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  • Cocoa Firm Barry Callebaut Wraps Up $25M US Expansion Effort

    Cocoa and chocolate manufacturer The Barry Callebaut Group recently finished a $25 million effort to expand production at its plants in American Canyon, CA and Chicago, the Zurich-based firm announced Tuesday. The company also debuted a new warehouse facility in Bethlehem, PA, bringing together...

  • Iowa Man Dies in Grain Engulfment Incident

    An 88-year-old man died on Monday after becoming trapped inside an Iowa grain bin and covered by corn, local news media organizations reported. The victim, Duane Walter of McGregor, IA, “entered the grain bin to break up some corn when he became completely submerged in the corn,”...

  • Columbia Grain to Build New Processing Plant in Montana

    Grain and crop exporter Columbia Grain plans to construct a new pulse crop processing plant near Plentywood, MT to take advantage of increased production of peas and lentils in the state, the Billings Gazette reported Sept. 22. The Oregon-based company is scheduled to hold a ground-breaking...

  • Unilever to Buy Skincare Firm Carver Korea for $2.6B

    International consumer products firm Unilever is moving to acquire South Korea’s fastest-growing skincare business, Carver Korea, and its brand AHC, in a transaction that positions the firm to strengthen its foothold in northern Asia and expand its Personal Care business, the company...

  • Conagra Brands to Acquire Ready-To-Eat Popcorn Brand

    Chicago-based Conagra Brands entered into a definitive agreement with equity management and investment firm TPG Growth to acquire the maker of Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP ready-to-eat popcorn Angie’s Artisan Treats LLC for an undisclosed sum, the Chicago-based food company announced Sept. 22...

  • HazMat Incident at DuPont Research Site Sends 18 to Hospital

    18 contract workers performing cleaning work at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, DE were hospitalized after the release of an unknown material Saturday morning. Contract workers were performing remediation work in a laboratory when they “discovered a rust-colored material...

  • Magnum Systems Appoints Grushansky Director of Engineering

    Magnum Systems announces the appointment of Anatoly Grushansky as its director of engineering. Grushansky will oversee engineering, product design, and research/development areas of the company as it continues to strengthen its 3D design, engineering quality, and automation technology capabilities...

  • Bühler Breaks Ground on Innovation Campus

    Bühler celebrated the ground breaking for its Innovation Campus in Uzwil, Switzerland. Completion of the building is expected during the first quarter of 2019. This investment of over CHF 50 million, spent over three years, demonstrates Bühler’s commitment to innovation and...

  • Endress+Hauser Acquires Moisture Measurement Technology Manufacturer

    The Endress+Hauser Group is enhancing its quality measurement portfolio through the acquisition of IMKO Micromodultechnik GmbH, a manufacturer of moisture measurement systems. IMKO’s headquarters will remain in Ettlingen, Germany; the company’s 19 employees have been retained...

  • GEAPS/K-State Offer Grain Processing Courses in October

    Registration is now open for four grain handling and processing operations courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University in October, GEAPS announced on Wednesday. Held online from Oct. 30 through Dec. 1, registration for the courses closes Oct. 24....