Supplier News

, Minneapolis, and Teijin Ltd., Tokyo, announced their joint venture in NatureWorks LLC to build the world’s first and largest commercial scale biopolymer manufacturing facility.
Elopak, New Hudson, Mich., celebrated 20 years as global owner of the Pure-Pak system, which is the trade name for the paper gable-top carton it helped popularize in Europe.
FKI Logistex, St. Louis, established the Graduate Engineer Training Program, which introduces mechanical and electrical engineering graduates to various engineering disciplines in material handling.
Multi-Color Corp., Sharonville, Ohio, was listed on Forbes 200 Best Small Companies list last month.
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, Brentwood, Tenn., expanded its network to include a new facility in Mississauga, Ontario.
Ryder System Inc., Miami, announced it ranked 25th on the 2007 InformationWeek 500. The company was ranked second among its peers in the transportation and logistics category by the business technology multimedia brand.
Diana Melick, vice president and chief information officer at Siemens Energy & Automation Inc., Atlanta, was a featured speaker at the 2007 MESA International Annual Plant-to-Enterprise Conference. She discussed how to drive innovation through process optimization, outsourcing, shared services, acquisitions and the Internet.
Vacuum Barrier completed the multifaceted renovation and expansion of its Woburn, Mass., headquarters. Renovations included upgrades to the manufacturing facility, redesign of office space, improved fabrication department, new computers and additional parking.