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As we go into September we’re preparing ourselves for yet another busy autumn. First up is the annual IMDPA conference in Chicago. A highlight of the events calendar, we’re so looking forward to catching up with you all after the summer and of course, to playing a couple of rounds of golf!

In our 16th episode of Canmaking News In Conversation we chat to Joseph McEachern, President of TD Wright about Magnetic Cylinders, how he took over the company for his father and not to mention his Circus Performing! Listen here.

You’ve been busy….

Emirates Global Aluminium marked Emirati Women’s Day with, for the first time, a majority of women amongst the company’s graduate trainees. EGA currently has 75 graduate trainees, 49 of them women, and all UAE Nationals. Graduate trainees complete 18 or 24 months of training for supervisory positions in corporate functions or in industrial operations. For graduate trainees in operations, this includes periods working shifts in front-line operational roles they will supervise, such as tending reduction cells. Find out more here.

Australian manufacturer of cans from aluminium foils, Orora Beverage has opened its new $80 million multi-sized can production line. The company produces almost 1 billion beverage cans annually and has a client base consisting of VB, Mount Franklin and Coke. The President, Simon Bromell, said: “The cans business has been growing strongly and hence the investments that we have made.” Read more here.

California based beverage manufacturer DrinkPak is considering expanding to Fort Worth. The two facilities would manufacture cans for energy drinks, hard seltzer, canned cocktails and alternative dairy drinks like oat milk and canned cold brew, Robert Sturns, Fort Worth’s economic development department director, said in a presentation Aug. 15 to the City Council. Click here to find out more.

RHODIUS is doubling its capacity in the container segment with a third canning line from KHS. Despite the difficult framework conditions, the mineral water and contract bottler says it continues to focus on a clear growth strategy – for itself and for its customers. They say that the optimisation of the reusable glass line installed in 2020 also contributes to this. The beverage can has a long tradition in the Brohltal in Rhineland-Palatinate. RHODIUS Mineralquellen und Beverage GmbH & Co. KG was the first mineral spring in Europe to fill its water into tinplate containers in 1977 – on a system from Dortmund-based system provider KHS. At that time this was still a real pioneering act, the investment set the course for a success story that has lasted for more than 25 years. Read more in this in depth feature here.

 

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