through optimization.
E2M and Polytron, both in Norcross, Ga.,
celebrated the 20th anniversary of their alliance. Since 1985, they have
been partners in the design and delivery of integrated manufacturing