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February 11, 1992
Net income for the Philadelphia-based can and bottle-top manufacturer rose in the last quarter of 1991 and for the year because of two major acquisitions, Continental Metal Packaging July 1990 and Continental Can International in May 1991, said Alan W. Rutherford, the company's senior vice president and chief financial officer. Earnings also were boosted by cost-cutting steps begun after merging the new companies into Crown Cork, he said.The company has five operations in Maryland with 675 employees.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2013
Howard Thomas "Has" Sachs, a retired Crown Cork and Seal manager and a coach, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Feb. 24 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 77 and lived in Pasadena. Born in Baltimore and raised on Sidney Avenue in Westport, he was a 1953 graduate of Southern High School, where he earned varsity letters in baseball, football and basketball. Family said he played on the same team as Al Kaline, a Westport friend who went on to play for the Detroit Tigers and is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
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BUSINESS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Evening Sun Staff | October 26, 1990
Negotiators were scheduled to meet today amid some signs that a settlement may be nearing in the three-week-old strike of 180 employees at Crown Cork & Seal Co.The strike shut down production at Crown's factory on South Newkirk street.Several months of talks between Crown and representatives of Local 1672 of the International Association of Machinists failed to result in an agreement prior to expiration of the previous pact. The three-year contract expired Oct. 7.Workers said the major issues in the dispute are contract changes sought by the company that would allow some work at the plant to be shifted to outside manufacturers.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2012
Charles E. McManus Jr., a retired Crown Cork and Seal Co. executive and longtime Towson resident, died Thursday of heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 98. The son of the chairman of Crown Cork and Seal Co. and a homemaker, Charles Edward McManus Jr. was born and raised in New York City, and also raised in Spring Lake, N.J. He was a 1932 graduate of the old Barnard School for Boys in New York City and earned a bachelor's degree in 1936 from Bard College. After college, Mr. McManus went to work for Crown Cork and Seal Co. in its machine shop.
BUSINESS
By Dow Jones News Service | February 19, 1992
PHILADELPHIA -- Crown Cork & Seal Co. said yesterday that it had terminated its offer to acquire Van Dorn Co. for $20 a share.William J. Avery, Crown's chairman, president and chief executive, said Van Dorn President W. G. Pryor "has refused all attempts to negotiate the terms of a possible transaction or discuss the merits of Crown's proposal."Mr. Avery called the Van Dorn decision "regrettable for all parties." Van Dorn said last week that the company wasn't for sale.Separately, Crown Cork & Seal, which is based in Philadelphia and has operations in Baltimore, said it plans to build a can plant in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in a joint venture with a Saudi Arabian company.
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August 29, 2002
Robert T. Gooch, a retired Crown, Cork & Seal Co. superintendent and World War II veteran, died of a heart attack Friday at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 77 and lived in Randallstown. Mr. Gooch, who was born in Baltimore and raised in the Woodberry neighborhood, dropped out of Polytechnic Institute to enlist in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He served in England with the 8th Air Force, loading bombers for European runs. After being discharged, he returned to Baltimore and finished his education at Poly.
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May 19, 2003
Walter F. Kneip Jr., a former manager at Crown Cork & Seal Co. Inc. who was a member of the 1932 U.S. Olympic lacrosse team, died of cancer Friday at Gilchrest Center for Hospice Care. He was 91 and was a longtime resident of Towson. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., he moved to Baltimore with his family in 1913 and attended local schools. He was a 1928 graduate of Forest Park High School and a 1932 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, where he played lacrosse and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | August 10, 1998
Even solid companies can slip up in a merger -- especially when it spans an ocean.Consider Philadelphia-based Crown Cork & Seal Inc., the big can maker and packaging company that paid $5.2 billion for CarnaudMetalbox SA of France about 2 1/2 years ago.European antitrust regulators delayed the combination for five months; the company misjudged a move by aluminum makers to raise prices; a rising dollar chewed into earnings; and a new rival stepped in to...
BUSINESS
By Eleanor Yang and Eleanor Yang,SUN STAFF | July 28, 1997
B. Douglas Goodell never drinks draft beer. In fact, given the choice, he would always drink a packaged beverage, whether it be a soft drink or beer.As one of the three directors of Crown Simplimatic Inc., which makes machines that fill cans and bottles with water, fruit juices, soft drinks, beer and energy drinks, Goodell is doing everything he can to make the $200 million Baltimore office out of which he works the leader of the beverage-filling industry.With...
