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  • Admix Receives Award for Video Promoting Employee Ownership

    The Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Association selected Admix Inc. as the winner of its 2016 annual Award for Communication Excellence for a presentation video, Admix announced Thursday. Presented at the association’s annual conference in Washington DC in May, the award honors...

  • K-State Bulk Solids Innovation Center Hosts Wolfson Centre Expert

    Kansas State University’s Bulk Solids Innovation Center hosted a researcher from the UK-based Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology in May for a presentation and site visit. On May 9, professor and senior researcher Richard Farnish met with employees of the Salina, KS-based...

  • Bayer Obtains $67 Billion Loan for Monsanto Buyout Bid

    As part of pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer AG’s plans to buy out Monsanto, the German firm obtained €60 billion in loans – about $67.1 billion – to fund its potential purchase of the St. Louis-based agricultural product giant, a German financial news outlet reported...

  • Archer Daniels Midland Opens New Manufacturing Facility

    Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) announced the opening of a pet food and livestock feed production facility in Minnesota and the upcoming development of a new pet food premix plant in Illinois in a statement on Wednesday. The company’s new facility in Glencoe, MN has an annual capacity of about...

  • Proctor & Gamble Names New Chairman, CEO

    Proctor & Gamble appointed a new chairman of the board, president and CEO pending the retirement of chairman, president and CEO A.G. Lafley, the company announced Wednesday. On July 1, David S. Taylor will assume the leadership roles. Lafley held the CEO position from 2000 to 2009, and then...

  • Bayer Partners with Cefetra in Latin America

    Bayer AG announced Tuesday that it formed a three-year partnership with agricultural supply chain management company Cefetra to promote sustainable farming practices and help farmers growing commodity crops obtain sustainable production certifications. The effort, named the Food Chain Partnership...

  • Honeywell Offers New Building Management System

    Honeywell announced a new release of its leading building management system, Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI), in a release Wednesday. The system leverages the connectivity of today’s buildings to help make them strategic assets to organizations. The new features help facility managers...

  • New $8.5 Million Cargill Animal Feed Plant Opens in Vietnam

    On the heels of a historic visit to Vietnam by US President Barack Obama, Cargill announced Monday that its new $8.5 million animal feed facility in Vietnam is open. The facility, located in the Nam Cam Industrial Zone in the Nghe An province, produces feed for livestock and has a capacity of 66,...

  • NFPA Prepares for New Edition of Combustible Dust Standard

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has published revision cycle information for its new combustible dust standard NFPA 652 as the organization prepares to issue a new edition of the regulations in 2019. The organization is seeking public input for the first draft of the revised...

  • FDA Issues Voluntary Target Dates to Reduce Salt Intake

    On Wednesday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance for the food industry to voluntarily reduce the sodium contents of processed and commercially-prepared food products. The FDA proposed a two-year short-term target to reduce salt intake to 3000 mg per day and a 10-year...