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Vacuum Barrier Corp. added the EasyDose G2 Lite to its Nitrodose portfolio of liquid nitrogen injection systems.
Pro Mach Inc., Cincinnati, completed its acquisition of global capping machinery manufacturer Ets. André Zalkin & Cie. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Zalkin’s management team and employees will continue to operate from their facilities in Montreuil L’Argillé and Rueil-Malmaison, France.
Avure Technologies, Franklin, Tenn., separated into two distinct operating units: Avure Industrial Division and Avure HPP Equipment and Services Division. Both divisions will operate as separate strategic business units. This separation allows each to focus on customer service, new product development and application support specific to its specialty, the company says. Jeff Williams was named chief executive officer of the HPP Equipment and Services Division, and Jan Söderström will assume the position of chief executive officer of the Avure Industrial Division.
KHS developed the new, horizontally arranged Feedflow feed module for conveying very light preforms to its InnoPET Blomax stretch blow molder.
Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group added a new precision digital pressure gauge to its portfolio of pressure products.
Thomasville, N.C.-based Wright Global Graphics made a $1.5 million investment in an eight-color Mark Andy P5 press to meet the demands of the expanding food and beverage industry. The new press streamlines the label printing and finishing process and allows the company to provide customers with the printed product labels needed to stand out on retail shelves, the company says.
Spirax Sarco released its new AEL6 series of smart, high-speed linear electric actuators.
Verst Group Logistics offers one-source shrink-sleeve contract decorating for consumer packaged goods brands.
Paxton Products’ new Ionized Air System can be used to remove particulates, dust and contaminants from surfaces by using its powerful ionization capabilities coupled with Paxton’s centrifugal blowers and air delivery systems.
Dematic, Grand Rapids, Mich., announced that it is expanding its West Coast operations to address customers' needs to continue to localize distribution and deliver goods more cost and time efficiently to consumers. Pat Fitzpatrick was appointed as general manager to lead the Western expansion efforts. In his new role, he is responsible for managing the sales and engineering efforts in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii. The company also is adding 10-20 engineers and support jobs at its new office located in Orange, Calif.
In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)
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