Industry Briefs


Bosch’s packaging technology division (Waiblingen, Germany) will acquire Paal Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG (Remshalden, Germany). Packaging automation specialist Paal develops, manufactures, and sells lines for secondary and multiple-unit packaging. Bosch seeks to strengthen its ability to meet customers’ need for a full range of products.

Service Industries LLC (Rolling Meadows, IL) has announced its distributor partnership with the Mario A. Cricca Co. (Buenos Aires), designers and manufacturers of MAC blister packaging equipment. Service Industries LLC now provides new machine sales coverage plus service and support for existing U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico customers.

AAID Security Solutions (Atlanta) has partnered with Merlin 360 (Dinnington, UK) to become a Master Distributor of AAID’s Ultrasonic Real Time Location System (RTLS ) tags in North and South America. AAID will distribute Merlin’s RFID readers, tags, and software alongside its line of long-range RFID readers.

Sekisui TA Industries LLC (STA; Brea, CA) has opened a new distribution center in Neenah, WI. The overlamination product manufacturer’s new facility will serve Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The 425,000-sq-ft operations plant is the third distribution center for STA, which has distribution centers in Texas and New Jersey in addition to manufacturing plants in California and Tennessee.

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has recognized Tapemark (West St. Paul, MN) under the Minnesota Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program. It said Tapemark’s worksite exceeded safety and health programs beyond basic OSHA standards.


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