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.
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 waco-lab-supply.com.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
videojet.com. 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
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, ecovation.com, which features enhanced navigation and offers
content such as technology and application information as well as client
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.
Beverage Industry’s November issue highlights the 100-year advocacy of the American Beverage Association and what’s next for CEO Katherine Lugar and a new plastics initiative, Every Bottle Back. This issue includes a special report on craft beer, an Up Close With feature on PRESS hard cider and what is sparking innovation in natural colors. Read more about how protein is powering up beverages and how warehouses are using WMS and WCS systems to streamline operations. As usual, the latest trends in new products, packaging and ingredients are highlighted.
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