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Founding of the R.A. Jones and Company in Covington, Kentucky as a soap
packaging company.


Building of the first soap packaging machine.


Founding of KartridgPak in Chicago, Illinois as a subsidiary of Oscar
Mayer & Company in order to develop packaging for sausages.


Relocation of KartridgPak to Davenport, Iowa.


Sale of the first packer to the brewing industry.


Purchase of 50% of the shares of KartridgPak by Dow Chemical Company.

Transfer of the Covington location to the present facility.

New plant named one of 10 best by Factory magazine.


Acquisition of KartridgPak by British based, BWI Inc. (Barry-Wehmiller International).


Jones introduces the Pouch King(r) High Speed Vertical Form Fill and
Seal machine, and begins use of robotics in packaging.


Family-owned until 1998, Jones purchased by British based, BWI Inc. (Barry-Wehmiller International).


Acquisition of Holmatic of Atlanta, Georgia, a manufacturer of filling and sealing packaging technology for wet and dry products. Relocated business to Davenport, Iowa.


Acquisition of KartridgPak, Holmatic, and Aerofill brands by IWKA, operating under the corporate banner of IWKA-PT.


Acquisition of Autoprod of Tampa, Florida, a manufacturer of filling and sealing packaging technology for dairy products. Relocated business to Davenport, Iowa.


Packaging Technologies (originally KartridgPak) and R.A. Jones purchased by OYSTAR.


Acquisition of MAP Systems of Chicago, Illinois, a manufacturer of packaging conditioning technology used to enhance product shelf life.
Relocated business to Davenport, Iowa


Aerofill Dawson, a manufacturer of bottle filling and capping packaging technology for beverages, relocated from the UK to Davenport, Iowa.
Completed integration of businesses to promote efficiency and organic growth.


Coesia purchases OYSTAR North America (Covington and Davenport locations) and renames company R.A Jones.