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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.
Highlighting its Freightliner Trucks Business Class M2, Daimler Trucks North America LLC’s Freightliner trucks offer the M2 106 and M2 112, which both feature best-in-class visibility with a 2,500-square-inch windshield and have numerous manual, automated and automatic transmission choices, the company says.
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Charlotte, N.C., announced that it earned $16.2 million on net sales of $434.5 million for the third quarter of 2013, compared with a net income of $10.1 million on net sales of $419.9 million for the prior-year period.
Minneapolis-based HighJump Software named Jonathan Kwok director of Asia-Pacific sales. Material Process Equipment Inc., Highland, Mich., hired Terry Woolford as business development manager. He will be responsible for driving sales of the company’s electrical inspection systems including its Cassel metal detectors, X-ray equipment and checkweighers.
Admix introduced Rotosolver II, an energy-saving high-shear mixer. This next-generation equipment is designed to offer a 30 percent reduction in energy consumption and a 10 percent improvement on dispersion when compared with the original model, the company says.
Eaton, Galesburg, Mich., appointed Shane Groner Navistar global account director. In his new role, Groner will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of global production and aftermarket sales strategies for Navistar and Caterpillar around the world.
Forty-five percent of U.S. households now can recycle cartons through their curbside recycling programs and other recycling venues, the Carton Council of North America reports. This opportunity is due to a voluntary collaboration between private and public sectors that includes industry recycling facilities and local governments, the Vernon Hills, Ill.-based organization says.
In response to a wave of lightweight closure solutions, Closure Systems International (CSI) released the Flex-Chuck, which offers a new approach to capping chuck design.
Fifth Gear created an infographic that provides 15 tips for creating an ideal customer experience. Some of the tips might seem obvious, but you would be surprised as to how many companies aren't following some of these tactics, according to the company.
Quality Beverage LP, Taunton, Mass., acquired the remaining interest of Consolidated Beverages LLC, Auburn, Mass. Quality Beverage now will operate two divisions located in Taunton and Auburn.
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