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  • B&G Foods Completes Acquisition of General Mills Brands

    B&G Foods Inc. has completed the acquisition of the Green Giant and Le Sueur brands, leaders in frozen and canned vegetables, from General Mills Inc. for $765 million in cash plus an inventory adjustment at closing of approximately $58 million. B&G Foods projects that the Green Giant...

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  • Prolamina and Ampac Merge to Form ProAmpac

    Packaging companies Prolamina and Ampac have merged to become ProAmpac. Private equity firm Wellspring Capital Management handled the merger. Under the ProAmpac name, four brand divisions will be managed including Prolamina, Ampac, Tulsack, and Business Deposits Plus. The four brands offer...

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  • Tuthill Names Director of Global Business Development

    Rick Wiedemann has joined Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems as director of global business development & Americas sales. Wiedemann comes from CST Industries out of the Kansas City area where he held positions of VP business & product development and VP sales & marketing. Previous...

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  • Yargus Manufacturing Names VP of Business Development

    Don Lauweryssen joins Yargus Manufacturing as VP of business development. Lauweryssen has over 25 years of experience in the agri-business sector related to sales-marketing, business development, strategic planning, and project development, as well as commodity handling and logistics. His...

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  • Yargus Manufacturing Obtains NTEP Certification

    Yargus Manufacturing announces NTEP (National Type Evaluation Program) equipment Certificate of Conformance for its 20-tn hopper, 3000-lb micro hopper, a 50-tn weigh hopper, 18-tn vertical tapered screw blender, 16-tn rotary drum blender weigh hopper, and an 18-tn tower weigh hopper for individual...

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  • Tyson Foods Launches Work Safety Project

    Tyson Foods’ Health and Safety Department has launched a pilot project designed to improve workplace safety communication, awareness, and practices, as well as provide more detailed data about safety. The findings of the pilot project, being conducted at nine plant locations, are...

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  • Kraft Heinz Considering Three Plant Closures

    Kraft Heinz Co. is considering closing three upstate NY plants in a move to cut costs. “These three New York factories are under close review and an announcement about their future will be communicated in the next week or so,” said Kraft Heinz spokesman Michael Mullen. The...

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  • Snyder's-Lance to Acquire Diamond Foods Inc.

    Snyder's-Lance Inc. and Diamond Foods Inc. announced Thursday that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Snyder's-Lance will acquire all outstanding shares of Diamond Foods in a cash and stock merger transaction for approximately $1.91 billion, including the assumption...

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  • Three Million Non-Fatal Workplace Injuries, Illnesses

    Results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses show that private industry employers reported nearly three million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2014. While the total recordable cases incidence rate fell 0.1 cases per 100 full-time...

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  • General Mills Considering Closing Two Facilities

    General Mills today announced a preliminary decision to close its manufacturing facility in East Tamaki, New Zealand, as well as a proposal that could lead to the closure of its manufacturing facility in Berwick, UK. The preliminary decision on the New Zealand plant is subject to consultation...

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