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07/31/2017Sonoco’s 2016-2017 Corporate Responsibility Report shows steady progress
Better Packaging. Better Life. philosophy guides holistic approach to sustainability initiatives HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has released its 2016-2017 Corporate Responsibility Report. The report, which is available on the Company’s website at www.sonoco.com/sustainability, celebrates Sonoco’s successful projects while reporting on the Company’s significant progress toward long-term sustainab... 
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07/26/2017Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Reusable Range of Shipping Solutions for Temperature-Sensitive Pharmaceutical and Biological Shipments
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 26, 2017-- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched a new range of reusable, universal solutions for the pharmaceutical and biologics markets. ChillTech® is a pre-qualified range of 2°C to 8°C PCM systems providing exceptional temperature control from 2 days up to 6 days for payloads from 4L to 40L. ChillTech® utilizes Sono... 
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07/24/2017Sonoco Completes Acquisition of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., a family-held developer and manufacturer of flexible and forming plastic packaging films, for approximately $170 million in cash. Founded in 1969, the Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based company is projecting 2017 sales of approximately $140 million and operates state-of-the-art manufacturing ... 
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07/20/2017Sonoco Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its second quarter, ending July 2, 2017. Second Quarter Highlights Second quarter 2017 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.43, compared with $0.55 in 2016. Second quarter 2017 GAAP results included $0.28 per diluted share, after tax, in charges for pension settlement distributions, restructuring-related activities ... 
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07/19/2017Sonoco Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.39 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on September 8, 2017, to shareholders of record as of August 11, 2017. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 369th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareholders. Over the past three years, Sonoco has increased dividends... 
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07/19/2017Sonoco Names Philippe Guillemot to Board of Directors
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that Philippe Guillemot has been named to its Board of Directors. Sonoco's newest director, Philippe Guillemot ... 
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07/13/2017Sonoco Releases Cost of Damage Calculator
New tool calculates how much ineffective packaging costs companies ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., July 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Protective Solutions division of Sonoco, North America’s leading provider of protective packaging, components and material handling solutions, has released its Cost of Damage Calculator, a robust online tool designed to calculate the real cost of damage to businesses when shipping their products. With packaging an essential part of the supply chain, determining ho... 
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07/12/2017Sonoco-Alcore to Implement Additional Price Increases for Tubes & Cores in Europe
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. today announced it will again raise prices for paper-based tubes and cores, effective from shipments beginning on 24th July 2017. "Prices of coreboard continue to rise, driven by fundamental changes in recovered paper markets. As this trend continues, we are forced to keep pace and apply a further increase to our tubes and cores," said Karsten Kemmerling, Director of Sales and Marketing -... 
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07/11/2017Dole GO Berries!™ with Sonoco containers awarded Best New Packaging
New package keeps produce fresh and convenient for on-the-go consumers HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dole GO Berries!™, which utilizes Sonoco’s packaging, was awarded Best New Packaging as part of the Produce Innovation Awards at United Fresh 2017, an expo dedicated to innovation in produce and fresh foods. The berries are packaged in 3-packs of fun, snack-sized containers that offer snap, rinse and go convenience. The ventilated packaging promotes increased airflow arou... 
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07/05/2017Sonoco-Alcore to Increase Paperboard Prices in Europe
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. today announced it will again raise prices by a further €50 per tonne (£40 / tonne) on all recycled paperboard grades sold in the Company's European regions. The price change is effective with shipments on or after 17th July 2017. "Demand for raw materials has continued to rise throughout the year as a result of China's "National Sword" initiative, new capacity within the paper packaging ... 
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06/26/2017Sonoco to Acquire Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.
Builds on ‘Perimeter of the Store’ Growth Strategy; Expands Company into High Barrier Flexible and Forming Films Capability HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of the stock of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., a family-held developer and manufacturer of flexible and forming plastic packaging films for approximately $170 million in c... 
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06/21/2017Sonoco IML design wins IMDA Best of Show
HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has been awarded the Best Injection (IML) Package, Gold Award and the Best of Show Award at the eleventh annual IMDA Awards for its Tartex vegan pate containers. The IMDA Awards recognize the industry’s best in-mold labeled (IML) packaging, in-mold decorated (IMD) durable products and labels in multiple categories. Tartex uses customized PermaSafe® IML packaging ... 
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06/19/2017Sonoco Renews Price Increase for Paperboard Tubes and Cores
HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced it is renewing its previously announced April price increase for all paperboard tubes and cores in the United States and Canada.   “The yield on our previously announced April price increase has not been sufficient to cover rising costs, in particular rising prices for uncoated recycled paperboard (URB), our primary raw material,” said James Harrell, corporate vice president for Sonoco’s U.S. and Canada Tu... 
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06/13/2017Sonoco Expands Clear Barrier Flexible Packaging Line to Include Liquid Pouch Structures Suitable for Hot Fill and Retort Applications
Product to be introduced at Global Pouch Forum in Miami HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has expanded its popular ClearGuard™ portfolio of flexible packaging to include pouches for liquid or more viscous products. The expanded product line, able to withstand the rigors of the hot fill and retort cooking processes, will be on display at the Global Pouch Forum in Miami starting June 14. “With gro... 
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06/13/2017Sonoco Restating Price Increase for All Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Products
HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced it has restated and is implementing a previously announced price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) products in the United States and Canada, effective July 10, 2017.  The low yield on the previously announced April URB price increase, along with the impact of rising raw material and other costs, makes it necessary to go back to the market to recover those costs, explained Palace... 
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06/06/2017Sonoco Announces Supplier Sustainability Award Recipients
HARTSVILLE, S.C., U.S. – Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, honored five companies with Supplier Sustainability Awards at the annual Sonoco Supplier Conference, May 16, 2017. The 2017 award recipients are: Bristol Global Mobility, Pro Label Inc., Superior Group, Mondi Group and CARLSON WAGONLIT. The Supplier Sustainability Awards recognize Sonoco suppliers who demonstrate clear differentiation from their competitors with measurable, strat... 
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05/18/2017Sonoco Named a “Best for Vets” Company
HARTSVILLE, S.C., U.S. – Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has been named one of 82 "Best for Vets" companies by Military Times. Sonoco joins other well-known brands, including Kellogg, AT&T, Hilton, Macy's Inc. and The Boeing Company on the distinguished list.   Sonoco, a certified Palmetto Military Employer, recognizes the valuable skills U.S. military veterans bring to its team, including a strong work ethic, loyalty and unw... 
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04/20/2017Sonoco Reports First Quarter 2017 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its first quarter, ending April 2, 2017. First Quarter Highlights First quarter 2017 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.53, compared with $0.59 in 2016. First quarter 2017 GAAP results included $0.06 per diluted share, after tax, in restructuring costs and acquisition-related expenses. In the first quarter of 201... 
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04/19/2017Sonoco Increases Common Stock Dividend by 5.4 Percent
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.39 per share quarterly common stock dividend, a 5.4 percent increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $.37 per share. The dividend will be paid on June 9, 2017, to shareholders of record as of May 12, 2017. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 35th consecutive year that Sonoco has grown common stock dividends and the 368th consec... 
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04/11/2017Sonoco Launches PromoPeel™ Integrated Label Technology
Product to debut at Industry Coupon Conference April 18-20 HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, now offers PromoPeel™ Integrated Label Technology for flexible packaging, which allows brand owners to create an instant redeemable coupon or label as a part of the product packaging, guaranteeing a consistent label position while saving production time and costs. The label lays flat, removes cleanly and e... 
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03/31/2017Sonoco Launches New Portfolio of Clear Barrier Flexible Packaging
HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has launched its ClearGuard™ portfolio of flexible packaging, offering the transparency that builds trust with consumers while providing best-in-class barrier properties for product protection. ClearGuard structures provide a clear alternative to aluminum foil or metalized films – an important differentiator in an age when nearly half of consumers would choose o... 
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03/20/2017Sonoco Implementing Price Increases for All Rigid Paperboard Containers in North America
HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced it is implementing price increases for all round composite cans and shaped rigid paperboard containers in North America by a minimum of 5 percent. The increase is effective with shipments beginning April 15, 2017. “This price adjustment is necessary to recover continuing cost inflation, particularly in uncoated recycled paperboard, a primary raw material,” said Jeff Tomaszewski, vice president and general... 
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03/20/2017Sonoco-Alcore to Increase Prices for Tubes & Cores in Europe
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. today announced it will raise prices for paper-based tubes and cores by up to 8.5 percent, depending on product category, effective from shipments beginning on 15th April 2017. "The increase follows a continuous rise over the past six months in coreboard prices across Europe driven predominantly by higher OCC costs peaking now in a 60 Euro per ton or a 15 percent increase in coreboard," ... 
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03/17/2017Sonoco Issues 2016 Annual Report to Shareholders
Company's Annual Meeting to be held April 19, 2017 HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that its 2016 Annual Report to Shareholders is now available on the Company's website at www.sonoco.com in the Investor Relations section. The report, entitled Better Packaging. Better Life., reviews Sonoco's 2016 financial performance and examines how the Company is focusing on strategic growth op... 
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03/14/2017Sonoco Completes Acquisition of Peninsula Packaging Company
HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Peninsula Packaging Company, a leading manufacturer of thermoformed packaging for fresh fruit and vegetables found in the fast-growing perimeter of retail supermarkets. Sonoco acquired Peninsula Packaging for approximately $230 million from funds managed by Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC and other shareholder... 
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03/13/2017Sonoco Implementing Price Increase for Paperboard Tubes and Cores
HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced it is implementing price increases for all paperboard tubes and cores in the United States and Canada by a minimum of 10 percent.  The increase is effective with shipments beginning April 10, 2017. “This price adjustment is necessary to recover continuing cost inflation, particularly in uncoated recycled paperboard, our primary raw material,” said James Harrell, corporate vice president for Sonoco’s U.S. ... 
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03/13/2017Sonoco-Alcore to Increase Paperboard Prices in Europe
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. today announced it will raise prices by €60 per tonne (£50 / tonne) on all recycled paperboard grades sold in the Company's European regions. The price change is effective with shipments on or after 17th March 2017. "This price increase is in response to the constant and unprecedented rise in raw material costs which have occurred since the fourth quarter of 2016.  Such increases are no ... 
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03/10/2017Sonoco Implementing Price Increase for All Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Products
HARTSVILLE, S.C, March 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced it is implementing a $75 per ton price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) in the United States and Canada, effective with shipments beginning April 3, 2017.  “The extraordinarily rapid inflation in our input costs, especially for recycled fiber, has made it necessary for Sonoco to seek recovery in the market,” said Palace Stepps, division vice president of sales and marketing for... 
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03/06/2017Sonoco ThermoSafe Survey Reveals Current and Future Trends In Clinical Trial Supplies Market
Arlington Heights, Ill., U.S. – Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature-controlled packaging, in partnership with Arena International Events Group and Berlinger & Co. AG, today announced the results of an industry survey entitled "Assessing the Current and Future State of Clinical Trial Supplies." The survey was co-developed by an advisory panel of industry experts from clinical operations, clinical trial supply logistics and packaging, as ... 
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02/28/2017Albrecht Joins Sonoco as Corporate Vice President, Treasurer/Assistant CFO
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that Julie Albrecht will join the Company as Corporate Vice President, Treasurer/Assistant Chief Financial Officer, according to Barry Saunders, senior vice president and chief financial officer. ... 
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02/24/2017Cascades Sonoco Announces Multi-Million Dollar Investment in Birmingham, Ala., Facility to Support Innovative New Product Line
A Water-Based Barrier Coating That Allows Creation of Recyclable, Repulpable, Compostable Take-Out Containers HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cascades Sonoco, a joint venture of Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) and Cascades Inc. (TSE:CAS) today announced the investment of approximately $16 million for the expansion of its existing Birmingham, Ala., facility. This investment in world-class water based coating technology will provide coated paper and paperboard substrates ... 
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02/16/2017Sonoco to Acquire Peninsula Packaging Company
Expands Thermoforming Packaging to Fresh Foods in Fast Growing Store Perimeter HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Peninsula Packaging Company for approximately $230 million in cash. Peninsula, which is owned by a fund managed by Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC, is a leading manufacturer of thermoformed packaging for fresh fruit and veg... 
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02/13/2017Sonoco Protective Solutions Announces Price Increases to Keep Pace with Rising Raw Material Costs
Impacts Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and Sonopost Products HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced a 10-percent price increase on all EPS parts and components and a 7-percent increase on all Sonopost® products. The increases will be effective on all shipments after March 1, 2017. These increases are in response to a confluence of macroeconomic factors creating an inflationary environment for multiple raw materials used by the Protective Solutions... 
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02/09/2017Sonoco Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full-year 2016. Fourth Quarter Highlights Fourth quarter 2016 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $1.04, compared with $0.55 in 2015. As a result of the Company's accounting calendar, the fourth quarter contained five fewer calendar days and four fewer business days than in 2015.  Fourth quarter 2... 
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02/08/2017Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.37 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on March 10, 2017, to shareholders of record as of February 22, 2017. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 367th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareholders. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider... 
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02/07/2017Sonoco Announces First Wooden Plugs Price Increase in Six Years
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Reels Division of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced it is implementing a general price increase for both new and recycled molded wooden plugs in the United States and Canada. Sonoco has not increased prices for its plug products since 2011. The price increase is expected to be in the range of 6-8%. “This increase is necessary to capture inflationary pressure that has entered the market over the past 6 years across a range of operationa... 
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01/13/2017Sonoco Implementing Price Increase for Paperboard Tubes and Cores
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced it is implementing price increases for all paperboard tubes and cores in the United States and Canada by a minimum of 8 percent. Sonoco previously announced a 6 percent to 8 percent price increase on all paperboard tubes and cores in October 2016 and the Company is revising the increase to a minimum of 8 percent, effective with shipments beginning February 13, 2017. “This price adjustment is necessary to ... 
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01/11/2017Sonoco Implementing Price Increase for All Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Products
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced it is implementing a $60 per ton price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) in the United States and Canada.  Sonoco previously announced a URB price increase of $40 to $60 per ton in October 2016, and the Company is revising the increase for all grades to $60 per ton, effective with shipments beginning February 6, 2017. “This increase is necessary to capture higher recycled fiber... 
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01/10/2017Sonoco Announces Quarterly Conference Calls and Webcasts for 2017
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference calls on the below dates and times. Any updates to these reporting dates or times will be communicated in subsequent news releases.     News Release (1)   Conference Call (2) Fourth Quarter 2016 Results   Feb. 9, 2017   Feb. 9, 2017   ... 
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12/02/2016Sonoco to Invest $20 Million in New Atlanta-area Packaging Center Supporting Duracell’s North America Operations
Company to Offer Unique Go-to-Market Packaging Solutions: Packaging Materials, Primary Packaging, Retail Merchandising Displays and Fulfillment HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, today announced it will invest $20 million in the development of a new packaging center to support Duracell’s new North America battery packaging operation.  Sonoco’s Display and Packaging unit will be located in Duracel... 
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12/02/2016Sonoco Reports 2017 Financial Guidance and Strategic Priorities
2017 Base EPS Estimated at $2.68 to $2.78 HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) President and Chief Executive Officer Jack Sanders and members of the Company’s senior leadership team today provided the investment community in New York with an overview of the Company’s financial guidance and strategic priorities. Company Reaffirms 2016 Base EPS Guidance, Reflecting Record GAAP and Base Earnings Performance Sonoco expects fourth quarter and full-year 2016 GAA... 
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11/29/2016Sonoco Announces Senior Leadership Changes
Tiede Appointed Chief Operating Officer; Arthur, Coker and Fuller Promoted to Senior VP of Company’s Global Businesses HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, today announced several new senior leadership changes which will become effective January 3, 2017, according to M. Jack Sanders, President and Chief Executive Officer.  ... 
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11/23/2016Sonoco Products Company: Sonoco-Alcore Donates to Italian Earthquake Relief Effort
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --BRUSSELS, Belgium, Nov. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. has donated paper cores to the City of Camerino, Italy, in coordination with Shigeru Ban Architects in order to build its Paper Partition System (PPS) as a temporary housing solution in areas recently affected by earthquake. When large-scale disaster occurs, many victims are forced to live in evacuation facilities. This often means sleeping on the floor side by side, with minimal privacy.... 
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11/17/2016Sonoco to Host Annual Investor Conference on Dec. 2, 2016
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, will host its annual breakfast meeting for the financial community in New York City on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in the Villard Ballroom of the New York Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Ave. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. ET, and the presentation will start at 7:50 a.m. Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, will provide a strategic overview of the Company,... 
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11/15/2016Sonoco Recognizes Ohio Facility for Sustainability Progress
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has awarded a Sonoco Sustainability Star Award to its Alpha facility in Beavercreek, Ohio, for driving landfill reduction through improved waste stream management. The Alpha plant implemented a plan to divert from waste streams skiver dust, a byproduct of the paperboard container manufacturing process. Skiver dust is created when cans are cut, similar to sawdust. The pl... 
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11/07/2016Sonoco Completes Sale of Rigid Plastics Blow Molding Operations to Amcor
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced it has completed the sale of its rigid plastics blow molding operations to Amcor, a global leader of rigid and flexible packaging products, for $280 million. Sonoco’s rigid plastics blow molding operations include seven manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada with 850 employees producing containers serving the personal care and food and beverage markets. The disposition of these operations is expec... 
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11/02/2016Sonoco Acquires Plastic Packaging Inc.
Expands Key Flexible Packaging Capabilities in Southeast U.S., New Markets HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has acquired Plastic Packaging Inc. (PPI), a privately held Hickory, N.C.-based flexible packaging company. Founded in 1957, PPI specializes in short-run, customized flexible packaging for consumer brands in markets including: food products (i.e. frozen foods, baked goods, seafood), ... 
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10/25/2016Sonoco Names John Florence Corporate Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has named John Florence its Corporate Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.  In this new position, Florence reports to Sonoco’s President and CEO Jack Sanders. Florence’s promotion to Corporate Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary comes upon the retirement of Sonoco’s previous Vice President, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary, Ritchie L. Bond. I... 
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10/20/2016Sonoco Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its third quarter, ending October 2, 2016. Third Quarter Highlights Third quarter 2016 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.64, compared with $0.43 in 2015. Third quarter 2016 GAAP results included $0.08 per diluted share, after tax, in restructuring expenses related to plant closures and a goodwill impairment c... 
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10/18/2016Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.37 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on December 9, 2016, to shareholders of record as of November 11, 2016. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 366th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareholders. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provid... 
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10/11/2016Sonoco Donates $50,000 to Hurricane Matthew Relief
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in the Southeast. Sonoco has been headquartered in Hartsville, S.C., since its inception in 1899, and about 2,000 of its employees currently call South Carolina home. Sonoco’s Hartsville headquarters and manufacturing operations were impacted by the storm, as were locations i... 
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10/05/2016Sonoco Invests in New Equipment to Enhance High Performance Film Core Production
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has made a significant investment in its high performance film core production equipment. The investment will enable Sonoco to provide enhanced quality cores for film markets where constantly increasing quality standards are so incredibly vital to the integrity of the film. The high performance film markets serviced by these cores include medical films, optical film... 
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09/26/2016Sonoco Announces Price Increase for Paperboard Tubes and Cores
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sept. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced it will raise the price for all paperboard tubes and cores by 6 percent to 10 percent, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada, beginning October 24, 2016. “This price increase, our first in more than a year, is necessary due to the recent increase in costs for uncoated recycled paperboard, our primary raw material, combined with price escalations in energy, labor and other input costs,” ... 
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09/20/2016Sonoco ThermoSafe Acquires Laminar Medica Group
Expands Presence in European Temperature-Controlled Packaging Market ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Sept. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature-assurance packaging, has acquired the assets and operations of Laminar Medica in the United Kingdom and Czech Republic, from Clinimed (Holdings) Limited, a privately held specialty medical products company based in the U.K. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Esta... 
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09/19/2016Sonoco-Alcore to Increase Paperboard Prices Across Europe
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --BRUSSELS, Belgium, Sept. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. today announced it will raise prices by €40 per tonne on all recycled paperboard grades sold in the Company's Nordic, Central European and Greek regions. The price change is effective with shipments on or after October 17th, 2016. "This price increase is in response to the continuing rise of raw material costs, which are now at the point where we need to pass on to the market," said Phil... 
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09/15/2016Sonoco Announces Price Increase for All Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Products
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sept. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced that it will raise the price for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) products by $40 to $60 per ton depending on grade, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada, beginning October 3, 2016.  “It is critically important in a mature business, such as our paper business, to run our operations efficiently and provide a return that justifies continued investment,” said Palace Stepps... 
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09/08/2016Sonoco Invests in Higher Production Capacity for Advanced Injection-Molded Rigid Plastic Packaging
HOCKENHEIM, Germany, Sept. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco Europe has expanded its production sites for injection-molded rigid plastic packaging in Zwenkau, Germany. By investing approximately 8 million Euros and adding 25 new employees, the Hockenheim-based company aims to increase production capacity and improve the location’s energy efficiency. In Zwenkau, Sonoco produces injection-molded rigid plastic packaging using advanced in-mold labelling (IML) technology. IML technology allows fo... 
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09/06/2016Sonoco ThermoSafe Acquires AAR Cold Chain Solutions Assets
Enters Active Temperature-Controlled Cargo Containers Market ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Sept. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature-assurance packaging, has acquired the PharmaPort 360™ assets, licenses, trademarks and manufacturing rights from AAR, to enter the active temperature-controlled cargo containers market. Sonoco ThermoSafe will own and lease the PharmaPort 360 containers globally while signing a multi... 
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09/02/2016Sonoco-Alcore to Increase Prices for Tubes & Cores in Europe
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --BRUSSELS, Belgium, Sept. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. today announced it will raise prices for paper-based tubes and cores by up to 8 percent, depending on product category, to all customers in Europe, effective from shipments beginning on October 1, 2016. "The increase follows a recent rise in coreboard prices across Europe driven predominantly by higher raw material costs," said Karsten Kemmerling, Director of Sales and Marketing - Tubes ... 
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09/01/2016Sonoco Agrees to Sell Rigid Plastics Blow Molding Operations to Amcor
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sept. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its rigid plastics blow molding operations to Amcor, a global leader of rigid and flexible packaging products, for $280 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals in the United States. Sonoco’s rigid plastics blow molding operations include seven manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada with 850 employees producing containers serving th... 
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08/25/2016Hartsville PULSE Initiative Selected as Finalist for Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence
Hartsville, S.C., U.S. – The TEACH Foundation (Teaching, Educating and Advancing Children in Hartsville) is pleased to announce its PULSE (Partners for Unparalleled Local Scholastic Excellence) initiative has been selected as a finalist for The Riley Institute at Furman University's 2016 Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence. The WhatWorksSC award, first given in 2011, highlights outstanding evidence-based educational initiatives throughout South Carolina. Finalists were chosen b... 
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08/04/2016Sonoco ThermoSafe Introduces the Industry’s First Academic Offering to Train and Certify Cold Chain Packaging Professionals
Certification Program for Design, Development & Distribution of Temperature Controlled Packaging ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 4, 2016-- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched the industry’s first academic offering to train and certify cold chain packaging professionals. The certification program was developed by Sonoco ThermoSafe’s I... 
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07/28/2016Sonoco Announces Price Increase on Recycled Paperboard in U.K.
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. today announced it will raise prices by £40 per tonne on all recycled paperboard grades sold in the United Kingdom. The price change will be effective with shipments on or after August 15, 2016. "This price increase is in direct response to rising raw material costs," said Phil Woolley, director, Paper Europe. "We will continue to monitor market conditions to determine if additional prici... 
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07/21/2016Sonoco Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its second quarter, ending July 3, 2016. Second Quarter Highlights Second quarter 2016 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.55, compared with $0.63 in 2015. Second quarter 2016 GAAP results included $0.18 per diluted share, after tax, in asset impairment and restructuring expenses largely related to the divestit... 
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07/20/2016Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.37 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on September 9, 2016, to shareholders of record as of August 12, 2016. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 365th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareholders. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provide... 
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07/12/2016Cascades Sonoco Introduces Industry’s First Water-Based Barrier Coating Allowing the Creation of Recyclable, Repulpable and Compostable Take Out Containers
Revolutionary new product replaces standard LDPE coated folding carton, plastic and Styrofoam options HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After three years of rigorous product development and field trial work, Cascades Sonoco, a joint venture of Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, and Cascades, a leader in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and tissue products, introduces a water-based barrier coating to... 
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07/12/2016Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches 3-Day and 5-Day Shipping Solutions for Temperature-Sensitive Pharmaceuticals and Biologics
New ZERO Bench-Time® Shippers Optimize Inventory, Provide Lowest Total Cost of Ownership ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., July 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched a robust and efficient line of 3-Day and 5-Day temperature controlled packaging solutions for the distribution of pharmaceutical and biological products. The Certis platform provides solutions for products that need 2-8°C, ... 
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05/25/2016Sonoco Products Company : Sonoco-Alcore to Increase Paperboard Prices in Italy
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. today announced it will raise prices by €40 per tonne on all recycled paperboard grades sold in the Company's Italian region. The price change is effective with shipments on or after June 6th, 2016. "This price increase is in response to rising raw material costs which have occurred and are now at the point where we need to pass this onto the market," said Phil Woolley, Director - Paper Eu... 
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05/17/2016Sonoco Recognizes Savannah Recycling Center for Sustainability Progress
HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has awarded a bronze-level Sonoco Sustainability Star Award to its Sonoco Recycling facility in Savannah, Ga., for successful and exemplary efforts to reduce its waste to landfill and implement sustainability-oriented processes. Administered by Sonoco Recycling, the Sonoco Sustainability Star Awards program is comprised of three tiers. Gold awards recognize facilities th... 
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04/21/2016Sonoco Reports First Quarter 2016 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its first quarter ending April 3, 2016. As a result of the Company’s accounting calendar, the first quarter of 2016 contained 94 days, six more calendar days and three more business days than in 2015. First Quarter Highlights First quarter 2016 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.59, compared with $.84 in 2015. Fir... 
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04/20/2016Sonoco Increases Common Stock Dividend by Nearly 6 Percent
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.37 per share quarterly common stock dividend, a 5.7 percent increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $.35 per share. The dividend will be paid on June 10, 2016, to shareholders of record as of May 13, 2016. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 34th consecutive year that Sonoco has raised common stock dividends and the 364th cons... 
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04/15/2016Sonoco to Display Latest Innovations at Adhesive and Sealant Council Expo
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will showcase three innovations at the Spring Adhesives and Sealant Council (ASC) Expo, April 18-20, in New Orleans. Sonoco will present the RiteSize Caulk Cartridge, RainGuard™ weather-resistant fiber cartridge and SealMax 2-ply label to industry leaders. For caulk users or DIYers who want a convenient tool for small projects, the RiteSize Caulk Cartridge provi... 
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04/14/2016Sonoco provides composite cans to package "Fit for Fun" biscuits by Hans Freitag
Hockenheim, 14. April 2016. Superfood meets snack: Hans Freitag cookie and waffle bakery, located in Verde, Germany, relies on carefully selected ingredients for its latest biscuit creation. It was developed in collaboration with "Fit for Fun" wellness magazine and has been introduced to the market in Sonoco's enclosable 150 gram composite can. Thanks to the handy reclosing lid, the healthy snack retains its freshness for a particularly long time and provides maximum convenience.  ... 
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04/07/2016Sonoco Honored With Awards for Outstanding Merchandising Achievement
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced its display and packaging division won four honors at the Point of Purchase Advertising International’s (POPAI) 58th Outstanding Merchandising Achievement (OMA) Awards competition. The OMA competition honors the most innovative and effective in-store displays, which are recognized for lifting sales and making products memorable and enticing to shoppers. ... 
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04/04/2016Completely sustainable and 100% recyclable: Rigid paperboard containers from Sonoco with compostable Vegetop®
Hockenheim / Montanay, April 4 2016. Rigid paperboard containers from Sonoco Europe are highly sustainable convenience packaging solutions manufactured exclusively from recyclable materials. Sonoco Consumer Products Europe has now teamed up with Vegeplast, a specialist for injection-moulded and biodegradable plastics, to take this sustainability concept one step further. The containers introduced by Sonoco in 2015 are designed with a paperboard base and Vegetop®, a special shaker top made... 
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03/21/2016Sonoco Issues 2015 Annual Report to Shareholders
Company's Annual Meeting to be held April 20, 2016 HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that its 2015 Annual Report to Shareholders is now available on the Company's website at www.sonoco.com in the Investor Relations section. The report, entitled Grow & Optimize, reviews Sonoco's 2015 financial performance and examines how the Company is creating a highly engaged culture of innovatio... 
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03/16/2016New Flexible Bag with CrossSeal™ Technology Meets Consumer Desire for Ease of Opening, Maximizes Brand Visibility While Ensuring Freshness, Quality
HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Responding to consumer desire for easier-to-open packaging, Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has announced its latest innovation: an easy-open quad-seal flexible bag with Cross-Seal™ technology. Brand owners are increasingly adopting the quad-seal bag format for premium packaging in order to stand out at retail. This package format involves sealing along a side corner of the bag rather than via... 
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03/03/2016Vegan spread straight out of the “barrel”
Hockenheim/Zwenkau, Germany. March 3 2016. For its line of 100% plant-based "Brotzeit" spreads, Tartex uses specially designed PermaSafe® packaging by Sonoco. This solution combines maximum convenience and long shelf life with an eye-catching appearance at the point of sale (POS). Allos Hof-Manufaktur produces its organic "Brotzeit" spreads at the company's site in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Packaged in plastic containers with a wooden barrel design, the spreads have been sold in heal... 
