Alcoa Packaging, Richmond,
Va., entered into a preferred partnership agreement with Graham Packaging, York, Pa. Through the agreement, both firms can provide
shrink sleeve labels and blown container solutions to their customers. The
firms will offer co-promotional sales and marketing.
Ryder System Inc., Miami,
has been awarded a distribution and transportation management contract with
Nestlé Chile S.A. Ryder was selected to consolidate Nestlé
Chile S.A.’s distribution network into a more centralized operation.
Under the multi-year contract, Ryder will manage two multi-customer
distribution centers with a combined 400,000 square feet of finished
products located in Maipú and Quilicura, Chile. Ryder will manage
the outbound transportation of 60 to 80 vehicle loads per day to more than
600 Nestlé customers.
Eastman Chemical Co. reorganized
into two business groups effective April 1. The chemicals and fibers
business group will consist of the company’s performance chemicals
and intermediates; fibers; and coatings, adhesives, specialty polymers and
inks segments. The polymers business group will include the company’s
polymers and specialty plastics segments. As part of the realignment,
organizations that were part of Eastman’s Voridian Division will be
folded into these two groups. Fibers will become part of the chemicals and
fibers group. Polymers manufacturing will now be part of the polyesters
business. This group will take advantage of synergies between the polymers
and the specialty plastics organizations.
Caterpillar formed Cat Environmental Technologies,
a new group that brings the development and manufacturing of all
after-treatment technology and products in-house. The result is a single
source for engine technology that meets emissions standards while reducing
the environmental impact of Cat engines. Cat Environmental Technologies is part of the
Caterpillar Engine Component business unit.