• Atlanta-based flexible
packaging and specialty rigid container manufacturer Printpack Inc. has acquired Seal-it Inc., the Farmingdale,
N.Y.-based maker of sleeved and flat heat-shrink PVC, PLA, PET-G and OPS
films. “This transaction strengthens our strategic commitment to
expanding our offerings of value-added flexible packaging,” says
Printpack president Dennis Love. Seal-It founder and president Sharon Lobel
will stay on as a full-time consultant.
• Canada-based Women in Food Industry Management has named Debra Bradshaw of Atlanta-based Zep Manufacturing Co. its 2006
Entrepreneur of the year. An 11-year food industry veteran,
Bradshaw’s award comes in recognition of her newsletter The Food Newz, which highlights
events, trainings, trade shows and Web sites of interest to the food
• York, Pa.-based Westfalia Technologies has
merged with Toronto-based Deam Co. The merger has created North America’s largest
single-point provider for both warehouse management systems (WMS) and
• Tetra Pak has completed the
transaction of Carlisle Process Systems (CPS) from Carlisle Companies
Inc. The integration of CPS activities
into Tetra Pak existing cheese activities began December 1. In other
company news, Blue Ribbon Cheese Co., a new plant under construction in
California’s Central Valley, has selected Tetra Pak as its equipment
supplier and engineering and automation solutions provider.
• 3M Microbiology, St. Paul, Minn., has
completed its acquisition of Biotrace
International PLC, a Bridgend, U.K.-based
manufacturer and supplier of industrial microbiology products used in food
processing safety, health care, industrial hygiene and defense
applications. The company says the acquisition allows 3M to provide food
processors with a broader range of products that complement the widely used
3M Petrifilm Plate product line.
• APV Invensys, Lake Mill, Wis., has
relaunched its identity using a new value slogan and adding a tagline
— “the people behind your performance” — to its
existing logo, after listening to feedback from customer surveys. As part
of its global re-launch campaign, the company will be using the new APV
slogan and value graphic on its internal and external communications.
• Benicia, Calif.-based Pacific Ozone Technology Inc.
has launched Element Ozone, a sister company supplying ozone technology for light commercial
and consumer applications.
• The Target Group Inc., producer of
Food Safety World Conference & Expo, has announced that it will merge
its event into the 2007 Food Safety & Security Summit next March 6 to 8 at the
Washington D.C. Convention Center. “We’re excited to bring
these two events together,” says Harry Stagnito, president of
Stagnito Communications and producer of the Food Safety & Security
Summit. “We strongly believe that one unified event serves the best
interest of attendees and suppliers alike and puts the focus squarely on
the most important matter at hand; the safety and security of the global
• The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute
(PMMI), Arlington, Va., has introduced the Packaging Intelligence Brief
series to help define and address trends currently shaping the future of
packaging. To obtain the Packaging Intelligence
, visit www.pmmi.org
or contact Sara
Kryder at (703) 243-8555.
• Vigilistics Inc.
, Mission Viejo,
Calif., has announced its acceptance as a member of the Rockwell Automation
Encompass program. For more information, visit
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