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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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