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03/03/2016Sonoco Expands Fiber Certification Program to Brazil and Mexico
HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has expanded its fiber certification program into Brazil and Mexico, as of mid-February 2016. Although most of the raw material used in our mills is 100 percent recycled fiber, this certification also requires that Sonoco select suppliers of virgin fiber and virgin fiber components that avoid trading or sourcing raw material that is: a) illegally harvested, b) harv... 
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03/02/2016Sonoco Honored With FPA Gold Award for Daisy Sour Cream Pouch
HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Flexibles division of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has been recognized with a Gold Achievement Award from the Flexible Packaging Association for its high-performance film laminate contributions to the Daisy Sour Cream squeezable pouch, which was developed in collaboration with Daisy Brand, Aptar (dispensing closure & fitment) and Continuum (innovation design). The innovative Daisy Squee... 
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02/23/2016Sonoco Selected for Fortune’s Most Admired Companies Ranking, Packaging Sector
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has been selected for Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies in the packaging sector. Sonoco ranked first in Financial Soundness and second in Innovation, People, Social Responsibility and Quality of Products/Services. Sonoco ranked second overall in the packaging sector. “We are honored to be named to Fortune’s Most Admired list again this year, and specifical... 
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02/11/2016Sonoco Reports Fourth Quarter, Full-Year 2015 Results
Company’s Board Approves New $100 Million Common Stock Repurchase Program HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported consolidated financial results for its fourth quarter and full-year 2015. (2014 consolidated financial results referenced in this news release have been restated to reflect adjustments associated with the previously reported misstatements of the Company’s Irapuato, Mexico, pack... 
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02/10/2016Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend; Adopts Proxy Access By-Law Amendments
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.35 per share quarterly common stock dividend.  The dividend will be paid on March 10, 2016, to shareholders of record as of February 24, 2016. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 363rd consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid a dividend to shareholders. Separately, the Company’s Board of Directors today appro... 
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01/26/2016Sonoco Awarded 2016 PAC Global Leadership Award for Flexible Packaging
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has been recognized with a 2016 PAC Global Leadership GOLD Award for Packaging Innovation for its flexible squeeze pouch developed for Daisy® brand sour cream. The innovative 14-oz. Daisy Squeeze package is an inverted, wedge-shaped pouch with a flip-top dispensing closure featuring a silicone dispensing valve and a tamper-evident pull ring. It provides an easy-t... 
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01/21/2016Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee Recognizes Sonoco as Supplier of the Year
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Flexibles division of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has been recognized as the 2015 Supplier of the Year by Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee. Sonoco and Mother Parkers have been working closely together for more than 25 years, a longstanding relationship focusing on bringing new products to the coffee and tea market in innovative packaging. Sonoco’s flexibles division currently provides several t... 
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01/20/2016Sonoco Recognizes Iowa City Facility for Sustainability Progress
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has granted a silver-level Sonoco Sustainability Star Award to its Display & Packaging facility in Iowa City, Iowa, for successful and exemplary efforts to reduce its waste to landfill and implement sustainability-oriented processes. Administered by Sonoco Recycling, the Sonoco Sustainability Star Awards program is comprised of three tiers. Gold awards recognize facilit... 
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01/19/2016Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Revolutionary Design for Temperature-Sensitive Bulk Air Shipments
New Shipper Optimizes Cargo Capacity, Maximizes Air Freight Savings for Shipping Biologics and Pharmaceutical Products ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Jan. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched one of its most innovative bulk temperature-controlled solutions to optimize air shipments of temperature-sensitive biologics and pharmaceutical products for durations exceeding five days. The ... 
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01/12/2016Sonoco Officially Opens Innovative Packaging Solutions Studio
Sometimes where you think inspires what you think™. HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2016-- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, held the Grand Opening of its state-of-the-art iPS Studio on October 27, 2015, hosting more than 100 guests including state officials, customers and community leaders. The iPS Studio is a leading-edge research, development and innovation center that connects consume... 
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01/06/2016Sonoco Announces Quarterly Conference Calls and Webcasts for 2016
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference calls on the below dates and times. As a result of the Company’s accounting calendar, the first quarter of 2016 will contain 94 days, six more than in 2015, and fourth quarter will contain 90 days, five fewer than in 2015.  Any changes to these reporting dates or times will be communicated in subsequent news releas... 
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12/14/2015And the Emmi goes to… Sonoco
Swiss dairy choses IML packaging for about 50 yoghurt varieties   Hockenheim/Zwenkau, December 14, 2015 - Swiss yoghurt is becoming a top seller in Asia and the Middle East, whether it is pineapple yoghurt in Asia or strawberry flavour in the United Arab Emirates. The Emmi Group headquartered in Lucerne, Switzerland relies on Sonoco's in-mould labelling (IML) solutions to pack its about 50 different yoghurt varieties and flavours. These high-quality packages are produced using... 
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12/04/2015CORRECTED: Sonoco Details 2016 Financial Targets, Strategic Priorities
2016 Base EPS Estimate Established at $2.61 to $2.71 HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 04, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a release issued under the same headline today by Sonoco (NYSE:SON), please note that in the first paragraph under "Strong Cash Flow, Free Cash Flow Forecasted," the ratio of 1.6 times should be EBITDA ratio, not total capitalization ratio as previously stated. The corrected release follows: Sonoco (NYSE:SON) President and Chief Executive Officer Jack Sanders and members of the Company... 
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12/04/2015Clear Plastic Can From Sonoco Offers Alternative to Traditional Metal Cans, Could Significantly Change Supermarket Landscape
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 04, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, today introduced its new TruVue™ Can as an innovative alternative to the traditional metal can that has been a mainstay packaging option for more than 200 years. The clear, retortable plastic can has the potential to revolutionize not just the canned food aisle in supermarkets, but an entire food category that has not seen significant innovation in decades and is ch... 
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12/04/2015Sonoco Details 2016 Financial Targets and Strategic Priorities
2016 Base EPS Estimate Established at $2.61 to $2.71 HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 04, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) President and Chief Executive Officer Jack Sanders and members of the Company’s senior leadership team today provided the investment community in New York with an overview of the Company’s financial outlook and strategic priorities. Company Reaffirms 2015 Base EPS Guidance; Projecting Record 2016 Base EPS Sonoco expects fourth quarter and full-year 2015 base earnings ... 
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12/01/2015Sonoco Announces Senior Leadership Changes
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 01, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, today announced several interrelated senior management changes within its Industrial business segments, according to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer. Senior Vice President of Global Industrial Products and Protective Solutions John Colyer is relinquishing his operations leadership to focus on treating a health issue. Colyer will continue to wo... 
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11/18/2015Sonoco to Host Annual N.Y. Investor Conference on December 4, 2015
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, will host its annual breakfast meeting for the financial community in New York City on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in the Villard Ballroom of the New York Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Ave. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. ET, and the presentation will start at 7:50 a.m. Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, and Barry Saunders, senior vice president and chief... 
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11/03/2015Sonoco-Alcore to Increase Coreboard Tube and Core Prices in Europe
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --BRUSSELS, Belgium, Nov. 03, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. today announced it will raise prices for coreboard tubes and cores in the range of 6 percent to 8 percent throughout Europe, including the United Kingdom, effective with shipments on or after 16th November 2015. "The tube and core industry has faced significant cost increases in the past few years, which we have not been able to fully cover through operational productivity improvemen... 
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10/29/2015Sonoco Display & Packaging Recognized With 10 Design of the Times Awards
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco Display and Packaging, the point-of-purchase (POP) display and packaging services division of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), has been awarded 10 Design of the Times Awards by the Path to Purchase Institute at the 2015 Shopper Marketing Conference & Expo in Minneapolis. The Design of the Times Awards competition celebrates the most inspiring and creative in-store campaigns and activation tactics, and recognizes their key role in the discipline... 
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10/27/2015Sonoco Recognizes 7 Facilities for Sustainability Progress
Jackson Dairy Joins 6 Sonoco Plants in Meeting Significant Sustainability Goals HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has granted Sonoco Sustainability Star Awards to seven plants across North America for successful and exemplary efforts to reduce their waste to landfill and implement sustainability-oriented processes. Administered by Sonoco Recycling, the Sonoco Sustainability Star Awards program is compr... 
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10/23/2015Sonoco-Alcore to Offer European Coreboard Mill for Sale 95,000-Ton Facility Located in Schweighouse, France
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --BRUSSELS, Belgium, Oct. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. today announced its intention to offer for sale its Schweighouse-sur-Moder uncoated recycled coreboard mill in Alsace, France. The company has notified the local works council of this opportunity. The Schweighouse facility is one of 20 paper mills that Sonoco operates globally. Established in 1878, the mill has two machines with a total capacity of 95,000 tonnes. Sonoco Alcore S.a... 
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10/21/2015Sonoco Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported consolidated financial results for its third quarter, ending September 27, 2015. (2014 consolidated financial results referenced in this news release have been restated to reflect adjustments associated with the previously reported misstatements of the Company’s Irapuato, Mexico, packaging center. Information on the restatement is available in the ... 
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10/19/2015Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $0.35 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on December 10, 2015, to shareholders of record as of November 13, 2015. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 362nd consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has yeppaid dividends to shareholders. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global pro... 
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10/07/2015Sonoco Donates $50,000 to South Carolina Flood Relief
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in flood relief efforts in the Pee Dee and across the Palmetto State. This brings Sonoco’s total to $95,000 in Red Cross donations in 2015. Sonoco has been headquartered in Hartsville, S.C., since its inception in 1899, and more than 2,000 of its employees currently call South Carolina home. Sonoco’s operations... 
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10/06/2015Sonoco Announces Time Change to Third Quarter 2015 Earnings Release and Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 06, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call at 9 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, October 22, 2015. Participants from Sonoco will include Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer; Barry Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer; and Roger Schrum, vice president, investor relations and corporate affairs. In addition, the Company wi... 
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09/22/2015Sonoco’s New FlatStack Ultralight Tier Sheet Offers Value, Consistency
Product to be Demoed at Pack Expo 2015 in Las Vegas HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sept. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has expanded its line of FlatStack® paperboard tier sheets to include FlatStack® Ultralight™, a value-priced alternative to lightweight gypsum and paperboard sheets. “The new Ultralight option offers our customers exceptional performance for a great price,” said Michael Krawson, account manager for sheets. “Pl... 
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09/16/2015Sonoco Expands Adhesives Offerings, Adding SonoBond(TM) Line
Consultations Available at Pack Expo 2015 in Las Vegas HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sept. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has expanded its commercial offerings in adhesives, adding the SonoBond™ family of adhesives specialized for consumer and industrial packaging applications. Sonoco produces liquid, dry blend and hot melt adhesives for the packaging industry. It custom formulates these standard offerings to meet unique custo... 
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09/15/2015Sonoco Listed on Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Seventh Consecutive Year
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sept. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has been listed on the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI), marking the seventh consecutive year it has received the prestigious recognition – the longest consecutive streak of any packaging company currently listed on the index. Sonoco is one of only three global packaging companies to make the DJSI World Index and one of only 60 U.S. companies select... 
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09/08/2015Sonoco Alloyd Develops New Dispensable Packaging System
DivvyPack(TM) to be Demoed at Pack Expo 2015 in Las Vegas HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sept. 08, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco Alloyd, part of Sonoco Display and Packaging, a unit of global packaging company Sonoco (NYSE:SON), has developed an innovative new package that allows easy dispensing of product and convenient storage of unused portions. The patent-pending packaging design is the first of its kind to combine thermoformed technology with a sliding lid. The DivvyPack™ dispensable packaging s... 
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09/03/2015Sonoco Achieves 5-Year Sustainability Targets
Substantially Lowers CO2, Water Usage While Improving Plant Waste Reduction, Establishes New 2020 Improvement Goals HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sept. 03, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today released its Corporate Responsibility Report for 2014-2015 and reported that it achieved its five-year global sustainability targets, including significant reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), water usage and development of landf... 
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08/31/2015Sonoco Recognizes Supplier Sustainability Award Recipients
HARTSVILLE, S.C., U.S. -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has unveiled its 2015 Supplier Sustainability Awards. Recipients are: American Packaging, AT&T, Eastman Chemical, Staples, Rockwell Automation and Superior (Rookie of the Year).   The Supplier Sustainability Program recognizes Sonoco suppliers who demonstrate clear differentiation from their competitors with measurable, strategic and transparent social and environmental r... 
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08/20/2015Sonoco Reports Second Quarter and Year-to-Date 2015 Financial Results
Company Completes Review of Mexico Packaging Center Misstatements Restates Historical Consolidated Financial Results Notifies of Late Filing of Second Quarter Form 10-Q HARTSVILLE, S.C., Aug. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported consolidated financial results for the second quarter and year-to-date periods ending June 28, 2015, and restated financial results for the period ended June 29, ... 
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08/17/2015Sonoco Announces Price Increase for Paperboard Tubes and Cores
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Aug. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced that it will raise the price for all paperboard tubes and cores by 6 percent to 8 percent (6%-8%), effective with shipments in the United States and Canada beginning September 14, 2015. “The price increase is necessary due to the recent increase in the price of our primary raw material, uncoated recycled paperboard (URB),” said Adam Wood, vice president, Global Tubes and Cores. “This URB price increase, comb... 
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08/13/2015Sonoco Announces Price Increase for All Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Products
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Aug. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced that it will raise the price for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) products by $45 per ton, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada beginning August 31, 2015.  “The price increase is driven by recent increases in costs for recovered paper, chemicals and other operating costs,” said Palace Stepps, director of sales and marketing for Sonoco’s North America paper business. Son... 
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08/11/2015Packaging Automation Leaders Announce Strategic Alliance
Rethink Robotics and Sonoco Alloyd Partner to Provide Collaborative Robots, Advanced Packaging Technologies as Complete Solution for Customers BOSTON, Aug. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rethink Robotics and Sonoco Alloyd, a unit of global packaging leader Sonoco (NYSE:SON), have entered into a strategic alliance to deliver complete, innovative manufacturing solutions to Sonoco Alloyd’s packaging customers. Sonoco Alloyd, a leader in medical and retail package design solutions based in DeKal... 
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08/10/2015Sonoco to Present at Jefferies 2015 Industrials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Aug. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community Thursday, August 13, 2015, at the Jefferies 2015 Industrial Conference to be held at the Grand Hyatt, New York. Barry L. Saunders, senior vice president and chief financial officer, is scheduled to speak at 2:20 p.m. ET. The audio presentation will be webcast and can be accessed via the Internet at www.sonoco.com under the I... 
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07/16/2015Sonoco Reports Preliminary Second Quarter 2015 Results
Company Details Ongoing Review of Mexico Contract Packaging Center and Correction to Prior Periods’ Earnings HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported preliminary operating results for the second quarter and year-to-date periods ending June 28, 2015. The Company expects to release complete consolidated financial results with the filing of its Form 10-Q in August. Review of Mexico Packagin... 
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07/15/2015CORRECTION: Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
Company Corrects Record Date HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) has declared a $.35 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on September 10, 2015, to shareholders of record as of August 14, 2015. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 361st consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareholders. About Sonoco Founded in 1899,... 
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07/14/2015Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.35 per share quarterly common stock dividend.  The dividend will be paid on September 10, 2015, to shareholders of record as of July 14, 2015. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 361st consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareholders. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider ... 
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07/09/2015Sonoco Recognizes Facilities for Zero Waste to Landfill
1 Sonoco Location and 2 Partners Receive Gold Sonoco Sustainability Star Awards HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has granted its gold-level Sonoco Sustainability Star Award to three plants across the United States for their successful efforts to achieve landfill-free status. The awards were granted to the following facilities: American Packaging Corporation, Flexographic Printing and Laminating D... 
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07/08/2015Sonoco-Alcore to Increase Prices for Tubes and Cores in Spain and Italy
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 08, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. today announced it will raise prices for paper-based tubes and cores by at least 5.5 percent, depending on the type of product, to all customers in Italy and Spain effective with shipments beginning on 13th July. "After a period of stability in our base raw materials, we are now seeing market rises in OCC (old corrugated containers) in a number of European countries. With Asian count... 
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06/29/2015Sonoco-Alcore to Increase Paperboard Prices in Europe
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. today announced it will raise prices by €50 per metric ton on all recycled paperboard grades sold throughout mainland Europe. The price change is effective with shipments on or after 20th July 2015. "This price increase is in response to rising material and manufacturing costs," said Phil Woolley, Director, Paper Europe, noting that the price change excludes Italy, where the Company ... 
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06/24/2015Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Reusable Container for Blood Transport and Storage
Container Will Help Hospitals and Blood Banks ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., June 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading supplier of temperature assurance packaging, has launched a revolutionary new product for the transport and temporary storage of red blood cells and platelets.  The result of years of end-user research, the innovative Via® Blood Transporter incorporates leading-edge technology in phase change and insulating material to ensure ult... 
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06/08/2015GROUP360 Worldwide & Trident Form Joint Venture to Provide Concept-to-Consumer Global Marketing and Packaging Solutions for Leading International Consumer Brands
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --ST. LOUIS and HULL, United Kingdom, June 04, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GROUP360 Worldwide and Trident, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco Products Company - industry leaders in providing concept-to-consumer creative, strategy and premedia/print production solutions for iconic, international consumer brands - today announced the forming of a joint venture company called We Are Alexander Global Brand-Building Solutions to provide seamless, global consumer product... 
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05/25/2015Sonoco-Alcore to Increase Paperboard Prices in Italy
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. today announced it will raise prices by €50 per metric ton on all recycled paperboard grades sold in the Company's Italian region. The price change is effective with shipments on or after 15th June, 2015. "This price increase is in response to rising material and manufacturing costs and price adjustments occurring in the Italian market," said Phil Woolley, Director, Paper Europe. S... 
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05/12/2015Procter & Gamble Facility Recognized by Sonoco for Landfill Free Status
Lima, Ohio, Fabric Care Facility Earns Sonoco Gold Sustainability Star Award HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has named a Procter & Gamble (P&G) fabric care plant in Lima, Ohio, a gold-level Sonoco Sustainability Star Award recipient for the plant’s successful efforts to achieve landfill free status. In 2014, P&G’s Lima facility set out to be the first fabric care plant in North America to earn the desig... 
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04/29/2015Sonoco ThermoSafe offers new reusable insulated container
Optimizes storage and transportation of dry ice and perishable goods across global markets Arlington Heights, Ill. – Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched a new reusable bulk insulated container featuring a 1,200 mm x 800 mm footprint and 440 liters of storage capacity for storing and distributing dry ice and perishable goods globally.   “Our latest bulk insulated container uses advanced t... 
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04/28/2015Sonoco Recognized in 2015 100 Best Corporate Citizens List
Corporate Responsibility Magazine Honors Company for Seventh Year HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has been honored on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 2015 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, the seventh year the company has been included. Sonoco was honored for the transparent way it conducts itself in the areas of Climate Change, Employee Relations, Environment, Finance, Governance, Human Rights a... 
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04/22/2015Sonoco Honored With Garden Club of America Award
Company Recognized with Zone Civic Improvement Commendation Hartsville, S.C., U.S. – On behalf of the Company, Sonoco President and CEO Jack Sanders yesterday received a Civic Improvement Commendation from the Garden Club of America for "outstanding efforts which enhance, protect or restore the local environment and improve the community."  In presenting the award, Lindsay Marshall, Garden Club of American Zone VIII chair of national affairs, said, "I am thrilled to present this award ... 
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04/22/2015Sonoco's Tulsa, Okla. Facility Achieves Landfill Free Status
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has named its Tulsa, Okla. Tubes and Cores plant a gold-level Sonoco Sustainability Star Award recipient for the plant's successful efforts to achieve landfill free status. While recycling had been a plant priority for some time, its staff wanted to take it completely landfill free. In 2014, they identified an opportunity to divert non-recyclable coated tube scrap to a ... 
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04/21/2015Sonoco Names Saunders Senior Vice President
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, today announced that Barry L. Saunders has been elected senior vice president and chief financial officer, according to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer. Saunders, 56, who previously served as the Company's vice president and CFO, is responsible for the Company's global finance, treasury, audit, tax and accounting functions and also serves as c... 
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04/16/2015Sonoco Reports First Quarter 2015 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its first quarter ending March 29, 2015. First Quarter Highlights First quarter 2015 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.86, compared with $.50 in 2014. Favorable disposition of a significant portion of Fox River-related environmental claims/litigation together with a gain on the sale of two metal ends and clo... 
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04/15/2015Sonoco Increases Common Stock Dividend by 9.4 Percent
Board Recognizes Company's 90 Years of Consecutive Dividends With Largest Cash Increase HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.35 per share quarterly common stock dividend, a 9.4 percent increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $.32 per share. The dividend will be paid on June 10, 2015, to shareholders of record as of May 16, 2015. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is th... 
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04/15/2015Sonoco Announces New Consumer Growth Projects
New Flexible Packaging Laminator and Press to Expand Operations in Texas, Ohio  New Research and Development Facility Being Built on Hartsville, S.C. Campus HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced today at its annual shareholders meeting that it will increase production capabilities and support R&D innovation through several significant growth projects for its Consumer Packaging ... 
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04/07/2015Sonoco Honored With Awards for Outstanding Merchandising Achievement
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has announced that its display and packaging division won four awards at the Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI) 56th annual Outstanding Merchandising Achievement (OMA) Awards competition. Sonoco's four OMA awards included: Gold award, temporary division, food category – Nestlé Coffee-mate® 2GO™ launch floorstand display Silver award,... 
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04/01/2015Sonoco's Menasha, Wis. Paper Plant Receives Bronze Sustainability Star Award
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has recognized U.S. Paper Mills Corp.'s facility in Menasha, Wis., with a Bronze Sustainability Star Award for the plant's successful efforts to achieve a 26 percent waste reduction. The plant achieved this significant waste reduction by recovering fiber from the waste streams in the pulping process and reducing moisture content in its waste stream by optimizing equipmen... 
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03/16/2015Sonoco Issues 2014 Annual Report to Shareholders
Company's Annual Meeting to be Held April 15, 2015 HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that its 2014 Annual Report to Shareholders is now available on the Company's website at www.sonoco.com in the Investor Relations section. The report, entitled Grow & Optimize: Changing for the Better, reviews Sonoco's 2014 financial performance and examines how the Company is creating a highly e... 
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03/09/2015Sonoco Signs Agreement to Acquire Majority Stake in Brazilian Flexible Packaging Company
HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in Graffo Paranaense de Embalagens S/A (Graffo), a closely held flexible packaging business located in Pinhais, Curitiba, Brazil. Terms were not disclosed, and the transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015. Founded in 2001, Graffo had sales of approximately $3... 
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02/25/2015Sonoco's EcoTect(R) Uncoated Recycled Board (URB) First to be Certified to Hewlett-Packard Indigo Specifications
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies and a leader in innovative packaging solutions, announced today that its EcoTect® premium grade of uncoated recycled board (URB), specifically manufactured for superior printability, has become the first URB to be certified by the Rochester Institute of Technology to Hewlett-Packard (HP) Indigo print platform specifications. This paper innovation is revolutionary f... 
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02/24/2015Sonoco to Help Small and Diverse Businesses Become Sustainable
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, today announced a partnership with ACF Enterprises, a WBENC-certified training company, to launch a Supplier Sustainability Engagement Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to assist small firms in developing a sustainability program by providing guidance and access to powerful learning tools, such as webinars, templates, worksheets and online courses. "Su... 
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02/23/2015Richard G. Kyle Elected to Sonoco's Board of Directors
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has elected Richard G. Kyle to its Board of Directors. Mr. Kyle is president, chief executive officer and board member of The Timken Company (NYSE:TKR). A $3.1 billion global company headquartered in North Canton, Ohio, Timken engineers, manufactures and markets Timken® bearings, transmissions, gearboxes, chain and related products, and offers a spectrum of power ... 
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02/12/2015Sonoco Reports Record Base Fourth Quarter, Full-Year 2014 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported record base financial results for its fourth quarter and full-year 2014. Fourth Quarter Highlights Fourth quarter 2014 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.53, compared with $.53 in 2013. Fourth quarter 2014 GAAP results include $.13 per diluted share, after-tax, in asset impairments and restructuring charges, along with acquisition ... 
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02/11/2015Sundaram Nagarajan Elected to Sonoco's Board of Directors
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has elected Sundaram Nagarajan to its Board of Directors. Mr. Nagarajan is executive vice president of Illinois Tool Works, Inc., (NYSE:ITW) and has worldwide responsibility for the company's Automotive OEM segment, which produces components and fasteners for automotive-related applications. He originally joined Hobart Brothers in 1991, which was acquired by ITW i... 
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02/11/2015Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.32 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on March 10, 2015, to shareholders of record as of February 25, 2015. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 359th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareholders. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global pro... 
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02/02/2015Sonoco Announces Price Increase for All Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Products
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced that it will raise the price for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) products by $40 per ton, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada beginning March 2, 2015. "The price increase is driven by a need to relieve continued inflationary pressure, especially from rising freight rates and chemicals, and to cover the added cost of continued investment in our paper business," said Palac... 
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01/27/2015Sonoco Foundation Accepting Spring Grant Proposals
More than $2.5 million in grants awarded to South Carolina nonprofits in 2014 The Sonoco Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hartsville, S.C.-based Sonoco Products Company, is now accepting grant proposals for 2015. The Sonoco Foundation’s grant program focuses on education, health and wellness, arts and culture, and the environment. Grant proposals will only be accepted from nonprofit organizations with 501(c)3 status that are based in the communities where Sonoco operates. All propos... 
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01/20/2015Sonoco's Conyers, Ga., Facility Earns Gold
First Protective Solutions Facility to Achieve Gold Status HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has named the Company's Conyers, Ga., Protective Packaging facility a gold Sonoco Sustainability Star Award recipient for the plant's successful efforts to achieve landfill free status. Conyers is the first Protective Solutions facility to achieve gold status. The award marks the completion in landfill-free effo... 
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01/12/2015Sonoco's Union, S.C., Rigid Plastics Plant Receives Bronze Sustainability Star Award
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has named its Pinckney Paragon rigid plastics facility in Union, S.C., a Bronze Sustainability Star Award recipient for the plant's successful efforts to achieve landfill free status. The award marks a milestone in landfill-free efforts that have been underway since 2013. Since then, the Pinckney Paragon plant has diverted 260 loose yards per month away from the landfill... 
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01/08/2015Sonoco Announces Quarterly Conference Call and Annual Meeting Webcast for 2015
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference calls and Annual Meeting on the below dates and times. Any updates to these dates or times will be communicated in subsequent news releases. Participants from Sonoco will include M. Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer; Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer; and Roger P. Schrum, ... 
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12/18/2014Sonoco Receives Sherwin-Williams Certified Supplier Award for Fifth Consecutive Year
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has received Sherwin-Williams' Certified Supplier Award for achieving the highest level of product quality and performance, and for outstanding customer service. It is the fifth year in a row that Sonoco has received this prestigious award. "This is a tremendous honor and a credit to all of the Sonoco employees that work hard every day to make this a reality," sai... 
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12/09/2014Sonoco's Waco Flexibles Facility Receives Gold Sustainability Star Award
First Flexibles Facility to Receive Award HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has named the Company's Waco, Texas, flexible facility a gold Sonoco Sustainability Star Award recipient for the plant's successful efforts to achieve landfill free status. Waco is the first Flexibles facility to achieve this award. The award marks a milestone in landfill-free efforts that have been underway since 2013. Since the... 
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12/08/2014Sonoco Receives WorldStar 2015 Packaging Award for Whirlpool(R) Water EveryDrop(TM) Water Filter Package
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco Alloyd, part of Sonoco Display and Packaging, a unit of global packaging company Sonoco (NYSE:SON), has been recognized with a WorldStar 2015 Packaging Award for its Whirlpool® Water EveryDrop™ water filter package by the World Packaging Organization. "The Whirlpool Water EveryDrop is a perfect example of Sonoco Alloyd's core values and abilities - innovation, collaboration and design," said Jeff Christensen, vice president and genera... 
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12/05/2014Sonoco Details Financial Targets and Strategic Priorities
2014 Base EPS Expected to Achieve Record $2.51 or Slightly Higher 2015 Base EPS Estimate Established at Record Range of $2.63 to $2.73 Free Cash Flow Estimated at $154 Million in 2015 HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) President and Chief Executive Officer Jack Sanders and members of the Company's senior leadership team today provided the investment community in New York with an overview of the Company's financial outlook and strategic pr... 
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12/02/2014Sonoco Produces Plant-Based Plastic Blow-Molded Bottles for Ecover Green Cleaning Line in North America
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, is producing plant-based plastic bottles for Ecover's new home care line. After joining forces with Method in 2012 to become the world's largest green cleaning company, Ecover® has launched its popular green brand in North America with a fresh new look in celebration of the company's 35th birthday, while maintaining a focus on sustainability, efficacy and best-practice manufa... 
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11/25/2014Madico Names Sonoco Plastics 2013-14 Supplier of the Year
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has been named Supplier of the Year by Madico in their "Supplies and Services" category. A world leader in the coating, laminating and converting of specialty films in wide width, roll-to-roll formats, Madico selected Sonoco Plastics in recognition of outstanding quality, service, delivery, innovation and capability as a key supply partner. "Given the demanding ap... 
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11/24/2014Sonoco to Host Annual N.Y. Investor Conference on December 5, 2014
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, will host its annual breakfast meeting for the financial community in New York City on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in the Villard Ballroom of the New York Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Ave. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. ET, and the presentation will start at 7:50 a.m. Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer; John M. Colyer Jr., senior vice president, Global... 
