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Offer Made for BOBST Group Shares

BOBST Group SA’s largest shareholder, JBF Finance SA, has made a public tender offer for the publicly held shares it does not already own. JBF of Buchillon, Switzerland, holds approximately 53% of the shares and voting rights in the company, BOBST says in a news release. JBF says it will pay 78 Swiss francs in […]

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Premier Paper Group Buys Zulu Packaging

Premier Paper Group, which is based in the United Kingdom, recently bought Zulu Packaging. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Independently owner Premier Paper offers 5,500 paper products including packaging board, postal packaging and envelopes, and office paper, according to its website. Founded in 2002, U.K.-based Zulu sells lamination and packaging films, including flexible […]

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FILMtech Expands in Tennessee

FILMtech Inc. is expanding on its 18-acre campus near Knoxville, Tennessee, with excavation already completed for a new 30,000-square-foot structure. The building will increase FILMtech’s manufacturing facility to 150,000 square feet, the company says in a news release. The maker of metallized and clear barrier films says that the addition will accommodate a new metallizing […]

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Fortis Buys Anchor Printing

Virginia-based Fortis Solutions Group LLC has bought Anchor Printing, a family-owned company based in Novi, Michigan. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Anchor Printing is a flexographic and offset printing specialist providing shrink sleeves, flexible packaging, and pressure-sensitive labels across a range of industries including the paint, automotive, medical, food, beverage, health and beauty, […]

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American Packaging Corporation Utah Plant to Open in 2023

American Packaging Corporation (APC) intends to open a 275,000-square-foot manufacturing facility next year in Cedar City, Utah, creating more than 135 jobs. APC purchased the land in October and officially broke ground in February, with a completion date expected in June 2023. The plant will include flexographic printing presses, laminating, preformed pouching, and finishing equipment. […]

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New York Companies Plan Merger

Syracuse Label & Surround Printing, Macaran Printed Products, and W.N. Van Alstine & Sons Inc. recently announced that they plan a merger in a deal that will create an employee-owned company. “A critical aspect of the merger is the continued development and support of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP),” the companies say in a […]

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ProMach Buys Reepack of Italy

Ohio-based ProMach, a global maker of packaging machines, recently bought Reepack, a manufacturer of flexible packaging machinery known for its vacuum chambers, thermoformers, tray sealers, and flow wrappers. The deal continues ProMach’s expansion in the food packaging space and solidifies its status as a single-source supplier for protein-packaging automation, the company says in a news […]

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ePac Flexible Packaging Expands into Montreal, Canada

Texas-based ePac Flexible Packaging is creating a third sales and manufacturing location in Canada, adding to its operations in Vancouver and Toronto. The company says it will serve CPGs throughout Quebec province, and its overall locations in Canada will serve the entire country. “Since opening ePac Vancouver in 2019 and Toronto in 2021, demand for […]

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Selig Group Appoints New President

Selig Group has named Adam Sheridan president, effective June 1. The previous resident and CEO, Steve Cassidy, will step away from day-to-day activities as company president, while retaining the role of CEO—positions that he has held for 19 years. Sheridan’s appointment is part of a managed executive transition coordinated by Cassidy and Bill Crown, Selig’s […]

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Pregis Begins Mailer Production in New Nevada Plant

Pregis recently started production of its cushioned mailer at its new 298,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Reno, Nevada. The facility will be making Pregis EverTec™, a durable, lightweight, curbside-recyclable paper-cushioned mailer. Since acquiring the technology to manufacture the mailer in 2020, Pregis has scaled the production and full-color digital printing of the product to meet consumer […]

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St. John’s Packaging Buys Mexican Converter

St. Johns Packaging Ltd. recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Plásticos Uribe (PU), a plastics converter based in Tlaquepaque, Mexico. PU’s flexible packaging products are sold to consumer package goods (CPGs) companies throughout Mexico. “By establishing a significant manufacturing presence in Mexico, our overall supply chain will be more robust, and we’ll […]

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Siegwerk Buys Italian Company

Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA recently bought the Italian ink manufacturer La Sorgente Spa, a deal that further expands Siegwerk’s domestic business in Italy while strengthening its local coverage, infrastructure, and service for packaging printers, the company says in a news release. Siegwerk is an international supplier of printing inks for packaging applications and […]

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