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ITW Acquires Yellow Jacket LLP,
Innovators in Stretch-Wrap Technology

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
The assets of Yellow Jacket LLP have been purchased by Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (ITW), and will be combined with the ITW business unit, ITW-GaleWrap, Douglasville, GA. Yellow Jacket provides orbital stretch-wrap technology in manual, semiautomatic and automatic machine models. The machines eliminate then need for hand wrapping, banding and strapping to secure loads for shipping;, or

Schuler Takeover of Muller Weingarten Completed

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
On September 21, 2007, the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, in Germany, announced that the final appeal against the takeover of Muller Weingarten by Schuler AG has been withdrawn and that all shares of Muller Weingarten had officially been transferred to Schuler AG. Schuler has therefore completed the third sage of its integration concept for Muller Weingarten, following the March 2007 acquisition of a majority shareholding and the purchase offer to the remaining shareholders. It expects to complete the business-integration phase during the first quarter of 2008. Learn more at

LVD Embarking on Global Branding Initiative

Friday, September 21, 2007
Belgium-based LVD Co. has launched a new global branding initiative designed to unite all sales subsidiaries and products under the LVD brand name. In North America, the LVD corporate brand is now LVD Strippit, and the Strippit brand will be applied globally to all punch-press products. The firm manufactures sheetmetal-working machines;


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