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  • ADM to Acquire Pet Food Manufacturer Crosswind Industries

    The animal nutrition business of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is set to expand after the company signed an agreement to acquire Kansas-based manufacturer of pet food and treat products Crosswind Industries, the Chicago headquartered company announced Wednesday. “The global pet food industry...

  • Land O’ Lakes Inc. Names New Executive VP of Dairy Foods

    A former Cargill executive is joining Land O’ Lakes Inc. as the executive vice president of the company’s dairy foods business, the Arden Hills, MN company announced Thursday. Chris Roberts, who formerly served as president of Cargill’s Value Added Proteins division, will assume...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Soar in November

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its November 2016 booked orders increased 32.8% when compared to November 2015 orders. When compared to October 2016, November 2016 booked orders were up 18.9%. November booked orders were down 5.5% for Bulk Handling...

  • U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Dipped in November

    Orders for metal cutting and metal forming and fabrication manufacturing technology in the United States in November fell by 2.4% compared to October 2016, a new report by The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) released on Tuesday said. Orders in November 2016 totaled $329.61 million...

  • Sugar Silo Explosion Delays Production at KY Candy Plant

    A bulk sugar silo exploded Tuesday morning at an Erlanger, KY candy manufacturing facility that produces Mentos, AirHeads and other candy and chewing gum products, the third explosion in a sugar silo at the site within 12 years, multiple local media sources reported. No injuries were reported in...

  • Cambridge Launches Conveyor Belt and Component Center

    Manufacturer of conveyor belts and filtration equipment Cambridge Engineered Solutions opened a conveyor belt and component service center in ‘s-Gravensande, Netherlands to serve food processing and industrial manufacturing companies in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) regions, the...

  • Australian Conveyor Maintenance Market to Hit $757M by 2026

    The conveyor maintenance market in Australia is expected to grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1% to a value of $757 million by 2026, a new report by Future Market Insights forecasts. Due to Australia’s leading global position in mining and an anticipated rise in production...

  • Kellogg Company Debuts Over 50 New Products

    Responding to recent changes in consumer behavior toward purchasing food products made with natural ingredients or that offer convenicence, Kellogg Company is introducing more than 50 new products, the Battle Creek, MI company announced Tuesday. “We know that people are looking for a variety...

  • Brother Gearmotors Debuts Online Product Configurator

    Producer of sub-fractional AC gearmotors and reducers for the food and beverage industry, material handling, and packaging industries Brother Gearmotors debuted an online product configurator on their homepage of to assist manufacturers in determining which gearmotors and reducers best meet their...

  • Global “Functional” Foods Market to Hit $255B by 2024

    Rising healthcare costs, a growing population of geriatric adults, and a shift among consumers toward healthy lifestyles are projected to drive the global market for “functional” foods to $255.10 billion by 2024, according to a new market forecast by Grand View Research Inc. Functional...