Global Packaging to Install New Press & Pouch Machine

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) and The Hudson-Sharp Machine Company have announced the sale of a new printing press and bag machinery to Global Packaging, a flexible packaging printer and converter located in Oaks, Pennsylvania. The press will be manufactured at PCMC's Green Bay, Wisconsin facility, and the bag and pouch machinery will be manufactured at Hudson-Sharp, also located in Green Bay. This additional equipment will allow Global Packaging to increase their product offering to include value-added stand-up pouches, side gusset bottom seal pouches and a wider range of hygiene and tissue wicketed bags. Improved print performance and productivity will also be increased with the additional equipment.

Global Packaging invests in the latest technology and maintains focus on high quality standards. PCMC and Hudson-Sharp's technology was selected as an excellent match for the innovative flexible packaging converter, whose customers include major consumer products and food manufacturing companies.

"We were pleased to be able to work with PCMC and Hudson-Sharp to purchase our new equipment," said Tony Maginnis, CEO of Global Packaging. "The fast changeover and configurable options of the Fusion printing press will contribute to our 'lean environment', which eliminates waste and creates an opportunity for savings to our customers. In addition, Hudson-Sharp's modular designed pouch machinery will allow maximum productivity and additional product capabilities for pre-made bags and pouches including stand-up pouches, side gusset bottom seal pouches. This purchase will expand our Wicketted Bag Making capacity and increase maximum width capability to 26 inches".

The PCMC Fusion flexographic printing press provides new standards for environmental friendliness and operator simplicity. The 8 color, 59" gearless, sleeved Fusion features low cost impressions with the "PrintReady" capability of zero web setup. In addition, the PCMC press uses less solvent for wash-up and 4 to 8 minute full press wash-up, a considerable productivity savings. "The environment friendly aspects of this press were an important consideration for us" said Maginnis. "Global was certified as a Sustainable Green Printer in 2009 and we work hard to operate in a cost effective, environmentally sensitive manner."

Hudson-Sharp's bag and pouch machinery features recipe storage for efficient job changeover. The color touchscreen provides easy operator control of all bag and pouch machine set-up parameters. Increased efficiencies can also be attributed to Hudson-Sharp's patented two-way print registration for the most accurate draw length system available on the market today.

About PCMC
Founded in 1919, PCMC employs 850 associates at four locations in the Green Bay, Wis., area and more than 1,000 associates worldwide at offices in Brazil, China, Japan, Italy and the U.K. The company is a leading provider of advanced converting, printing and packaging technologies for the tissue, nonwovens and flexible packaging industries. PCMC is a division of St. Louis-based Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., a $1.1 billion global provider of capital equipment and services founded in 1885. For more information, visit

About Hudson-Sharp, a Thiele Technologies Company
Incorporated in 1910, Hudson-Sharp, a Thiele Technologies Company, employs 80 associates at their Green Bay, Wisconsin location and more than 170 associates worldwide at sites in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Mexico and the Philippines. Hudson-Sharp is leading manufacturer of plastic bag and pouch making equipment as well as resealable packaging solutions for a wide variety of flexible packaging industries. Thiele Technologies, Inc. provides advanced high-speed automation solutions to a variety of industries around the globe, including petro-chemicals, fresh and frozen food, pet food, beverage, dairy, bakery, pharmaceutical, medical devices, cosmetics, horticultural, paper goods, consumer mailing and collating, and paint filling. With more than 80 years of service, Thiele leads the industry in the design, manufacture and integration of bagging, cartoning, placing/feeding, case packing and palletizing systems. For more information, visit and

About Global Packaging
Global Packaging, Inc. is a major supplier of flexible packaging including film printing and roll stock converting, specializing in printing complex graphics up to 10 colors. Through a pro-active focus on top-flight technology and passionate customer service, Global Packaging provides a wide variety of printing and converting solutions for the flexible packaging industry with a focus on Baby Diapers, Sanitary Packaging, Towel & Tissue, and Bakery & Frozen Foods. Global Packaging was certified as a Sustainable Green Printer in 2009. Manufacturing Headquarters are located in Oaks, PA with Warehousing and Distribution in Ambler, PA. Global operates 24/7 with over 160 employees supplying packaging to both the Retail & Private Label Markets. More information about the Company is available at its website,

Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology solutions in packaging, corrugating, and paper converting across a broad spectrum of industries. Barry-Wehmiller's balanced approach to the market is made possible through nine interactive divisions: Accraply, a leading manufacturer of automatic labeling and label converting and finishing systems; Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR), a global provider of business and technology solutions to the mid-market manufacturing domain; Design Group, a premier supplier of manufacturing automation, facility design, and other engineering consulting services; FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, a leading producer and supplier of advanced conveyance technology and product handling equipment; HayssenSandiacre, a form/fill/seal technologies and services leader for more than 100 years; MarquipWardUnited, a leading manufacturer of equipment for the corrugated and folded carton industries; Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), providing advanced converting, printing, and packaging technologies for the tissue, nonwovens, and flexible packaging industries since 1919; PneumaticScaleAngelus, a global provider for filling, capping, can seaming, labeling, and centrifugation; and Thiele Technologies, a leading producer of placing, bagging, cartoning, case packing, and palletizing equipment.

In fiscal year 2008, a strategic combination of organic and acquisition growth has allowed Barry-Wehmiller to reach a new milestone, with annual revenues surpassing $1.1 billion for the first time in the company's 123-year history.

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