Imaje, a wholly owned
subsidiary of the New York-based Dover Group, acquired Fas-Co Hi
Res. Division based in Chandler, Ariz.
Fas-Co has been manufacturing various types of high-resolution
drop-on-demand printers for more than 20 years and brings significant
expertise to Imaje.
Ryder System Inc., Miami,
opened a radio frequency identification (RFID) technology test lab in its
192,000-square-foot, multi-client facility in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Ryder will use the lab to test RFID vendor hardware and software, tag
placement configuration on products, package design and the integration of
RFID to Warehouse Management Systems and Transportation Management Systems
to determine gained supply chain efficiencies for customers.
Dawsonville, Ga., received five awards from the Packaging and Label Gravure Association. The company took top honors in four categories: Reverse Printed,
Special Effects, Surface Printed and More than 13 Percent Shrink. Among the
award-winning sleeves were White Rock
Distilleries Fire Water & Barbarossa and North American Beverage’s Diet
The Packaging Machinery
Manufacturers Institute, Arlington, Va., is
partnering with technology software developer BDMetrics to revolutionize
the Pack Expo trade show experience with My PackExpo. The new program is a
personalized Web-based tool available for each Pack Expo attendee to
generate a custom- tailored report of people, products and conference
sessions to the attendee’s needs and interests.
Sato in Singapore and Tagistics Corp. in Boca
Raton, Fla., entered into a partnership for the cross-marketing and
distribution of each company’s products. Tagistics will include
Sato’s RFID Printers as standard equipment for its RFID Central
solution, while Sato will market RFID Central worldwide.
Sato’s American division, based in Charlotte,
N.C., certified ScanSource Inc., Greenville, S.C., in the Sato RFID Solutions training
program and designated it as a Sato RFID Certified Partner. As a Sato RFID
Certified Partner, ScanSource is authorized to support the sales activities
of Sato RFID solutions.
TNT, Jacksonville, Fla.,
finalized the first phase of its RFID program, involving six projects. The
company says results of the projects have proved that the use of
intelligent tags in real supply chain operations leads to substantial
process improvements like increased efficiency, improved visibility of
parts in logistics flows or reduction of errors. Based on the successful
outcome of the six projects, TNT is further implementing RFID technology
throughout its divisions.
Rexam plc, London, won the
Customer Mastery award at the Managing
Automation magazine’s first
Progressive Manufacturing summit in the United States. The award is given
to a manufacturer that has “re-thought and re-engineered business
processes around customer demand and demonstrated improvements in customer
The Association for Operations Management, Alexandria, Va., created a new industry certification to
meet changing educational needs supply chain management. The Certified
Supply Chain Professional designation is designed for professionals
interested in the field of supply chain management and for those working
with enterprise resources planning systems.
Alfa Laval, Richmond, Va.,
launched a new Virtual Showroom on the company’s Web site to present
14 new products in the fields of heat transfer and separation. Available at
alfalaval.us, the showroom takes the visitor on a virtual tour of the
products presented within the past six months.
A U.S. District Court in Ohio dismissed all claims
asserted by Multi-Color Corp., Cincinnati, against American Fuji
Seal Inc., Bardstown, Ky. Multi-Color had sued
American Fuji Seal claiming that American Fuji Seal’s perforated
DuraCore in-mold label infringed U.S. patents.