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  • New Staff Member at K-State Bulk Solids Innovation Center

    Kansas State’s Bulk Solids Innovation Center announced Wednesday that Amit Gautam has been brought on as a postdoctoral fellow to research bulk solids storage and handling. Most recently working as a chemical engineer with industrial wastewater purification equipment maker AquaReUse, Gautam...

  • Tyson Foods Brings On Tom Hayes as New CEO

    Tyson Foods announced Monday that its chief executive officer Donnie Smith was stepping down and named its president, Tom Hayes, as his successor. The event coincided with the company’s release of a poor profit forecast for 2017 that dropped shares Multiple national news organizations...

  • Smithfield to Buy Hormel’s Farmer John, Saag’s Brands

    Smithfield Foods Inc. is in the process of purchasing Clougherty Packing LLC, a subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation that produces and processes pork products, for $145 million in cash, the companies announced Monday in separate press releases. Included in the transaction are the Farmer John and...

  • Pfizer Opening $200M Biotheraputics R&D Site in Missouri

    Biopharmaceutical company Pfizer is planning to build a research and development site in Chesterfield, MO, consolidating the company’s two existing sites in the St. Louis-area into a unified operation, multiple news organizations reported Tuesday. A spokesperson for the company told the St....

  • BASF Selling Inorganic Specialties Business to Edgewater

    BASF has agreed to sell its Inorganic Specialties business to Cleveland, OH-based private equity firm Edgewater Capital Partners LP for an undisclosed sum, the German chemical company announced Nov. 18. Included in the transaction are BASF’s Evans City, PA production site and the specialty...

  • PepsiCo to Acquire Probiotic Drink Maker KeVita

    PepsiCo Inc. said Tuesday that plans are afoot to acquire North America’s leading producer of fermented probiotic and kombucha beverages, KeVita, expanding the corporation’s health and wellness portfolio in the premium child beverage segment. Fortune Magazine reported that the price of...

  • Honeywell Establishes Research Chemicals Business

    Honeywell announced the establishment of a new chemicals business on Monday that aims to strengthen product partnerships with researchers. The new unit, Honeywell Research Chemicals, will operate under the company’s Fine Chemicals business and help provide a supply of reagents and solvents...

  • Eriez Promotes Goldner to Director-Export Sales

    Eriez vice president of sales and marketing Charlie Ingram announces the promotion of Andrew Goldner to director-export sales. Goldner rejoined Eriez in 2012 as export market development manager and served most recently as senior manager-exports. “This expanded role acknowledges...

  • GEAPS/K-State Release Distance Education Schedule for 2017

    The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) announced their 2017 distance education program schedule Monday, highlighting the 33 courses offered in the coming year for grain industry professionals. Two new courses will be introduced next year, GEAPS 456...

  • Eriez Invests $425K in New UK Rotor Manufacturing Site

    Separation technology provider Eriez is expanding its foothold in the UK with an investment of $425,000 in a new rotor manufacturing facility in South Wales, an expansion of its European manufacturing headquarters there. The decision was made “following a prolonged upturn in sales,” the...