Industry Briefs


Flottman Co. (Crestview Hills, KY) has been named 2003 Tri-State Family Business of the Year Finalist in the less-than-100-employees category. The award honors family and private businesses that excel in strategic planning, innovation, leadership, and community service. 

Tekni-Films, a Tekni-Plex Company (Somerville, NJ), has started production of locally laminated PVC/PCFTE for the Mercosur market in Latin America from its facility in Buenos Aires. This additional capacity allows the company to provide immediate availability and faster delivery of these products in South America. 
In addition, Tekni-Plex, Argentina, S.A., will soon begin production of high-quality precision tubing for aerosols and other dip-tube applications at its Buenos Aires facility. 

The Packaging Education Forum (PEF; Arlington, VA) has selected Adolph Gottscho Inc. (Union, NJ) as Packaging Leader of the Year, 2003-2004. The PEF board of directors recognizes the company's long-standing support of college-level packaging education and its active interest in, and financial backing of, the packaging program at Rutgers University.

Elau Inc. (Chicago) has donated more than $16,000 of its automation systems to the Center for Automation and Motion Control at Alexandria Technical College (Allexandria, MN). The donation is in anticipation of National Science Foundation and Society of Manufacturing Engineers funding for CAMC's proposed automation curriculum. 

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