Fogg Co., Holland, Mich.,
is celebrating 50 years in the filling
industry. Founded by Clyde Fogg in 1956, the family-owned company has many
patents on innovative filling valves, technology and systems.
Markem Corp., Keene, N.H.,
has incorporated a Continuous Improvement Program using Lean principles in
all levels of this product identification and traceability solution
company. The Lean principles, developed by Toyota Production System, help
to gain a better understanding of customers, eliminate waste and create a
company-wide environment for change.
Curtis Packaging Corp.,
Sandy Hook, Conn., announced its agreement with Community Energy to
purchase clean, pollution-free, renewable energy.
Brentwood, Tenn., announces the expansion of its services following the
recent purchase of Barthco International, Freightek and Turbo Logistics.
The company now offers a broader range of supply chain management solutions
that include customs brokerage, freight forwarding, import and export
services as well as expanded transportation services. They also recently
added a 500,000-square-foot facility in Winchester, Va.
Ryder System Inc., Miami,
introduces the “Road Ready Plus” extended warranty for
pre-owned Ryder Road Ready vehicles. In addition, the world’s first
RFID-tagged all-plastic pallet pool from Intelligent Global Pooling Systems
has chosen Ryder System Inc. as its supply
chain logistics partner.
Speedmark Information Services, The Woodlands, Texas, celebrates 15
years in the data processing and software industry. Speedmark’s
branded products include Pricemark, OverView, FrontWindow, ObServe and
BarLight software programs.
Sidel Group, Le Havre
Cedex, France, announces a new branding strategy for fillers. Beverage
fillers will be under the Simonazzi brand, while fillers for sensitive
liquids and foods will be under the Sidel brand.
Trimble, Sunnydale, Calif.,
has announced it has aquired MobileTech
Solutions Inc., Dallas, which provides field
workforce automation solutions and is a leader in the DSD segment, as well
as Eleven Technology Inc., Cambridge, Mass., which is a mobile application software
Cold Jet LLC, Cincinnati,
has opened a multi-faceted facility in Cambridge, Ontario. The Canadian
operation will provide sales, service, parts and rentals of Cold
Jet’s dry ice blasting and production equipment.
Toyota Material Handling U.S.A. Inc., Irvine, Calif., is now an associate sponsor of the number 11 Red
Horse Racing Toyota Tundra. For the remainder of the 2006 NASCAR Craftsman
Truck Series, the truck will display the company’s Web site on its
side panels and will be painted Toyota lift truck orange for the race in
MicroMatic USA Inc.,
Northridge, Calif., has acquired the draft beer dispensing division of
Grupo Cerbev S.A. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico, a leading distribution firm
in Mexico and Central America.
Flowserve Corp., Dallas,
has opened a new Quick Response Center (QRC) in Orland, Calif. The QRC is a
fully equipped sales and service center that provides superior, localized
customer service, maintenance and repair in addition to spare parts
Rexam, London, has formed a
joint venture with Hindustan Tin Works to start a beverage can plant near
Mumbai, India. The facility will be the first of its kind in the area and
will focus primarily on the beer market.
Saf-T-Gard International Inc., Northbrook, Ill., launched Saf-T-Gard Online, its Web site for
browsing and ordering items.
Graham Packaging Co., York,
Pa., was named Supplier of the Year by Miller Brewing Co. The award is
given annually for high product quality and service, excellence in customer
service and a partnership to the business relationship.
Crown Holdings Inc.,
Philadelphia, subsidiary, Crown Bevcan Europe
& Middle East, celebrated the opening of
its new Crown Maghreb Can facility in Tunis,
Lanxess Corp., Pittsburgh,
announces Symrise Inc. will act as sales agent for the company’s
Velcorin, a microbial control agent for non-alcoholic beverages and wine,
products in the eastern United States.
Beverage Industry’s October issue features a cover story on our 2019 Executive of the Year, Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Co. This issue also features a category focus on bottled water and the innovations that abound in flavored, functional and sparkling waters. The issue also includes an ingredient spotlight on the beloved chocolate ingredient as well as voice-picking solutions aimed at streamlining beverage warehouses. As usual, we rounded up the latest trends in products, packaging and ingredients.
Check back throughout the month for additional content.