Tetra Pak International SA,
Lausanne, Switzerland, will receive one of nine 2006 World Business Awards
in support of the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals for its
Food for Development program. The award, which recognizes the role
businesses can play in implementing UN goals for reducing poverty, was
presented on behalf of the UN Development program, The Prince of Wales
International Business Leaders Forum and the International Chamber of
Commerce. Tetra Pak’s program initiates and supports school feeding
and agricultural development programs through public and private
partnerships. More than 40 million school children, 15 million of them
living in developing countries, are served milk and other nutritious drinks
in Tetra Pak packages.
Calif., acquired Eleven Technology Inc., Cambridge, Mass., in an all-cash transaction. Eleven
Technology will be reported within Trimble’s Mobile Solutions
Pro Mach Inc., Cincinnati,
acquired Allpax Products Inc., Covington, La., and will become a new division within Pro
Mach’s primary packaging business unit. With the acquisition, the
company adds retorting and sterilization capabilities, and advanced
material handling and automated control systems and software. The company
also acquired The Glennon Group, Milwaukee, a provider of labeling, marking and packaging
systems and services in the Midwest.
Toyota celebrated the
production of its 250,000th lift truck at the Toyota Industrial Equipment
Manufacturing plant in Columbus, Ind. The majority of Toyota Material
Handling USA’s lift trucks sold in the United States are manufactured
at the Columbus facility.
NatureWorks LLC and Risupack Corp. signed a
sales and trademark licensing agreement that will enable Risupack to
purchase NatureWorks PLA resin and use the NatureWorks trademark and logo
on its plant-based plastic products. Risupack will launch a product
showroom in Tokyo called Risu Design Forum to display the full range of
NatureWorks PLA-based plastic packaging Risupack produces for the Japanese
Pacific Ozone Technology,
Benicia, Calif., shipped its 5,000th installation, a 6M24 Ozone Generation
System imprinted with a special gold-colored tag that displayed the serial
number 5,000. The 10-year-old company, with more than 100 standard
products, held an employee celebration marking the milestone.
KHS USA Inc., Waukesha,
Wis., restructured its commercial group to include a beverage area focusing
on beer, soft drink, non-carbonated beverage, water and distilled spirits.
The group is managed by Mike Brancato.
Packaging operation in North America is constructing a new custom PET
blowmolding plant in Wytheville, Va., dedicated to the supply of PepsiCo
heat-set containers primarily for the Gatorade product. The $80-million
operation is scheduled to be in production by March 2007, with an initial
annual capacity of more than 1 billion units.