Naperville, Ill.-based World Packaging Organization (WPO) signed an agreement with Italy-based Ipack-Ima S.p.A. to support and promote the exhibitions at East Afripack, which will take place Sept. 9-12, 2014, in Kenya, and Ipack-Ima, which will take place May 19-23, 2015, in Italy. In return, WPO will have an institutional booth at both shows and will appoint a representative in the Steering Committee of East Afripack 2014. The WPO also will host the WorldStar Ceremony at Ipack-Ima.

Apacheta Corp., Media, Pa., released a case study about how Greenwich, Conn.-based United Rentals’ transition from paper to digital technology enhanced field automation and return on investment.

Livonia, Mich.-based Container and Pooling Solutions Inc. (CAPS) container management services opened a new shipping container service center in Lowell, Ark., to meet increased customer demand in the region. The newest CAPS facility primarily serves liquid container rental clients, providing them with increased flexibility and quicker response times as well as reduced haul lengths and overall improved transportation service, the company says.

Roanoke Valley Wine Co. installed a 100 kilowatt photovoltaic energy system that includes 420 high-performance Oregon-made solar panels from Solar World to enhance its warehouse sustainability. The solar panels, which cover approximately one-third of the facility’s roof and are placed to accommodate the building’s 40 skylights, are expected to generate enough electrical energy to cover approximately 70 percent of the company’s annual demand, it says.

Apriva, Scottsdale, Ariz., a provider of end-to-end wireless transactions and secure information solutions, announced that it will continue offering a discounted rate program to merchant acquirers and independent sales organizations that serve Apriva Vend customers who deploy cashless vending technology. The rates, which are comparable to those before the enactment of the Durbin Amendment, are available immediately and cover payments made by Visa-branded credit, debit and pre-payment cards.