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  • ConAgra Completes Acquisition of Frontera and Red Fork

    ConAgra Foods Inc. announced Monday that its acquisition of the packaged foods businesses of Chicago-based Frontera Foods Inc. and Red Fork LLC – including Frontera, Red Fork, and Salpica brands – for undisclosed terms. “We are excited to add Fronterea, Red Fork, and Salpica...

  • BASF Debuts Antimicrobial Admixture for Concrete

    BASF’s Admixture Systems unit debuted a new product to protect concrete structures from corrosion caused by bacteria and micro-organisms on Monday. The German chemical corporation’s MasterLifeAMA 100 is mixed with concrete during the batching process to provide protection from...

  • Dow Launches First Pack Studios in North America

    The Dow Chemical Co.’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP) business opened its first Pack Studios focused on laminating adhesive in North America, which is the company’s seventh Pack Studios location globally. This announcement follows the opening of Pack Studios Singapore...

  • Nestlé CEO Says Collective Action Needed to Fight Food Waste

    Food waste and loss costs the global economy $940 billion per year and generates around 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. It consumes around a quarter of the water used in agriculture each year. United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3 aims to tackle the problem...

  • Nestlé Named World’s Most Diverse Food Company

    Nestlé has been recognized as the leading food and beverage company in the Thomson Reuters Diversity and Inclusion Index (D&I), for its efforts in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The index ranked Nestlé 15th overall out of more than 4000 publically traded...

  • Lanxess to Acquire Chemtura for $2 Billion

    Specialty chemicals company Lanxess announced plans to acquire U.S.-based Chemtura Corp., one of the major global providers of high-quality flame retardant and lubricant additives. With the largest acquisition in its history, Lanxess is building on its own additives portfolio and will become one of...

  • Manufacturers Face $80B in Compliance Costs Over Next Decade

    A new study by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released Thursday estimates that American manufacturers will face $80 billion in regulatory compliance costs over the next decade. The organization places blame for the costs on President Barack Obama’s “destructive legacy...

  • PPG Divesting from PFG Fiber Glass Joint Ventures

    PPG Industries is turning over its ownership interests in two PFG Fiber Glass joint ventures to Nan Ya Plastics Corp., the Pittsburgh, PA-based company announced Thursday. Previously, PPG owned 50% of PFG, while Nan Ya held the remaining half. Financial terms of the transaction were not revealed....

  • Man’s Leg Removed after Auger Accident at Co-Op in Kansas

    A 28-year-old worker lost a leg after stepping into a moving auger in a grain bin at Ellsworth Co-op in Ellsworth, KS on Sept. 19, multiple news organizations reported. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is opening an investigation into the...

  • Blue Buffalo Breaks Ground on $150M Pet Food Plant

    America’s largest natural pet food company, Blue Buffalo, broke ground Friday on a $150 million pet food manufacturing and R&D facility in Richmond, IN. The Indiana plant is expected to open in 2017, employing about 165 local workers, producing BLUE brand natural pet food. “We are...