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11/19/2014New Temperature Assurance Packaging Minimizes Dimensional Weight
Sonoco ThermoSafe's Envoy® Direct Series, Designed for Direct-to-Patient Shipments, Reduces Shipping Costs ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Nov. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched a series of shipping solutions for temperature-sensitive products shipped direct-to-patient. The Envoy® Direct Series has been optimized to reduce dimensional weight, lowering total shipping costs and imp... 
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11/18/2014Sonoco Display & Packaging Recognized With 4 Design of the Times Awards
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco Display and Packaging, the point-of-purchase (POP) display and packaging services business of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), has been awarded four Design of the Times 2014 awards, including a gold award, by the Path to Purchase Institute. The Design of the Times award celebrates the most inspiring and creative in-store activation tactics and campaigns and recognizes their key role in the discipline of shopper marketing. Sonoco Display and Packag... 
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11/13/2014Sonoco Named a Top Company for Leaders by Aon Hewitt
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced it has been named to the 2014 list of North American Top Companies for Leaders® by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions company of Aon (NYSE:AON). Sonoco was No. 12 (out of 25) on the 2014 North America list and No. 21 (out of 25) on the Global Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders list. This is the fifth time that Sonoco has earned ... 
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11/10/2014Sonoco's Newport Paper Mill Receives Bronze Sustainability Star Award
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has named the Company's Newport, Tennessee, paper mill a bronze Sonoco Sustainability Star Award recipient for the facility's efforts to significantly decrease wastes going to landfill. The award marks a milestone in landfill-free efforts that have been underway since the fourth quarter of 2012. In late 2012, the Newport facility partnered with local recycling company TL... 
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10/31/2014Sonoco Completes Acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG), Europe's leading provider of composite cans along with composite drums and rigid plastic containers, for €286 million, or approximately $360 million, in cash. According to M. Jack Sanders, Sonoco president and chief executive officer, "We are extremely excited to welcome W... 
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10/20/2014Sonoco ThermoSafe Survey Reveals Future Needs, Trends of Cold Chain Industry
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 20, 2014-- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, revealed the results of its survey entitled “Assessing the Future of the Cold Chain Industry” at the 12th annual Cold Chain Global Forum in Boston on Oct. 9, 2014. The survey was conducted between Feb. 26 and July 13, 2014, and highlights forward-looking trends in areas that sig... 
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10/16/2014Sonoco Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its third quarter, ending September 28, 2014. Third Quarter Highlights Third quarter 2014 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.69, compared with $.59 in 2013. Third quarter 2014 GAAP results include $.03 per diluted share, after-tax, in asset impairments and restructuring charges from previously announced activi... 
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10/13/2014Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $0.32 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on December 10, 2014, to shareholders of record as of November 14, 2014. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 358th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareholders. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global... 
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10/07/2014Cascades Sonoco Receives Prestigious OSHA Certification for Excellence in Occupational Safety and Health
Star Level Certification in Voluntary Protection Program Affirms Employee and Management Commitment to Creating a Safe Workplace HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced that its Cascades Sonoco facility in Tacoma, Wash., was awarded Star Level certification in connection with OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The Star Program recognizes exemplary worksites that have achieved injury and illness rates at or below the national average in their ... 
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09/15/2014Sonoco Listed on Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Sixth Consecutive Year
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sept. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has been listed on the 2014/2015 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI), marking the sixth consecutive year it has received the prestigious recognition – the longest consecutive streak of any packaging company currently listed on the index. Only 319 global component companies were selected to the DJSI World Index following an in-depth analysis of financially mat... 
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08/28/2014Sonoco Transitions Dare Foods From Traditional Bag-in-Box to Flexible Stand-Up Bag
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Aug. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, is helping Dare Foods unveil its new, premium Boulangerie Grissol Artisanal Baguettes products flexible bag to the U.S. market this Fall. Sonoco has already helped Dare launch its product in Canada this past June. Dare Foods, based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, relied heavily on Sonoco to launch its new product line, as they wanted to move from a traditional bag-... 
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08/26/2014Sonoco Recycling Names P&G's IAMS(R) Russellville Facility a Gold Sustainability Star Award Winner
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Aug. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco Recycling, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced that P&G's IAMS Russellville, Ark., facility has received a gold-tier Sonoco Sustainability Star Award for achieving zero waste to landfill. Rodger Fuller, president, Sonoco Recycling, said, "Moving landfill waste from 5 percent to zero is often the most difficult for our clients. The Russellvill... 
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08/25/2014Sonoco Signs Agreement to Acquire Weidenhammer Packaging Group
Transaction Will Create Global Leader in Rigid Paper Packaging HARTSVILLE, S.C., Aug. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Weidenhammer Packaging Group, Europe's leading provider of composite cans along with composite drums and rigid plastic containers, for €286 million, or approximately $383 million, in cash. The final consideration is subject to a normal a... 
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08/18/2014Sonoco Recycling Names Saputo Cheese USA Inc.'s Tulare Facility a Bronze Sustainability Star Award Winner
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Aug. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco Recycling, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced it has recognized Saputo Cheese USA Inc.'s Tulare, California, facility with a bronze-tier Sonoco Sustainability Star Award for diverting significant amounts of waste from landfill. Clifton Young, plant manager, Tulare facility, said, "As one of the top 10 dairy processors in the world, it was im... 
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08/12/2014Sonoco to Present at Jefferies 2014 Global Industrials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Aug. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community Thursday, August 14, 2014, at the Jefferies 2014 Global Industrial Conference to be held at the Grand Hyatt, New York. M. Jack Sanders, president and CEO, and Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The audio presentation will be webcast and can be accessed via t... 
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07/31/2014Wood Elected Vice President, Industrial Europe and Sonoco Officer
Download print-read photo HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced today Adam Wood has been elected vice president of Industrial Europe and a Corporate Officer by the Company's Board of Directors. The appointment is effective Aug. 1, 2014. Wood, 46, is responsible for the Company's Sonoco-Alcore subsidiary, based in Brussels, Belgium, which operates 30 tube and core plants and five paper... 
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07/23/2014Sonoco Summarizes Sustainability Progress in Its 2013-14 Corporate Responsibility Report
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today released its 2013-14 Corporate Responsibility Report, Principle, People and Progress, outlining the Company's continued progress towards achieving its global sustainability targets. "The progress highlighted in this report is a testament to our people," said Jack Sanders, president and CEO. "Throughout Sonoco's115-year history, we've held firmly to the princ... 
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07/21/2014Sonoco Protective Solutions Announces Price Increase
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced that Sonoco Protective Solutions will be increasing prices on its EPS molded foam products by an additional 6%, effective Aug. 1, 2014. "Raw material manufacturers of Expanded Polystyrene materials are continuing to experience extremely high demand while supply has been reduced by a number of unplanned industry disruptions, resulting in additional increases in resin bead production," said Vicki Arthur, vice... 
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07/17/2014Sonoco Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its second quarter ending June 29, 2014. Second Quarter Highlights Second quarter 2014 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.59, compared with $.53 in 2013. Second quarter 2014 GAAP results include $.04 per diluted share in after-tax charges related to previously announced global restructuring activities and acqu... 
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07/16/2014Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.32 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on Sept. 10, 2014, to shareholders of record as of Aug. 15, 2014. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 357th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareholders. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provide... 
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06/13/2014Sonoco-Alcore Receives Favorable Ruling in German Federal Court of Justice
BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced that on June 12, 2014, the German Federal Court of Justice rejected an appeal against the German portion of Sonoco's European Patent EP 1 071 556, thereby reversing entirely a decision of the Federal Patent Court of March 1, 2011. The patent relates to the use of wide-ply board technology in the productio... 
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06/05/2014Sonoco Alloyd Receives AmeriStar Packaging Award for Whirlpool(R) Water EveryDrop(TM) Water Filter Package
Company to Exhibit at EastPack 2014 in New York HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco Alloyd, part of Sonoco Display and Packaging, a unit of global packaging company Sonoco (NYSE:SON), has won an AmeriStar Packaging Award in the Household Products category from the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP) for its Whirlpool® Water EveryDrop™ water filter package. Jeff Christensen, vice president of Sonoco Alloyd, said, "The Whirlpool Water EveryDrop water filter is a ... 
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06/02/2014Sonoco to Present at Deutsche Bank's 5th Annual Global Industrials and Basic Materials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the Deutsche Bank 5th Annual Global Industrials and Basic Materials Conference to be held at the Westin Chicago River North Hotel, 320 North Dearborn Street, Chicago. M. Jack Sanders, president and CEO, and Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 9:20... 
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05/21/2014Sonoco Opens Display and Packaging Facility in Bentonville, Ark.
HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today opened its new Display and Packaging office in Bentonville, Ark., which will provide point-of-purchase displays and fulfillment services. The Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce hosted a grand opening ceremony at the new facility this afternoon. Jeff Tomaszewski, vice president of Sonoco Display and Packaging, said, "Not only is Sonoco Display and Pac... 
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05/21/2014Sonoco Announces Recipients of Supplier Sustainability Award Program
Hartsville, S.C. – Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging and services companies, announced recipients of its Sonoco Supplier Sustainability Award program during a dinner at the 10th Annual Sonoco/JBE/MYCA Supplier Diversity Business Conference on Tuesday, May 20. Recipients included American Packaging Company, AT&T, Buckman International, Chep, Staples and xpedx. The supplier sustainability awards program, now in its second year, recognizes the Company’s supplier... 
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05/13/2014Sonoco to Present at Oppenheimer 9th Annual Industrials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community today, Tuesday, May 13, at the Oppenheimer 9th Annual Industrials Conference to be held at the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, 111 East 48th Street, in New York. M. Jack Sanders, president and CEO, and Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 1:45 p.m. ET. The audio pres... 
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05/08/2014Dalton Paper Products Joins With Sonoco to Increase Manufacturing Capability
DPP management, employees and facility to remain in Dalton Hartsville, S.C. – Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced that it has acquired Dalton Paper Products (DPP) and it will become part of Sonoco’s Paper and Industrial Converted Products business segment. “Sonoco started as a family-owned business in Hartsville, S.C., a town much like Dalton, 115 years ago,” said Rodger Fuller, group vice president, Paper and Industrial Converted Products, North America. “We share the same beliefs and small... 
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05/01/2014Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Certis® Pre-Qualified Pallet Shipper
Customs-friendly, lightweight and cost-effective alternative to ship 40x48 refrigerated pallet loads Arlington Heights, Ill. –Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched the Certis RP Pre-Qualified Pallet Shipper. The shipper accepts a full 40- inch-by-48-inch pallet load and will maintain pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines, APIs and other high-value products between 2°C and 8°C during shipment. Utilizing Son... 
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04/22/2014Sonoco's New Albany, Ohio Rigid Plastics Facility Achieves LEED Silver Certification
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced that its New Albany, Ohio, rigid plastics facility has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The $15 million, 142,230-square-foot plant produces PET bottles for personal care products, as well as plastic components for wall air fresheners. The facility, located in the Beauty ... 
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04/17/2014Sonoco Reports First Quarter 2014 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its first quarter ending March 30, 2014. First Quarter Highlights First quarter 2014 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.50, compared with $.47 in 2013. First quarter 2014 GAAP results include $.02 per diluted share in after-tax charges related to previously announced restructuring activities. First quarter 20... 
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04/16/2014Sonoco Board Increases Common Stock Dividend
Dividend Raised for the 32nd Consecutive Year HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.32 per share quarterly common stock dividend, an increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $.31 per share. The dividend will be paid on June 10, 2014, to shareholders of record as of May 16, 2014. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 32nd consecutive year that Sonoco has raised com... 
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04/16/2014Sonoco to Invest $20 Million for New Malaysian Composite Can Plant
Company Creating New IPS(TM) Studio in Hartsville, S.C. HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced it will invest $20 million to build a state-of-the-art, high-speed composite can production facility in near Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, which will produce packaging for snacks. In addition, the Company is spending more than $5 million to create the Sonoco Innovative Packaging Solutions™ (IPS™) Studio at ... 
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04/02/2014Sonoco Recycling Names City of Durham a Bronze Sustainability Star Award Winner
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco Recycling, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced that the City of Durham, N.C. has received a bronze-tier Sonoco Sustainability Star Award for significant recycling achievements after being named a Top 10 Recycling Community by Energy Digital. Rodger Fuller, group vice president, Sonoco Recycling, said, "This is the fourth time the City of Durh... 
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03/28/2014Sonoco Receives Outstanding Merchandising Achievement Awards
HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced that its display and packaging services business won six awards at the Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI) 56th annual Outstanding Merchandising Achievement (OMA) competition. POPAI's annual OMA competition recognizes the most innovative and effective retail promotions. Approximately 460 entrants from more than 75 companies were adjudicat... 
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03/21/2014Sonoco Alcore doubles capacity in Russia with new manufacturing facility
Sonoco Alcore today opens its third and largest manufacturing plant in Russia, consolidating its leading position in one of the fastest growing European markets for industrial paper cores and tubes. Located in Schekino, Tula, close to its customers in the paper, film, man-made fibre yarn, metal and construction industries, the new facility will more than double Sonoco Alcore’s capacity in Russia, strengthening its position as acknowledged leader in high quality, innovative, value-creating packag... 
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03/18/2014Sonoco Receives Gold Flexible Packaging Achievement Award for LEGO Pouch
LEGO Hero Factory Stand-up Pouch Recognized for Sustainability and Environmental Achievement HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, received a gold Flexible Packaging Achievement Award in the Sustainability and Environmental Achievement category from the Flexible Packaging Association for its stand-up pouch with reclosing feature for LEGO Hero Factory. Using its range of packaging materials and services... 
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03/17/2014Sonoco Releases 2013 Annual Report to Shareholders
Company's Annual Meeting to be Held April 16, 2014 HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that its 2013 Annual Report to Shareholders is now available on the Company's website at www.sonoco.com in the Investor Relations section. The report, entitled Re-envisioning Sonoco™, reviews Sonoco's 2013 financial performance and examines how the Company's consumer, industrial and protecti... 
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03/10/2014Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Via™ Series of Pre-Qualified Shippers
Reusable and Single-use Shippers Ensure Temperature Protection for Clinical Trials Shipments ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched the Via Series of pre-qualified temperature controlled shippers.  The Via Series is Sonoco ThermoSafe's most rigorously tested solution for maintaining pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other high-value pr... 
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03/06/2014Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches New Addition to Wine Shipper Product Line
Product Line Ensures Temperature Control for Wine Shipments Up to Five Days ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has introduced a line extension to its wine shipper family that ensures temperature control and product protection during the shipment of wine, spirits and craft alcoholic beverages for up to five days.  "There is a substantial need in the ... 
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03/04/2014Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Envoy® Frozen Series of Pre-Qualified Shippers
New insulated shippers ensure protection of pharmaceuticals and other high-value biologics for a minimum of four days MALLOW, Ireland, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has added frozen (less than minus 20 degrees Celsius) configurations to its popular Envoy Series of pre-qualified shippers. The Envoy Series is a proven solution for maintaining pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and ... 
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02/21/2014Sonoco Announces Price Increase for All Paperboard Tubes and Cores
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today announced that it will raise the price for all paperboard tubes and cores by five to eight percent, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada beginning March 24, 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) "This price increase is necessary to recover inflationary inputs impacting our converting costs, including chemicals, freight and energy, and recently announced paperboard pr... 
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02/20/2014Sonoco Names DiPasquale to Lead Sonoco Plastic's Blow Molding Unit
Steve Gendreau Named Division Vice President, Innovative Packaging Solutions - Fresh & Natural HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has named Jeff DiPasquale to lead Sonoco's Blow Molding business, in addition to his duties as division vice president and general manager of the Company's Thermoforming Plastics business, effective March 1, 2014. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773... 
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02/19/2014Sonoco Display and Packaging's Rural Hall Plant Achieves Landfill-free Status
The Company's Rural Hall, N.C., facility recognized with a gold-tier Sonoco Sustainability Star Award HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco Recycling, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced that  Sonoco Display and Packaging's Rural Hall, N.C., facility has successfully diverted over 99 percent of its waste from landfills. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOG... 
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02/18/2014Sonoco Announces Price Increase for All Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Products
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today announced that it will raise the price for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) products by $30 per ton, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada beginning March 3, 2014. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) "The price increase is necessary to recover inflationary pressure on a variety of input costs, including chemicals, freight and especially energy, where we ha... 
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02/14/2014Sonoco Protective Solutions Announces Price Increase
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today announced that Sonoco Protective Solutions will be increasing prices, as contracts allow, from six percent to 12 percent, effective Feb. 15, 2014. The increases, which are in addition to any previously announced increases, are necessary to adjust pricing for inflationary input costs incurred as a result of continued escalating raw material and energy costs over the last 12 months. The announced increases will impact all of ... 
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02/13/2014Sonoco Reports Fourth Quarter, Full-Year 2013 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full-year 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) Fourth Quarter Highlights Fourth quarter 2013 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.53, compared with $.42 in 2012. Fourth quarter 2013 GAAP results include $.05 per diluted share in after-tax charges related primarily... 
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02/12/2014Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a $.31 per share quarterly common stock dividend, to be paid on March 10, 2014, to shareholders of record as of Feb. 26, 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 355th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareholders. About Sonoco ... 
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02/12/2014Blythe J. McGarvie Elected to Sonoco's Board of Directors
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has elected Blythe J. McGarvie to its Board of Directors. Her election increases Sonoco's board to 13 members. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) McGarvie is currently Senior Lecturer in the Accounting and Management unit at Harvard Business School where she teaches Financial Reporting and Control to MBA candidates, as well as in-field ... 
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01/27/2014Sonoco ThermoSafe® Launches Envoy® CRT Series of Pre-Qualified Shippers
New insulated shippers ensure 15-25 degrees C protection for pharmaceuticals and other high-value biologics for a minimum of two days MALLOW, Ireland, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and the leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched controlled room temperature (CRT) versions of its popular Envoy Series of pre-qualified shippers. The Envoy Series is a proven solution for maintaining pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines... 
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01/17/2014Sonoco Dedicates $75 Million Biomass Boiler Facility
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), a global provider of industrial products, consumer packaging, protective solutions and packaging services, today dedicated the new biomass facility at its Hartsville, S.C., plant. The biomass boiler is part of a $100 million investment in the Darlington County compound. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) "A key part of Sonoco's culture is our commitment to sustainability, including our dedicati... 
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01/15/2014Sonoco Names Kraus, Christensen and O'Neal to Lead Protective Solutions Divisions
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has named Carl Kraus division vice president and general manager for its Protective Solutions' Industrial business segment, Jeff Christensen division vice president and general manager for Sonoco Alloyd, a retail packaging business, and Ron O'Neal division vice president of manufacturing, Protective Solutions.  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773L... 
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01/14/2014Sonoco Launches Website for Consumer Operations in Europe
Hartsville, S.C. – Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced the launch of a new website, www.sonocoeurope.com , that provides visitors with Sonoco-specific content organized around markets and needs in Europe. The new site focuses on Sonoco’s four main consumer operations in Europe: Paperboard Containers and Closures, Plastics, Packaging Services and Graphics Management. “This new site allows our consumer-focused operations in Europe to more easily communicate with potential and existing ... 
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01/13/2014Sonoco Announces Quarterly Conference Call and Annual Meeting Information for 2014
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference calls and Annual Meeting on the below dates and times. Any updates to these dates or times will be communicated in subsequent news releases.  Participants from Sonoco will include M. Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer; Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer; and Roger P. Schrum, v... 
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12/09/2013Sonoco to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Basic Materials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch U.S. Basic Materials Conference in Boston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, and Barry Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 2:50 p.m. E... 
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12/06/2013Sonoco Details Strategic and Financial Targets
2014 Base EPS Estimate Established at Record Range of $2.45 to $2.53 Free Cash Flow Estimated to be $130 Million in 2014, After Dividends Company Announces 2 Million Share Repurchase HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) President and Chief Executive Officer M. Jack Sanders and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Barry L. Saunders today provided the investment community in New York with an overview of the Company's strategic initiatives and details of ... 
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12/02/2013Sonoco Launches New Mobile-Friendly Corporate Website
New Site Provides Access for Visitors on a Variety of Devices HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, today announced the launch of a new, responsive corporate website that provides better access to visitors on tablets and mobile phones. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131202/CL25636 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) "Over the past few years, we've seen mor... 
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11/25/2013Sonoco to Host Annual New York Investor Conference on December 6, 2013
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, will host its annual breakfast meeting for the financial community in New York City on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, East 42nd Street at Grand Central. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. ET, on the Ballroom Level, and the presentation will start at 7:50 a.m. M. Jack Sanders, president ... 
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11/15/2013Sonoco Pays Off $121 Million in Maturing Bonds
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today announced that it paid approximately $121 million in principal and interest of its 6.5 percent bonds, which matured today. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) According to Barry Saunders, Sonoco's vice president and chief financial officer, the majority of today's debt payment was executed with available cash and concludes approximately $300 million in debt repayment made by the Company sin... 
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11/11/2013Sonoco Protective Solutions Announces Price Increases on EPS, Corrugated Materials
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today announced price increases of 4.2 percent on fabricated packaging assemblies containing EPS and/or PE and corrugated materials, 3.7 percent on all EPS parts and components, and 15 percent on corrugate packaging. The increases will be effective January 1, 2014, and are necessary to adjust pricing for inflationary input costs incurred since mid-2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) "Since ... 
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10/30/2013Sonoco Plastics Wins Inaugural Award for Planters® Peanuts Blow Molded Package
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco Plastics, a division of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) offering a diverse line of blow molded, thermoformed, injection molded and extruded plastics packaging, won first place for its PET blow molded package for Planters® peanuts in the advanced food packaging applications category of the first annual Parts Competition at the Society of Plastics Engineers' 29th Annual Blow Molding Conference. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773... 
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10/29/2013Sonoco Display and Packaging Receives Five Awards at 2013 Design of the Times Competition
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco Display and Packaging, the point-of-purchase (POP) display and packaging services business of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), has been awarded five Design of the Times awards, including a gold award, by the Path to Purchase Institute. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/​CL80773LOGO ) The Display and Packaging group won the following awards: Gold, Supermarket/Grocery Stores category - Unilever Vaseline® Spray & Go™ Launch ... 
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10/28/2013Sonoco to Present at Baird's 2013 Industrials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Baird 2013 Industrials Conference in Chicago. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) M. Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, is scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. CT. The audio presentation will be webcast and can be accessed via the Internet at www.sonoco.com under ... 
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10/17/2013Sonoco Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its third quarter that ended September 29, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) Third Quarter Highlights Third quarter 2013 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.59, compared with $.57 in 2012. Third quarter 2013 GAAP results include $.04 per diluted share in after-tax charges related to ... 
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10/14/2013Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a $.31 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on December 10, 2013, to shareholders of record as of November 15, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 354th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to sharehol... 
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10/11/2013Sonoco ThermoSafe Sets Up Production and Distribution Site in Germany
Duren, Germany –Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and the leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has opened its newest site in Duren, Germany, at an existing Sonoco facility. This strategically located facility will manufacture insulated shippers and serve as the primary distribution and warehousing hub for Western Europe and the Middle East. “Along with our plant in Ireland, Sonoco ThermoSafe’s new facility in Duren, Germany gives us the flexibility to serve... 
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10/02/2013Sonoco to Host Third Quarter 2013 Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 11 a.m. ET, to review its financial results for the third quarter of 2013. Participants from Sonoco will include M. Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer; Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer; and Roger P. Schrum, vice president, investor relat... 
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09/18/2013Sonoco Listed on Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Fifth Consecutive Year
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has been listed on the 2013/2014 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI), marking the fifth consecutive year it has received the prestigious recognition. Only 333 component companies were selected to DJSI World 2013/2014 following RobecoSAM's Corporate Sustainability Assessment of nearly 3,000 invited companies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/C... 
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09/16/2013Sonoco-Alcore to Increase Coreboard and Uncoated Recycled Board Prices
Brussels, Belgium - Sonoco Alcore S.a.r.l. will increase the price of coreboard and uncoated recycled board in Europe by 50 Euros/40 GBP, effective Oct. 1, 2013. "We have absorbed higher energy, freight and other material prices throughout 2013 and the current market conditions are such that we must finally increase prices of coreboard and uncoated recycled board,” said Phil Woolley, director, Sonoco Alcore Paper.   Sonoco Alcore S.a.r.l. is wholly owned by Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and op... 
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09/03/2013Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Aeris™ Series of Pre-Qualified Shippers
New insulated shippers ensure 2-8 degrees C protection for pharmaceuticals and other high-value biologics for a minimum of two days MALLOW, Ireland, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and the leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched the new Aeris Series of pre-qualified shippers to maintain pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other high-value products between 2- 8 degrees C during transport. Developed specifically... 
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08/22/2013Sonoco Recycling Provides Easier Access to Services and Information with New Microsite
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco Recycling, LLC, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced the launch of a new microsite, www.sonocorecycling.com, that provides visitors with searchable customer service content and recycling resources, as well as access on a variety of devices, including mobile phones and tablets. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) The new website includes: a ... 
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08/21/2013Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Envoy(R) Diagnostic Kit Shipper System
The new Envoy Diagnostic Kit shipper ensures temperature control for diagnostic specimens and infectious substances for up to two days ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and the leading global provider of temperature-assurance packaging, has launched the new Envoy Diagnostic insulated shipping solution to ensure proper refrigerated temperature control for diagnostic kits, blood samples and other diagnostic specimens. (Logo... 
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08/12/2013Sonoco to Present at Jefferies 2013 Global Industrials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Thursday, August 15, at the Jefferies 2013 Global Industrials Conference in New York. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) M. Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, is scheduled to speak at 12:30 p.m. ET. The audio presentation will be webcast and can be accessed via the Internet at ... 
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08/08/2013Sonoco Alcore Launches Website
BRUSSELS, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco Alcore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), today announced the launch of the first phase of a new website, www.sonocoalcore.com, that provides visitors with Sonoco Alcore-specific content organized around their market and needs. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) "This new site will help us consistently communicate with our existing customers and make it easier for potential customers to f... 
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07/22/2013Sonoco Summarizes Sustainability Progress in its 2012-2013 Corporate Responsibility Report
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today released its 2012-2013 Corporate Responsibility Report, outlining the Company's continued progress towards achieving its global sustainability targets. The report's content is defined by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Guidelines, which form a voluntary framework of principles and indicators that Sonoco uses to measure and report economic, environmental and so... 
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07/18/2013Sonoco Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its second quarter that ended June 30, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) Second Quarter Highlights Second quarter 2013 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.53, compared with $.50 in 2012. Second quarter 2013 GAAP results include $.06 per diluted share in after-tax charges related to r... 
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07/17/2013Harry A. Cockrell Elected to Sonoco Board of Directors
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that Harry A. Cockrell has been elected to its Board of Directors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO )  Cockrell, 63, is managing director of Pacific Tiger Group Limited, a Hong Kong-based privately held investment enterprise with a wide range of businesses and assets across the Asia/Pacific region. The group's investmen... 
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07/17/2013Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a $.31 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on Sept. 10, 2013, to shareholders of record as of Aug. 16, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) According to M. Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 353rd consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareholders... 
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06/28/2013Sonoco Announces Potential Closure of Carrickmacross Facility in County Monaghan, Ireland
Global Rigid Plastics Plant May Cease Operations in November 2013 HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced its intention to enter into consultation with the workforce regarding the potential closure of the Carrickmacross facility in November 2013. The plant makes thermoformed packages for a range of food processors primarily in Ireland and other parts of Europe. (Logo: http://photos.prnews... 
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06/28/2013Sonoco to Host Second Quarter 2013 Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. ET, to review its financial results for the second quarter of 2013. Participants from Sonoco will include M. Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer; Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer; and Roger P. Schrum, vice president, investor relati... 
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06/27/2013Sonoco Announces Price Increase for All Paperboard Tubes and Cores
HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today announced that it will raise the price for all paperboard tubes and cores by 5 percent, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada beginning July 15, 2013. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO )  "This price increase is necessary to recover recently announced paperboard price increases," said James Harrell, vice president, Tubes and Cores—North America.  Sonoco is the larges... 
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06/26/2013Sonoco Names Thompson Vice President, Marketing and Innovation
HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that Marcy Thompson has been named vice president, marketing and innovation, according to M. Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) In this new position, Thompson, 51, will lead Sonoco's marketing function, including an initiative to develop a focused consumer insights and ... 
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06/21/2013Sonoco Announces Price Increase for All Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Products
HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today announced that it will raise the price for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) products by $40 per ton, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada beginning July 8, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) "Unfortunately, the price increase is necessary to recover rising recovered paper and other raw materials costs," said Marty Pignone, vice president, Primary Ma... 
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06/13/2013Sonoco Alloyd Unveils New Aergo® 6E 100 Percent Electric Heat Sealing Machine at EastPack 2013
Robust new design delivers added safety, convenience and productivity DEKALB, Ill., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco Alloyd, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), is pleased to introduce the industry's first 100 percent electric ergonomic heat sealing machine. Featuring numerous design improvements and operator-friendly enhancements, the new Aergo 6E represents a significant upgrade in cleanroom productivity and ease-of-use. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403... 
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06/05/2013Sonoco to Present at Deutsche Bank Global Industrials & Basic Materials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Wednesday, June 12, at the Deutsche Bank Global Industrials & Basic Materials Conference to be held at the Westin Chicago River North Hotel in Chicago. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) M. Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, is scheduled to speak at 10:40 a.m. ET. The audio prese... 
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05/21/2013Sonoco to Present at Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference 2013
HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Wednesday, May 22, at the Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference 2013 to be held at the Goldman Sachs Conference Center, 200 West Street in New York. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) M. Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, and Ritchie Bond, vice president, secretary and treasu... 
