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October 3, 1995 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the surface, there seems scant possibility for subtlety in metal food cans. * "You buy steel. You bend it. You weld it," is how PaineWebber analyst George Staphos sums up this $4-billion-per-year industry. Three flat pieces of metal, a big machine and you're there. And the market is about as exciting as tomato paste--it chugs along year after year on a drearily predictable stream of creamed corn and cat food. Then came Silgan Containers Corp.
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October 3, 1995 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the surface, there seems scant possibility for subtlety in metal food cans. * "You buy steel. You bend it. You weld it," is how PaineWebber analyst George Staphos sums up this $4-billion-per-year industry. Three flat pieces of metal, a big machine and you're there. And the market is about as exciting as tomato paste--it chugs along year after year on a drearily predictable stream of creamed corn and cat food. Then came Silgan Containers Corp.
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