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Michigan City Paper Box's Al Hoodwin named vice chairman of AICC

Thu, Feb 12, 2015

Al Hoodwin, president of Michigan City Paper Box, Michigan City, Ind., was named a vice chairman of AICC by the Association’s board of directors at its recent winter board of directors meeting.  As a vice chairman, Hoodwin is a member of the AICC executive committee and is in line to become the association’s chairman in the 2018-2019 membership year.

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UK-based baking cases and tulip muffin wraps manufacturer Chevler launches new small oblong wraps for mini-loaf cakes

By Thu, Feb 12, 2015

HENGOED, UK, Feb. 11, 2015 (Press Release) -Chevler, the UK's leading manufacturer of baking cases and tulip muffin wraps has launched a range of small oblong wraps to help bakeries and coffee shops take advantage of the growing market for single portion mini-loaf cakes.

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Fibre Box Association opens registration for 75th anniversary annual meeting in Chicago, IL, May 18-20

By Mon, Feb 09, 2015

Registration is now open for Fibre Box Association's (FBA) 75th Anniversary Annual Meeting to be held May 18-20, 2015 at The Peninsula Hotel in Chicago, IL.

This year FBA will celebrate our association, our members and the corrugated industry with an event that recognizes our rich history of service while highlighting today's hot topics.

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Current conditions for U.S. corrugated box, containerboard and boxboard

Tue, Feb 10, 2015

The revised and final data from the Fibre Box Association (FBA) show that US corrugated box shipments came in at 31.2 billion square feet (BSF) in December, after adjusting the data for seasonality and working days. This was 5.1 percent higher than the year-ago level and marked the highest monthly figure since August 2008.

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North American robotics market has strongest year ever in 2014

By Esther Hertzfeld Tue, Feb 10, 2015

Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in 2014, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group. A total of 27,685 robots valued at $1.6 billion were ordered from North American companies during 2014, an increase of 28% in units and 19% in dollars over 2013.

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Robotics will power the next productivity surge in manufacturing

Tue, Feb 10, 2015

The use of advanced industrial robots is nearing the point of takeoff, a development that could power a new wave of productivity growth in many industries and lead to changes of up to 5 percentage points in the cost competitiveness of major export economies relative to the U.S., according to new research by

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