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05/09/2013Sonoco's Hanover Plant Named a Sonoco Sustainability Star Award Winner
The Company's Hanover, Pa., injection molding plant achieves gold-tier award status by going landfill free HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco Recycling, LLC, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced that Sonoco's Hanover, Pa., is the first Sonoco Plastics (injection molding) facility to receive a gold-tier Sonoco Sustainability Star Award for going landfill free. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/2012... 
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05/08/2013Sonoco Announces New Supplier Sustainability Award Program and First-year Recipients
HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging and services companies, today unveiled its Sonoco Supplier Sustainability Award program. Recipients, including Arcelor Mittal, Buckman International, Staples and W.R. Grace, were recognized during a dinner at the 9th Annual Sonoco/JBE/MYCA Supplier Diversity Business Conference on Tuesday, May 7. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) The new supplier s... 
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05/02/2013Sonoco Receives Outstanding Marketing at Retail Achievement Awards
HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging and services companies, today announced that its retail point-of-purchase display and packaging services business won three awards at the Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI) 55th annual Outstanding Marketing at Retail Achievement (OMA) competition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) POPAI's annual OMA competition recognizes the most ... 
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04/18/2013Sonoco Reports First Quarter 2013 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its first quarter that ended March 31, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) First Quarter Highlights First quarter 2013 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.47, compared with $.42 in 2012. First quarter 2013 GAAP results include $.03 per diluted share in after-tax charges related to pr... 
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04/17/2013Sonoco Board Declares Increase in Common Stock Dividend
Dividend Raised for the 31st Consecutive Year HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a $.31 per share quarterly common stock dividend, an increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $.30 per share. The dividend will be paid on June 10, 2013, to shareholders of record as of May 17, 2013. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) According to M. Jack Sanders, president and chief executiv... 
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04/17/2013Energizer® Streamlines Operations, Improves Efficiencies and Drives Savings
Working with Sonoco on Total Packaging and Fulfillment Solution HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that it has been awarded the primary packaging, retail display assembly and fulfillment of a segment of battery products for Energizer brands. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) As part of a companywide plan to improve operations, Energizer joined with Sonoc... 
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04/03/2013Sonoco to Host First Quarter 2013 Investor Conference Call
Live Webcast to be Conducted of 2013 Annual Shareholders' Meeting HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. ET, to review its financial results for the first quarter of 2013. Participants from Sonoco will include M. Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer; Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chi... 
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04/01/2013Sanders Takes Over as Sonoco's Chief Executive Officer
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) announced today that M. Jack Sanders has taken over as president and chief executive officer following his election by the Company's board of directors. Sanders, 59, succeeds Harris E. DeLoach Jr., who retired as CEO after a 27-year career with the Company. As announced in December, DeLoach, 68, remains Sonoco's executive chairman of the board. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) "I'm extremely p... 
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03/18/2013Sonoco Releases 2012 Annual Report to Shareholders
Company's Annual Meeting to be Held April 17, 2013 HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that its 2012 Annual Report to Shareholders is now available on the Company's website at http://www.sonoco.com, in the "Investor Relations" section. The report, entitled Delivering On the Promise™, reviews Sonoco's 2012 financial performance and examines how the Company's consumer, industrial and ... 
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03/15/2013Sonoco Protective Solutions to Open New Molded Foam Plant in Central Mexico
New facility in Celaya, Guanajuato to produce molded foam products for automotive, appliance, aerospace, industrial and medical markets HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sonoco Protective Solutions, North America's largest manufacturer of molded foam components and packaging solutions and a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), today announced that it intends to open a new manufacturing facility in Celaya, Guanajuato Mexico, to meet growing demand for its products. Sonoco will invest up to... 
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03/14/2013Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Certis® Silver Universal CRT Design-Qualified Shippers
New insulated shippers ensure controlled room temperature protection for pharmaceuticals and other high-value biologics for up to four days ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and the leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched the new Certis Silver Universal CRT (controlled room temperature) design-qualified shipper series to ensure ambient thermal protection for pharmaceuticals, biologics, vacci... 
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02/13/2013Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a $.30 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on March 8, 2013, to shareholders of record as of February 27, 2013. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) According to Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, this is the 351st consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to sha... 
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02/13/2013Sonoco Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full-year 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) Fourth Quarter Highlights Fourth quarter 2012 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.42, compared with $.29 in 2011. Fourth quarter 2012 GAAP results include $.14 per diluted share in net after-tax charges related to r... 
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01/18/2013Sonoco Announces Price Increase for All Paperboard Tubes and Cores
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today announced that it will raise the price for all paperboard tubes and cores by 4 percent, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada beginning Feb. 18, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) "This price increase is necessary to recover recently announced paperboard price increases and other inflationary inputs impacting our converting cost," said James Harrell, vice presid... 
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01/14/2013Sonoco Announces Price Increase for All Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Products
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today announced that it will raise the price for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) products by $25 per ton, effective for shipments in the United States and Canada beginning Feb. 11, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) "This price increase is necessary to recover continued inflationary pressure from non-fiber-related costs, including chemicals, energy, freight, repair mate... 
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01/07/2013Sonoco to Host Fourth Quarter, Full Year 2012 Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at 1 p.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2012. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, M. Jack Sanders, president, chief operating officer and CEO-elect, Barry L. Saunders... 
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12/17/2012Sonoco Announces Surcharges for Nailed Wood and Plywood Reels
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) will raise surcharges to 13.4 percent for its nailed wood reels and 8.8 percent for plywood reels, effective Jan. 1, 2013. The surcharges are necessary to offset continued increases in lumber and plywood costs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) "Lumber and plywood pricing continue to rise against traditional downward trends normally seen in the late fall and winter," said Greg Powell, general... 
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12/07/2012Sonoco Details Strategic and Financial Targets
2012 Base Earnings Guidance Remains Unchanged 2013 Base EPS Estimate Established at $2.24 to $2.32 Free Cash Flow Estimated to Grow to $130 Million in 2013, After Dividends HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Harris E. DeLoach Jr., President, Chief Operating Officer and CEO-elect M. Jack Sanders and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Barry L. Saunders, today provided the investment community in New York with... 
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12/05/2012Sonoco Announces New Executive Leadership for its Global Businesses
John Colyer to be Senior Vice President, Global Industrial Products and Protective Solutions Rob Tiede to be Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Packaging and Services Rodger Fuller Named Group Vice President, Paper/Tubes and Cores, North America Howard Coker Named Group Vice President, Global Rigid Paper and Plastics Ron Leach to Retire; Vicki Arthur Named Vice President, Protective Solutions HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) announced toda... 
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12/03/2012Sonoco to Host Annual New York Investor Conference on December 7, 2012
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, will host its annual breakfast meeting for the financial community in New York City on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Park Avenue at Grand Central. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. ET, in the Salon V, Ballroom Level, and the presentation will start at 8 a.m. Harris E. De... 
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12/03/2012M. Jack Sanders to Become Chief Executive Officer of Sonoco
Harris E. DeLoach to Remain Executive Chairman of the Board HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) announced today that M. Jack Sanders will become president and chief executive officer of the Company, effective April 1, 2013, when Harris E. DeLoach Jr., retires as an active employee after more than 27 years with Sonoco. Sanders also was elected to Sonoco's Board of Directors, effective immediately, increasing the board to 13 members. (Logo: http://photos.prne... 
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11/28/2012Sonoco Recycling and Richland County Accepting Additional Materials
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco Recycling, LLC, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), has invested $4 million in its Columbia, S.C., materials recovery facility (MRF), allowing the facility to accept additional types of materials. Because of this, Richland County residents will now be able to recycle more of their household materials such as composite cans, glass, magazines and other types of plastics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) Sonoco... 
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11/06/2012Sonoco Display and Packaging Receives Four Awards at 2012 Design of the Times Competition
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco Display and Packaging, the point-of-purchase (POP) display and packaging services business of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), has been awarded four Design of the Times awards, including a prestigious Platinum award, by the Path to Purchase Institute. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) The Display and Packaging group won the following awards: Platinum, Home/Hardware category – Scotts® Snap® Spreader Launch Bridge... 
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11/01/2012Sonoco to Present at Robert W. Baird & Co. 2012 Industrial Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at the Robert W. Baird & Company 2012 Industrial Conference to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, Ill. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) M. Jack Sanders, president and chief operating officer, and Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial off... 
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10/31/2012Sonoco Display and Packaging Receives Top Awards for Marketing to Seniors at Retail
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging and services companies, today announced that its retail point-of-purchase display and packaging business won two of the top awards at the inaugural Retail Innovation Fair presented by the Wake Forest University Center for Retail Innovation. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) Sonoco received the Best Consumer Engagement Award and the People's Ch... 
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10/31/2012Sonoco Expands Waynesville Thermoforming Facility
Company adds 33 employees with expansion HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced today that it has completed an 18,000-square-foot expansion at its Waynesville, N.C., thermoforming location, where it will start up a new multilayer, trim-in-place line. This new machine will enable the production of a wide variety of containers with the added capability of complex shapes for chilled foods, as well a... 
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10/30/2012Melitta USA Converts to Sonoco's Paperboard Composite Container
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world's largest producer of composite cans, Sonoco (NYSE: SON), is helping Melitta USA move from traditional metal cans to high-performance composite cans that deliver better shelf appeal and a reduced environmental footprint. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) Melitta, which has been roasting premium European-style coffee at its location in Cherry Hill, N.J., for over 40 years, has converted its 603- an... 
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10/30/2012Sonoco Plastics Opens New Albany, Ohio Plant to Commercial Production
Plant producing rigid plastic containers for personal care products HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has commenced commercial production of rigid plastic containers for personal care products at its new $15 million plant, located in the Beauty and Home Care campus in New Albany, Ohio. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121030/CL02425) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/2012... 
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10/30/2012Sonoco Awarded Two Golden Cylinders for Flexible Packaging Innovations
LEGO Hero Factory reclosable stand-up pouch wins top packaging award HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, received two Golden Cylinder Awards for flexible packaging innovations from the Gravure Association of America (GAA) at its recent Packaging and Products Conference held in Chicago, Ill.  (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121030/CL02422 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prn... 
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10/29/2012Thirty Sonoco Facilities Receive Sustainability Star Awards for 2011 Sustainability Efforts
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that 19 of its Industrial Carriers (North America) facilities successfully diverted over 95 percent of  landfill waste in 2011. These 19 facilities bring the total number of Sonoco plants to 30. Four of the 19 plants have achieved landfill-free status by sending less than one percent to landfill, while the other 15 have reached five percent or... 
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10/29/2012Sonoco Alloyd Unveils New Aergo® 6 Heat Sealing Machine at Pack Expo 2012
Robust new design delivers added safety, convenience and productivity HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco Alloyd, a business of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), is pleased to introduce the newly engineered Aergo® 6 heat sealing machine. Featuring numerous design improvements and operator-friendly enhancements, the new NFPA79-compliant Aergo 6 represents a significant upgrade -- and value -- for users. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121029/CL01631) (Logo:  http:... 
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10/29/2012Sonoco Announces New Brand for its Protective Packaging Division
2011 acquisition of Tegrant Corporation triggers need for updated branding HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the integration of Tegrant Corporation into Sonoco (NYSE: SON) approaching its one-year anniversary, Sonoco is rolling out a new brand for its growing protective packaging segment, Sonoco Protective Solutions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121029/CL01629LOGO) The new protective packaging segment is comprised of Sonoco's legacy protective packaging... 
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10/24/2012Sonoco "Delivering on the Promise" at Pack Expo International 2012
Company's focus on this concept will help drive customer satisfaction beyond innovation and service HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Through the years, Sonoco (NYSE: SON) has built its reputation on its ability to deliver innovative packaging and high-quality service to customers worldwide. While these objectives will always remain top priorities, the Company is working harder than ever to better understand customers' opportunities and respond to their needs in several key... 
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10/18/2012Sonoco Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its 2012 third quarter, ending September 30, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) Third Quarter Highlights Third quarter 2012 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.57, compared with $.76 in 2011. Third quarter 2012 GAAP results include a $.02 per diluted share net benefit stemming from gains ... 
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10/16/2012Sonoco Introduces New Brand for its Displays and Packaging Services Business
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced today that its CorrFlex point-of-purchase (POP) display and packaging services business will now operate under a new brand, Sonoco Display and Packaging.  (LOGO: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) Sonoco acquired CorrFlex in 2004. The business designs, manufactures, assembles, packs and distributes temporary, semi-per... 
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10/15/2012Sonoco Board Declares 350th Consecutive Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a $.30 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on Dec.10, 2012, to shareholders of record as of Nov. 16, 2012. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) According to Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, this is the 350th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareh... 
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10/11/2012Sonoco Announces Leadership Changes in North American Paper Mill Operations
Pignone named vice president, Paper North America; Grups to retire HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that Marty F. Pignone has been named vice president, Paper North America, effective December 1, 2012. Pignone will replace John M. Grups, 61, division vice president and general manager, who will be retiring from Sonoco following a 36-year career. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswi... 
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09/26/2012Sonoco Launches Family of New Insulated Pallet Shippers
New ThermoSafe temperature assurance packaging solutions provide fewer packing components; easy assembly ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoSafe Brands, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), has launched a family of new temperature-assured polyurethane-insulated pallet shippers for use in the United States and Europe for the bulk distribution of pharmaceuticals and other biotechnology products. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) ... 
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09/20/2012Sonoco Recycling Invests in Onslow County Recycling
Company completes $2 million in upgrades to County facility HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco Recycling, LLC,  a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, has completed $2 million in upgrades at the Onslow County, N.C., materials recovery facility (MRF), allowing the facility to process a higher volume of recyclables. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) "Onslow County is one of th... 
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09/17/2012Sonoco Selected Sector Leader in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
Company Listed on Sustainability Index for Fourth Consecutive Year HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today announced that it has been selected as sector leader in the U.S. Container & Packaging category of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for 2012-2013. DJSI World is comprised of the top 10 percent best-in-class economic, environmental and social performers among the world's 2,500 largest companies in 58 different sectors. (L... 
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09/10/2012Sonoco Revises 2012 Third Quarter Base Earnings Estimates
Company to Host Quarterly Investor Call on October 18, 2012 HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today announced revised base earnings guidance for the third quarter ending September 30, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) The Company expects third quarter 2012 base earnings per diluted share to be $.51 to $.53, compared with previously announced guidance of $.62 to $.66 per diluted share. The Company reported base earnin... 
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08/28/2012Sonoco to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Global Industrials & Materials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Global Industrials & Materials Conference. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) M. Jack Sanders, president and chief operating officer, and Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to spea... 
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08/03/2012Sonoco to Present at Jefferies 2012 Global Industrial and A&D Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at the Jefferies 2012 Global Industrial and A&D Conference. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) M. Jack Sanders, president and chief operating officer, and Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m. ET. Th... 
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07/25/2012Sonoco Outlines Sustainability Progress in its 2011-2012 Corporate Responsibility Report
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today released its 2011-2012 Corporate Responsibility Report, outlining the Company's continued progress in achieving its global sustainability targets. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) A key initiative for Sonoco is the development of a new $75 million biomass cogeneration system at its Hartsville, S.C., manufacturing complex. This... 
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07/19/2012Sonoco Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its 2012 second quarter, ending July 1, 2012. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) Second Quarter Highlights Second quarter 2012 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.50, compared with $.52 in 2011. Second quarter 2012 GAAP results include after-tax charges of $.08 per diluted share, driven ... 
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07/18/2012Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a $.30 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be paid on September 10, 2012, to shareholders of record as of August 17, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO) According to Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, this is the 349th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to ... 
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06/28/2012Sonoco to Host Second Quarter 2012 Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Thursday, July 19, 2012, at 11 a.m. ET, to review its financial results for the second quarter of 2012. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris DeLoach Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, Barry Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer, and Roger Schrum, vice president, investor relation... 
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06/18/2012Sonoco Announces a Surcharge for Wood Reels
HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) will implement a surcharge of 8.6 percent for its nailed wood reels, effective July 1, 2012. The surcharge is necessary to offset the steady increase in lumber costs experienced over the past two years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) "We have chosen to use a surcharge rather than changing our base price because we feel lumber costs should soften later this year," said Greg Powell, general... 
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06/08/2012Sonoco to Present at the Deutsche Bank Global Industrials and Basic Materials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at the Deutsche Bank Global Industrials and Basic Materials Conference, to be held at The Westin Chicago River North, 320 North Dearborn Street, in Chicago, Ill. M. Jack Sanders, president and chief operating officer, and Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer, are schedule... 
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06/08/2012Sonoco Introduces the UltraFreshSystem™ for Fresh-Cut Produce
Revolutionary new packaging system extends shelf life and reduces costs HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies; Paper Pak Industries, a leading manufacturer of absorbent mediums for the food industry; and Bunzl Distribution, a global packaging and supplies distribution company, are pleased to introduce the UltraFreshSystem for packaging fresh-cut produce. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/C... 
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06/07/2012Sonoco's Patented Radial Crush Tester Now Commercially Available
Tester Simulates Radial Pressures Applied to Paper Cores During Winding Processes HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced today the commercial availability of its patented radial crush tester, which measures the radial strength of paper cores by simulating the pressures applied during the winding processes of rolled products such as plastic films and textiles. (Logo:  http://photos.prnew... 
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05/11/2012Sonoco to Present at Oppenheimer 7th Annual Industrials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Tuesday, May 15, at the Oppenheimer 7th Annual Industrials Conference to be held at the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, 111 East 48th Street, in New York. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) M. Jack Sanders, president and chief operating officer, and Barry L. Saunders, vice president an... 
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05/10/2012Sonoco CorrFlex's Rural Hall Plant Achieves 95 Percent Landfill Diversion
The Company's Rural Hall, N.C., facility recognized with a silver-tier Sonoco Sustainability Star Award HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco Recycling, LLC, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced that Sonoco CorrFlex's Rural Hall, N.C., facility has successfully diverted over 95 percent of its waste to landfill. The plant is the second CorrFlex facility to receive a silver-tier Star Award. (Logo:&nbs... 
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04/24/2012Sonoco CorrFlex's Winston Salem Plant Named a Sonoco Sustainability Star Award Winner
The Company's Winston Salem facility achieves silver-tier award status HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco Recycling, LLC, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced that Sonoco CorrFlex's Winston Salem,  N.C., facility has received a silver-tier Sonoco Sustainability Star Award for diverting a minimum of 95 percent of its waste to landfill. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prn/20120403/CL80773LOGO) ... 
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04/19/2012Sonoco Reports First Quarter 2012 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its 2012 first quarter, ending April 1, 2012. First Quarter Highlights First quarter 2012 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.42, compared with $.56 in 2011. First quarter 2012 GAAP results include after-tax charges of $.10 per diluted share, driven by previously announced restructuring activities and acquisition-related expe... 
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04/18/2012Sonoco Board Declares Increase in Common Stock Dividend
Dividend Raised for the 30th Consecutive Year HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a $.30 per share quarterly common stock dividend, an increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $.29 per share. The dividend will be paid on June 8, 2012, to shareholders of record as of May 18, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) According to Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman and chief exe... 
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04/03/2012New Plastic Package for PLANTERS Peanuts is Worth the Weight
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --For Planters, America's favorite snack nut brand, sustainability has been a core part of its business for some time. In order to reduce Planters' impact on the environment through packaging changes, the brand turned to Hartsville, S.C.-based packaging and sustainability leader Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies. In conjunction with the launch of the "Naturally Remarkable" campaign in 2011, Plan... 
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03/27/2012Sonoco to Host First Quarter 2012 Investor Conference Call
Live Webcast to be Conducted of 2012 Annual Shareholders' Meeting HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 27, 2012-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the first quarter of 2012. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, Barry L. Saunders... 
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03/19/2012Sonoco Releases 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders
Company's Annual Meeting to be held April 18, 2012 HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 19, 2012-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that its 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders is now available on the Company's website at http://www.sonoco.com, in the "Investor Relations" section. The annual report, entitled, "One Company: Infinite Packaging Solutions," reviews Sonoco's financial performance in 2011 while highlighting how its dive... 
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03/12/2012Sonoco Reels Increasing Prices for Plywood Reels
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 12, 2012-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) is increasing the price of its plywood reels by nine (9) percent as a result of its decision to roll the surcharge for reels into base prices. The increase, which is the direct result of escalating market costs for plywood, is effective immediately. "Plant closings in late 2011 by a key plywood producer, along with an increase in overall demand for plywood, have significantly driven up prices," said James Harrell, vice presi... 
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03/08/2012Sonoco Receives Outstanding Marketing at Retail Achievement Awards
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 8, 2012-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging and services companies, today announced that its retail point-of-purchase display and packaging services business won four awards at the Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI) 54th annual Outstanding Marketing at Retail Achievement (OMA) competition. POPAI's annual OMA competition recognizes the most innovative and effective retail promotions. Approximately 500 ent... 
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03/02/2012Sonoco Participating in Two New York Investor Conferences on March 6 - 7, 2012
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 2, 2012-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the New York investment community on March 6, 2012, at the Longbow Research Basic Materials Investor Conference, to be held at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th Street, and on March 7, 2012, at the Vertical Research Partners Global Paper & Packaging Conference, to be held at the Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street. M. Jack Sanders, president an... 
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02/29/2012Sonoco’s Chicago-Dupage Plant Named a Sonoco Sustainability Star Award Winner
The Company’s Chicago rigid paper plant achieves gold-tier award status by going landfill free HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 29, 2012-- Sonoco Recycling, Inc. , a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced that Sonoco’s Chicago-Dupage rigid paper facility has received a gold-tier Sonoco Sustainability Star Award for going landfill free. “Our facility has actually been landfill free since October 2011,” ... 
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02/24/2012ThermoSafe Brands Expands Certis® Packaging Line
Certis line expanded to accommodate a wider range of temperature-sensitive products DEKALB, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 24, 2012-- ThermoSafe Brands, a business of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), is pleased to introduce Certis Silver, the latest offering in the Certis line of off-the-shelf packaging solutions for temperature-sensitive products. Designed to the ISCsilver™ Ambient Temperature Profile, Certis Silver packaging solutions offer reliable temperature assurance for moderate distribution environmen... 
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02/20/2012Sonoco to Present at Credit Suisse Annual 2012 Global Paper & Packaging Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 20, 2012-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Wednesday, February 22, at the Credit Suisse Annual 2012 Global Paper & Packaging Conference to be held at the Credit Suisse offices, 11 Madison Avenue, in New York. M. Jack Sanders, president and chief operating officer, and Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 2:45 p.m. E... 
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02/16/2012Sonoco Recycling Names Fruit of the Loom® a Sonoco Sustainability Star Award Winner
Palmetto Distribution Center achieves gold-tier award status by going landfill free HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 16, 2012-- Sonoco Recycling, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced that Fruit of the Loom’s Palmetto Distribution Center, located in Summerville, S.C., has received a gold-tier Sonoco Sustainability Star Award for going landfill free. “This is something we are very proud of,” sa... 
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02/13/2012Sonoco Receives Three Awards in SAM's Sustainability Yearbook 2012
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Sonoco (NYSE: SON) announced that it has been named SAM Gold Class for a second consecutive year by SAM (Sustainable Asset Management) in its Sustainability Yearbook 2012. The Company was also named SAM 2012 Sector Leader and SAM 2012 Sector Mover in the Containers and Packaging sector. This is the first time Sonoco has been named a Sector Leader, a distinction awarded to the company with its sector's highest sustainability score. SAM is an invest... 
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02/10/2012Sonoco Announces Executive Officer Appointments
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 10, 2012-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced three executive officer appointments, according to Sonoco Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., and M. Jack Sanders, president and chief operating officer. John M. Colyer, Jr. has been promoted to vice president, Global Paper and Industrial Converted Products. In this new role, Colyer has responsibility for Sonoco’s largest bus... 
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02/09/2012Sonoco Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2011 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 9, 2012-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2011. As a result of the Company’s accounting calendar, the fourth quarter of 2011 had six fewer days than the same period in 2010. Fourth Quarter Highlights Fourth quarter 2011 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.29, ... 
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02/08/2012Sonoco Announces Selection of James M. Micali as Lead Director
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 8, 2012-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that its Board of Directors has elected James M. Micali as its independent Lead Director, effective immediately. This appointment replaces the current practice of having an independent Board committee chairman rotate as presiding director. Micali has been an independent director of Sonoco since 2003 and currently serves as chair of the Board’s Corpora... 
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02/07/2012Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 7, 2012-- The board of directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, today declared a regular $.29 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend is payable on March 9, 2012, to shareholders of record as of February 17, 2012. According to Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, this is the 347th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid cash dividends t... 
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02/06/2012Alloyd Brands To Unveil New Generation of Aergo® Heat Sealing Machinery at the 2012 MD&M Show in Anaheim, CA
DEKALB, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 6, 2012-- Alloyd Brands, a business of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), is pleased to announce the addition of two new table-top heat sealing machines for low-volume applications: the Aergo® 1M and Aergo® 1C. The Aergo® 1M is the latest model in what is already the premiere line of package sealing machines for the medical market. Aergo 1M includes a larger 18.5” heating plate to accommodate broader sealing areas, a solid-steel frame for added stability and added ope... 
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02/06/2012Sonoco-Alcore to Increase European Paperboard Prices
BRUSSELS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. today announced it will raise prices by 75 Euro or £60 per metric ton on all recycled paperboard grades in continental Europe. The price change is effective with shipments on or after February 15, 2012. According to Adam Wood, vice president, Sonoco-Alcore, the price increase is necessary to manage higher costs, primarily associated with recovered paper. “In the current economic climate, low OCC generation is causing high market volatility resu... 
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01/27/2012ThermoSafe® Brands Announces Price Increase
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2012-- ThermoSafe Brands, a business unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), announced a price increase of 4 -7 percent across most of its product portfolio, effective March 5, 2012. This price increase will affect all expanded polystyrene (EPS) and polyurethane (PUR), including custom and cataloged shipper solutions and components globally. The price increase is necessary to cover rising costs in raw materials, labor, energy and transportation. “At Therm... 
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01/20/2012Sonoco Releases Preliminary 2011 Base Earnings Results
Company to Change Business Segment Reporting; Host Quarterly Investor Call on February 9, 2012 HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 20, 2012-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today released preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. The Company expects fourth quarter 2011 base earnings per diluted share to be $.45 to $.47 and full-year base earnings per diluted share to be $2.28 to $2.30. This compares with the Company’s previously announced guidance of ... 
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12/06/2011Sonoco to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2011 Industrials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 6, 2011-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2011 Industrials Conference held at The Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York. M. Jack Sanders, president and chief operating officer, and Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer, are sch... 
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12/02/2011Sonoco Provides Investors with Strategic and Financial Update
Company Reaffirms 2011 Guidance; Establishes 2012 Base EPS Estimate of $2.47 to $2.57 HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 2, 2011-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., M. Jack Sanders, president and chief operating officer, and Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer, today addressed the investment community in New York to provide an update on the Company’s 2011 performance, outline strategic initiatives and establish its f... 
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11/28/2011Sonoco to Host Annual New York Investor Conference on December 2, 2011
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 28, 2011-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, will host its annual breakfast meeting for the financial community in New York City on Friday, December 2, 2011, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Park Avenue at Grand Central. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. EST, in the Manhattan Ballroom on the lobby level, and the presentation will start at 8 a.m. Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer; M. Jack Sa... 
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11/18/2011Sonoco Recycling Names Milliken & Company a Sonoco Sustainability Star Award Winner
Milliken facility achieves gold-tier award status by going landfill free HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco Recycling, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced that Milliken & Company, located in Spartanburg, S.C., has received a gold-tier Sonoco Sustainability Star Award for going landfill free. "Milliken published an environmental policy in 1990 with a goal of zero waste to landfill a... 
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11/15/2011Sonoco Recycling and South Carolina Kick Off Recycling at Welcome Centers
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 15, 2011-- Sonoco Recycling, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today helped kick off the “South Carolina Welcomes You to Recycle” program at the York, S.C., welcome center. The program is a public-private partnership between Sonoco Recycling, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC); the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT); the S.C.... 
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11/09/2011Sonoco Named One of the 25 Top Companies for Leaders in North America by Aon Hewitt, The RBL Group and Fortune
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has been named to the 2011 list of North American Top Companies for Leaders, announced Allan McLeland, vice president, Human Resources. Sonoco was ranked number 16 on this year's list of North American Top Companies for Leaders. Conducted by Aon Hewitt, the global human resource consulting and outsourcing business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), in partnership with T... 
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11/08/2011Sonoco Completes Acquisition of Tegrant Corporation
Transaction Creates North American Leader in Multi-material Protective Packaging HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 08, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Tegrant Corporation, a leading provider of highly engineered protective, temperature-assured and retail security packaging solutions, from Metalmark Capital for $550 million. According to Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., Sonoco chairman ... 
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11/02/2011Sonoco Recycling to Manage Recycling Services for Onslow County
Company expands recycling footprint in coastal region of North Carolina HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco Recycling, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced that it has been awarded a 10-year contract to operate the Onslow County, N.C., materials recovery facility (MRF). The Company plans to invest $1 million in facility upgrades. "We are very excited to work with the County," s... 
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11/01/2011Sonoco Recycling Acquires American Recycling of South Carolina, LLC
Acquisition of MRF will expand Sonoco Recycling's footprint in the Upstate HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 01, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco Recycling, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of American Recycling of South Carolina's Greenville location, a large material recovery facility (MRF). The new facility is expected to significantly increase Sonoco Recycling's abilit... 
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10/28/2011Sonoco to Present at Robert W. Baird & Co. 2011 Industrial Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct 28, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at the Robert W. Baird & Co. 2011 Industrial Conference held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, Ill. Harris DeLoach, chairman and chief executive officer, and Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 11:15 a.m. Central Time. The audio presentation w... 
