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  • Jewell Opens Concrete and Mortar Production Plant in Texas

    Architectural masonry and concrete aggregate products firm Jewell recently celebrated the opening its new, 23,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant for mortar and concrete products in Burnet, TX and said the facility will commence operations by the end of the month, a company press release announced Friday...

  • MG America Named Supplier for Axomatic in North America

    Fairfield, NJ-based MG America, the U.S. subsidiary of MG2 of Bologna, Italy and a leading supplier of processing and packaging equipment, has been named the exclusive supplier of Axomatic’s lineup of emulsifying equipment and tube fillers for customers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico....

  • Nestle to Invest $79M in New Equipment for Indiana Plant

    Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle intends to invest $79.5 million to upgrade its Anderson, IN manufacturing plant with new equipment, the Anderson Herald-Bulletin reported Thursday. Covering on-going tax abatement negotiations between Nestle and the Anderson City Counsel, the newspaper said the...

  • MoistTech and Weighing & Inspection Form Benelux Partnership

    Moisture sensors, testing, and analyzers provider MoistTech Corp. and Belgium-based Weighing & Inspection formed a strategic partnership to provide advanced moisture measurement capabilities for manufactured materials to customers within the Benelux region, a joint press release announced...

  • Campbell Soup Closes $700M Pacific Foods Acquisition

    The Campbell Soup Company closed its $700 million acquisition of Oregon-based organic food and beverage producer Pacific Foods on Dec. 12, expanding the iconic American company’s offerings of organic products. “Pacific Foods is an excellent strategic fit with Campbell’s health...

  • Firmenich to Acquire South African Flavors Firm Flavourome

    Swiss flavors and fragrances company Firmenich is growing its presence in Africa with the acquisition of South African flavorings producer Flavourome, a press release announced Wednesday. “The Sub-Saharan Africa region, with its population of 800 million, represents a strategic growth market...

  • Perdue Farms Names New Leader of Premium Meat Portfolio

    Perdue Farms named Mark McKay as president of its newly-minted unit, Perdue Premium Meat Company LLC, a portfolio of high-end meat brands like Niman Ranch and Coleman Natural, Perdue Farms chief executive officer Randy Day announced in a Dec. 4 press release. “Mark is an experienced and...

  • “Super Powders” Forecast as One of 2018’s Top Food Trends

    Edible powders that contain protein, energy, or other health and wellness benefits are expected to be one of 2018’s top food trends, according to a recent forecast released by Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market. The premium supermarket chain listed “super powders” as the second...

  • Vulcan Materials Invests $50M in Aggregates Plant Upgrade

    One of America’s largest construction materials producers, Vulcan Materials Company, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 4 to mark the completion of a $50 million upgrade to its Stockbridge, GA aggregates plant, South Metro Neighbor News reported. The improvements includes measures...

  • Dow Plans Expansion of Propionic Acid Plant in Texas

    Citing rising demand from food, animal feed, and grain producers, the Dow Chemical Company’s Industrial Solutions unit plans to expand its propionic acid plant in Texas City, TX by 2019, a press release announced Monday. Propionic acid is used as a food preservative and to prevent the growth...