Industry Briefs


Pester USA Pac Automation (Allendale, NJ) has added 18,000 sq ft to its headquarters in Allendale, NJ. The new facility will include a fully equipped training area, a showroom and machine display area, and an enlarged and enhanced parts department. 

AmerisourceBergen Corp. (Valley Forge, PA) has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Anderson Packaging Inc. for approximately $100 million, including assumed debt. The transaction is expected to close this early summer, subject to regulatory approvals.

DPT (San Antonio, TX) presented NOSCO Printing Group with the 2002 Supplier of the Year Award for the second consecutive year. The company selects recipients based on results from quality control and service evaluations conducted throughout the year. 

Uhlmann (Towaco, NJ) is celebrating its 20th year in the industry with an anniversary open house. The two-day event will take place on September 17-18 at the company's headquarters. Highlights include special presentations, seminars, and question-and-answer sessions relating to Uhlmann's machinery and services. 

Emplex Systems Inc. (Toronto) has acquired Damark Packaging Systems Inc. The new partnership adds high-quality shrink packaging and sleeve-wrapping systems to Emplex's product line. 

Alcan Packaging has renamed its packaging operations under the Alcan Packaging trade name. All operations that were formerly known as Wheaton, Lawson Mardon, Margo, and Pharma Center Shelbyville will now be renamed Alcan Packaging. 

Prior to the name change, Lorenzo Salvaggio was appointed to the position of vice president and general manager for Alcan Packaging's Contract Packaging and Specialty Cartons business unit (Quebec, Canada, and Bethlehem, PA). Salvaggio will be responsible for leading and implementing the business unit's strategic plan.

Chesapeake Corp. (Richmond, VA) has completed a plant expansion in The Netherlands. The plant prints, folds, and glues leaflets, primarily ones printed with patient information for pharmaceutical and healthcare products. The expansion project has increased production capacity by 35%. 

CCL Label Inc. (Monrovia, CA) is moving its Southern California operations from Monrovia, CA, to a newly constructed facility located in Upland, CA. The 46,500-sq-ft facility will be home to the versatile A-1150 label press. To avoid production disruption during the move, two additional A-1150 presses will be installed in the new facility.

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