Industry Briefs


Anderson Packaging (Rockford, IL), a unit of AmersourceBergen Corp., is building a new 260,000-sq-ft expansion at its Rockford facility. The company estimates it will add up to 250 new jobs over the next five years. AmerisourceBergen is investing approximately $15 million in the project.

Amcor Flexibles (Mundelein, IL) has installed a new 10-color rotogravure printing press, an adhesive laminator, and a cleanroom finishing area in its facility in Madison, WI. The Rotomec high-speed printing press incorporates in-line converting operations such as coating and laminating. Also included is an incinerator designed to reduce emissions and energy consumption. The installations came to a total investment of approximately $13 million.

A manufacturer of disposable medical devices, bag systems, and tubing assemblies has announced it is constructing a new 30,000-sq-ft facility in Matamoras, Mexico. Advanced Scientifics (Millersburg, PA) will launch its Mexican counterpart, Avances Cientificos de Mexico, this summer. The Mexican facility will feature a Class 10,000 cleanroom, sterilization capability, and an ERP system.

Hueck Foils LLC (Wall, NJ) has been acquired by Constantia Flexible Packaging Group (Weinburg, Austria) and is now known as Constantia Hueck Foils LLC. The company will expand its product offerings to include child-resistant blister lidding foil and embossed foils for brand protection.

Menasha Corp. (Neenah, WI) has combined a group of pharmaceutical packaging companies and is launching the group under the name Cortegra. The group includes New Jersey Packaging (NJP; Fairfield, NJ), Creative Press (Evansville, IN), and a new facility in Raleigh, NC. Cortegra will continue NJP’s RxTrackNSecure product line of anticounterfeiting printing methods as well as other product lines of pressure-sensitive labels featuring RFID tags and folding cartons. Victor L. Dixon was named president in February.

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