Orbis Corp., Oconomowoc,
Wis., acquired Linpac Group Ltd., a material handling business with facilities in Georgetown
and Bardstown, Ky., and sales, engineering and testing capabilities in
Rochester, N.Y., was named the Best Workplace in the Americas 2006 by
Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation for
exemplary human resources practices in the graphic communications industry.
commercial van division, based in Detroit, announced Chevrolet Express and
GMC Savana are now included in the 100,000-mile/five-year powertrain
Sidel Group, Norcross, Ga.,
extended its 24/7 technical assistance hotline to include service to
Europe, Africa and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Trimble Navigation Ltd.
Sunnyvale, Calif., agreed to acquire @Road Inc.
, Fremont, Calif.
Flowserve Corp., Dallas,
opened new administrative headquarters in Essen, Germany. The headquarters
will serve its Flow Solutions Europe, Middle East and Africa operations.
The merger between Thermo
Electron Corp. and Fisher
Scientific International Inc. has been
completed and the company will be known as Thermo
Fisher Scientific Inc., based in Waltham, Mass.
3M, St. Paul, Minn.,
acquired Biotrace International, Bridgend, England, a manufacturer and supplier of
industrial microbiology products used in food processing safety.
Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Inc.’s plant in Columbus, Ind., received the Indiana
Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in the Five Years
Continuous Improvement category for its leadership in using environmental
strategies in its production and decision-making processes.
Atlanta, introduced the Packaging Systems Optimization Program to help
companies reduce packaging costs and achieve sustainability.
Quality Packaging Specialists International LLC, Winston-Salem, N.C., is a new joint enterprise formed by
the Alliance Division of Rock-Tenn Co., Ozburn-Hessey Logistics and Quality Packaging
Specialists Inc. to provide consumer
packaged goods and retail customers with solutions for merchandising
displays, contract packaging, logistics and distribution services.
Eaton Corp., Eden Prairie,
Minn., announced the formation of Application & Commercial Engineering
teams to augment sales channel and customer application expertise.
Pacific Ozone Technology,
Benicia, Calif., formed Element Ozone, a sister company supplying ozone technology for light
commercial and consumer applications.
Hayssen Packaging Technologies Inc., Duncan, S.C., and Barry-Wehmiller Cos. Inc., St. Louis, Mo., purchased the assets of Sandiacre Rose Forgrove, Nottingham,
England. The agreement will form one of the largest flexible packaging
equipment providers and will be known as HayssenSandiacre.
The Institute of Packaging Professionals, Naperville, Ill., has formed
the Sustainable Packaging Task Group, which will hold its first meeting in January.