Owens-Illinois Inc., Toledo, Ohio, has acquired the business and
assets of Tianjin New World Glass Containers Co. Ltd., China, for approximately
$9 million. The new company will conduct business as O-I Tianjin Glass Co Ltd.
Alcan Inc.’s Alcan Packaging Mexico S.A. de C.V. has acquired the packaging assets and business of Recubrimientos y Lamina-ciones de Papel S.A. de C.V. (Relapasa), Monterrey, Mexico. Relapasa’s plant
employs 250 people and had 2005 sales of almost $22 million. With this
acquisition, Alcan Packaging Mexico will have approximately 1,250 employees
at three flexible packaging sites.
As of Jan. 1, UNOVA Inc., Everett, Wash., changed its name to Intermec. The name change reflects the
company’s transformation during the past eight years from a
manufacturing systems and technology company focused primarily in the
automotive and aerospace industries, to a global company in mobile
computing and automated data collection technology.
Mars Electronics International (MEI), responding to recent press reports, confirmed that JCM
American Corp. has filed a complaint in U.S. District Court claiming patent
infringement against MEI. The company believes JCM American Corp.’s
action is a response to MEI’s patent infringement complaint filed
against JCM American Corp. and Japan Cash Machine Co. Ltd. last June.
Henningsen Cold Storage Co.,
Hillsboro, Ore., took home a Golden Penguin Award for the second year in a
row at the National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association’s
annual convention in San Francisco. Henningsen received the Golden Penguin,
which symbolizes excellence in the promotion of frozen and refrigerated
foods, for its work during June’s National Dairy Month.
Stamford, Conn., debuted its new packaging innovation center, located at
the company’s Richmond, Va., office. The new facility features
demonstrations of innovative packaging technologies and capabilities, and
provides an informative environment that supports collaborative exploration
of customer ideas.
The Stahlman Group expanded its engineering and
design operation by relocating to a new facility in Concord, N.H.
Cambridge, Mass., was awarded ISV Partner of the Year by SymbolTechnologies. The award recognizes the ISV partner that achieved its
highest revenue goals, and invested and collaborated in marketing campaigns
with Symbol to drive demand and new business opportunities for enterprise
Heineken USA renewed its
agreement with Satellite Logistics Group of
Companies, Houston,to provide full product distribution from four
of its warehouses to supply several regions in the United States. This
contract, which runs through 2008, coincides with the brewer’s
current agreement with Satellite Logistics Group to manage its entire U.S.
keg return operation.
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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