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New LifeCycle Engineering Services unit formed to increase OEE of customers' critical systems

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Power Transmission Solutions offers a new model for enhancing the performance of critical material handling and mechanical power transmission systems with a new business unit providing Lifecycle Engineering Services.
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Precision Color graphics announces opening of Specialty Packaging Technologies, Inc.

Precision Color Graphics opens flexible packaging manufacturing subsidiary and appoints Tony Cherot and Jane Dirr to executive management team
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Precision Color Graphics announces its plans to open Specialty Packaging Technologies, Inc. under the leadership of Tony Cherot as President, and Jane Dirr as Vice President of Business Development.
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Nercon announces manufacturing move and expansion plans

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Nercon Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. recently announced plans to consolidate manufacturing capabilities under one roof at their plant in Oconto, WI.
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Harpak-ULMA Packaging hires automation product manager

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Harpak-ULMA Packaging is pleased to announce that Martin Knowles has joined the company as automation product manager.
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Bemis to sell Paper Packaging Division to Hood Packaging Corporation

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Bemis’ Paper Packaging Division recorded sales of approximately $160 million in 2013. The sale of the Paper Packaging Division includes the offices and manufacturing facilities located in Nebraska; Arkansas; Washington and Minnesota.
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Scholle announces hire of vice president, food market sector

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Scholle Packaging, a global leader in performance packaging solutions, has hired Melania (Lani) Craddock to lead their global Food Market Sector group.
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WS Packaging Group to expand Knoxville, TN operations

Will consolidate five buildings to a new facility and expand employment base
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The expansion involves consolidating production from five separate facilities to a single site in the Westbridge Business Park, and an investment of $43 million over the next two years.
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Arrowhead Systems promotes Shawn Grant to VP of sales and marketing

Grant has worked with Arrowhead since 1995
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Arrowhead Systems, Inc. announces the promotion of Shawn Grant to Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
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Schneider Packaging appoints Barry Rinaldi director of business development

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Schneider Packaging has appointed Barry Rinaldi to the position of director of business development effective immediately.
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International Paper agrees to merge xpedx distribution business with Unisource Worldwide, Inc.

New publicly held distribution company to create strong platform for profitable growth in Packaging, Print and Facility Solutions
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Upon the expected completion of the merger in mid-2014, which is subject to certain closing conditions, the new company will have projected annual revenue in the range of $9 billion to $10 billion, and will have about 9,500 team members across more than 170 distribution centers in North America.
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Check out the September 2014 issue of Food & Beverage Packaging, with features on flexible packaging, robots in packaging, and much more!

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