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  • Motion Industries Acquires Belting and Hose Maker Apache

    Maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts distributor Motion Industries Inc. is acquiring Cedar Rapids, IA-based manufacturer of industrial hose and belting solutions Apache Hose & Belting Company Inc., the company announced in an Oct. 19 press release. “Apache is a pemier...

  • Henkel to Open New 3D Printing R&D Facility in Ireland

    Irish eyes are smiling after German adhesives manufacturer Henkel announced plans to establish a new 3D printing research and development center at an existing facility in Tallaght, Ireland, creating 40 jobs for high skilled workers. Henkel’s project “builds on the existing talent and...

  • Oven Fire Forces Evacuation of Kellogg’s Cereal Plant

    A worker and a firefighter received minor injuries after an oven caught on fire at the Kellogg’s cereal production plant in Omaha, NE on Saturday afternoon, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Workers were evacuated from the plant near the intersection of 96th and F Streets after an...

  • Seasonings Maker Fuchs Group Acquires Bart Ingredients

    The world’s biggest privately-owned spice maker, The Fuchs Group, is acquiring UK herb and spice blending firm Bart Ingredients, the British firm announced via an Oct. 19 press release. The firms did not disclose the purchase price. Based in Germany, Fuchs is bolstering its position in the...

  • Vortex Wins MHEA Excellence Award

    Vortex Global Ltd, a solids and bulk handling components company, has been recognized with the Materials Handling Engineers’ Association (MHEA) Excellence Award for Supplier of the Year. The award recognizes companies who have made significant impact on customer successes through outstanding...

  • Confectionery Firm Ferrara Sold to Nutella Maker Ferrero

    Multinational confectionery firm The Ferrero Group, the maker of Nutella and Kinder chocolates, entered into a definitive agreement with private equity firm L Catterton to purchase Oakbrook Terrace, IL-based Ferrara Candy Company for undisclosed terms, the companies announced in a joint press...

  • McCain Foods Opens New $65M Potato Production Line

    A new, $65 million potato specialty production line by McCain Foods Canada at its Florenceville-Bristol, NB processing plant, a company press release announced Thursday. The company said the 35,000-sq-ft expansion of its flagship processing facility is its largest capacity expansion project in...

  • Kraft Heinz Buys Cerebos Food, Instant Coffee Business

    Japanese consumer products firm Suntory Group announced the sale of its Cerebos food and instant coffee business in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia to The Kraft Heinz Company in a press release Thursday, linking the move to the firm’s ongoing growth efforts in the global coffee...

  • Industrial Dryer Fire Breaks Out at Basic American Foods Plant

    An industrial dryer caught fire Thursday night at the Basic American Foods potato processing plant in Blackfood, ID, but fire crews were able to put the blaze down before flames spread to other areas of the facility, the Idaho State Journal reported. Catching fire at about 11:40 p.m., firefighters...

  • Equipment Maker Munson Machinery Debuts New Website

    Utica, NY-based equipment maker Munson Machinery Company recently unveiled a new 200-page website at www.munsonmachinery.com, offering information on the company's mixing/blending, size reduction and liquid/solid separation equipment deployed across all industries that process bulk solid...