Supplier News

Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Bosch Rexroth Corp.’s service automation business unit has introduced the Genuine Rexroth program. The program provides expertise in parts, repairs, service and training. The unit also offers a customer help desk, field service, repair service, spare parts supply, retrofit and modernization, and training.
Wilkens-Anderson Co., Chicago, Ill., recently published a full-color 800-page Waco Laboratory Equipment Catalog. Product descriptions, pricing and other information for laboratory apparatus, instruments, supplies, chemicals and glassware are included in the catalog. For a free copy, visit
National Instrument Co., Baltimore, Md., has announced technical service is available for its Filamatic liquid filling systems. Whether a small mechanical adjustment, a conversion from a semi-automatic filler to an automatic unit, or a complete upgrade to handle a new product line, the company has trained service technicians.
PlantWeb University, the online process automation educational Web site sponsored by Emerson Process Management, Austin, Texas, recently celebrated its two-year anniversary of providing free instruction on using PlantWeb digital plant technologies to meet common operational challenges in the process automation industry. To access PlantWeb University, visit
Portola Packaging Inc., San Jose, Calif., has completed a licensing agreement with Midbrook Inc. for the production, marketing and sale of Portola's Cap Snap Water Equipment. Midbrook, with manufacturing locations in Jackson, Mich., and Sao Paulo, Brazil, is a manufacturer of metal parts, washing and drying equipment, and robotic and conveying systems.
TranSystems Corp., Kansas City, Mo., recently opened an office in Minneapolis. The new office is located at 100 Portland Ave., Crown Plaza Bldg., Ste. 275, Minneapolis, Minn. 55401. The phone number is 612/372-5814.
FKI Logistex has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $24 million for a bulk- and tray-mail sorting and distribution system at the United States Postal Service (USPS) International Service Center located at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Queens, N.Y.
AdvantaPure, Southampton, Pa., now offers customers in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia access to the company’s products through its international distribution network. AdvantaPure has network distributors in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Brazil, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Japan, Korea and Malaysia.
Wentworth Mold Inc., Grain Valley, Mo., recently opened a facility in Poland to manufacture SuperCell for PET shell blowmolds. Equipped with the latest CNC 5-axis machining centers and CNC lathes, the facility is in Poniatowa, Poland.
Owens-Illinois Inc., Toledo, Ohio, recently sold its blowmolded plastic container operations in North America, South America and Europe to Graham Packaging Co., a division of the Blackstone Group.
Sonoco’s Pack Center in Devens, Mass., was awarded Star Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Worksite status by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Star designation in the performance-based VPP recognizes employers and employees who work with OSHA to achieve employee injury/illness rates below their industry average through exemplary occupational safety and health programs.
Holland, Mich.-based Fogg Co. recently received the 2004 Aqua Award from the International Bottled Water Association for its 16-page brochure showcasing Fogg’s product line. The IBWA Aqua Awards, recently presented at BevExpo in Tampa, Fla., recognized the best in advertising and public relations programs produced by IBWA member companies.
Peterbilt Motors Co., Denton, Texas, recently announced Class Pays Coupon Books — worth more than $1,800 in savings on parts, accessories and service work — are now available at participating Peterbilt dealerships throughout North America.
Videojet Technologies Inc., Wood Dale, Ill., is holding a contest to find the oldest Videojet small character ink jet printer still in active production in the United States. The winner will be awarded a new Videojet small character continuous ink jet printer of their choice. Contest details and entry forms are available from Videojet sales and service personnel, or by visiting The deadline for entering the contest is Dec. 31, 2004.
Cadec Corp., Londonderry, N.H., a provider of mobile information systems for the transportation industry, recently introduced satellite communication to its Mobius TTSR system.
ExxonMobil Chemical Corp., Houston, Texas, recently presented its solutions-based approach featuring a product portfolio that included polyethylene, polypropylene, specialty copolymers, ethylene elastomers and metallocene catalyzed products at K 2004 in Duesseldorf, Germany.
Ecovation Inc., Victor, N.Y., a provider of wastewater treatment technology, recently launched a new Web site,, which features enhanced navigation and offers content such as technology and application information as well as client success stories.
Clarcor Inc. recently formed the Purolator Advanced Filtration Group, which is headquartered in Greensboro, N.C. The new group is made up of five divisions of Clarcor: Filter Products Inc., Sacramento, Calif.; Total Filter Technology, North Chelmsford, Mass.; Purolator Facet Inc., Greensboro, N.C.; Facet USA, Tulsa, Okla.; and Purolator EFP, Houston, Texas and Shelby, N.C.
ID Technology, Fort Worth, Texas, has signed on as exclusive U.S. distributor for the Electronic Printing Development (EPD) line of Thermal Transfer Overprinters.
Rexam plc, London, recently acquired the 40 percent shareholding it does not own in the Chinese beverage can business, Rexam Beverage Can Zhao Qing, from its joint venture partner, Hua Xing Investment Ltd.
Ball Corp., Broomfield, Colo., has converted a 12-ounce beverage can line to a 24-ounce can line in its Golden, Colo.-based facility. The $12.5 million conversion will be complete during the second quarter of next year.
PBM Plastics Inc., Newport News, Va., was recently audited by Shuster Laboratories.  The audit results showed that PBM Plastics demonstrated sufficient manufacturing capability and quality control systems to consistently produce high quality baby bottle liners as specified by the retail drug store chain.