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  • Multi-Day Fire Reported at Cemex Plant in Texas

    Firefighters worked for about two days to extinguish a fire at a Cemex production facility in New Braunfels, TX last weekend, the local fire Department told the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung in a Feb. 21 article. “It was very intensive work to get to the deep-seated fire in their hoppers,...

  • General Mills Moves on $8B Acquisition of Blue Buffalo

    In a bid to expand its position in the U.S. pet food market, General Mills Inc. intends to acquire America’s fastest growing maker of natural pet foods and treats, Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc., by the end of the year, the companies announced in a joint press release Friday. “The...

  • Danone Completes $18M Upgrade of Infant Formula Plant

    French-owned global food and beverage firm Danone wrapped up a project at its Auckland, New Zealand blending and processing facility for infant formula, several local news organizations reported Thursday. Investing NZD$25 million, or about $18.3 million, in the effort, the improvements to the...

  • Cargill Taps Univar to Distribute Food Ingredients

    Chemical and ingredient distributor and value-added services provider Univar Inc. signed a long-term strategic agreement with Cargill for some units of its Food Ingredients & Bio business in North America, an announcement said Tuesday. “In a fragmented distribution network, expanding our...

  • ADM Appoints New President of Animal Nutrition

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has appointed Samson Li as the new president of its Animal Nutrition business, a company press release announced Tuesday. “Animal Nutrition represents an important growth platform for ADM, and we are pleased to have Samson on board to lead...

  • AGI Expands Food Industry Offerings with Acquisition

    Winnepeg, MB-based bulk commodities and food processing equipment solutions provider Ag Growth International Inc. (AGI) recently acquired expanded its solutions available to the food industry with the acquisition of Danmare Group Inc., the company announced in a press release Thursday. Danmare...

  • Siemens Partners with Patti Engineering

    Patti Engineering, a leading control system integration company based in Auburn Hills, MI, with offices in Texas and Indiana, announces that Siemens has named the company a MindSphere Gold Partner. The company is the first Hybrid Operational Technology (OT) Partner in the U.S. to expand its...

  • Firm to Open $3M Flaxseed Processing Plant in Minnesota

    Manitoba-based Pizzey Ingredients plans to dedicate $3.2 million toward the construction of a new, 20,000-sq-ft milling plant in Delano, MN in a bid to increase its production to meet rising demand, a press release Wednesday from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED...

  • Westlake Chemical to Invest $140M in Plant Expansion

    Moving to boost its production capacity of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), Westlake Chemical Corporation announced plans to invest in the expansion of two plants in Germany and a facility in Geismar, LA. The Houston, TX-based firm intends to dedicate about $140 million...

  • Nestle USA Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

    As its current chief executive officer and market head Paul Grimwood prepares to step down this coming April, Nestle USA announced Tuesday that chief finance and strategic transformation officer Steve Presley will assume the company’s top role. “Steve has played a critical role in...