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  • Kellogg CFO Retiring

    Kellogg Co. chief financial officer Ron Dissinger will retire at the end of 2016. Dissinger will step down as CFO effective Dec. 31, but will remain with Kellogg into 2017 to help ensure an orderly transition to his successor. An internal and external search for a new company CFO will now...

  • OSHA Issues Fines for 2015 Soybean Plant Explosion

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued fines against two companies connected to the Nov. 2015 death of a welder in an explosion at a Volga, SD soybean plant, the Sioux Falls [SD] Argus-Leader reported Friday. Randy Satter, a 39-year-old welder, died on Nov. 5, 2015...

  • Admix Acquires Danish Company to Expand in European Market

    Danish mixing equipment company In-Mix Flow Technology has been acquired by Admix, expanding the Londonderry, NH-based company’s customer base in Europe. The two companies have been doing business together since 1989 and have collaborated on advanced equipment designs for high shear...

  • NAVCO Announces Joint Venture in India

    Houston-based National Air Vibrator Co. (NAVCO) and Mumbai-based KJN Enterprises announced a joint venture to expand the reach of vibratory material flow technology into South Asia.   Called NAVCO INDIA LLP, the joint venture will be based in Mumbai. The joint venture has been granted...

  • Gecko Feet Inspire New Dust Collection Technology

    The inspiration for a new tool developed at Yale University to combat tiny dust particles comes from a surprising source: Gecko’s feet. Looking at static cling forces and the adhesive nature of Gecko’s feet, the lab of Yale’s School of Engineering & Applied Science...

  • Worker Dies in Food Processing Plant Mixing Area

    A 44-year-old worker was killed in the mixing area of a Michigan food processing plant on Monday, multiple news outlets reported. An Associated Press article said Curtis Fay, who was employed cleaning machines at the Burnette Foods plant in East Jordan, MI, fell into a mixer area of the plant....

  • New Honeywell Unit Helps Plants Use the Internet of Things

    Honeywell Process Solutions has launched a new business unit geared toward assisting manufacturers in using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIot), the company announced Wednesday. The "Digital Transformation unit" will help businesses deploy technologies that aid in data management...

  • Motion Industries to Acquire Colmar Belting

    Motion Industries Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Colmar Belting Co. The closing of the transaction is expected to occur May 1, 2016.   Colmar Belting Co. is a regional distributor focused primarily on power...

  • Nestlé, R&R to Create Frozen Food Joint Venture

    Nestlé and R&R, a leading ice cream company based in the UK, have agreed to set up Froneri, a joint venture with sales of around CHF 2.7 billion in over 20 countries employing about 15,000 people. Froneri will be headquartered in the UK and will operate primarily in Europe, the...

  • ConAgra Sells Two Baking Plants to Alpha Baking

    ConAgra Foods is selling two of its baking plants located in Chicago and Wyoming, MI to Alpha Baking Co. Inc. for an undisclosed amount, Food Business News reported on Tuesday. The purchase will enable Alpha Baking to expand into sweet baked products like muffins, petit fours, and cupcakes....