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Packaging Briefs - Tuesday, July 26, 2011

 

xpedx announces multiple appointments
James Connelly has been named chief operating officer, xpedx-a Intl. Paper business. Connelly is also a vp and company officer of International Paper. xpedx also named Dan Watkoske executive vp, sales; John Biscanti as executive vp, operations; and Thomas Lazzaro as chief procurement officer. 


Reily Foods Co.receives Global Food Safety Certification
Reily Foods Co. has received the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Food Safety Initiative Certification across its manufacturing facilities. The BRC is an internationally recognized accreditation body for the audit and certification of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Well known packaged foods brands are produced at the company's manufacturing facilities in New Orleans, LA, and Knoxville, TN ,including Luzianne Tea and Coffee, French Market Coffee, Blue Plate Mayonnaise and Swans Down Cake Flour, as well as a variety of private label products.

Bell Inc. reports significant growth; more business, more jobs, new distribution center
Summer 2011 brings a spate of new hiring at Bell Incorporated-38 new positions with more openings anticipated, a new distribution center that adds 40 percent to the company's existing warehouse space, and the addition of a director of sales, a new position needed to drive even more growth expected by Bell.

 

Messe Düsseldorf to promote printing trade fairs at Graph Expo 2011
Messe Düsseldorf will participate in Graph Expo 2011 in order to promote its worldwide program of international printing trade fairs, including drupa 2012 (to be held from May 3 - 16, 2012 in Düsseldorf, Germany), All in Print China 2011 (to take place from November 14 - 17, 2011 in Shanghai) and Indoprint 2012 (scheduled for April 11 - 14, 2012 in Jakarta, Indonesia). At GRAPH EXPO booth 2257, drupa 2012, All in Print China 2011 and Indoprint 2012. exhibitor and visitor as well as hotel and travel information will be available.


Sonoco sets waste reduction goals aimed at moving plants to landfill-free status
Sonoco, a diversified global packaging companies and packaging recycler, announced goals aimed at moving its manufacturing plants to landfill-free status, according to Harris DeLoach Jr., chairman and CEO. To achieve landfill-free status, Sonoco operations must divert 99 percent of all wastes from landfills, said DeLoach. The company has implemented employee-driven programs at five manufacturing plants in the company's Packaging Services, consumer packaging, and tubes and cores operations that are focused on reducing waste streams to less than 1 percent (on a waste-to-landfill ratio) by the end of 2011. In addition, the Company has established a goal to have 10 percent of the Company's global manufacturing operations achieve landfill-free status by 2015.

 

Wrigley to Relocate Global Headquarters to Goose Island
The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company will be relocating its Global Headquarters from the Wrigley Building to the company's campus on Goose Island. Both are located in Chicago.

 

 

Multivac acquires Mobepack Sistem
Multivac has acquired Spain's Mobepack Sistem S.L., a transaction which substantially expands the company's market position on the Iberian Peninsula. Mobepack has 6500 sq. meters of industrial premises with the latest manufacturing technology and currently employs approximately 80 staff members, all of whom will be integrated into the Spanish distribution and service business of Multivac Spain. The manufacturing capacity of Mobepack Sistem will continue to be used within the MULTIVAC group of companies. The Mobepack acquisition has also provided Multivac with distribution authority for Weber slicing technologies on the Iberian Peninsula. Multivac and Weber have collaborated on more than 1,500 automated slicing and packaging installations worldwide. 

 

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