ACS relocating to larger Michigan site
FOWLERVILLE, MICH. Toll compounder American Compounding Specialties LLC is moving to a larger location near its existing site in Fowlerville.
In a Sept. 3 phone interview, ACS co-owner Randy Rudisill declined to say which community will be home to the new site, but he did confirm that ACS will remain in Livingston County.
Rudisill added that the move is being made because of a need for more space resulting from increased business volume. The new location covers more than 80,000 square feet, while the current ACS building totals only 17,500 square feet.
ACS currently employs about 25, and Rudisill said that he expects most of that work force to follow the firm to the new location, which should be up and running by mid-2011 or sooner.
ACS now operates 60 million pounds of annual capacity and toll compounds polypropylene, nylon and similar resins.
Tetra Pak unit purchases closure maker
ANSE, FRANCE Novembal SAS, the caps and closures division of Tetra Pak, has acquired Crealise Conditionnement Inc., a Canadian injection molder of polyethylene closures for large bottles.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Anse-based Novembal said in an Aug. 31 news release that Crealise of Rawdon, Quebec, has been renamed Novembal Canada.
The acquisition will enable Novembal to [increase] its range of products, Novembal said in the release. Officials from both firms did not immediately return requests for comment.
According to its website, Crealise manufactures caps for 3-, 5- or 6-gallon (11- and 18-liter) containers in the Aquasequr+ line for water-cooler bottles and Crealise 55+ for other liquid-food packaging.
Tetra Pak employs 21,000 at 50 plants globally. It had 2009 sales of about 8.96 billion euros ($11.47 billion).
Employee killed at Illinois film plant
ROCHELLE, ILL. Emergency officials are investigating a death at an Illinois film extrusion plant late Sept. 1.
Details of the incident at Transworld Plastic Films Inc. in Rochelle were not immediately available, but early reports indicated an employee was caught in some machinery. Company officials were not available to comment.
Transworld makes polyethylene embossed films for the tire, rubber and auto industries.