Supplier’s News

Film Source International Inc. (FSI), Pinellas Park, Fla., has redesigned its Web site to offer a more friendly navigation system. Visit www.filmsourceinternational.com to request information and/or quote on clear, print-registered film and/or stretch film.
Foss North America Inc. has moved its facility to a new location in Eden Prairie, Minn. Company president Christian Svensgaard says Foss has experienced steady growth in past years and he expects that growth to continue. “The additional space will give our customers and our employees the tools to be successful in the coming years,” he says. The new address is 8091 Wallace Road, Eden Prairie, Minn., 55344; phone and fax numbers remain the same.  
Cargill Inc., Minneapolis, has launched a new Web site for texturizing solutions. The site, www.cargilltexturizing.com, provides a wealth of technical insight and application knowledge tailored to the needs of food specialists worldwide. Cargill Texturizing Solutions offers range of texturizing ingredients and functional systems including cultures and enzymes, hydrocolloids, lecithins, soy proteins and starches.
• Pinellas Park, Fla.-based Polypack Inc. has announced the opening of its new Dairy Division. Given the success of its shrink-wrapper dairy packaging equipment and the enthusiastic reception of its patent-pending Clear Dairy Pads, the company says it decided to open a division dedicated to the dairy industry. Dairy food processors can now log onto Polypack’s dairy division Web site at www.dairyshrinksolutions.com to view the latest innovations in dairy packaging as well as the different options in packaging dairy products; tapered cups, plastic jugs, gable tops and more.
Paul Mueller Co., Springfield, Mo., has announced the completion and successful start-up of the company’s totally redesigned manufacturing line at its Osceola, Iowa, plant. The redesign includes investment in new capital equipment and automation, building structure upgrades and a new state-of-the-art manufacturing flow. This investment is part of Paul Mueller’s continuing effort to service the growing needs of its customers.
Thiele Technologies Inc. and its parent organization, Barry-Wehmiller Companies Inc., have announced the acquisition of SWF Companies of Reedley, Calif. Officials say the acquisition positions Thiele Technologies as one of the largest manufacturers of primary, secondary and robotic packaging solutions across a broad spectrum of industries.
Fage USA Dairy Industry Inc., based in Athens, Greece, has chosen York, Pa.-based Westfalia Technologies Inc. to supply an automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) for the warehouse portion of a new yogurt manufacturing plant in Johnstown, N.Y. The facility is Fage’s first manufacturing facility in the U.S. market, and is due for completion by late 2007. Westfalia has also been awarded a contract by the Stahlman Group’s WhiteWave Foods Co. of Bridgeton, N.J. for a DeepLane™ Push-Back Pallet Flow System with Selective Rack Storage.
Thermo Electron Corp. and Fisher Scientific International Inc. have merged to create Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. The new company, based in Waltham, Mass., has estimated revenues of $9 billion and 30,000 employees in 38 countries around the world.