Pall Food and Beverage, part of Pall Corp. based in East Hills, N.Y., is a sponsor for The Brewing Industry International Awards, held every two years in the United Kingdom. Additionally, TrenStar Inc. signed an agreement with organizers of the awards to provide U.S. brewers funding to compensate for shipping costs. The entry deadline is Feb. 27, and judging takes place in Burton in March and London in April, with the Awards Ceremony at London's Guildhall on May 25.
Pliant Corp., Schaumburg, Ill., recently expanded production of its R122 high-speed machine film and R410 hand film. Shipment of the films from its Toronto, Ontario, manufacturing facility began in December.
Pechiney Plastic Packaging Inc., Chicago, has installed four blown film lines at its Neenah, Wis., plant. The lines were installed to keep up with growing demand in the marketplace for multilayer high-barrier films.
Sawmill Cove Industrial Park, Sitka, Alaska, has entered into a long-term purchase agreement to sell raw bulk water from Blue Lake to Quest Imports International, New York City. Quest has identified 20 countries it will target to export a minimum of 40 million gallons per year.
Invensys, London, and Oxford University recently announced a five-year, approximately $5.8-million extension to Invensys’ funding of the University Technology Center for Advanced Instrumentation in the University's Department of Engineering Science. Major accomplishments from the partnership include self-validating sensors, accurate flow measurement, better measurement of data quality and improved condition monitoring for railway points machines.
Multi-Color Corp., Cincinnati, Ohio, was named the 7th Most Up and Coming Company in Forbes magazine's 200 Best Small Companies issue.
Peterbilt Motors Co., Denton, Texas, recently named Peterbilt of Springfield, Strafford, Mo., the 2002 Red Oval Dealer of the Year. Peterbilt of Springfield is owned and operated by Claire and Glenn Larson. In other news, Cabmate cab air suspension systems have been added to Peterbilt Class 6 and 7 Model 330 truck and tractor configurations.
Tenergy Water LLC, New Britain, Conn., recently signed an exclusive Manufacturing, License and Technology Transfer Agreement with Christ AG, Switzerland. Under the agreement, Christ AG acquired a minority interest in Tenergy Water, renaming the company Tenergy Christ Water LLC.
Thermo Electron Corp., Beverly, Mass., recently received the 2003 Frost & Sullivan Leadership Award for its line of Orion water analysis products. The award is given each year to a company that exhibits market leadership through its marketing strategy.
Exopack, Spartanburg, S.C., recently acquired Plassein International Corp. With the addition of Plassein facilities, Exopack operates seven plastics and seven paper flexible packaging manufacturing facilities.
Constar International, Philadelphia, recently teamed with GlaxoSmithKline to create two bottles for Ribena Juice in the United Kingdom. The 200- and 330-ml. bottles of juice are sold singularly and in multi-packs.
Anderson Instrument Co. Inc., Fultonville, N.Y., has acquired sanitary instrument supplier Negele Industrieelektronik GmbH & Co., Egg-an-der-Günz, Germany.
Rexam plc, a global consumer packaging company, recently acquired 89 percent of the share capital of Latasa SA.
Kenilworth, N.J.-based White Systems, a division of FKI Logistex, recently signed an agreement with Pacific Integrated Handling (PIH), making PIH its exclusive distributor in 13 western U.S. states. The companies also have tentatively agreed to a similar relationship for British Columbia, Canada.
— ID Technology Corp., 2051 Franklin Dr., Ft. Worth, Texas 76106; 888/438-3242; idtechnology.com
— Shure-Glue Systems Inc.,
457 Circle Freeway Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45246;
— Flowserve Corp., 5215 N. O'Connor Blvd., Ste. 2300, Irving, Texas 75039; 801/489-2393; flowserve.com
— Mettler-Toledo Inc., 1900 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, Ohio 43240; 614/438-4511; mt.com/us
— Millipore Corp.; 290 Concord Rd., Billerica, Mass. 01821; 978/715-4321; millipore.com/foodbev