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YCH Hops Names New Executives

YCH HOPS (Yakima Chief – Hopunion LLC), a leading global hop supplier, has announced that Karl Vanevenhoven has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and former Steve Carpenter has been appointed Chief Supply Chain Officer, a new position at YCH HOPS. Both report to Chief Executive Officer, Mike Goe

Weber Packaging Introduces New Alpha HSM Label Applicator

With the packaging industry asking for higher labeling speeds and more flexibility, Weber Packaging Solutions has just announced the arrival of its newest label applicator: the Alpha HSM. Featuring modular construction, this high-speed labeling system can be configured in a variety of models that can handle multiple speeds and label sizes.

ePac Flexible Packaging Acquires Precision Pouches

ePac Flexible Packaging, a leader in fast time to market, short to medium run length flexible packaging, today announced the acquisition of Precision Pouches, located in Schiller Park, Illinois. Precision Pouches, a premier toll converter in the flexible packaging industry, will become a part of ePac Chicago, and will continue providing pouching services to new and existing customers.

Smog City Brewing Taps PTG Water & Energy to Generate Onsite Power

PTG Water & Energy (PTG), innovator of onsite power generation technology optimized for craft breweries, has been selected by Smog City Brewing Co. to provide onsite electricity and process heat at its primary craft beer production facility in Torrance, California. By integrating PTG’s water-energy cogeneration system with its production process, Smog City will lower its costs, reduce its carbon footprint, and derive valuable facility operational data.

Meheen Manufacturing Adds 5 Regional Sales Managers

Wild Goose Canning – Meheen Manufacturing, the premier U.S. designer and manufacturer of craft beverage canning and bottling systems, has announced the addition of five Regional Sales Manager positions to its sales team. The new regional sales structure will help Wild Goose – Meheen manage its significant growth and meet rising domestic and international demand for its canning and bottling lines.

Petainer Launches petainerKeg Hybrid

Petainer, the leader in plastic container innovation, has unveiled its new petainerKeg Hybrid as part of its global keg family of products.

WestRock Releases Paper-Based CanCollar

Created by WestRock, a global paper and packaging provider, CanCollar is a durable, environmentally friendly, paperboard-based multi-pack solution for cans.

Micro Matic Launches KeyKeg Coupler

After recently expanding its presence in the North American beverage market, Lightweight Containers BV, the company behind the innovative UniKeg and KeyKeg one-way kegs, has announced a strategic agreement with Micro Matic, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of keg valves and dispensing equipment.

Brewery Finance Launches ‘Better Beer Now’ Initiative

Brewery Finance — the nation’s first craft beer-focused equipment lender — is launching a quality improvement program to help America’s brewers quickly and affordably obtain vital testing and quality control equipment. For just $99/month for the first six months, craft brewers can fund up to $50,000 in laboratory and quality control equipment through Brewery Finance’s new Better Beer Now initiative.

Cicerone Certification Program Launches United Kingdom Certified Beer Server Exam

The Cicerone® Certification Program today announced the launch of its United Kingdom Certified Beer Server exam. This exam now makes beer certification available to candidates who have experience of working in the unique environment of the United Kingdom. More than 1,000 individuals have already achieved the Certified Beer Server level in the UK. The new version makes it easier for British beer professionals to join the ranks of more than 95,000 individuals worldwide who have earned this professional beer title.