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  • BASF Opens Its First Chemical Catalysts Plant in APAC

    German-owned chemicals giant BASF held a ceremony to open its new, $2.9 billion chemical catalysts manufacturing plant in Shanghai on Thursday. The plant is BASF’s first chemical catalysts production site in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. “The start of our new, world-scale production...

  • Mars Inc. Gets Minority Stake in Snack Bar Maker KIND

    Global food, confectionary, and pet care firm Mars Inc. recently entered into an agreement to acquire a minority stake in the snack bar maker KIND and formed a partnership to mutually grow the KIND brand’s product offerings and global presence, a Nov. 29 press release announced. While KIND...

  • CPM Acquires Conveyor Supplier Proline Engineering

    Process equipment and technology supplier CPM Holdings Inc. (CPM) recently acquired Manchester, UK-based Proline Engineering, a supplier of conveyance solutions, installation, and aftermarket service for the metal packaging industry, The British firm will become a part of CPM’s metal...

  • Schwan’s Creates Private-Label and Contract-Packing Unit

    Privately-owned food manufacturer and marketer The Schwan’s Company launched a new business unit, Schwan’s Strategic Partner Solutions, aimed at growing its private-label and contract-packing businesses by working with select retailers and food firms, the Marshall, MN company announced...

  • Unilever to Buy Personal Care Firm Sundial Brands

    Unilever entered into an agreement to acquire New York-based skincare and haircare products maker Sundial Brands, moving to position its Personal Care category for growth among consumers with multicultural backgrounds and millennials, a Nov. 27 press release announced. Founded in 1991, Sundial...

  • Enrollment Open for GEAPS 2018 Safety Awards

    The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Safety Awards Program. The program recognizes facilities that go an entire year without a work-related lost-time injury or illness and facilities that have zero recordable work-related injuries or illnesses...

  • Man Crushed to Death in Grain Silo Collapse

    A worker was killed Thursday at a site in southern Australia when a silo collapsed and crushed him, several Australian news organizations reported. The silo collapsed at the property in Cocata at about 10:40 a.m., crushing the 47-year-old man, news website Adelaide Now reported. He died at the...

  • Aussie Beer Maker Coopers Opens New $49M Malting Plant

    The maker of one of Australia’s most iconic beer brands, Coopers Brewery, officially opened a new, AUD$65 million (about $49 million) malting plant in Adelaide on Thursday, reportedly the firm’s biggest investment in its more than 150 years of operation. Featuring a planned annual...

  • Malt Processing Plant Under Construction in Delaware

    Specialty malted grain producer Proximity Malt LLC is nearing completion of construction on its new Laurel, DE processing plant, several local news organizations reported this week. The company said it hopes to make its first shipment of product manufactured at the site by Christmas. Serving end...

  • Nestle Starts Construction on $55M Plant in Cuba

    Global food and beverage giant Nestle announced Wednesday that construction was recently started on its new, $55 million production plant in Cuba, positioning the Swiss-owned firm for expansion in the island nation’s food and beverage market. “This new factory will help meet growing...