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  • China Initiates Five-Year Intelligent Manufacturing Plan

    The government of China released the final version of a new five-year plan to transform the country’s traditional manufacturing with digital technologies on Wednesday, state media sources reported. The country’s intelligent manufacturing plan seeks to digitize key areas of its...

  • Bimba Manufacturing Acquires Vacuum Technology Company

    University Park, IL-based Bimba Manufacturing, a provider of pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric motion solutions, has acquired vacuum technology maker Vaccon Company Inc. on Dec. 5, a Bimba press release announced. “This acquisition reflects Bimba’s dedication to technology expansion...

  • USAID, Nestle Partner to Reduce Maize Mycotoxins in Ghana

    Nestle signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement Program (ADVANCE) on Dec. 6 to train 113,000 farmers in Ghana by 2018 in an effort to boost the quality of grains grown in the country...

  • Marlen Int’l Partners with Quendal to Expand in LATAM

    Food processing equipment provider Marlen International has entered into a partnership with Quendal FoodTech Machinery to represent Marlen thermal processing equipment in Mexico, including its custom-built batch ovens, blast chill cells, and industrial dehydrators, the Riverside, MO company...

  • BASF Opens Concrete Admixture Plant in Philippines

    BASF opened a new concrete admixture plant in Carmona, Cavite, Philippines on Dec. 2 as demand for construction chemicals in the country rises, the German chemical company announced by press release. The site will produce products from BASF’s Master Builders Solutions brand, including...

  • Central Transport Agrees to OSHA Forklift Safety Measures

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has secured a settlement agreement with Central Transport to tackle forklift hazards at over 100 sites in 26 states, the agency announced Wednesday. “These widespread, recurring hazards required a...

  • Fonterra Cuts Ribbon on New Milk Powder Plant in NZ

    Global milk producer Fonterra recently inaugurated a new facility in Litchfield, New Zealand that includes a milk powder processing plant, services, wastewater plant and distribution center, the provider of the site’s processing technology, German international technology group GEA, announced...

  • 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...