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  • Wessanen Buys Spain’s Top Maker of Organic Food Brands

    A leading European firm in the organic and natural food market, Wessanen, is acquiring Biogran S.L., Spain’s leading manufacturer of organic food brands for about $72 million, a Wessanen press release announced Monday. Wessanen, based in the Netherlands, noted that Biogran’s sales in...

  • Leclerc Foods to Open $49M U.S. Headquarters and Plant

    Canadian baked product manufacturer Leclerc Foods is planning to build a new $49 million facility in Kingsport, TN that will house its U.S. headquarters and production, warehousing, and distribution space, the company, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Economic &...

  • METTLER TOLEDO Debuts Online Expertise Resource

    Precision instruments maker METTLER TOLEDO launched a new online Expertise Library featuring more than 9000 documents, webinars, and videos for professionals in pharmaceuticals, food, chemicals, mining, engineering, logistics and academia, the Swiss company announced Tuesday. “Specialists...

  • W.M. Kelley Invests $1.8M in Expansion of Indiana Facility

    Citing rising demand for material handling equipment, W.M. Kelley Company Inc. is investing $1.8 million to expand and equip its New Albany, IN manufacturing facility, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) announced by press release Tuesday. The material handling and conveyor systems...

  • Key Technology Releases Food Processor Digital Sorting Guide

    Food processing technology provider Key Technology Inc. released the second edition of its “The Definitive Guide to Digital Sorting for Food Processors” book which provides information on the operations of digital sorting equipment, the Walla Walla, WA-based company announced Tuesday...

  • October U.S. Factory Orders Hit Largest Rise in 16 Months

    Orders to U.S. factories rose by 2.7% in October, a continuation of four straight months of growth, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau. Multiple news organizations reported that the gain represents the largest increase in factory orders in...

  • U.S. DOE Awards $5M Grant to Study 3D Printing Metal Powders

    Ames Laboratory and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) to research production and composition innovations in metal powders used in 3D printing, the agency announced Dec. 2. While the...

  • OSHA Extends Deadline for Comments on Standard Revisions

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced Dec. 1 that the agency is extending the deadline for public comment on OSHA’s proposal to revise provisions in the agency’s recordkeeping, general industry, maritime, and construction...

  • General Mills Cutting Up to 600 Jobs in Restructure Effort

    A new effort to restructure the global organization of General Mills will result in the loss of 400 to 600 jobs across the food company’s global footprint in a bid to drive growth, the Minneapolis, MN-based company announced Monday by press release. General Mills said it will “augment...

  • Schutte-Buffalo, MÜNCH-Edelstahl GmbH Partner to Serve Animal Feed Industry

    Schutte-Buffalo, a NY-based manufacturer of size reduction equipment, announces a partnership with MÜNCH-Edelstahl GmbH of Düsseldorf, Germany to co-market their complementary product lines and integrated solutions to the North American animal feed industry. Both leaders in their...