• The Strouse Corp., Westminster, MD, is an authorized converter for the Renewable Energy Div. of 3M, St. Paul, MN, which supplies adhesives, sealants, tapes, and films to the solar and wind energy markets.

  • Modern Solutions, Madison, WI, a manufacturer of air purifiers, changes its name to Aerovex Systems, reflecting the company's commitment to fresh air quality.

  • GPA, Chicago, IL, expands its operations in Plainville, CT, to meet demand for specialty substrates on the East Coast. Warehouse, office, and dock space is increased, and energy-efficient lighting is added.

  • UPM Raflatac, Tampere, Finland, opens a slitting and distribution terminal in St. Petersburg, Russia, to supply the local label market with film and paper label stock. Another distribution facility is planned to open in 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Yazoo Mills expands its New Oxford, PA, facility for the seventh time to add manufacturing and warehouse space for its paper tubes and cores. The completed facility will total 150,000 sq ft.

  • Fiberweb, Old Hickory, TN, earns the National Assn. of Home Builders' “Green Approved Products” seal of approval for its Typar brand of nonwoven housewrap.

  • The JDF User Group is changing its name to the Automation Solutions Network to better represent its primary function as an open forum to discuss automation issues.

  • UK-based Omnova Performance Chemicals, a business of Omnova Solutions, Fairlawn, OH, celebrates its 10-year anniversary.

  • Dymax Corp., Torrington, CT, is named one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the US by Inc. magazine. The company manufactures adhesives, coatings, and UV-curing systems.

  • Flexographic Technical Assn., Ronkonkoma, NY, releases a free Design Guide based on FIRST 4.0 specifications. The text can be downloaded at

  • ProDocument Solutions, Paso Robles, CA, acquires Sequoia Voting Systems' Print Div., creating a new division named ProVoteSolutions.

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