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10/27/2011Sonoco Ranked Top Packaging Company in Newsweek's 2011 Green Rankings
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct 27, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has been rated the top packaging company and the top company in the Materials Sectors in Newsweek magazine's 2011 Green Rankings, which assess the United States' largest 500 public companies on their environmental footprint, environmental policies and reputation. Sonoco was also rated 202nd overall, placing the Company in the Green Ranking's top 40 percent for the thir... 
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10/26/2011Sonoco Recycling Breaks Ground on Charleston Facility
Full-scale Materials Recovery Facility will expand Charleston footprint HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct 26, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco Recycling, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced that it has broken ground on a new materials recovery facility (MRF) in Charleston County, S.C. Expected to be complete in February of 2012, the new MRF will service both residential and commercial/industrial recycling. "Our new f... 
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10/24/2011Cascades Sonoco and Sonoco CorrFlex Facilities Recognized with Sonoco Sustainability Star Award
Facilities achieve gold-tier landfill-free status HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies and packaging recyclers in North America, today announced that its Birmingham, Ala., Cascades Sonoco and York, Pa., Sonoco CorrFlex facilities have achieved landfill-free status and have been awarded a Gold Tier Sonoco Sustainability Star Award. Working with Sonoco Recycling, the Birmingham Cascades Sonoco facility be... 
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10/20/2011Sonoco Prices Note Offering
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, today announced that it has priced a public offering of $500 million of its senior unsecured notes consisting of $250 million of 4.375% Notes due 2021 and a reopening of its 5.75% Notes due 2040 for $250 million. The offering was made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement. The new 5.75% Notes due 2040 constitute a further issuance of the 5.75% Notes d... 
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10/19/2011Sonoco Announces Leadership Appointments
Arthur to lead Tegrant integration activities; Fuller, Coker given expanded responsibilities HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced leadership appointments for various business units within the Company. According to M. Jack Sanders, president and chief operating officer, the appointments follow Sonoco's recently announced agreement to acquire Tegrant Corp., a leading provider of highly en... 
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10/18/2011Sonoco Reports 2011 Third Quarter Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global consumer and industrial packaging companies, today reported results for its third quarter ending October 2, 2011. Third Quarter Highlights Third quarter 2011 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.76, compared with $.57 in 2010, including a $.10-per-diluted-share gain stemming from a net release of valuation allowances on deferred tax assets, partially offset by restructuring charge... 
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10/17/2011Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct 17, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The board of directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, today declared a regular $.29 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend is payable on December 9, 2011, to shareholders of record as of November 18, 2011. According to Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, this is the 346th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid cash dividend... 
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10/10/2011Sonoco Moves Up Release Date for Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results, Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today said it will release its third quarter 2011 financial results after the market closes on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. In addition, it will conduct its regular investor conference call on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, to review its quarterly financial results. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman and chief ex... 
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10/10/2011Sonoco Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Tegrant Corporation
Transaction Will Create a North American Leader in Protective Packaging HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tegrant Corporation, a leading provider of highly engineered protective, temperature-assured and retail security packaging solutions, from Metalmark Capital for $550 million in cash. The final consideration is subject to a norm... 
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10/06/2011Sonoco-Alcore(R) Opens State-Of-The-Art Paper Core Facility in Grünsfeld
Plant will produce high-tech paper mill cores BRUSSELS, Oct 06, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced the opening of its new paper tube and core manufacturing facility in Grünsfeld, Germany. The new Grünsfeld plant will focus its production on M-Core(TM) wide-ply paper mill cores used in the high-end segment of the paper industry. "Investment in this new fa... 
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10/05/2011Sonoco Revises Surcharge on Plywood Reels
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct 05, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) has increased the surcharge on its plywood reels from 11 percent to 15 percent, effective October 3, 2011. The change in the surcharge is driven by an increase in raw material input cost. "In spite of inflationary pressures over the last year and a half, we've been able to hold stable pricing on plywood reels," said James Harrell, vice president of Sonoco's Industrial Converting Division. "The recent Georgia-Pacific announcem... 
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10/03/2011Sonoco to Host Third Quarter 2011 Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Thursday, October 20, 2011, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the third quarter. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer, and Roger P. Schrum, vice president, inv... 
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09/30/2011Sonoco Announces Bowen to Retire; Grups Named Head of Primary Materials Group;Pignone Named Vice President, Global Operating Excellence
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sep 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that Jim C. Bowen, 61, senior vice president, Primary Materials Group, North America, will be retiring from Sonoco following a 40-year career. As a result of Bowen's decision, John M. Grups has been named division vice president and general manager, Primary Materials Group, North America, effective October 1, 2011. In this new position, Grups, 60, wil... 
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09/23/2011Sonoco's Trident Division Enters into Alliance with Janoschka Group
Companies Will Share Expertise to Provide Global Rotogravure Tooling to Consumer Product Goods Companies HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sep 23, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) announced today that its Trident division, which provides print tooling and global graphics management, has entered into a strategic alliance with Janoschka, a German-based global supplier of prepress solutions and tooling, to provide global consumer products goods companies and rotogravure printers with the widest cove... 
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09/22/2011Sonoco to Present at Oppenheimer's 6th Annual Industrials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sep 22, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Monday, September 26, 2011, at the Oppenheimer 6th Annual Industrials Conference to be held at the Intercontinental Hotel New York Barclay, 111 East 48th Street, in New York. Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, and Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak ... 
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09/21/2011Sonoco Recycling Announces New Sonoco Sustainability Star Award Program
New program recognizes customer, Sonoco facilities that significantly reduce landfill waste streams HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sep 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco Recycling, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced the launch of its Sonoco Sustainability Star Award program. Created to recognize customer and Sonoco facilities for achieving significant milestones in landfill diversion and waste stream reduction, the... 
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09/15/2011Sonoco Introduces a New Protection System for Shipping Bottles and Cans
FirmaCap(TM) protects pallet loads with a close-fitting cap that securely holds products in place during transit HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sep 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging and services companies, has developed a new protection system for bottles and cans during shipment. The FirmaCap(TM) pallet cap fits tightly over loaded pallets and securely holds products in place during shipping and warehousing. Designed to work with all 44" x 5... 
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09/13/2011Sonoco Selected for Third Time to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sep 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) announced that it has been selected to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the third consecutive year. DJSI World is comprised of the leading global companies in terms of economic performance, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are determined following an annual review by SAM, an investment boutique focused exclusively on sustainability investing, along wi... 
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08/10/2011Sonoco Plastics to Develop New Rigid Plastic Container Plant in Ohio
Plant will produce plastic containers and closures for new personal care contract HARTSVILLE, S.C., Aug 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will be developing a new rigid plastic container operation in the new Beauty and Home Care campus in New Albany, Ohio. The new plant is expected to be operational by the end of the second quarter of 2012. According to Rodger Fuller, vice president of Rigid Paper and Plastics, Sonoco ... 
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08/01/2011Sonoco-Alcore Makes Additional Investment in European Mills
BRUSSELS, Aug 01, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, is making multi-million dollar investments in three of its European uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) mills to improve their energy efficiency, product range and environmental performance. The projects will be completed during scheduled downtime in August and September 2011. According to Adam Wood, division vice president ... 
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07/26/2011Sonoco to Present at Jefferies 2011 Global Industrial Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jul 26, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at the Jefferies 2011 Global Industrial Conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York. Jack Sanders, president and chief operating officer, and Barry Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The audio presentation will be webcast and ... 
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07/25/2011Sonoco Sets Waste Reduction Goals Aimed at Moving Plants to Landfill-Free Status
Company Targets Five Plants to be Landfill Free by the End of 2011; 10 Percent of Plants by 2015 2010-2011 Annual Sustainability Report Released HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jul 25, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced goals aimed at moving its manufacturing plants to landfill-free status, according to Harris DeLoach Jr., chairman and chief executive officer. ... 
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07/21/2011Sonoco Reports 2011 Second Quarter Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jul 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global consumer and industrial packaging companies, today reported results for its second quarter ending July 3, 2011. Second Quarter Highlights Second quarter 2011 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.52, compared with $.58 in 2010. Base net income attributable to Sonoco (base earnings) for second quarter 2011 was $.60 per diluted share, compared with $.59 in 2010. (See base earnings ... 
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07/20/2011Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jul 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The board of directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, today declared a regular $.29 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend is payable on September 9, 2011, to shareholders of record as of August 19, 2011. According to Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, this is the 345th consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid cash dividends t... 
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07/20/2011John R. Haley Elected to Sonoco Board of Directors
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jul 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The board of directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today elected John R. Haley as a director of the Company, according to Harris DeLoach Jr., chairman and chief executive officer. Haley, 50, is chief executive officer of Gosiger, Inc., a Dayton, Ohio-based, privately owned distributor of computer-controlled machine tools and factory automation systems that serves manufacturers throughout Nor... 
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07/04/2011Sonoco Acquires Assets of Robinson Paperboard Packaging
Transaction Expands Company's Paperboard Container Presence in Europe HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jul 04, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco UK Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies and the world's largest producer of paperboard cans, has completed the acquisition of the assets of Robinson Paperboard Packaging Ltd., a division of Robinson PLC (LSE: RBN). The acquisition will add approximately $10 million in annual sales and includ... 
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07/01/2011Sonoco to Host Second Quarter 2011 Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jul 01, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Thursday, July 21, 2011, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the second quarter of 2011. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, Barry L. Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer, and Roger P. Schrum, vice president... 
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06/15/2011Sonoco Recycling and Shoosmith Brothers To Open New Recycling Center
New landfill diversion facility is first of its kind HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jun 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco Recycling, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), and Shoosmith Brothers Inc., today announced the opening of The Recycling Center, a landfill diversion facility that will be operated by Sonoco Recycling at the Shoosmith Brothers landfill in Chester, Va. The Recycling Center will handle mixed material loads for recycling. With the new recycling facility, commercial a... 
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06/13/2011PULSE Introduces New Curriculum and Facilitator and Grants Local Teachers Learning Opportunity
New Advanced Curriculum for PULSE Program Announced Darlington County School District Announces Comer Facilitator Local Teachers Travel to Yale to Learn About the Comer School Development Program New Advanced Curriculum for PULSE Program Announced HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jun 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Beginning this fall, high school students in the Hartsville area will have the opportunity to combine courses offered at Hartsville High School, The Governor's School for Science and Mathematic... 
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06/09/2011CORRECTING and REPLACING Sonoco to Present at Deutsche Bank Securities Global Industries and Basic Materials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jun 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Please replace the release with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions. The corrected release reads: SONOCO TO PRESENT AT DEUTSCHE BANK SECURITIES GLOBAL INDUSTRIES AND BASIC MATERIALS CONFERENCE Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at the Deutsche Bank Securities Global Industries ... 
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06/09/2011Sonoco to Present at Deutsche Bank Securities Global Industries and Basic Materials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jun 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at the Deutsche Bank Securities Global Industries and Basic Materials Conference at the JW Marriott Hotel in Chicago. Jack Sanders, president and chief operating officer, and Barry Saunders, vice president Global Flexible Packaging, are scheduled to speak at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. The audio presentation... 
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06/02/2011Sonoco Introduces MIRRORINK(TM) Process for Printed Flexible Packaging
Innovative new process is cost-effective, visually appealing and environmentally responsible HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jun 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, Sonoco (NYSE: SON) announced a new printing breakthrough that produces a metallic finish without using the costly and time consuming de-metallization process. Sonoco's MIRRORINK(TM) Process produces a distinctive mirror finish to attract consumers' attention on store shelves while providing consumer packaging goods companies (CPGs) cost savings,... 
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06/02/2011Sonoco to Present at J.P. Morgan Diversified Industries Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jun 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at the J.P. Morgan 6th Annual Diversified Industries Conference to be held in its conference center at 383 Madison Avenue in New York City. Harris DeLoach, chairman and chief executive officer, and Barry Saunders, vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m. Eastern... 
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05/19/2011Sonoco to Present at Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference 2011
HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at the Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference 2011 held at the Goldman Sachs Conference Center in New York. Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president, are scheduled to speak at 11:10 Eastern Time. The audio presentation will be Webcast... 
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05/17/2011Sonoco Develops ReadyGrow (TM) Planter with Clemson University
Sonoco works with Clemson University's Environmental Horticulture Department to create new biodegradable planter HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 17, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco's (NYSE: SON) new ReadyGrow(TM) planter, released in early March, was developed in conjunction with the Environmental Horticulture department at Clemson University, a top-tier research university in Clemson, S.C. Made from 100 percent recycled paperboard, the ReadyGrow planter is both biodegradable and sustainable in a greenh... 
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05/16/2011Sonoco Increasing Prices for Paperboard, Tubes and Cores
HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today announced that it would increase the price for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard by $50 per ton and by 5 to 8 percent for tubes and cores, effective with shipments beginning June 6, 2011. The price changes are necessary due to higher base raw materials, chemicals, repair materials and freight costs. About Sonoco Sonoco, founded in 1899, is a $4.1 billion global manufacturer of consumer and industrial packaging... 
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05/10/2011Sonoco Begins Rebuilding Molded Wood Plug Operations
HARTSELLE, Ala., May 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) has begun rebuilding its molded wood plug operations, which were lost to fire in November 2010, in Hartselle, Alabama, and expects to be back in production late this summer, according to James Harrell, vice president, North America Converting. Molded wood plugs are used in tubes and cores primarily for the paper industry. Sonoco is investing $4.6 million in the new manufacturing facility, which will be located in an existing b... 
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05/09/2011Ellison Kibler & Associates and Sonoco Host Special "Macro Economic Event"
Investors to Hear from Sonoco Leadership, BofA/Merrill Lynch Chief Strategist COLUMBIA, S.C., May 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ellison Kibler & Associates/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, recognized in Research Magazine's "Top-Ranked Advisor Teams In America," and Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, are hosting a special "Macro Economic Event" at The Palmetto Club, 1231 Sumter Street, Columbia, S.C., on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. ... 
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05/09/2011Sonoco Increases Donation to American Red Cross
$15,000 to Assist in Alabama Tornadoes Recovery; $10,000 for Pee Dee Chapter Fire Response Company Has Contributed $85,000 to Global Disaster Relief in 2011 HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, is contributing an additional $25,000 to the America Red Cross to fund relief and recovery efforts following storms that devastated dozens of Alabama communities on April 27 and to support efforts by the Pee De... 
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05/03/2011Sonoco's Hartselle, Alabama, Reel Operations Undamaged by Violent Weather
Both Plants Up and Running Using Backup Power HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced today that neither its Hartselle steel reels plant or nailwood/plywood reel producing plant received any damage as a result of last week's violent weather in Alabama. Although the Hartselle area remains impacted by storm-related power outages, both plants are currently operating using power produced by backup g... 
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04/27/2011City of Hartsville, Sonoco Recycling Announce Recycling Pilot Program
Initiative focused on growing commercial and residential recycling in the City HARTSVILLE, S.C., Apr 27, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The City of Hartsville and Sonoco Recycling, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), today announced the launch of a six-year recycling pilot program for the City. Aimed at increasing commercial and residential recycling, the pilot program was kicked off during a press conference held today at Saffron, a family-owned local restaurant. Speakers at ... 
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04/25/2011Sonoco and JBE to Co-sponsor 2011 Supplier Diversity Reverse Trade Show
Sonoco works with JBE to promote supplier diversity for seventh year HARTSVILLE, S.C., Apr 25, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and JBE, Inc. will co-sponsor their Seventh Annual Supplier Diversity Reverse Trade Show on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT) in Florence, S.C. Proceeds will benefit the Midlands Regional Advisory Council of the Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council. Focused on pro... 
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04/21/2011Sonoco Reports Improved 2011 First Quarter Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Apr 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global consumer and industrial packaging companies, today reported its strongest ever first quarter sales and net income for the quarter that ended April 3, 2011. As a result of the Company's accounting calendar, the first quarter of 2011 included 93 days, six more than the same period in 2010. First Quarter Highlights First quarter 2011 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.56, up 17 per... 
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04/20/2011Sonoco Elects Barry L. Saunders as Chief Financial Officer
Hupfer to Retire After 35-Year Finance Career HARTSVILLE, S.C., Apr 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, today announced that Barry L. Saunders has been elected vice president and chief financial officer, according to Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman and chief executive officer. The appointment is effective May 1, 2011, and Saunders will report to DeLoach and join the Company's executive committee. Saunders, 52, who curren... 
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04/20/2011Sonoco Board Declares Increase in Common Stock Dividend
Dividend Raised for the 29th Consecutive Year 2 Million Share Repurchase Program Completed; Board Increases Authorization to Repurchase 5 Million Shares HARTSVILLE, S.C., Apr 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a $.29 per share quarterly common stock dividend, an increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $.28 per share. The dividend will be payable on June 10, 2011, to shareholders of record as of May 13, 2011. According to Harris ... 
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04/18/2011Sonoco-Alcore to Increase European Paperboard Prices
BRUSSELS, Apr 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco Alcore S.a.r.l. will increase the price of coreboard and uncoated recycled board in Europe by 40 Euros/ 35 GBP effective May 9, 2011. This price increase is an addition to the earlier price increase announced in February 2011. "Recovered fiber, starch, chemicals and energy costs have continued to increase. The current inflationary environment may mean further increases in the summer if the pricing of our base raw materials continues to rise at t... 
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04/15/2011Sonoco Receives Eastman Chemical Co.'s Supplier Excellence Award
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Apr 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) has been named a recipient of the Eastman Supplier Excellence Award by Eastman Chemical Co. The award recognizes Sonoco for its efforts in 2010. Sonoco supplies Eastman Chemical with tubes used for winding textile fibers. The Eastman Supplier Excellence Award is given to companies which provide consistent performance in furnishing Eastman Chemical with high-quality materials and services that help Eastman Chemical improve eff... 
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04/15/2011Sonoco Manufacturing Biodegradable ReadyGrow(TM) Planters for Metrolina Greenhouses
Spring herbs now offered in new biodegradable planter HARTSVILLE, S.C., Apr 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) is now producing biodegradable ReadyGrow(TM) planters for Metrolina Greenhouses' spring herbs. The one-quart planters were released in early March. Made from 100 percent recycled paperboard produced in Sonoco's paper mills, ReadyGrow biodegradable planters are conveyable and sustainable in a commercial greenhouse environment and biodegrade in soil within 180 days of pla... 
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04/14/2011Sonoco Recycling Partners with Boeing on Zero Waste to Landfill Achievement in South Carolina
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sonoco Recycling announced today that it is partnering on Boeing’s Zero Waste to Landfill achievement at its South Carolina final assembly and delivery facility. A leading recycler with locations and expertise worldwide, Sonoco Recycling serves as a total solutions provider for Boeing South Carolina and other customers by: identifying opportunities to reduce waste and divert materials from landfills; finding alternative uses for the materials tha... 
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04/13/2011Sonoco Receives Outstanding Marketing Achievement Awards
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Apr 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging and services companies, today announced that its retail point-of-purchase display and packaging services business won four Outstanding Marketing at Retail Achievement Awards (OMAs) at the 53rd annual Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI) competition. POPAI's annual OMA competition recognizes the most innovative and effective retail promotions. More than 500 entran... 
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04/05/2011Sonoco to Host First Quarter 2011 Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Apr 05, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the first quarter of 2011. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Roger P. Sch... 
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03/24/2011Sonoco Receives SFI(R) Certification for Fiber Sourcing Practices
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Mar 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced it has received fiber sourcing certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative(R) (SFI) standard for its #10 corrugating medium machine in Hartsville, S.C. Fiber sourcing certification indicates a company maintains a formal tracking system to record the possession and transfer of wood fiber from its origin to its end use, including the manufactur... 
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03/22/2011Sonoco Releases 2010 Annual Report to Shareholders
Company's Annual Meeting to be held April 20, 2011 HARTSVILLE, S.C., Mar 22, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that its 2010 Annual Report to Shareholders is now available on the Company's Web site at www.sonoco.com, in the "Investor Relations" section. The annual report entitled, "Ready to Grow," reviews Sonoco's financial performance in 2010 while highlighting how the Company made good on its commitment to ... 
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03/08/2011Sonoco Announces a Surcharge on Tube and Core Shipments
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Mar 08, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), the world's largest producer of tubes and cores, today announced it will implement a surcharge on shipments of its paper-based tubes and cores beginning April 4, 2011. The fee is a direct result of escalating diesel costs, which have increased more than 40 percent over the past 12 months. Sonoco will apply the surcharge as a flat rate to all customers except those who have diesel-related provisions in their contracts. This f... 
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03/08/2011Sonoco Named One of 2011's 100 Best Corporate Citizens
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Mar 08, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, is ranked number 61 on Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine's recently released 12th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List2011. CR's 100 Best Corporate Citizens List documents more than 320 data points of disclosure--harvested from publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, financ... 
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03/04/2011Sonoco Announces Base Price Increase and Surcharges for Reels
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Mar 04, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) will increase the base price of its nailed wood reels by 23 percent, effective April 3, 2011. For most customers, however, the net impact will be 4 percent vs. 2010 prices. The additional 19 percent increase in base price is derived from a surcharge on lumber implemented in March 2010 which will now be rolled into the base price. In addition to the increase in the base price, Sonoco has implemented a 1 percent fuel surcharge ... 
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03/03/2011Sonoco to Present at Longbow Research's 5th Annual Basic Materials Investor Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Mar 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Thursday, March 10, 2011, at the Longbow Research 5th Annual Basic Materials Investor Conference to be held at the Millennium-Broadway Hotel, 145 W. 44th Street, in New York. M. Jack Sanders, president and chief operating officer, and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak... 
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02/21/2011Public-Private Partnership to Implement Comprehensive Scholastic Excellence Program in Hartsville, S.C., Public Schools
Darlington County School District, S.C. Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, Coker College and Sonoco Join Forces to Launch New PULSE Program Yale University's Child Study Center to Join Initiative with Pilot School Development Program in Four Hartsville Elementary Schools Sonoco to Support Programs with $5 Million Grant HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- An unparalleled public-private partnership has been formed to implement a comprehensive scholastic excellence pr... 
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02/18/2011Press Conference to Announce Comprehensive Scholastic Excellence Program to Benefit Hartsville, S.C., Public Schools
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A press conference will be held at Thornwell School for the Arts at 11 a.m. Monday, February 21, to officially announce the PULSE (Partners for Unparalleled Local Scholastic Excellence) Program, a comprehensive scholastic excellence program that will expand curriculum opportunities and further improve student achievement in Hartsville public schools through collaborative academic and social development initiatives. The press conference will ... 
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02/18/2011Sonoco Announces Officer Appointments in Consumer Packaging Segment
Fuller, Puechl, Coker and Thompson Named to New Leadership Positions HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced officer appointments in its Consumer Packaging segment, according to Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer. Rodger D. Fuller, 49, has been named vice president, Global Rigid Paper and Plastics, and has responsibility for the Company's largest consumer packag... 
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02/11/2011Sonoco to Present at Deutsche Bank Securities' 2011 Small and Mid Cap Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb 11, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at the Deutsche Bank Securities' Small and Mid Cap Conference to be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Naples, Florida. Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, and Ritchie L. Bond, vice president, treasurer and corporate secretary, are scheduled to speak at 2:40 p.m. Eastern ... 
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02/10/2011CORRECTING and REPLACING Sonoco Elects Mahoney Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning
Bond Elected Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Please replace the release with the following corrected version due to multiple errors: The corrected release reads: SONOCO ELECTS MAHONEY SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF CORPORATE PLANNING Bond Elected Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary Kevin P. Mahoney has been elected senior vice president of Corporate Planning for Sonoco (NYSE: SON), according to Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman and ... 
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02/10/2011Sonoco-Alcore to Increase European Paperboard Prices
BRUSSELS, Feb 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. will increase prices for all uncoated recycled paperboard grades in all European markets by 50 Euro, or £45,per metric ton on all shipments effective February 28, 2011. "We continue to operate in inflationary conditions," said Adam Wood, vice president, Sonoco-Alcore Europe. "Recovered paper prices are still increasing, driven by global supply and demand, and this coupled with starch and other key materials is forcing us to pass ... 
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02/09/2011Sonoco Reports Improved 2010 Fourth Quarter and Strong Full-Year Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global consumer and industrial packaging companies, today reported improved 2010 fourth quarter and strong full-year results. Fourth Quarter Highlights Fourth quarter 2010 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.33, compared with $.46 in 2009. Fourth quarter 2010 GAAP results include after-tax charges of $.31 per diluted share related to a debt tender completed during the quarter, restruc... 
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02/08/2011Sonoco's Board Declares Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb 08, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a $.28 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be payable on March 10, 2011, to shareholders of record as of February 18, 2011. According to Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, this is the 343rd consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid cash dividends to shareholders. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a $... 
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02/02/2011Sonoco's Patented Radial Crush Tester for Paper Tubes Made Available to Industry
Partnership with CCTI Will Provide a Standardized Testing Procedure HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has reached an agreement with the Composite Can and Tube Institute (CCTI) to make the Company's patented Radial Crush Tester for spiral-wound paperboard tubes and cores available to the industry. According to David E. Rhodes, Sonoco's director of global industrial technology and engineering, "The ... 
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01/18/2011Sonoco to Host Fourth Quarter, Full Year 2010 Investor Conference Call
Annual Shareholders' Meeting to be Held April 20, 2011 HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, at 2 p.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2010. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, Charles J. Hupfer, sen... 
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12/15/2010McLeland Named Vice President, Human Resources for Sonoco
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that Allan McLeland has been promoted to vice president, Human Resources, effective January 1, 2011, according to Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman and chief executive officer. McLeland, 44, will replace Cindy Hartley, senior vice president, Human Resources, who is retiring effective March 1, 2011. In this new position, McLeland will have global respons... 
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12/14/2010Destroyed Southern Plug Plant to Permanently Close
BASTROP, La., Dec 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Southern Plug and Manufacturing, Inc., a unit of Sonoco Products Company, today announced that it will permanently close its Bastrop molded plug manufacturing plant. The plant, located at 6566 Mer Rouge Road, has been shut down since it was destroyed by fire on November 5, 2010. The Southern Plug plant, which began operation in 1978, employed 50 full-time workers and primarily produced molded plugs used in tubes and cores for the paper industry. "T... 
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12/09/2010Sonoco to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Industries Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Thursday, December 16, at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Industries Conference at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York, N.Y. Jack Sanders, president and chief operating officer, and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 11:25 a.m. Eastern time. The audio... 
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12/03/2010Sanders Named President and Chief Operating Officer of Sonoco
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that M. Jack Sanders has been named president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. Sanders, 57, will report to Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., 66, chairman and chief executive officer. "We are very pleased to have Jack become president and chief operating officer of Sonoco. Over his 23-year career with the Company, Jack has demonstrated excepti... 
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12/03/2010Sonoco Provides Strategic and Financial Update
Company Repurchasing 2 Million Shares of Common Stock Establishes 2011 Base Earnings Per Share Guidance of $2.52 to $2.62 HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Harris E. DeLoach, Jr. and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, today addressed the investment community in New York to provide an update on the Company's 2010 financial performance, outline strategic initiatives, announce a common st... 
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11/29/2010Sonoco to Host Annual New York Investor Conference on December 3, 2010
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, will host its annual breakfast meeting for the financial community in New York City on Friday, December 3, 2010, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Park Avenue at Grand Central. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. Eastern time in the Manhattan Ballroom on the lobby level, and the presentation will start at 7:50 a.m. Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executiv... 
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11/23/2010Sonoco Announces Expiration and Final Results of Its Tender Offers for Its 5.625% Notes Due 2016 and 9.20% Debentures Due 2021
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco Products Company (NYSE: SON) announced today the expiration and final results of its offer to purchase for cash up to the maximum aggregate principal amount of its 5.625% Notes due 2016 (the "5.625% Notes") and 9.20% Debentures due 2021 (the "9.20% Debentures" and, together with the 5.625% Notes, the "Maximum Tender Securities") that it can purchase for $146,634,823. Sonoco refers to its offer to purchase the Maximum Tender Securities as ... 
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11/22/2010Wood to Head Sonoco's European Tube, Core and Paperboard Operations
Smith Retiring from Post after 40 Years with Company HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that Adam Wood has been named division vice president and general manager of Converted Products/Paper - Europe, effective January 1, 2011, according to John Colyer, vice president, Global Industrial Converting. Wood, 42, will replace Eddie Smith, who is retiring after nearly 40 years with the Compa... 
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11/08/2010Sonoco Announces Expiration and Final Results of Its Tender Offer for Any and All of Its 6.50% Notes due 2013, and Early Tender Results of Its Tender Offer for Its 5.625% Notes Due 2016 and 9.20% Debentures Due 2021
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) announced today the expiration and final results of its offer to purchase any and all of its 6.50% Notes due 2013 (the "6.50% Notes"). Sonoco refers to its offer to purchase the 6.50% Notes as the "Any and All Tender Offer." As of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 5, 2010, the expiration date for the Any and All Tender Offer, the aggregate principal amount of 6.50% Notes tendered in the Any and All Tender Offer wa... 
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11/05/2010Sonoco Announces Pricing of Debt Tender Offers
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 05, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco Products Company (NYSE: SON) announced today the determination of the pricing for its previously announced cash tender offers to purchase a portion of its outstanding bonds as described below. The terms and conditions of the tender offers are described in Sonoco's offer to purchase dated October 25, 2010, (the "Offer to Purchase") and related letter of transmittal dated October 25, 2010 (the "Letter of Transmittal"). Upon the terms an... 
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11/05/2010Sonoco to Present at Robert W. Baird & Co. 2010 Industrial Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 05, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at the Robert W. Baird & Co. 2010 Industrial Conference held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, Ill. Harris DeLoach, chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 3:40 p.m. Central Time. The aud... 
