Supplier News

, Atlanta, launched its Packaging Systems Optimization microsite. The Web site,, highlights the company’s program to help customers reduce packaging costs and achieve sustainability on a short lead time.
Hitachi America Ltd., Tarrytown, N.Y., received the award for excellence in technology and product value in the variable speed drives market from consulting company Frost & Sullivan.
Komatsu and Tusk Lift Trucks, Covington, Ga., announced their 2006 dealers of the year. Dealers in classified national markets were awarded for their sales and market share achievements in 2006.
MEI Conlux, West Chester, Pa., acquired the assets of ValTech International LLC (VTI), a provider of currency validation products based in Las Vegas. VTI’s Vector and Matrix products will be added to the MEI Conlux portfolio of unattended payment systems.
Nordson, Duluth, Ga., introduced its Partnership+Plus program, which allows packagers to acquire new Nordson adhesive dispensing equipment for a monthly fee. The company’s ProBlue melters, Blue Series guns and Advanced Technology hoses are available through the program.
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, Brentwood, Tenn., was honored by the Economic Development Partnership of Hendricks County, Ind., as the winner of the 2006 Outstanding Economic Development Award.
Peterbilt, Denton, Texas, rolled out its “Models of Innovation” demonstration program.  The program will distribute 2008 Peterbilt models throughout its nationwide dealer network to allow customers to experience the innovation firsthand.
R.A. Jones & Co. Inc., Covington, Ky., opened its sales and service center in Mexico. The office will handle all parts, service and equipment needs for the country and will be managed by Joséé Edmundo Romo.
Raymond Corp., Greene, N.Y., announced its newly redesigned Web site,, now features user-friendly calculators, pre-owned vehicle inventory, expert resources, and real-time technical training listings.