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By Sean Somerville and Sean Somerville,SUN STAFF | May 15, 1997
Crown Cork & Seal Co. said yesterday that it has sold its Baltimore-based packaging systems division to managers and investors in a deal worth $105 million.B. Douglas Goodell, president of the division and one of three managers on the buyout team, said the company would keep its 120 employees in Baltimore and its more than 1,000 worldwide. He said independence will likely foster growth of the division."The jobs will stay here," he said. "We have no significant changes planned."The division, known as Crown-Simplimatic, was formed early last year by the combination of Crown Cork & Seal's former machinery division and the Simplimatic Engineering business of Crown Cork's Carnaud-Metalbox subsidiary.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | July 18, 2009
Casimir A."Wyatt Earp" Potyraj Sr., a retired city police officer who was an ubiquitous presence on Belair-Edison streets for more than three decades, died July 9 of complications from an infection at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He was 84. The son of Polish immigrants, Mr. Potyraj was born and raised on Elliott Street in Canton. He attended city public schools until dropping out in 1941 to take a job as a laborer for 28 cents an hour at the old Atlantic-Southwestern Broom Factory in Canton.
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November 30, 2006
Edward M. Drost Sr., a retired Crown Cork and Seal Co. supervisor and baseball fan, died Nov. 23 at Oak Crest Village in Parkville of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 79. Mr. Drost was born and raised in East Baltimore and graduated from City College in 1945. He served in the Marine Corps from 1945 to 1947 and earned a bachelor's degree from Loyola College in 1962. While at City, he played second base, and in the late 1940s, he played professional baseball for several years as a third baseman for the minor league Danville Leafs in Virginia.
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By ALLISON CONNOLLY and ALLISON CONNOLLY,SUN REPORTER | August 18, 2006
Linthicum Heights-based Wise Metals Group LLC is losing one of its biggest customers, putting the future of the troubled aluminum sheet manufacturer in question. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company disclosed that it will lose the beverage can sheet business of Philadelphia-based Crown Cork & Seal Co. Inc., one of the three largest beverage can manufacturers in the world, for the fourth quarter and all of 2007. Crown Cork & Seal agreed to continue buying sheet from Wise for its food products, though it represents a substantially smaller business.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | September 24, 2005
John A. Kassakatis, a retired millwright and union official, died of cancer Sept. 17 at his Dundalk home. He was 73. Mr. Kassakatis -- who was called "Kass" or "Johnny K" -- was born in Baltimore and raised in Violetville. He was a graduate of City College and served in the Navy during the Korean War. Mr. Kassakatis was employed as millwright for 34 years at Crown Cork & Seal Co., where he also became an active member of the International Association of Machinists Local 186, My Maryland Lodge.
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May 7, 2005
Brenda Lois Matthews, a retired Westinghouse Electric Corp. price analyst, died of a heart attack April 30 at her Windsor Hill home. She was 59. Born Brenda Lois Barnes in Baltimore, she was raised in Turners Station. She was a 1963 graduate of the old Sollers Point Junior-Senior High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1967 from the University of Maryland, College Park. She taught elementary school in Baltimore public schools for a year, and in 1974 took a job at Westinghouse as a price analyst.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 4, 2004
The second of two Delaware holding companies that fought all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to avoid paying taxes in Maryland has settled with the state's comptroller. Maryland couldn't reveal the settlement amount, but it said SYL Inc., the holding company for clothing retailer Syms Corp., owed almost $1 million in back taxes, interest and penalties. The comptroller's office has collected nearly $14 million from 18 holding companies since winning court cases against SYL and the holding company for packaging manufacturer Crown Cork & Seal Co., which also agreed to pay up recently.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 4, 2004
The second of two Delaware holding companies that fought all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to avoid paying taxes in Maryland has settled with the state's comptroller. Maryland couldn't reveal the settlement amount, but it said SYL Inc., the holding company for clothing retailer Syms Corp., owed almost $1 million in back taxes, interest and penalties. The comptroller's office has collected nearly $14 million from 18 holding companies since winning court cases against SYL and the holding company for packaging manufacturer Crown Cork & Seal Co., which also agreed to pay up recently.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | February 21, 2004
Maryland has collected more than $10 million from companies that used Delaware shelters to avoid paying corporate income tax here, plus an undisclosed sum from a company that had battled with the state for seven years - all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Maryland Comptroller William Donald Schaefer said he could not legally disclose the terms of the settlement with Crown Cork & Seal, which the state said owed more than $2 million in taxes, interest and penalties. The company's senior vice president of finance did not return a call seeking comment yesterday.
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By JACQUES KELLY | January 10, 2004
MY CAB DRIVER made me an offer I had no trouble accepting. On the way into the office, he'd drive me through a neighborhood he calls the Twilight Zone, a place of drug dealers and transvestites better known as Barclay Street, south of North Avenue to Oliver Street. True, at high noon on a Thursday, there was a knot of dealers ready to supply the goods. I saw his point about this troubled address, but had a different reaction to what I viewed. Were the temperature not in the 20s, I might have been walking through this section.
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