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11/04/2010Sonoco Announces Paperboard, Tubes and Cores Price Increases
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) will increase prices for all uncoated recycled paperboard grades in the United States and Canada by $30 per ton effective with shipments on Nov. 29, 2010. In addition, the Company announced that it will increase prices on all paperboard tubes and cores in the United States and Canada by 5 percent effective with shipments on Nov. 29, 2010. "Prices for old corrugated containers in the Southeast have increased by one-third in... 
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11/03/2010Sonoco Helps Customers Shrink Their Environmental Footprint
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Packaging designers and engineers and material scientists at Sonoco are using the Company's cutting-edge proprietary sustainable packaging design software to help customers reduce their packaging environmental footprint by substituting or eliminating materials, down-gauging structures and simplifying the package to improve its recyclability. Sonoco is also working with customers to reduce and ultimately eliminate landfill waste at their manufactu... 
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11/02/2010Sonoco Listed in the Top Quarter of Newsweek's Green Rankings
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 02, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has been ranked in the top 25 percent of the 500 largest publicly traded U.S. companies at 125th in Newsweek magazine's Green Rankings for a second consecutive year. The Company's reputation was rated third in the General Industrials sector and 33rd overall. Sonoco's Green Policies and Performance ranking was 109th overall and fifth in the General Industrials sector. To devel... 
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11/02/2010Mother Parkers Converts to Sonoco's Paperboard Containers Quality Drives Decision to Deliver Coffee in Environmentally Friendly Packaging
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 02, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mother Parkers is converting its Brown Gold(R), Martinson(R) and private label brands from metal coffee cans to Sonoco's more environmentally responsible paperboard composite container. Switching to Sonoco's rigid paper container increases the overall recycled content of the package and reduces material weight by 27 percent, energy inputs by 34 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent. "At Mother Parkers, we are passionate about coffe... 
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11/01/2010Sonoco Launches Newly Designed Corporate Web Site
New Site Provides Fresh, Updated Appearance That Promotes and Supports Sonoco's Brand HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco today announced the launch of the first phase of a new corporate Web site that provides visitors with a fresh new look, more functionality and improved navigational capabilities. "Clearly, our goals going into the project were to upgrade functionality, simplify navigation and make the site more visually appealing, but it was important for us to do s... 
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11/01/2010Sonoco Introduces New Brand for Plastics Operations
Sonoco Plastics Unifying Companies to Deliver Infinite Packaging Solutions HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced today that it is centralizing its various plastics operations under a single corporate umbrella and brand, Sonoco Plastics. Sonoco Plastics offers a diverse line of plastics packaging utilizing blow molding, thermoforming, injection molding and extrusion technologies. "Sonoco ent... 
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10/28/2010Sonoco Focusing on Total Packaging Solutions at Pack Expo International 2010
Company to highlight its plastics packaging platforms, customized packaging solutions and sustainability HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco has separated itself from its packaging peers through the years by delivering to customers complete and customized packaging solutions and turn-key management capabilities. At Pack Expo International 2010, Sonoco will showcase its diverse line of consumer and industrial packaging products and services in its exhibit themed, "Sonoco. O... 
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10/25/2010Sonoco Prices Note Offering
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct 25, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today announced that it has priced a public offering of $350 million of 5.75% Senior Notes due 2040. The offering was made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement. Concurrent with the commencement of the offering of senior unsecured notes, Sonoco commenced offers to purchase for cash (i) any and all of its outstanding 6.50% notes due 2013 and (ii) up to the maximum aggregate principal amount of its 5.625% notes ... 
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10/25/2010Sonoco Announces Debt Tender Offers
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct 25, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today has commenced cash tender offers to purchase a portion of its outstanding bonds as described below. The terms and conditions of the tender offers are described in Sonoco's offer to purchase dated October 25, 2010 (the "Offer to Purchase") and related letter of transmittal dated October 25, 2010 (the "Letter of Transmittal"). Sonoco expects to purchase the bonds utilizing the net cash proceeds from its previously announce... 
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10/21/2010Sonoco Reports Strong Third Quarter 2010 Results; Quarterly Base Earnings Reach Record
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global consumer and industrial packaging companies, today reported strong third quarter 2010 results with sales and earnings significantly exceeding prior year results. Highlights Third quarter 2010 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.57, compared with $.47 in 2009. Third quarter 2010 GAAP results include noncash impairment and restructuring charges of $.07 per diluted share primarily... 
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10/18/2010Sonoco's Board Declares Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a $.28 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be payable on December 10, 2010, to shareholders of record as of November 19, 2010. According to Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, this is the 342st consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid cash dividends to shareholders. About Sonoco Founded in 189... 
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10/01/2010Sonoco to Host Third Quarter 2010 Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Thursday, October 21, 2010, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the third quarter of 2010. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Roger P. ... 
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09/27/2010Sonoco-Alcore Announces European Paperboard Price Increase
BRUSSELS, Sep 27, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. will increase prices in Europe for all uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) grades by EUR 40, or £35, per metric ton, effective with shipments on October 18, 2010, according to Eddie Smith, vice president, Sonoco-Alcore. "This price change is unfortunately unavoidable. Over the past quarter, we have seen a severe increase in the cost of starches and chemicals as well as an overall tightness of raw material supply and URB in the ... 
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09/24/2010Sonoco to Present at Oppenheimer 5th Annual Industrials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sep 24, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at the Oppenheimer 5th Annual Industrials Conference at InterContinental The Barclay Hotel in New York City. M. Jack Sanders, executive vice president, Consumer, and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The aud... 
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09/15/2010Sonoco Selected to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
Company is One of Only Two U.S. Packaging Companies Listed on DJSI World in 2010/2011 HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sep 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) announced that for the second year in a row it has been selected to join the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). DJSI World comprises the leading global companies in terms of economic performance, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are determined following an annual review by ... 
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09/14/2010Sonoco Announces North America Paperboard Price Increase
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sep 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) will increase prices in the United States and Canada for all uncoated recycled paperboard grades by $35 per ton effective with shipments on October 11, 2010, according to Jim Bowen, senior vice president, Primary Materials Group. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a $3.6 billion global manufacturer of industrial and consumer products and provider of packaging services, with more than 300 operations in 35 countries, s... 
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09/14/2010Sonoco-Alcore Focuses on New Products at PacTec 2010
HELSINKI, Sep 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will exhibit a number of new products at the PacTec Exhibition, September 21-24, 2010. Held at the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre, PacTec is one of the largest packaging industry trade shows within the Baltic Sea Region, and is held every three years. Sonoco-Alcore will showcase its new products in various segme... 
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09/13/2010Sonoco Handling Packing Services for Henkel's Adhesive Products
Hartsville, S.C. – Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has agreed to handle European packaging requirements for Henkel’s consumer adhesive products from Sonoco’s service center in Wroclaw, Poland. “Our packaging services relationship with Sonoco dates back to 2007 and we’re very confident in the capabilities and services they provide,” said Ralf Heumann, corporate director of International Supply Chain, Consumer Adhesives. “This strategic partnership ... 
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09/10/2010Sonoco to Present at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Investment Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sep 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Monday, September 13, 2010, at the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Investment Conference held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, Calif. Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The audio presentation will be Webcast and can be accessed via th... 
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08/25/2010Sonoco Names Weller Managing Director of Asia Operations; Other Asia, Australia Leadership Changes Announced
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Aug 25, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced that Brad Weller has been promoted to division vice president and managing director, Asia, with responsibility for all of Sonoco's industrial and consumer businesses throughout Asia. In this new position, Weller joins Sonoco's Management Committee and reports to John Colyer, vice president, Global Industrial Products, and Rodger Fuller, vice president, Globa... 
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07/26/2010Sonoco Targets Voluntary 15% Drop in Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2014
Emission Reductions to Occur at Company's More Than 300 Global Manufacturing Plants Company Issues 2009-2010 Sustainability Report to Stakeholders HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jul 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, today said it is voluntarily targeting a 15 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from the Company's more than 300 global manufacturing plants by 2014. Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and ... 
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07/22/2010CORRECTING and REPLACING Sonoco Reports Much Improved Second Quarter 2010 Results; Base Earnings Exceed Guidance and First Call Consensus
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jul 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --The year dates in the second and fourth columns of the CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME, the FINANCIAL SEGMENT INFORMATION and the CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS tables were incorrect. The corrected release reads: SONOCO REPORTS MUCH IMPROVED SECOND QUARTER 2010 RESULTS; BASE EARNINGS EXCEED GUIDANCE AND FIRST CALL CONSENSUS Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global consum... 
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07/22/2010Sonoco Reports Much Improved Second Quarter 2010 Results; Base Earnings Exceed Guidance and First Call Consensus
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jul 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global consumer and industrial packaging companies, today reported strong second quarter 2010 results and raised full-year 2010 base earnings per share guidance for the third time this year. Highlights Second quarter 2010 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.58, compared with $.33 in 2009. Base net income attribut... 
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07/21/2010Sonoco's Board Declares Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jul 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a $.28 per share quarterly common stock dividend. The dividend will be payable on September 10, 2010, to shareholders of record as of August 20, 2010. According to Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, this is the 341st consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid cash dividends to shareholders. About Sonoco Founded in 189... 
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07/02/2010Sonoco to Host Second Quarter 2010 Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jul 02, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Thursday, July 22, 2010, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the second quarter of 2010. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chi... 
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06/30/2010Sonoco Acquires Associated Packaging Technologies, Inc.
Expands Company's Thermoforming Capabilities into Dual-Ovenable Frozen Food Containers HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jun 30, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has completed the acquisition of Associated Packaging Technologies, Inc. (APT), North America's largest manufacturer and supplier of Crystallized Polyethylene Terepthalate (CPET) containers to the frozen food industry, it was announced today by Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman, pr... 
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06/21/2010Sonoco to Present at Boston, Chicago Investor Conferences
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jun 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community in conferences in Boston and Chicago this week. On Tuesday, June 22, 2010, Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will speak at 11:05 a.m. Eastern Time at the Longbow Research 4th Annual Paper, Packaging & Chemical Investor Conference to be held at the Fo... 
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06/11/2010Sonoco to Present at Wells Fargo Securities Industrials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jun 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Monday, June 14, 2010, at the Wells Fargo Securities 2010 Industrials Conference to be held at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 11:45 a.m. Easte... 
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06/07/2010Sonoco to Present at J.P. Morgan Diversified Industries Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jun 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at the J.P. Morgan 5th Annual Diversified Industries Conference held in its conference center at 383 Madison Avenue in New York City. Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak... 
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06/01/2010Sonoco to Present at Goldman Sachs Basic Industries Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jun 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Thursday, June 3, 2010, at the Goldman Sachs Industries Conference held in its conference center at 200 West Street in New York City. Jack Sanders, executive vice president, Consumer, and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 11:45 a.m. Eastern Time. The audio presentati... 
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05/10/2010Sonoco to Present at Macquarie Capital Industrials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Thursday, May 13, 2010, at the Macquarie Capital (USA), Inc. Industrial Conference at Sofitel Hotel in New York City. Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 10:45 a.m. Eastern Time. The audio pre... 
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05/05/2010Sonoco Investing in New Boiler Installation at Its Holyoke, Mass. Paper Mill
HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 05, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that it is investing $2.8 million at its 100 percent uncoated recycled paper mill, located in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The investment includes the installation of two high-efficiency, natural gas-fired boilers that will supply steam to the mill's papermaking process. Construction of a new building and installation of the boilers is expected to be complete... 
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04/22/2010Sonoco Reports Strong First Quarter 2010 Results; Raises Full-Year Base EPS Guidance
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Apr 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global consumer and industrial packaging companies, today reported much improved first quarter 2010 results and raised base earnings per share guidance for full-year 2010. Highlights First quarter 2010 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.48, compared with $.23 in 2009. Base net income attributable to Sonoco (base e... 
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04/21/2010Sonoco's Board Declares Increase in Common Stock Dividend
Cash Dividend Raised for the 28th Consecutive Year HARTSVILLE, S.C., Apr 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a $.28 per share quarterly common stock dividend, an increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $.27 per share. The dividend will be payable June 10, 2010, to shareholders of record as of May 14, 2010. According to Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, this is the 28th consecutive year that Son... 
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04/19/2010Sonoco to Host First Quarter 2010 Investor Conference Call
Live Audiovisual Webcast to be Conducted of 2010 Annual Shareholders' Meeting HARTSVILLE, S.C., Apr 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Thursday, April 22, 2010, at 2 p.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the first quarter of 2010. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, Charles... 
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04/15/2010Sonoco-Alcore Implementing Capital Improvements to Paperboard Mills in Italy, Greece
BRUSSELS, Apr 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. will invest approximately $4 million in its uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) mills in Italy and Greece to improve product range, energy efficiency and overall cost competitiveness. The projects will be completed in the third quarter of 2010. "Our Cirie (TO), Italy, mill will have a dryer section rebuilt, and a new hood and advanced steam system installed this summer. In addition, an autom... 
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04/07/2010Sonoco to Host First Quarter 2010 Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Apr 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Thursday, April 22, 2010, at 2 p.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the first quarter of 2010. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and ... 
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03/23/2010Sonoco Receives Outstanding Merchandising Achievement Awards
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Mar 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that its retail point-of-purchase (P-O-P) display and packaging services business won eight Outstanding Merchandising at Retail Achievement Awards (OMAs) at the 52nd Annual Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI) competition. POPAI's annual OMA competition recognizes the most innovative and effective ... 
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03/18/2010Sonoco Announces Price Increases for Molded Wood Products
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Mar 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) will increase prices for molded wood products by 7 percent effective on shipments as of April 15, 2010, according to James Harrell, vice president and general manager, Industrial Carriers Division, North America. Sonoco is one of the largest domestic suppliers of molded wood products for its served industries. "Using 2005 as a baseline, lumber output in the United States has decreased from 40.5 billion board feet to 22.6... 
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03/17/2010Sonoco Releases 2009 Annual Report to Shareholders
Company's Annual Meeting Scheduled for April 21, 2010HARTSVILLE, S.C., Mar 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that its 2009 Annual Report to Shareholders is now available on the Company's Web site at http://www.sonoco.com, in the "Investor Relations" section. The annual report entitled, "Lean, Fit and Ready to Grow," reviews Sonoco's financial performance in 2009 while highlighting how Sonoco has leaned its c... 
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03/16/2010Sonoco Recycling Charlotte to Become a Full-Scale Material Recovery Facility
Charlotte, N.C., Upgrade Brings the Number of MRFs Owned by the Company to threeHARTSVILLE, S.C., Mar 16, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Work is underway to transition Sonoco Recycling, Inc.'s Charlotte Recycling Center into a full-scale material recovery facility (MRF) by early summer 2010. The $2.6 million project will result in the Charlotte center, located at 3901 Barringer Drive, becoming the third MRF owned and operated by the Company in the Southeast. The others a... 
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03/08/2010Sonoco Announces New Paperboard, Industrial Converted Products Price Increases
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Mar 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) will increase prices for all uncoated recycled paperboard grades in the United States and Canada by $60 per ton effective with shipments on April 5, 2010. In addition, the Company will increase prices on all paperboard industrial converted products in the U.S. and Canada by 5.5 percent effective with shipments on April 5, 2010. "Recovered paper costs have continued to rise rapidly throughout the first quarter of 2010. Key gra... 
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02/22/2010Sonoco to Present at Credit Suisse Global Paper/Packaging Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, at the Credit Suisse Global Paper/Packaging Conference at Credit Suisse's Conference Center at Eleven Madison Avenue in New York City. Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to... 
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02/22/2010Sonoco-Alcore to Increase European Paperboard Prices
BRUSSELS, Feb 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. will increase prices for all uncoated recycled paperboard grades in all European markets by 50 Euro, or £40,per metric tonne on all shipments effective March 8, 2010. "The cost of recovered paper has doubled over the past three quarters, which is a reflection of increased fiber demand around the globe," said Eddie L. Smith, vice president, Sonoco-Alcore Europe. "Harsher than normal winter we... 
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02/18/2010Sonoco Announces Price Increases for Nailed Wood, Plywood Reels
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) will increase prices for nailed wood reels by 19 percent and plywood reels by 11 percent effective on shipments as of March 1, 2010, according to James Harrell, vice president and general manager, Industrial Carriers Division, North America. Sonoco is one of the largest domestic suppliers of nailed wood, plywood, recycled wood, polyfiber, molded plastic and steel reels for the wire and ca... 
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02/11/2010Harrell, Puechl Elected Sonoco Officers
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global packaging companies, today announced that Robert Puechl, vice president and general manager, Global Plastics, and James Harrell, vice president and general manager, North America Industrial Carriers division, have been elected corporate officers, according to Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer. Harrell is responsible for Sonoco's North American tubes and cores, w... 
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02/10/2010Sonoco Reports 2009 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results
Consumer Packaging Segment Achieves Record Quarterly, Full-Year Operating ProfitsCompany Makes Voluntary Pension Contribution; Cash Flow from Operations Remains StrongGross Profit Margin Expands to Highest Level Since 2006HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported fourth quarter 2009 earnings of $.46 per diluted share, compared with $.36 per diluted share reported in the fo... 
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02/09/2010Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.27 per common share. This 339th consecutive quarterly dividend will be payable March 10, 2010, to shareholders of record as of February 19, 2010. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a $3.6 billion global manufacturer of industrial and consumer products and provider of packaging services, with more than 300 operations in 35 countries, serving custom... 
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01/12/2010Sonoco to Host Fourth Quarter, Full-Year 2009 Earnings Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at 2 p.m. Eastern time, to review its fourth quarter and full-year 2009 financial results. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president... 
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01/11/2010Sonoco Announces Paperboard, Industrial Converted Products Price Increases
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) will increase prices for all uncoated recycled paperboard grades in the United States and Canada by $50 per ton effective with shipments on February 1, 2010. In addition, the Company announced that it will increase prices on all paperboard industrial converted products in the U.S. and Canada by 4.5 percent effective with shipments on February 15, 2010. "The recent nearly 40-percent incre... 
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12/21/2009Sonoco Recycling to Manage Recycling Services for the City of Durham, N.C.
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec 21, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco Recycling, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), has been awarded a two-year contract to haul, sort and recycle residential and commercial materials for the City of Durham. The contract with Durham brings the number of municipalities served by Sonoco Recycling in the area to 13. Ted Voorhees, deputy city manager of Durham, said the city doesn't own or operate its own sorting plant, ... 
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12/15/2009Expansion Plans in Place for Sonoco Recycling's Columbia, S.C., Operations
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec 15, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Plans are in place for Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, to expand and renovate its Columbia Sonoco Recycling Center, located at 1132 Idlewilde Blvd. Once completed, the expansion and renovation will allow the center to process larger volumes of recycled materials. Marcy Thompson, division vice president and general manager, Sonoco Recycling, said the Company is... 
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12/08/2009Sonoco to Handle North American Packaging Services for LEGO
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sonoco (NYSE: SON - News), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has entered into an agreement to supply packaging services in North America for the LEGO Group. These services will be provided by Sonoco from a new pack center scheduled to open in Monterrey, Mexico in the first quarter of 2010.   Sonoco and the LEGO Group first began working together in 2006, when the companies signed a five-year contract for Sonoco to supply packagin... 
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12/07/2009Sonoco to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Industries Conference
Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 10:35 a.m. Eastern time. The audio presentation will be Webcast and can be accessed via the Internet at http://www.sonoco.com, under the “Latest News” section, and from the conference Webcast site at: http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/bas/industrials09/id88304237.cfm Slides from the presentation will be available on the Sonoc... 
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12/04/2009Sonoco Names Sanders Executive Vice President of Global Consumer Businesses
Launch or save PDF version Colyer Named Vice President, Global Industrial Converting HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that M. Jack Sanders has been named executive vice president, Consumer, effective January 1, 2010, according to Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer. Sanders, 56, will succeed Charl... 
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12/04/2009Sonoco Provides Strategic Update and Financial Outlook
Company Raises Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2009 Base Earnings Guidance; Establishes 2010 Base Earnings Per Share Guidance of $1.95 to $2.05   Hartsville, S.C. – Sonoco (NYSE: SON) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, today addressed the investment community in New York to provide an update on the Company’s strategic initiatives, announce a raising of the Company’s fourth quarter ... 
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12/01/2009Sonoco Acquires EconoReel(TM) Plastic Spools and Reels Assets
Launch or save PDF version HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 1, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today completed the acquisition of the injection molded plastics spools and reels assets of EconoReel Corporation of Logan, Utah. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. EconoReel designs, manufactures and distributes small to mid-sized diameter plastic and composite spools and reels ... 
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12/01/2009Webcast Alert: Sonoco 2009 New York Analyst Meeting
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) announces the following Webcast: What: 2009 New York Analyst Meeting When: December 4, 2009 @ 7:50 AM Eastern Where: http://www.investorcalendar.com/ClientPage.asp?ID=151123 How: Live over the Internet -- Simply log on to the web at the address above. Contact: Joyce Beasley, (843)383-7851, joyce.beasley@sonoco.com If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the... 
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11/30/2009Sonoco to Offer Corrugating Medium in the Marketplace
Launch or save PDF version The Company Has an Annual Capacity of 170,000 Tons Through Its Hartsville, S.C., Complex HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), a global packaging leader and a top producer of uncoated recycled paperboard, will begin offering semi-chemical corrugating medium to the marketplace from its Hartsville, S.C., mill beginning January 1, 2010. Sonoco has been manufacturing hi... 
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11/23/2009Sonoco to Host Annual New York Investor Conference on December 4, 2009
Launch or save PDF version HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 23, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, will host its annual breakfast meeting for the financial community in New York City on Friday, December 4, 2009, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Park Avenue at Grand Central. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the Ballroom level, and the presentation will start at 7:50 a.m. Harris E. DeLoach,... 
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11/20/2009Sonoco Named One of the 25 Top Companies for Leaders in North America by Hewitt Associates, The RBL Group and Fortune Magazine
Launch or save PDF versionHARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 20, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has been named a North America Top Company for Leaders by Hewitt Associates, announced Cindy Hartley, senior vice president, Human Resources. Sonoco was ranked number 20 on this year's list of North America's Top 25 Companies for Leaders. Conducted by Hewitt Associates, a global consulting and outsourcing ... 
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11/16/2009Sonoco's Marc Ensign Recognized as a 2009 Champion of Diversity
Launch or save PDF version HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 2009-- DiversityPlus Magazine has named Marc Ensign, Sonoco’s director, services/outsourcing and supplier diversity, a 2009 Champion of Diversity in its Third Annual Champions of Diversity Awards. Sonoco (NYSE: SON) is one of the largest diversified global packaging companies. To identify nominees for its Champion of Diversity Awards, DiversityPlus Magazine surveyed mo... 
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11/10/2009Sonoco Names Bell Staff Vice President, Internal Audit
Launch or save PDF version HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 10, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that Gloria M. Bell has been named staff vice president, internal audit, according to Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer. Bell is responsible for the day-to-day functions of the Company’s internal audit department including assessing comp... 
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11/09/2009Sonoco to Present at D.A. Davidson & Co., Longbow Research Conferences
Launch or save PDF version HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 09, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at the D.A. Davidson & Company Housing Recovery Conference, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, Calif., and Thursday, November 12, 2009, at the Longbow Research Paper, Packaging and Chemicals Conference at the Hyatt Rege... 
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10/28/2009Sonoco Combines Its Trident and Keating Businesses into a Single Operating Unit
Launch or save PDF version Newly Formed Organization Will Operate under the Trident Brand HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 28, 2009-- In an effort to improve its position in the marketplace, increase productivity and grow the business overall, Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, is combining its Trident and Keating businesses into a single operating unit within its Flexible Packaging divi... 
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10/22/2009Sonoco Reports 2009 Third Quarter Financial Results
Launch or save PDF version Consumer Packaging Segment Achieves Record Quarterly Operating Profits Company Updates Full-Year Earnings, Free Cash Flow Estimates HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 22, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported third quarter 2009 earnings of $.47 per diluted share, compared with $.57 per diluted share reported in the third quarter of 2008. Re... 
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10/19/2009Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
Launch or save PDF version HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 2009-- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.27 per common share. This 338th consecutive quarterly dividend will be payable December 10, 2009, to shareholders of record as of November 20, 2009. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a $4.1 billion global manufacturer of industrial and consumer pro... 
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09/30/2009Sonoco Introduces New Product Line for Carriers and Pallet Components That Offers Savings and Performance
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sep 30, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today introduced new Firma(TM) brand carriers and pallet components, a line of transport packaging products engineered to address problems associated with traditional pallets. Sonoco will unveil the new product line at Pack Expo in Las Vegas, Oct. 5 - 7. The Firma carrier product line includes FirmaLoad(TM) bulk bag carriers, Fir... 
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09/30/2009Sonoco to Host Third Quarter 2009 Investor Conference Call
Launch or save PDF version HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 30, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Thursday, October 22, 2009, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the third quarter of 2009. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, Charles... 
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09/29/2009Kraft Foods Selects Sonoco's High-Performance Composite Can for Maxwell House Coffee
Lower Cost Packaging Option, Turn-Key Execution Highlights Sonoco’s Total Solutions Capabilities HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 29, 2009-- Kraft Foods is making the switch from metal cans to Sonoco’s high-performance, lower cost and more environmentally responsible paperboard composite container for its Maxwell House Coffee brand. Maxwell House is the second-largest coffee brand in the United States and Kraft has chosen Sonoco... 
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09/23/2009Newsweek Ranks Sonoco One of the 100 Greenest Large American Companies
Launch or save PDF version HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 23, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has been ranked as one of the 100 greenest large companies in the United States in Newsweek’s inaugural Green Rankings, which evaluated the country’s 500 largest companies on their environmental performance, green policies and reputation. Sonoco was listed 94th in the rankings. ... 
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09/22/2009Sonoco Announces Launch of Its True Blue(TM) Sustainability Brand
Launch or save PDF version New Brand to Serve as Umbrella for All of the Company’s Sustainable Packaging Solutions and Services HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 22, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced True Blue™, a new umbrella brand for packaging solutions and recycling services that have met stringent sustainability requirements. The Company is officially launchin... 
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09/21/2009Sonoco Selected to Join the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
Launch or save PDF version Company is One of Only Seven U.S. Companies Added to DJSI World in 2009 HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 21, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) announced that it has been selected to join the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), effective today. DJSI World comprises the leading global companies in terms of economic performance, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. “We ... 
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09/17/2009Sonoco to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch SMID Cap Conference
Launch or save PDF version HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 17, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Tuesday, September 22, 2009, at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch SMID Cap Conference at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Charles J. Hupfer, senior... 
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09/15/2009Sonoco Streamlines Organization to Focus on Global Growth
Launch or save PDF version Consolidated Consumer and Industrial Business Units and Leadership Changes Announced Actions to Reduce Costs by an Additional $20 Million Annually HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 15, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today announced actions to simplify the Company’s business structure and provide the necessary scale in its Consumer and Industrial packaging and services businesses to drive profitable growt... 
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09/10/2009Sonoco to Close Orrville, Ohio, Rigid Paper Packaging Plant
Launch or save PDF version HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 10, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that it will close its Orrville, Ohio, rigid paper packaging plant by March 2010. The Orrville operation, located at 425 Collins Blvd., currently employs 84 employees and manufactures fiber cartridges for adhesives and sealants. Sonoco acquired the plant in 2007 whe... 
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09/02/2009Sonoco to Present at J.P. Morgan 2009 Diversified Industries Conference
Launch or save PDF version HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 2, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at the J.P. Morgan 2009 Diversified Industries Conference in New York City. Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial ... 
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08/24/2009Sonoco-Alcore to Increase European Paperboard Prices
Launch or save PDF version Brussels, Belgium – Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. today announced it will raise prices by 40 Euro or £30 per metric ton on all recycled paperboard grades in Europe. The price change is effective with shipments on or after September 14, 2009. According to Eddie L. Smith, vice president—Sonoco Europe, the price increase is necessary to manage higher costs associated with recovered paper and energy, as well as significantly reduced inventories of coreboard across Europe. ... 
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08/05/2009Sonoco Announces North America Paperboard Price Increase
Launch or save PDF version HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 5, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) will increase prices in North America for all uncoated recycled paperboard grades by $40 per ton effective with shipments on August 31, 2009, according to James Harrell, division vice president and general manager, Paper—North America. “The cost of recovered paper, our primary raw material, has increased significantly over the past several mont... 
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08/03/2009Sonoco Targets 15% Voluntary Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Launch or save PDF version Reductions to Come from Company's 121 manufacturing Facilities in U.S. and Canada Sonoco Issues 2008-2009 Sustainability ReportHARTSVILLE, S.C., Aug 03, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, today said that it is targeting to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 15 percent from the Company's manufacturing plants in the United States and Canada over the next f... 
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07/31/2009Sonoco Recycling Expanding Charlotte, N.C., Operations
Launch or save PDF version HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 31, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has begun an expansion and renovation of its Charlotte Sonoco Recycling Center, located at 3901 Barringer Drive, to be able to process larger volumes of recycled materials. According to Jim Bowen, senior vice president, Sonoco Recycling, the Company is investing approximately $2 mill... 
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07/30/2009Sonoco Recognized by Prestigious Design Competition for Protective Packaging Created with HP
Launch or save PDF version HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 30, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), a global packaging leader, today announced it has been recognized in the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) competition for its work in co-developing a new protective package design with HP for its large LaserJet office printers. Sonoco received the award jointly with HP after being selected from more than 1,500 entries to IDEA, the premier... 
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07/16/2009Sonoco Reports 2009 Second Quarter Financial Results
Launch or save PDF version Consumer Packaging Segment Has Sixth Consecutive Year-Over-Year Improvement in Quarterly Results; Recession-Impacted Industrial-Focused Businesses Show First Signs of Improvement Since October 2008 HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 16, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported second quarter 2009 earnings of $.33 per diluted share, compared with $.57 per diluted share... 
