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Sonoco Products Company manufactures and sells industrial and consumer packaging products in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The company operates in four segments: Consumer Packaging, Paper and Industrial Converted Products, Display and Packaging, and Protective Solutions. The Consumer Packaging segment offers round composite cans, shaped rigid paperboard containers, fiber caulk/adhesive tubes, aluminum, steel, and peel able membrane easy-open closures for composite and metal cans; plastic bottles, jars, jugs, cups, and trays; and printed flexible packaging, rotogravure cylinder engraving, and global brand management products. The Paper and Industrial Converted Products segment provides recycled paperboard, chipboard, tubeboard, lightweight corestock, boxboard, linerboard, corrugating medium, and specialty grades; and paperboard tubes and cores, molded plugs, and reels, as well as is engaged in the collection, processing, and recycling of old corrugated containers, paper, plastics, metal, glass, and other recyclable materials. The Display and Packaging segment offers point-of-purchase displays, custom packaging, fulfillment, primary package filling, supply chain management, and paperboard specialty products. The Protective Solutions segment provides engineered, custom-designed protective, temperature-assurance, and retail security packaging solutions. Sonoco Products Company was formerly known as Southern Novelty Company. The company was founded in 1899 and is based in Hartsville, South Carolina.

19,900 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/3/14
Founded in 1899

sonoco products co (SON) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $795.1K
Executive Chairman and Member of Executive Co...
Total Annual Compensation: $289.2K
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $445.9K
Senior Vice President of Global Industrial Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $497.3K
Senior Vice President of Global Consumer Pack...
Total Annual Compensation: $489.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

sonoco products co (SON) Key Developments

Sonoco Board Declares Increase in Quarterly Common Stock Dividend Payable on June 10, 2014; Provides Dividend Guidance for 2014

The Board of Directors of Sonoco declared a $0.32 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. If annualized, Sonoco's new dividend is projected to increase from $1.24 to $1.28 per share, an increase of 3.2%. The company projected annualized dividend of $1.28 per share provides a yield of approximately 3.0%, based on the Company's closing stock price of $41.65 as of April 15, 2014.

Sonoco to Invest $20 Million for New Malaysian Composite Can Plant

Sonoco announced that it will invest $20 million to build a 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(TM) (IPS(TM)) Studio at its Hartsville, S. C., manufacturing and headquarters complex. Sonoco will add three high-speed composite can lines along with two metal end presses. In addition, an extrusion laminator is expected to be installed at the company's flexible packaging facility in Kajang, Selangor Darul Eshan, Malaysia, to produce can liners. The first can line is expected to be installed in the third quarter of 2014 and begin commercial production in the first quarter of 2015. All three lines, along with the metal end presses and the extrusion laminator are expected to be operational by the end of 2015. When in full production the new Sonoco operation should employ approximately 110 workers.

Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Via Series of Pre-Qualified Shippers

Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco 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 products within a specified temperature range during transport, making it ideal for clinical trials shipments. A full complement of temperature ranges, sizes and durations ensure the correct solution is available to meet a wide range of requirements. The Via Series of shippers maintains refrigerated, controlled room temperature (CRT), or frozen temperatures for one to five days depending on configuration. Four payload sizes, ranging from 3 to 11.5 liters, are available, and all Via shipping systems are pre-qualified to Sonoco ThermoSafe's real world ISCsilver ambient profile.


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