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  • Pharmaceutical Maker Eli Lilly to Eliminate 3500 Jobs

    As part of an effort to sharpen its focus on the development of new medicines and improve the efficiency and cost structure of its operations, pharmaceutical maker Eli Lilly and Company plans to reduce its global workforce by 3500 positions, the Indianapolis, IN-based firm announced via press...

  • $48M Milk Powder Plant Opens in Ireland

    A new Lakeland Dairies milk powder production plant was officially opened in Bailieboro, Ireland by the country’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed on Thursday, the company announced via press release. Said to be one of the largest facility of its kind in Europe,...

  • Nestle to Acquire Plant-Based Protein Firm Sweet Earth

    The American subsidiary of Nestle SA entered into an agreement to acquire Moss Landing, CA-based manufacturer of plant-based protein and food products Sweet Earth Foods to provide an entry point for the world’s biggest food firm into the lucrative plant-based foods market, the company...

  • KWS Manufacturing Promotes Robinson to Quality Manager

    KWS Manufacturing Company Ltd announces that Allen Robinson has been promoted to quality manager with responsibility for continually improving all aspects of quality at the company. Robinson has been with KWS for over four years as quality inspector and is an ASME Authorized Inspector. ASME...

  • MilliporeSigma Opens Food Safety Center in Washington

    Merck KGaA-owned life sciences firm MilliporeSigma opened its Food Safety Studio in Bellevue, WA to enable collaboration between the food industry and the company’s scientists in the development of safety solutions to quickly detect foodborne pathogents, a company press release announced Aug...

  • Tyson Foods to Build $320M Processing Plant in Kansas

    Strong demand for chicken products is prompting Tyson Foods Inc. to invest $320 million in the construction of a poultry complex and processing plant in Kansas, the Springdale, AR-based food company announced Tuesday. The processing plant, hatchery, and feed mill will be built near Tonganoxie, KS...

  • Navigator Capital acquires Sapal from Bosch Packaging Technology

    The Navigator Group is planning to acquire the engineering company Sapal S.A., Ecublens, Switzerland, from Bosch's Packaging Technology division. Corresponding contracts were signed on September 5, 2017. Sapal is part of the packaging machinery division of the Bosch Group, focused on...

  • Flexicon Launches German Language Website

    Flexicon has launched a new 157-page German language website, www.flexicondeutschland.de, to support the company’s factory-direct sales office in Aschaffenburg, Germany, led by Christian Löchler, regional sales manager.         The new site details the...

  • Kellogg to Cut 223 Jobs at Michigan Cereal Plant

    223 part-time and full-time jobs at the Kellogg Co. ready-to-eat cereal plant in Battle Creek, MI will be cut as the cereal maker prepares to shutter two production lines at the site amid weak sales, several local news organizations reported Sept. 1. “As part of our ongoing efforts to...

  • Grupo Bimbo Opens $86M Production Plant in Columbia

    One of the world’s largest producers of baked goods products, Grupo Bimbo, announced the opening of a new, $86 million plant in Tenjo, Columbia on Tuesday that will expand the Mexican firm’s footprint in the South American country. “From the beginning of our operations in the...