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07/15/2009Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 15, 2009-- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.27 per common share. This 337th consecutive quarterly dividend will be payable September 10, 2009, to shareholders of record as of August 21, 2009. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a $4.1 billion global manufacturer of industrial and consumer products and provider of packaging s... 
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06/25/2009Sonoco to Host Second Quarter 2009 Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 25, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Thursday, July 16, 2009, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the second quarter of 2009. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice presiden... 
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05/26/2009Sonoco to Present at Goldman Sachs 2009 Basic Materials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 26, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at the Goldman Sachs 2009 Basic Materials Conference in New York City. Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak a... 
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04/16/2009Sonoco Reports 2009 First Quarter Financial Results
Consumer Packaging Segment Reports Record Operating Profit; Global Recession Further Impacts Industrial-focused Businesses HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 16, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported first quarter 2009 earnings of $.23 per diluted share, compared with $.13 per diluted share reported in the first quarter of 2008. Results in the prior year quarter were negatively impacted by... 
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04/15/2009Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 15, 2009-- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.27 per common share. This 336th consecutive quarterly dividend will be payable June 10, 2009, to shareholders of record as of May 15, 2009. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a $4.1 billion global manufacturer of industrial and consumer products and provider of packaging services,... 
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04/13/2009Webcast Alert: Sonoco Annual Shareholders' Meeting
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 13, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) announces the following Webcast: What:     2009 Annual Shareholders' Meeting When: April 15, 2009 at 11 a.m. (Eastern) ... 
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03/30/2009Sonoco's New Protective Package Wins AmeriStar Award
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 30, 2009-- Sonoco’s new protective packaging for HP LaserJet printing devices was recently recognized by The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) with a 2008 AmeriStar award. The package, along with other category winners, will be displayed at the IoPP Packaging Summit May 19-20 in Chicago. Developed by Sonoco’s Protective Packaging division as part of its packaging transformation program,... 
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03/26/2009Sonoco to Host First Quarter 2009 Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 26, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Thursday, April 16, 2009, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the first quarter of 2009. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice presiden... 
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03/24/2009Sonoco Alcore - Demolli Showcases New Technological Innovations at IPACK IMA 2009
MILAN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 24, 2009-- Sonoco Alcore – Demolli S.R.L., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, is launching a number of new products at the IPACK IMA Processing, Packaging and Material Handling trade show, 24-28 March, 2009. Technology Leader The new products Sonoco Alcore – Demolli is featuring include Intellicore™ radio frequency identificati... 
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03/20/2009Sonoco's Package for Target's Archer Farms(R) Cereals Chosen for AmeriStar Award
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 20, 2009-- The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) recently recognized the sleek-shaped Linearpak® package that Sonoco designed and is producing exclusively for Target’s Archer Farms® cereals with a 2008 AmeriStar award. The package, along with other category winners, will be displayed at the IoPP Packaging Summit scheduled for May 19-20 in Chicago. The selection by the IoPP represents an... 
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03/17/2009Sonoco Closing Lancaster, Ohio Paperboard Mill
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 17, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced today that it will permanently close its Lancaster, Ohio, uncoated recycled paperboard mill, effective May 16, 2009, according to James Harrell, division vice president and general manager, Paper North America. The mill, located at 831 S. Memorial Drive, has the capacity to annually produce approxi... 
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03/16/2009Sonoco Releases 2008 Annual Report to Shareholders
Company's Annual Meeting Scheduled for April 15, 2009 HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 16, 2009-- The subhead should read: Company’s Annual Meeting Scheduled for April 15, 2009 (sted Company’s Annual Meeting Scheduled for April 15, 2008) The corrected release reads: SONOCO RELEASES 2008 ANNUAL REPORT TO SHAREHOLDERS Company’s Annual Meeting Scheduled for April 15, 2009 Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest di... 
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03/11/2009Sonoco Named One of 2009's 100 Best Corporate Citizens
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 11, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, is ranked number 27 on Corporate Responsibility Officer (CRO) magazine’s recently released 100 Best Corporate Citizens List® for 2009. CRO’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List is the only such list based on 100-percent, publicly available information and ranks Russell 1000® companies on their per... 
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03/10/2009Sonoco, Swiss Precision Diagnostic Agree to a Packing Services Contract
Diagnostic Kits to Be Handled at Sonoco's Pack Center in Strykow, Poland HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 10, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced an agreement with Swiss Precision Diagnostics (SPD) to provide packing services for SPD’s wide range of pregnancy diagnostic kits at Sonoco’s Pack Center in Strykow, Poland. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, SPD is a joint venture between Procte... 
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02/18/2009Sonoco's Compressed Wood DURA-Block(TM) Pallet Blocks Help Domtar Reduce Product Nail Damage and Increase Recycled Materials Content in Packaging
Pallet Manufacturers Report Scrap Rates as Low as One Block Per 1,000 Pallets Constructed HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 18, 2009-- Commercial paper maker Domtar is preventing product damage by specifying Sonoco’s compressed wood DURA-Block™ pallet blocks. As customer needs have driven the development of a new pallet platform for the paper market, DURA-Block pallet blocks have emerged as a leading pallet component. DURA-Block pallet blocks... 
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02/10/2009Coker, Schrum and Tiede Elected Sonoco Officers
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 10, 2009-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global packaging companies, today announced that R. Howard Coker, vice president and general manager, Rigid Paper and Closures, North America; Roger P. Schrum, vice president, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs; and Rob C. Tiede, vice president and general manager, Flexible Packaging; have been elected corporate officers, according to Harris E. DeLoach, Jr... 
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02/06/2009Company Profile for Sonoco
Feb 06, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a $4.1 billion global manufacturer of industrial and consumer products and provider of packaging services, with more than 300 operations in 35 countries, serving customers in some 85 nations. For more information on the Company, visit our Web site at http://www.sonoco.com.   Company:   Sonoco   Headquarters Addre... 
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02/05/2009Sonoco Reports 2008 Fourth Quarter and Annual Financial Results
Consumer Packaging Segment Continues Strong Operating Performance, Industrial-Related Businesses Impacted by Recession, Company Updates 2009 Pension Expense Requirements and Lowers Earnings Guidance HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported fourth quarter 2008 earnings of $.36 per diluted share, compared with $.54 per diluted share reported in the fourth quarter of 2007. Result... 
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02/04/2009Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.27 per common share. This 335th consecutive quarterly dividend will be payable March 10, 2009, to shareholders of record as of February 20, 2009. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a $4.0 billion global manufacturer of industrial and consumer products and provider of packaging services, ... 
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01/30/2009Sonoco Introduces Sonovoid(R) Brand Void Forms for Cast-in-Place Concrete Foundations
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), the market and technology leader in the manufacturing of fiber-based concrete forms, will introduce the Sonovoid® concrete void form product line next week at the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas. Sonovoid concrete void forms are used in the construction of cast-in-place concrete where expansive soils are present, providing temporary support for cast-in-place floors, be... 
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01/30/2009Sonoco to Illustrate Savings with Light Pole Bases Made Using Sonotube(R) Finish Free(R) Concrete Column Forms
Sonoco to use Comparative Data at World of Concrete to Show Savings up to 50 Percent HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Next week at World of Concrete, Sonoco (NYSE: SON) will illustrate construction job site savings with a comparison display of concrete light pole base columns, made using both Sonotube® Finish Free® column forms and standard spiral column forms. Sonotube Finish Free column forms eliminate the need for manual finishing, pro... 
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01/14/2009European Patent Office Confirms Sonoco Alcore's M-Series Core Patent for Paper Industry
BRUSSELS, Belgium--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 14, 2009--Sonoco Alcore S.a.r.l., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced that the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office again upheld the European patent EP 1 071 556 on the use of wide-ply board technology in the production of cores for the paper industry M-Series Cores. The decision can be appealed. The combinat... 
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01/13/2009Sonoco's Forestry Management Program Recognized for Best Practices
Certification Validates the Company's Commitment to Sustainable Forestry Initiatives HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 13, 2009--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced it has received certification from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)(R) for the management of its forests. The certification recognizes businesses and industries that demonstrate responsible and sustainable forestry practices. ... 
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01/12/2009Sonoco to Host Fourth Quarter, Full-Year 2008 Earnings Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2009--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Thursday, February 5, 2009, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, to review its fourth quarter and full-year 2008 financial results. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president ... 
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01/05/2009Sonoco Promotes Brown to Head South American Operations
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2009--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global packaging companies, today announced that Jim W. Brown has been promoted to division vice president and general manager, South America, according to Jack Sanders, executive vice president, Industrial. The promotion is effective immediately. In this position, Brown has responsibility for continuing to grow Sonoco's industrial products and consumer packagi... 
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12/09/2008Sonoco Awarded Contract for Colgate-Palmolive Pack Center in Wroclaw, Poland
Facility Will Manage All European Packing Requirements for Colgate's Oral Care ProductsHARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec 09, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has been awarded a contract by Colgate-Palmolive to manage all European promotional packing requirements for Colgate's oral care products. Sonoco's pack center will be located in Wroclaw, Poland. Colgate decided to establish a dedicated pack center closer to ... 
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12/05/2008Sonoco Provides Update on Strategic Initiatives and Outlook for 2009
Company Lowers Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Earnings Guidance; Announces Further Cost Reduction Measures HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 5, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE: SON) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, today addressed the investment community in New York City and provided an update on the Company's strategic initiatives, outlined financial per... 
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12/02/2008Sonoco Permanently Closes Rockton, Illinois, Paperboard Mill
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec 02, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced today that it is permanently closing its Rockton, Illinois, uncoated recycled paperboard mill, according to James Harrell, division vice president and general manager, Paper North America. The mill, located at 200 Hawick Street, has the capacity to produce approximately 38,000 tons annually of paperboard used primarily to ... 
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11/24/2008Sonoco to Host Annual New York Investor Conference on December 5, 2008
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 24, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, will host its annual breakfast meeting for the financial community in New York City on Friday, December 5, 2008, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Park Avenue at Grand Central. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Manhattan Ballroom and the presentation will start at 7:50 a.m. Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief exe... 
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11/20/2008Bowen Named Senior Vice President of Sonoco Recycling and Internal Supply
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 20, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global packaging companies, today announced that Jim Bowen has been named senior vice president, Sonoco Recycling and Internal Supply, according to Jack Sanders, executive vice president, Industrial. The move is effective immediately. In this new assignment, Bowen will focus on expanding Sonoco Recycling's business through market development, acquisitions and new services ... 
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11/20/2008Sonoco Announces Leadership Appointments in its North American Industrial Products Division
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 20, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global packaging companies, today announced senior management appointments in its North American Industrial Products division (IPD), according to Jack Sanders, executive vice president, Industrial. All of the appointments are effective immediately. John Colyer has been named vice president, Industrial Converted Products, North America. In this new position, he has resp... 
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11/12/2008Wrapped Around Sonoco's New Stealth Core(TM) Film Cores, New Saturn(TM) Handheld Film from Berry Plastics Offers Many Layers of Environmental Sustainability
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 12, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- To enhance the environmentally sustainable qualities of its new Saturn(TM) handheld film line, Berry Plastics has chosen to manufacture the film using Sonoco's (NYSE: SON) new Stealth Core(TM) film cores, the latest innovation in film packaging. Berry introduced its patent-pending Saturn film line throughout North America earlier this month. Compared to a traditional .65 gauge of handheld film, the .33 ... 
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11/11/2008Sonoco's Award-Winning Retortable Membrane Closure Provides Cost-Effective Convenience
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 11, 2008--A robust, peelable Ultrapeel(TM) retort membrane end from Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, that was specifically designed for heat-and-eat foods, is giving today's economy-minded, on-the-go consumer an easy and inexpensive way to enjoy a hot and healthy snack on the run. The first retortable membrane end closure manufactured in the Americas, Sonoco's Ultrapeel membrane can withstand the... 
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11/11/2008Sonoco's Rigid Paper Can Locks Flavor In and Moisture Out for Carbon's Golden Malted(R) Pancake and Waffle Flour
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 11, 2008--The retail division of New Carbon Company--Golden Malted, Inc. bills its Carbon's Golden Malted(R) Pancake and Waffle Flour as "simply the finest." So when the company went shopping for a new package with which to market its premium blends of wheat flour, corn meal and secret flavorings to upscale hotels, restaurants, universities, theme parks and consumers around the world, it chose a rigid paper can from Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the... 
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11/10/2008Sonoco Introduces New Stealth Core(TM) Film Core to Film Industry
Robust, Environmentally Sustainable Core Available for Machine-Grade Stretch Film Market HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 10, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has introduced to the film industry the new Stealth Core(TM) film core with Active Tension Displacement, or ATD Technology(TM). The Stealth Core film core is currently available for use with machine-grade stretch film. "The Stealth Core fi... 
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11/10/2008Target's New Sonoco-Made Cereal Container Named Package of the Year
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov 10, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Food and Beverage Packaging magazine has named the sleek-shaped Linearpak(R) package that Sonoco designed and is producing exclusively for Target 2008 Package of the Year in the Food Category. It was also named one of 13 finalists in the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute's PACK EXPO Selects awards program. This new cereal container is currently being featured in the Showcase of Packaging I... 
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11/07/2008Sonoco Names Cairns General Manager of European Consumer Packaging
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 7, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global packaging companies, today announced that Sean Cairns has been named general manager of the Company's European Consumer Packaging business, according to Eddie Smith, vice president, Europe. In this position, Cairns will head the Company's rigid paper packaging business in Europe, including operations in Manchester, United Kingdom, and Lieven, France. He will be based in Manchester and jo... 
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11/06/2008Sonoco Focusing on Consumer Packaging Issues at Pack Expo International 2008
Company to Feature Topics around the Future of Packaging, the Recession-Minded Consumer and Sustainability HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 6, 2008--Packaging for recession-minded consumers, the future of packaging and sustainability are hot-button topics for consumers, consumer-products companies and retailers. At Pack Expo International 2008, Sonoco (NYSE: SON) will conduct theme days at its exhibit Nov. 10-12 to address these issues and share packaging... 
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10/28/2008Sonoco to Present at Longbow Research Paper and Packaging Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 28, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Thursday, November 6, 2008, at the Longbow Research Second Annual Paper and Packaging Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Ill. Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Charles Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 10:50 a.... 
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10/16/2008Sonoco Reports 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Oct 16, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported third quarter 2008 earnings of $.57 per diluted share, compared with $.63 per diluted share earned in the third quarter of 2007. The prior year results benefited from a significantly lower effective tax rate. Base earnings for the third quarter of 2008 were $.60 per diluted share, compared with $.64 per diluted sh... 
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10/15/2008Webcast Alert: Sonoco Q3 Earnings Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) announces the following Webcast: What: Third Quarter 2008 Investor Conference Call When: October 16, 2008 @ 11:00 AM Eastern Where: http://www.investorcalendar.com/IC/CEPage.asp?ID=133865 How: Live over the Internet -- Simply log on to the web at the address above. Contacts: Dixie McFarland, (843)383-7794, dixie.mcfarland@sonoco.com or Graham Segars, (843)383-3226, graham.segars@sonoco.com. ... 
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10/13/2008Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.27 per common share. This 334th consecutive quarterly dividend will be payable December 10, 2008, to shareholders of record as of November 21, 2008. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a $4.0 billion global manufacturer of industrial and consumer products and provider of packaging services, with more than 330 operations in 35 countries, se... 
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10/06/2008Sonoco-Alcore to Increase Paperboard Prices
BRUSSELS, Belgium--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced it will raise prices on all paperboard sold in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and Russia by 25 GBP, or 40 Euros, per ton effective with all shipments after October 27, 2008, it was announced today by Eddie L. Smith, vice president--Europe. "Continued inflationary pressure, predominantly in energy a... 
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09/29/2008Sonoco to Host Third Quarter 2008 Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Thursday, October 16, 2008, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the third quarter of 2008. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Roger P. Sch... 
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09/09/2008Sonoco's North American Recycled Paperboard Mills, Rigid Paper Container Plants Receive All Chain-of-Custody Certifications
Certifications Further Validate Sonoco's Commitment to the Environment, Sustainability HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 9, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced it has received chain-of-custody certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as well as the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). The certifications, which recognize 13 Sono... 
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08/28/2008Sonoco to Present at Wachovia's 2008 Transportation and Packaging Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 28, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at the Wachovia Second Annual Transportation and Packaging Conference in New York City. Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Charles Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 9:40 a.m. Eastern Time. The a... 
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08/25/2008Sonoco Increases Prices on Plastics Used in Adhesives and Sealants Packaging
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 25, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced a 10 percent price increase on the plastic cartridges and plungers it supplies into the adhesives and sealants marketplace. The increase went into effect Aug. 15. "The adjustment in price is a direct reflection of the escalating costs in resins, energy, freight and converting," said Bob Puechl, division vice president and general manager ... 
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08/11/2008Sonoco to Increase Prices on Tube and Core Products
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 11, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will implement a minimum 5 percent increase on all of its tube and core products shipped in the United States and Canada, it was announced today by John Colyer, Sonoco's vice president, Industrial Products North America. The price increase, which will be in addition to an energy surcharge announced in June, will become effective September 15, 2008. "T... 
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08/05/2008Sonoco to Increase Prices for Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Products
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 5, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will implement a $50 per ton price increase for all uncoated recycled paperboard products in the United States and Canada, it was announced today by James Harrell, division vice president and general manager, Paper North America. The price increase will become effective with shipments on and after September 1, 2008. In most cases, the price increase wil... 
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08/01/2008Company Profile for Sonoco
--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a $4.0 billion global manufacturer of industrial and consumer products and provider of packaging services, with more than 330 operations in 35 countries, serving customers in some 85 nations. For more information on the Company, visit our Web site at http://www.sonoco.com/. Company: Sonoco Headquarters Address: 1 N 2nd Street Hartsville, SC 29550 Main Telephone: 843-383-70... 
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08/01/2008Sonoco Promotes Puechl to Division Vice President and General Manager - Rigid Plastics
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 1, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced the promotion of Robert L. "Bob" Puechl to division vice president and general manager - Rigid Plastics, according to Charles Sullivan, executive vice president - Consumer. In his new role, Puechl will head Sonoco's global consumer and industrial rigid plastic containers, closures and engineered plastic products businesses located in North... 
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07/31/2008Sonoco Supplies Parent-friendly Package for Heinz Company's Nurture Growing Baby Follow-on Milk
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 31, 2008--Parents in the United Kingdom looking for superior nutrition and convenience need look no further than the H.J. Heinz Company's Nurture Growing Baby Follow-on Milk product. The new rigid paperboard can Heinz recently used to re-launch the product makes portion control and preparation easy and protects the product inside. Sonoco (NYSE: SON) one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, is supplying Heinz with the 127mm ... 
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07/28/2008Sonoco Recycling to Add Fuel Surcharges
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 28, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has implemented a fuel surcharge for all of its Sonoco Recycling operations in the United States and Canada, it was announced by Jim Bowen, senior vice president. The surcharge will be based on the Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy's Weekly Retail On-Highway Diesel Prices Index for collection suppliers and added as a separate ... 
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07/23/2008Sonoco Issues First Annual Sustainability Report
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 23, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today issued its first annual sustainability report for 2007-2008 outlining the Company's mission to remain an industry leader in creating, maintaining and enhancing a sustainable future for all of its stakeholders. "We have a long history of pursuing sustainability. In fact, we were engaged in sustainable activities such as recycling long before it was ... 
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07/17/2008Sonoco Reports 2008 Second Quarter Financial Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 17, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported second quarter 2008 earnings of $.57 per diluted share, up 39 percent, compared with $.41 per diluted share earned in the second quarter of 2007. Prior year results include a charge of $.12 per diluted share related to an environmental claim at a subsidiary's paper operations in Wisconsin. Base earnings for the second quarter of 2008 were ... 
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07/16/2008Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 16, 2008--The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.27 per common share. This 333rd consecutive quarterly dividend will be payable September 10, 2008, to shareholders of record as of August 15, 2008. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a $4.0 billion global manufacturer of industrial and consumer products and provider of packaging services, with more than 330 operations in 35 count... 
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07/03/2008Sonoco to Close Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Paperboard Mill
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 3, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced today that it will permanently close its Montreal, Quebec, Canada, uncoated recycled paperboard mill, effective August 27, 2008, according to James Harrell, division vice president and general manager, Paper North America. The mill, located at 50, rue des Seigneurs in Montreal, has the capacity to produce 48,000 tons annually of primarily heavy-... 
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06/30/2008Sonoco and IPICO Introduce Embedded Identification Technology to the Paper Industry
Sonoco Provides Intellicore Cores to Paper Manufacturers Using IPICO's Technology HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 30, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, and IPICO Inc. (TSX-V: RFD) today announced the availability of the world's first RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) enabled core solution specifically designed for the paper industry. Using IPICO's dual frequency technology, the new fiber cores allow customers to aut... 
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06/30/2008Sonoco to Add Energy Surcharges to North American Tube and Core Shipments
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 30, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will implement an energy surcharge for all of its tube and core products shipped in the United States and Canada, it was announced today by John Colyer, Sonoco's vice president, IPD North America. The surcharge will be added as a separate line item to all shipments on or after July 14, 2008. The surcharge will be based on the shipping distance between S... 
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06/27/2008Sonoco to Add Energy Surcharges to Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Products
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 27, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will implement a $40 per ton average energy surcharge for its uncoated recycled paperboard products in the United States and Canada, it was announced today by James Harrell, division vice president and general manager, Paper North America. The surcharge will be added as a separate line item to all invoices for shipments on or after July 14, 2008. We have... 
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06/24/2008Sonoco to Host Second Quarter 2008 Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 24, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Thursday, July 17, 2008, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the second quarter of 2008. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, and R... 
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06/23/2008Sonoco Names Keese Division Vice President and General Manager - Nestle
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jun 23, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that Patrick B. Keese has been named division vice president and general manager - Nestle, according to Vicki B. Arthur, vice president and general manager, global corporate accounts. In this new position, Keese will have global responsibility for Sonoco's business relationship with Nestle, reporting to Arthur. Prior to this appointment, Keese wa... 
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06/23/2008O'Neal to Lead Company's European Paper Converting Operations
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jun 23, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that Ron O'Neal has been promoted to division vice president, Paper Converting Europe, according to Eddie Smith, vice president, Industrial Products (IPD)/Paper and Consumer Europe. O'Neal, 56, will have operational responsibility for Sonoco's 36 Industrial Products and Consumer packaging plants in 17 European countries as part of the creation of ... 
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06/16/2008Sonoco's Wire and Cable Reel Recycling Service Saves Trees, Cuts Costs for Nation's Electric Utilities
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 16, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, helped U.S. electric utilities and wire and cable manufactures save approximately 50,000 trees and $6 million in disposal costs by recycling more than 150,000 wire and cable reels over the past year. "In addition to being North America's leading wire and cable reel manufacturer, Sonoco's Wire and Cable Reels division is working to close the loop for U.S.... 
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06/12/2008Innovative Sonoco Package Helps Premier Foods Take a Bite Out of a New Cake Market
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 12, 2008--Premier Foods is using a flip-top Sono-wrap® paperboard package from Sonoco to launch its new Mr Kipling Cake Bites--bite-sized individually wrapped sponge cakes. Each of the six-color, litho-printed, cake-shaped packages designed and produced by Sonoco contains 15 Cake Bites. Launching in June, Mr Kipling's Cake Bites are available in three flavors--Strawberry & Vanilla, Lemon and Caramel. At the customer's request, Sonoco designe... 
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05/29/2008Sonoco to Present at JP Morgan 3rd Annual Basics & Industrials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 29, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will speak to the investment community on Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at the JP Morgan 3rd Annual Basics & Industrials Conference in New York City. Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Charles Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The audio present... 
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05/22/2008Specialty Paperboard Can from Sonoco Captures the Premium Quality of Doorly's Barbados Rum
HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 22, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Some say that rum is the distilled flavor of the Caribbean islands. Now, a specialty rigid paperboard can from Sonoco provides the perfect canvas to present the vibrant, premium quality of Doorly's XO Specially Selected Fine Barbados Rum contained in the bottle inside. Sonoco supplied J&D Graphics, a distilled spirits packaging company, with 401 x 1003 rigid paperboard canisters as a presentation package for 750mL bottles of the Barbados-m... 
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05/14/2008City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Accepts Rigid Paperboard Cans for Recycling
HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 14, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Curbside recycling has become a convenient and popular way for the public, businesses and environmentalists to reduce their dependency on landfills. It reduces waste in landfills and increases the amount of materials being recycled into new products. On May 2, 2008, the City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, announced it would begin accepting rigid paperboard cans, made by global packaging leader, Sonoco (NYSE:SON), and other manufacturers, in ... 
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05/07/2008Sonoco to Ring NYSE Opening Bell
Opening Marks Company's Achieving $4 Billion in Sales for the First Time in Its 109-Year History HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will ring the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) opening bell at 9:30 a.m. Easte... 
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04/30/2008Sonoco's Dorpak(R) Container is the Ultimate Promotional Package for Del Monte Pet Products' Meow Mix(R) Cat Food
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 30, 2008--While Meow Mix(R) cat food has "the taste that cats ask for by name," cat owners are picky, too! Pet food buyers don't want to handle heavy, unwieldy bags, especially when there is a better solution. Retailers also are looking for better solutions. Recognizing this, Del Monte Pet Products turned to Sonoco (NYSE: SON) for its Dorpak(R) containers, stackable, recloseable, environmentally friendly, large format packages that provide supe... 
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04/28/2008Sonoco to Present at Bank of America 2008 BASics/Industrials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Apr 28, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) chairman, president and CEO Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., and Charles Hupfer, senior vice president and CFO, will present at the Bank of America 2008 BASics/Industrials Conference at the New York Palace Hotel on May 8, 2008, at 10:40 a.m. Eastern Time. The audio presentation will be webcast and can be accessed via the Internet at http://www.sonoco.com, under the "Latest News" section or through VeraCast EventManager(TM) at htt... 
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04/22/2008Sonoco Wire and Cable Reels Division Offers New Waste Reduction Consulting Service
Sonoco Sustainability Solutions (S3) Provides Wire and Cable Manufacturers, Distributors and Their Customers With Productivity Savings and New Revenues HARTSVILLE, S.C., Apr 22, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco's Wire and Cable Reels division has begun offering a new sustainability consulting service that can produce productivity savings for wire and cable manufacturers, distributors and their customers. Sonoco Sustainability Solutions (S3) identifies ways to reduce waste materials going to... 
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04/21/2008PJ's Coffee of New Orleans Converts to Sonoco's New Leaner, Greener Coffee Bag
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Apr 21, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Coffee lovers want great taste. The environment needs less waste. Brand owners want both plus great graphics and cost advantages. Too much to ask? Not if you're PJ's Coffee of New Orleans and you've just launched new coffee bags in Sonoco's new matte-finished, three-ply foil-based bags that feature the sophisticated imagery of New Orleans. Each of the new leaner, greener PJ's Coffee bags features vivid illustrations of New Orleans' landmark... 
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04/17/2008Sonoco Reports 2008 First Quarter Financial Results
Impairment, Restructuring Charges Reduce 2008 Per Share Earnings to $.13 vs. $.52 in 2007 Non-GAAP Base Results Are Above Previously Announced Guidance HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 17, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported first quarter 2008 earnings of $.13 per diluted share, compared with $.52 per diluted share earned in the first quarter of 2007. Results for the 2008 quar... 
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04/16/2008Sonoco's Board Declares Increase in Common Stock Dividend
Cash Dividend Raised for the 26th Consecutive Year HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 16, 2008--The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a $.27 per share quarterly common stock dividend, an increase from $.26 per share. The dividend will be payable June 10, 2008, to shareholders of record as of May 16, 2008. According to Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, this is the 26th consecutive year that Sonoco has increased... 
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04/15/2008Webcast Alert: Sonoco Annual Shareholders' Meeting
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 15, 2008--Sonoco (SON) announces the following Webcast: What: Annual Shareholders' Meeting When: April 16, 2008 @ 11:00 AM Eastern Where: http://www.investorcalendar.com/ClientPage.asp?ID=127240 How: Live over the Internet -- Simply log on to the web at the address above. Contact: Joyce Beasley, (843)383-7851, joyce.beasley@sonoco.com If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be ava... 
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04/11/2008Sonoco to Shutdown Small Holyoke, Mass., Specialty Paper Machine
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 11, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today announced that it will permanently shutdown its small No. 3 specialty paper machine at its Holyoke, Mass., paper mill. The target shutdown date is June 27, 2008. The Holyoke No. 3 machine produces approximately 30 tons per day of specialty paper stocks used in such products as novelty tickets and book covers. The shutdown will impact approximately 20 workers at the plant. The shutdown will not affect Sonoc... 
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04/07/2008Sonoco-Alcore To Increase European, U.K. Paperboard Prices
Brussels, Belgium – Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. today announced it will raise prices by 40 Euro per metric ton on all paperboard grades in continental Europe. In addition, the Company will raise prices by 10 GBP per metric ton on all paperboard grades in the United Kingdom. Both price changes are effective with shipments on or after May 1, 2008. The increase in the United Kingdom is in addition to a 25 GBP per metric ton price increase that went into effect on January 28, 2008. According to E... 
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04/04/2008Eleven Sonoco Point-of-Purchase Displays Receive Outstanding Merchandising Achievement Awards
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 4, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that Sonoco CorrFlex, the point-of-purchase (P-O-P) retail merchandising display arm of its Packaging Services segment, won 11 Outstanding Merchandising Awards (OMA) for designing innovative temporary, semi-permanent and permanent displays at the 50th Annual Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI) design competition recently held ... 
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03/24/2008Sonoco to Host First Quarter 2008 Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Mar 24, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Thursday, April 17, 2008, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the first quarter of 2008. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Roger ... 
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03/20/2008Sonoco Releases 2007 Annual Report to Shareholders
Company's Annual Meeting Scheduled for April 16, 2008 HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 20, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that its 2007 Annual Report to Shareholders is now available on the Company's Web site at http://www/sonoco.com/, in the investor relations section. The annual report entitled, "Progress Forward," reviews Sonoco's record financial performance in 2007 and provides an overview of the Co... 
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03/19/2008Sonoco Announces Global Consumer Packaging Management Promotions
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 19, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced management promotions in the Company's Global Consumer Packaging operations, according to Charles Sullivan, executive vice president, Global Consumer Packaging and Packaging Services. Rodger D. Fuller, 46, has been named vice president, Global Rigid Paper and Closures, and will have responsibility for Sonoco's global rigid paper, ends ... 
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02/08/2008Sonoco to Present at Lehman Brothers Industrial Select Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 8, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE: SON) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Harris E. DeLoach Jr., and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Charles J. Hupfer will make a presentation at the Lehman Brothers Industrial Select Conference on February 13, 2008, at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach in Miami Beach, Fla., at 8:50 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast and can be accessed via the Internet at http://www.sonoco.c... 
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02/07/2008Harrell to Lead Sonoco's North America Paper Division
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 7, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that James Harrell has been named division vice president and general manager, Paper, North America, according to Jim Bowen, senior vice president, Global Paper. Harrell, 46, will have operational responsibility for Sonoco's 16 recycled paperboard mills in the United States, Canada and Mexico. He replaces Marty Pignone, who was promoted to... 
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02/07/2008Arthur, Colyer and Saunders Elected Sonoco Officers
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb 07, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that Vicki B. Arthur, vice president, Global Corporate Accounts; John M. Colyer Jr., vice president and general manager, Industrial Products division, North America; and Barry L. Saunders, vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer, have been elected corporate officers, according to Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman, president... 
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02/07/2008Sonoco Names Pignone to Head Global Industrial Manufacturing
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb 07, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that Marty F. Pignone has been named vice president, Global Manufacturing, Industrial, according to Jack Sanders, executive vice president, Industrial. In this new position, Pignone, 51, will have global responsibility for managing a functional team of manufacturing leaders across Sonoco's Industrial businesses to further improve quality, respons... 
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02/06/2008Sonoco Elects Sanders Executive Vice President of All Industrial Businesses
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 6, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that M. Jack Sanders has been elected executive vice president, Industrial, according to Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer. In this new position, Sanders, 55, has global operating responsibility for all of the Company's businesses which serve industrial markets, including Sonoco's tubes and cores, pape... 
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02/06/2008Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 6, 2008--The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today, February 6, declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.26 per common share. This 331st consecutive quarterly dividend will be payable March 10, 2008, to shareholders of record as of February 22, 2008. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a $4.0 billion global manufacturer of industrial and consumer products and provider of packaging services, with approximately 335 oper... 
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02/06/2008Newton Elected to the Sonoco Board of Directors
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 6, 2008--Lloyd W. Newton, retired executive vice president, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, and retired four-star General with the U.S. Air Force, has been elected to the Sonoco (NYSE: SON) Board of Directors, it was announced today by Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer. The election increases Sonoco's board to 13 members. A native of Ridgeland, S.C., Newton, 65, experienced a distinguished 34-yea... 
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02/06/2008Sonoco Reports 2007 Fourth Quarter and Annual Financial Results
Fourth Quarter Earnings Exceed High End of Guidance Due to Lower Tax Rate; Record 2007 Sales and Net Income Achieve Double-digit Growth HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 6, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported fourth quarter 2007 earnings of $.54 per diluted share, compared with $.39 per diluted share reported in the fourth quarter of 2006. As a result of a change to the ... 
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01/25/2008Company Profile for Sonoco
--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sonoco is a $3.7 billion global manufacturer of industrial and consumer packaging products and provider of services and solutions. Company: Sonoco Headquarters Address: 1 N. 2nd Street Hartsville, SC 29550 Main Telephone: 843-383-7000 Website: www.sonoco.com Ticker: SON(NYSE) Type of Organization: Public PR ... 
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01/24/2008Sonotube® Square Concrete Forms Now Manufactured in the Western United States
MULTIMEDIA AVAILABLE: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=5589970 HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE:SON), the market and technology leader in the manufacture of fiber-based concrete forms, has announced the expanded availability of Sonotube® Square concrete form production capabilities to Western North America, as a part of an existing alliance between Sonoco and Pacific Paper Tube. "Manufacturing Sonotube Square forms through our ... 
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01/23/2008Sonotube® Finish Free Concrete Forms Now Available in Lengths Up to 20 Feet
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE:SON), the market and technology leader in the manufacture of fiber-based concrete construction forms and void forms, today announced the addition of new manufacturing capabilities and investment to produce Sonotube Finish Free concrete forms in lengths up to 20 feet. Sonotube Finish Free concrete forms produce exceptionally smooth columns without any manual finishing. They feature a patented Duraglas® coating on the i... 
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01/22/2008Sonoco to Acquire Corrugated Construction Form Maker VoidForm(R) International
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 22, 2008--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), the market and technology leader in the manufacture of fiber-based concrete forms, today announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire the assets of VoidForm International Ltd., a privately held maker of fiber-based concrete construction void forms. Terms of the pending transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1996, VoidForm International is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The company makes fiber-... 
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01/22/2008Sonoco to Host Fourth Quarter 2007 Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan 22, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at 2 p.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2007. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial off... 
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01/15/2008Sonoco Announces North America Tube and Core Price Increase
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan 15, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), the world's largest producer of tubes and cores, today announced it will increase prices for its paper-based tubes and cores and related specialty products by 8 percent in the U.S. and Canada, effective with shipments on or after February 15, 2008. "We are experiencing a prolonged period of unprecedented raw material and energy inflation," said John Colyer, Sonoco's division vice president and general manager, IPD-North ... 
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01/14/2008Sonoco Recycling Opens New, Larger Facility in Charleston
Public Tours Available January 15-18, 2008; Open House 2 p.m. January 18 HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan 14, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has relocated its Charleston, S.C., recycling operation from 20 Braswell Street to a new, state-of-the-art materials recycling facility 1.5 miles away at 2025 Tellico Road in North Charleston. "Our new North Charleston facility is larger--a nearly 30,000 square foot building on a 5-acre site-... 
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12/20/2007Sonoco Names Gendreau Division Vice President and General Manager - Kraft
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that Steven C. Gendreau has been named division vice president and general manager - Kraft, effective January 1, 2008, according to Vicki Arthur, division vice president and general manager, Global Corporate Accounts. In this position, Gendreau will have global account responsibility for Sonoco's business relationship with Kraft Foods, In... 
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12/20/2007Sonoco Announces North America Paperboard Price Increase
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON) will increase prices in North America for all uncoated recycled paperboard grades by $40 per ton effective with shipments on January 21, 2008, according to Marty Pignone, vice president - Paper, North America. In addition, prices for some specialty grades of paper will be increased above the new general price interval. "The cost of recovered paper, our primary raw material, remains near historical highs and we ar... 
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12/12/2007Morris Named Division Vice President, Paper North America Sales and Marketing
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 12, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that James W. Morris has been named division vice president, Paper North America Sales and Marketing, effective immediately, according to Marty Pignone, vice president, Paper North America. In this position, Morris will be responsible for continuing to drive external sales of Sonoco's uncoated recycled paperboard throughout North America ... 
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12/07/2007Sonoco Outlines New Five-Year Growth Strategy
Company Provides 2007 Update, 2008 Base Earnings Guidance HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 7, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE:SON) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, today outlined a new five-year growth strategy and provided updated financial guidance for 2007 and 2008 at Sonoco's annual conference with the New York investment community. 2007 Base Earnings Updated; 200... 
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12/05/2007Arthur Named Vice President and General Manager, Global Corporate Accounts
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 5, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that Vicki Arthur has been named division vice president and general manager, Global Corporate Accounts, effective January 1, 2008, according to Charles Sullivan, executive vice president, Global Consumer Packaging and Services Group. In this new position, Arthur will have overall management responsibility for dedicated account teams that ... 
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12/05/2007Sonoco to Host Annual New York Investor Conference on Dec. 7, 2007
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 5, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, will host its annual breakfast meeting for the financial community in New York City on Friday, December 7, 2007, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Park Avenue at Grand Central. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Manhattan Ballroom and the presentation will start at 7:50 a.m. Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Charles J.... 
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11/26/2007Sonoco to Host Annual New York Investor Conference on Dec. 7, 2007
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 26, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, will host its annual breakfast meeting for the financial community in New York City on Friday, December 7, 2007, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Park Avenue at Grand Central. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Manhattan Ballroom and the presentation will start at 7:50 a.m. Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Charles J.... 
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11/13/2007Sonoco's Matrix Packaging Unit to Open New Plant in St. Louis to Produce Rigid Plastic Containers
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 2007--Sonoco's (NYSE: SON) Matrix Packaging unit will open a new rigid plastic container plant in St. Louis, Mo., to meet growing demand for packaging to serve the home and personal care market, it was announced today by Charles Sullivan, Sonoco's executive vice president. The new plant is expected to begin operation in the first quarter of 2008 and produce extruded blow-molded bottles for household chemical and personal care markets. Ma... 
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11/05/2007Sonoco to Present at Longbow Research Paper & Packaging Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 5, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., and Staff Vice President and Corporate Controller Barry Saunders will make a presentation at the Longbow Research Paper & Packaging Conference at 2:40 p.m. Central Time, on November 6, 2007, at the ADA Conference Center, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Ill. The presentation will be webcast and can be accessed via the Internet at http://www.sonoc... 
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10/23/2007Sonoco Takes a Retail Approach to Promote Sonotube(R) Concrete Forms
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 23, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE:SON), the market and technology leader in the design and manufacture of concrete column forms, today announced the launch of a unique retail point-of-purchase (P-O-P) display for the Company's Sonotube(R) concrete forms. Nearly 300 of the new high-impact displays will soon be placed in concrete specialty distributor locations across the United States. Developed to increase residential and commercial contractors' aware... 
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10/19/2007Sonoco Reports Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported third quarter 2007 earnings of $.63 per diluted share, compared with $.60 per diluted share reported in the third quarter of 2006. Results for the third quarter of 2007 benefited from a significantly lower effective tax rate, partially offset by restructuring and asset impairment charges. Base earnings for the third quarter of 2007 were $.... 
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10/16/2007Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 16, 2007--The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.26 per common share. This 330th consecutive quarterly dividend will be payable December 10, 2007, to shareholders of record as of November 16, 2007. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a $3.7 billion global manufacturer of industrial and consumer products and provider of packaging services, with approximately 330 operations in 35 c... 
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10/03/2007Sonoco Acquires Caraustar's Fiber Containers and Plastics Assets
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 3, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today completed the acquisition of the fiber containers and industrial plastic carriers assets of Caraustar Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSAR). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to be modestly accretive in the first full year, and the operations are anticipated to generate approximately $50 million in annualized sales. ... 
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10/01/2007Sonoco to Host Third Quarter 2007 Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 1, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Friday, October 19, 2007, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the third quarter of 2007. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Ro... 
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09/27/2007Sonoco Launches New Waste Reduction Consulting Service
Sonoco Sustainability Solutions Provides Manufacturers, Distribution Centers and Retailers Productivity Savings and New Revenues HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 27, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today launched Sonoco Sustainability Solutions (S3), a new service that can provide manufacturing facilities with productivity savings by identifying ways to reduce waste materials going ... 
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09/26/2007DeLoach Urges Packaging Industry to Lead Efforts to Improve Sustainability
Sonoco CEO Delivers Keynote Address at Sustainable Packaging Forum PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 26, 2007--The global packaging industry must provide leadership to further evolve packaging to become even more sustainable, said Sonoco (NYSE: SON) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., today during a keynote address to the Third Annual Sustainable Packaging Forum. "Clearly, sustainability is not a fad, and it is unlike any business issue... 
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09/25/2007Sonoco's Global Recovered Paper Division Renamed Sonoco Recycling
Division Repositioned to Combine Recycling Capabilities with Environmental Sustainability Services HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 25, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has renamed its global recovered paper operations as Sonoco Recycling, and repositioned the business unit to combine the Company's long-established recycling capabilities with new market-driven environmentally sustainable services such a... 
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09/21/2007Hewitt Associates Names Sonoco A Top Company for Leaders
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 21, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has been named one of North America's Top Companies for Leaders by Hewitt Associates, it was announced by Cindy Hartley, senior vice president, Human Resources. Sponsored by global human resources services company Hewitt Associates, in partnership with The RBL Group and FORTUNE magazine, the 20 Top Companies for Leaders in North America were selected ... 
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09/18/2007Sonoco Lowers Base Earnings Guidance for Third Quarter and Full Year 2007
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 18, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that it expects third quarter 2007 base earnings to be in the range of $.55 to $.58 per diluted share. The Company had previously provided on July 20, 2007 base earnings guidance for the third quarter of 2007 of $.62 to $.65 per diluted share. Base earnings is a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes restructuring, asset impairment and env... 
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08/31/2007Sonoco to Present at Wachovia Transportation and Packaging Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Aug 31, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Charles J. Hupfer will make a presentation at the Wachovia Transportation and Packaging Conference on September 10, 2007, at The Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, New York City, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast and can be accessed via the Internet at http://www.sonoco.com,... 
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08/28/2007The Squirrel Brand Company Taps Sonoco for the Ultimate Package
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 28, 2007--The Squirrel Brand Company bills each of its products as "The Ultimate Nut," and with flavors like Italian Black Truffle Almonds(TM) and Creme Brulee Almonds(TM), it's hard to disagree. Each of its eight kettle-roasted, artisan nut products is as decadent as the next. So when Squirrel Brand made the decision to market its products to upscale hotels, country clubs and businesses, it needed a package to reflect the sophisticated nature o... 
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08/21/2007Sonoco Opens New Protective Packaging Testing Lab for Whirlpool Corporation
State-of-the-art Michigan Facility Provides Testing Services for Laundry and Small Appliances HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 21, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has opened a new testing laboratory in St. Joseph, Mich., to provide protective packaging testing services for Whirlpool(R) and Maytag(R) laundry and other small appliances. Through a new multi-year contract, Sonoco will conduct all ... 
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08/09/2007Sonoco Repurchasing 1.5 Million Shares of Common Stock
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Aug 09, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that it would immediately begin to repurchase 1.5 million shares of Sonoco common stock, according to Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer. The share repurchase will be made with available cash in open market transactions and is expected to be completed by the end of the current quarter. The shares are being rep... 
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07/26/2007Sonoco Introduces UltraPeel(TM) Retort Membrane End
First Retortable Membrane Convenience Closure Manufactured in Americas Gives Consumers A Convenient Way to Safely Heat and Enjoy Processed FoodsHARTSVILLE, S.C., Jul 26, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, continues to make life easy for consumers and consumer product companies with the launch of its UltraPeel(TM) retort membrane end, a robust, peelable membrane closure designed specifically for heat-and-eat food applications... 
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07/24/2007Sonoco Opens New Automated Cylinder Engraving and Graphic Solutions Facility
New Richmond, Va., Plant Combines Company's Keating and Trident Capabilities To Help Customers Print High-Definition Packaging Graphics HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 24, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today opened a new fully automated cylinder engraving and pre-press graphics management facility in Richmond, Va. The facility, part of Sonoco's Keating North America unit, doubles ... 
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07/20/2007Sonoco Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 20, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported second quarter 2007 earnings of $.41 per diluted share, a 16 percent decrease from second quarter 2006 earnings of $.49 per diluted share. Results for the second quarter of 2007 included an after-tax charge of $11.9 million ($.12 per diluted share) related to an increase in the environmental reserve at a subsidiary's paper operations in Wiscons... 
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07/18/2007Sanders Appointed Head of Sonoco's Global Industrial Converting Businesses
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 18, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that M. Jack Sanders, 54, senior vice president--Global Industrial Products, has been given additional responsibility for all of Sonoco's global industrial converting businesses, according to Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer. The appointment is effective immediately. In addition to his current resp... 
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07/18/2007Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 18, 2007--The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.26 per common share. This 329th consecutive quarterly dividend will be payable September 10, 2007, to shareholders of record as of August 17, 2007. About Sonoco Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a $3.7 billion global manufacturer of industrial and consumer products and provider of packaging services, with approximately 330 operations in 3... 
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07/18/2007Rollier Elected to the Sonoco Board of Directors
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 18, 2007--Philippe R. Rollier, formerly president and chief executive officer of Lafarge North America, Inc. and executive vice president of Lafarge Group, has been elected to the Sonoco (NYSE: SON) Board of Directors, it was announced today by Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We are delighted that Philippe Rollier has agreed to join Sonoco's board of directors," said DeLoach. "His extensive intern... 
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07/02/2007Sonoco to Host Second Quarter 2007 Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jul 02, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Friday, July 20, 2007, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the second quarter of 2007. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Roger P. ... 
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06/28/2007Sonoco Delivers Premium Packaging for Russell Stover Premium Chocolates
High Quality Presentation Reinforces the Gourmet Chocolates Inside HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 28, 2007--Chocolate lovers who love to pamper themselves with premium confections now have a new source of pleasure. Russell Stover, the largest producer of boxed chocolates in the United States, has introduced two new lines positioned as personal indulgence confections, Russell Stover Internationale(TM) and Russell Stover Private Reserve Origin Select (TM) Chocolates. S... 
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06/26/2007Sonoco Announces Appointments in Consumer Packaging Operations
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 26, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced appointments in its global consumer packaging manufacturing operations, according to Charles Sullivan, executive vice president. Alan Hutchins has been appointed to the new position of division vice president, global operations - Consumer Packaging. Hutchins will have responsibility for Sonoco's global consumer packaging manufacturing operations... 
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06/18/2007Sonoco Announces Consumer Packaging and Services Management Appointments
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 18, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced management appointments in its Consumer Packaging and Packaging Services segments, according to Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer. All of the appointments are effective July 1, 2007. Rob C. Tiede, 48, president of Sonoco CorrFlex, has been named division vice president and general manager of Sonoco's F... 
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06/12/2007Sonoco Signs Marketing and Supply Agreement with Erdie Industries, Inc. For North American Distribution of Twist-n-Pull(TM) Mailing and Shipping Tubes
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 12, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), the market and technology leader in the design and manufacture of paper tubes and cores, has entered into a new marketing and supply agreement with Cleveland-based Erdie Industries, Inc. The agreement brings together Sonoco's extensive North American sales, marketing, and manufacturing capabilities with Erdie Industries' innovative Twist-n-Pull(TM) mailing and shipping tube system to expand availability of the paten... 
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06/04/2007Sonoco Launches Fully Automated Tube and Core E-Commerce Web Site
Enhanced e-corestore.com Provides Customers with Online Order Processing and Payment Services HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 4, 2007--Sonoco's (NYSE: SON), the world's largest producer of tubes and cores, has launched an improved e-corestore.com Web site that provides customers with fully automated e-commerce functionality, including order processing and payment by credit card or purchase order. "Our main objective when improving e-corestore.com wa... 
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05/31/2007Sonoco Completes Acquisition of Matrix Packaging, Inc.
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has completed the previously announced purchase of Matrix Packaging, Inc., a leading manufacturer of custom designed blow molded rigid plastic containers and injected molded products, for an all-cash purchase price of approximately US $210 million, it was announced today by Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer. As previ... 
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05/29/2007Sonoco to Present at J.P. Morgan Basic and Industrials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 29, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Charles J. Hupfer will make a presentation at the J.P. Morgan Basic and Industrials Conference on June 11, 2007, in New York City, at 2:15 p.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast and can be accessed via the Internet at http://www.sonoco.com, under the "Latest News" section. Tho... 
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05/24/2007Sonoco Receives Early Anti-Trust Clearance by FTC for Acquisition of Matrix Packaging, Inc.
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 24, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today received early anti-trust clearance by the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Justice Department's Antitrust division for the acquisition of Matrix Packaging, Inc., a leading manufacturer of custom designed blow molded rigid plastic containers and injected molded products. The all cash transaction is valued at US $210 million and is expected to close... 
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05/17/2007Sonoco Announces Agreement to Acquire Matrix Packaging, Inc.
Transaction to Significantly Expand Company's Rigid Plastic Container Operations HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Matrix Packaging, Inc., a leading manufacturer of custom designed blow molded rigid plastic containers and injected molded products, for an all-cash purchase price of approximately US $210 mi... 
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05/07/2007Brad Weller to Join Sonoco's Asia Pacific Team as Director of Sales and Marketing
HARTSVILLE, S.C., May 07, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), the global packaging company, today announced that Brad Weller, currently director of field sales - Industrial Products North America, will become director of sales and marketing for Sonoco's Asian Pacific region effective June 1, 2007. Weller joined the company in 1984 as an account representative and held increasingly responsible positions including area sales manager, director of business development and director of s... 
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05/02/2007Sonoco Signs Agreement with Summer Industries to Market Sonotube(R) Concrete Forms to Florida Construction Industry
HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2007--Sonoco (NYSE:SON), the market and technology leader in the design and manufacture of concrete construction forms, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Welcome, N.C.-based Summer Industries to market and sell Sonotube(R) brand concrete construction forms to distributors, builders and contractors in Florida. The agreement combines Sonoco's industry leading technology, the strength of the Sonotube brand, and Summer Indus... 
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04/25/2007Sonoco to Present at Bank of America 2007 BASics/Industrials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) senior vice president and CFO Charles Hupfer will present at the Bank of America 2007 BASics/Industrials Conference in New York City on May 9, 2007, at 11:25 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast and can be accessed via the Internet at http://www.sonoco.com, under the "Latest News" section. If you are unable to listen to the live webcast, a replay will be available through Sonoco's Web site for ... 
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04/20/2007Sonoco Reports First Quarter 2007 Financial Results
Company Increases Full-year Earnings Guidance HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), the global packaging company, today reported first quarter 2007 earnings of $.52 per diluted share, an 18 percent increase over first quarter 2006 earnings of $.44 per diluted share. As a result of the Company's accounting calendar, the first quarter of 2007 included 91 days, six more days than the same period in 2006. Results for the first quarter included after-tax ... 
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04/18/2007Sonoco Board Declares Increase in Common Stock Dividend
Dividend Raised for the 25th Consecutive Year, Payout Increased 8.3 Percent HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) today declared a regular $.26 per share quarterly common stock dividend, an increase of 8.3 percent, from $.24 per share. The dividend will be payable June 8, 2007, to shareholders of record as of May 18, 2007. This is the 25th consecutive year Sonoco has increased common stock dividends and the 328th conse... 
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04/17/2007Sonoco to Host First Quarter 2007 Investor Conference Call
Live Audiovisual Webcast to be Conducted of Annual Shareholders' Meeting HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), the global packaging company, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Friday, April 20, 2007, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the first quarter of 2007. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, Charles J. Hupfer, senior vic... 
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04/02/2007Sonoco to Host First Quarter 2007 Investor Conference Call
Live Audiovisual Webcast to be Conducted of Annual Shareholders' Meeting HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), the global packaging company, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Friday, April 20, 2007, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the first quarter of 2007. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, Charles J. Hupfer, senior vic... 
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03/21/2007Sonoco Releases 2006 Annual Report to Shareholders
Sustainability Theme Emphasizes Sonoco's Efforts to Balance Economic Performance, Social Responsibility and Environmental Stewardship HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), the global packaging company, today announced that its 2006 Annual Report to shareholders is now available on the Company's Web site at http://www.sonoco.com/, in the investor relations section. The annual report entitled, "Sustainability: Balancing Social, Environmental and Eco... 
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03/19/2007Sonoco-Alcore to Increase Coreboard Prices
BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 19, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. today announced a general price increase on all coreboard grades, effective with shipments on or after April 2, 2007, it was announced today by Eddie L. Smith, Sonoco vice president-Industrial Products and Paper, Europe. Prices on the European continent will increase by 30 Euro per ton and in the United Kingdom by 20 GBP per ton. The increase reflects a tightening of coreboard supply ... 
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03/07/2007Sonoco Announces Price Increase for Paper-based Tubes and Cores and Specialty Products in United States and Canada
HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) will increase prices for its paper-based tubes and cores and related specialty products by an additional 8 percent in the United States and Canada effective with shipments on or after April 1, 2007, it was announced today by John Colyer, division vice president and general manager, Industrial Products-North America. "This increase, which is incremental to our recent 8 percent increase effective March 1, is ne... 
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03/06/2007Redpath Half(TM) is 'Sweet' on Sonoco's Linearpak(R) Can
Package's distinctive shape reinforces uniqueness of sweetener HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Consumers in Canada who want to reduce their caloric intake won't have to look far. Tate & Lyle Canada, Ltd., has launched Redpath Half, a new sweetener product that has half the calories and all of the taste of sugar. Tate & Lyle Canada has selected Sonoco's Linearpak(R) can, a distinctively shaped rigid paperboard container, to reinforce the uniqueness of Redpath... 
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03/01/2007Sonoco Announces North America Paperboard Price Increase
HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) will increase prices in North America for all uncoated recycled paperboard by $50 per ton effective with shipments on March 15, 2007, it was announced today by Marty Pignone, vice president - Paper, North America. This new price change is in addition to the Company's previously announced $40 to $50 per ton price increase in North America on all uncoated recycled paperboard that went into effect today, March 1, 2007.... 
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02/14/2007Sonoco to Present at 2007 Morgan Stanley Basic Materials Conference
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb 14, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) chairman, president and CEO Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., and Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and CFO, will present at the annual Morgan Stanley Basic Material Conference in New York City on Feb. 22, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. EST. The presentation will be webcast by Thomson/CCBN and can be accessed via the Internet at http://www.sonoco.com/, under the "Latest News" section. The webcast also i... 
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02/13/2007Hampton Farms' Launch of Gourmet Roast Nuts a First for Sonoco's XCHB(TM) Series Thermoformed Tub
Unique shape and clear view of delectable roasted nuts inside deliver a one- two punch HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Consumers with a taste for premium snacks have a new, eye-catching option: Hampton Farms' Gourmet Roast nuts packed in Sonoco's eXtra Clear High Barrier (XCHB(TM)) Series thermoformed tubs. The oval-shaped plastic tubs, a first for the nut segment, gives shoppers a clear view of the delectable roasted peanuts and c... 
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02/12/2007Sonoco Announces Price Increase for Paper-Based Tubes and Cores and Specialty Products in United States and Canada
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb 12, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) will increase prices for its paper-based tubes and cores and related specialty products by 8 percent in the United States and Canada effective with shipments on or after March 1, 2007, it was announced today by John Colyer, division vice president and general manager, Industrial Products -- North America. "This increase is necessary to counter the effect of recent price increases by produ... 
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02/07/2007Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonoco's (NYSE: SON) board of directors today (February 7) declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.24 per share. This 327th consecutive quarterly dividend will be payable March 9, 2007, to shareholders of record as of February 23, 2007. Sonoco, founded in 1899, is a $3.7 billion global manufacturer of industrial and consumer products and provider of packaging services, with more than 300 operations in 35 countries serving cust... 
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02/07/2007Sonoco Reports 2006 Fourth Quarter and Twelve Months Financial Results
Fourth Quarter Earnings Exceed Expectations; 2006 Earnings Reach All-time High Record 2006 Cash Flow from Operations More Than Doubled Year Over Year HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), the global packaging company, today reported earnings per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2006 of $.39, compared with $.38 for the same period in 2005, it was announced by Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer. Results for the f... 
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02/06/2007Sonoco to Host Fourth Quarter 2006 Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Wednesday, February 7, 2007, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, to review its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2006. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and CEO, Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Allan V. Cecil, vice president, Investor Relations and Corporat... 
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02/05/2007Sonoco Announces North America Paperboard Price Increase
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) will increase prices in North America for uncoated recycled paperboard by $40 to $50 per ton, depending on grades, effective with shipments on March 1, 2007, it was announced today by Marty Pignone, vice president - Paper, North America. "This increase is necessitated by recent and projected increases in raw material costs, led by recovered paper, principally Old Corrugated Containers (OCC), as well as chemica... 
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01/23/2007New Sonotube(R) Commercial Concrete Form Suited to Perform in Tough Conditions and Withstand Full Pours
Sonoco introduces its most durable, water-resistant form at World of Concrete LAS VEGAS, Jan 23, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), the market and technology leader in the design and manufacture of concrete column forms, today announced the North American launch of Sonotube(R) Commercial, the Company's most durable, water-resistant concrete form. Sonoco's new Sonotube Commercial brand form offers exceptional tear resistance and its strength allows ... 
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01/18/2007Sonoco's Linearpak(R) Can Delivers Whole Solution for Whole Foods Market's New Dog Treat
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- When Whole Foods Market chose Sonoco's Linearpak(R) cans for its new gourmet pet treats, Whole Paws, it got a package that satisfies the requirements of pet owners and their pets, delivering all-important differentiation, product freshness and ease of use. Sonoco is supplying Whole Foods with 502 x 514 Linearpak cans for three SKUs of Whole Paws dog biscuits: Healthy Coat, Hip and Joint, and Tiny Dog formula. The non-round, pap... 
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01/11/2007Sonoco to Host Fourth Quarter 2006 Investor Conference Call
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON) will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Wednesday, February 7, 2007, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, to review its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2006. Participants from Sonoco will include Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., chairman, president and CEO, Charles J. Hupfer, senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Allan V. Cecil, vice president, Investor Relations and Corporat... 
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01/08/2007Sonoco-Alcore Announces Core and Tube Price Increase in Europe