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  • Kraft Heinz and Oprah Winfrey Announce Joint Venture

    The Kraft Heinz Co. and Oprah Winfrey announce a joint venture, Mealtime Stories LLC, whose mission is to create a new line of food that will make real, nutritious products more accessible to everyone. The initial offering will be ready to eat refrigerated products across multiple categories...

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  • World Feed Production Exceeds 1 Billion MT for First Time

    More than 1 billion MT of animal feed was produced globally in 2016, a record amount of production for a single year, according to the 2017 Alltech Global Feed Survey released on Wednesday. The record figure represents a 3.7% increase in production from the previous year, and a 19% jump since the...

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  • General Mills to Close Pillsbury Plant in Ontario

    General Mills is planning to close a Pillsbury plant in Midland, ON on Friday, cutting 100 local jobs, the Barrie [ON] Examiner reported Tuesday. The plant has been operational since 1952 and produces refrigerated baked goods and pizza, the newspaper reported. So far, General Mills has announced...

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  • Equipment from Former Pillsbury Dough Plant Up for Auction

    Over 2500 pieces of equipment from a former Pillsbury dough manufacturing plant in New Albany, IN will be auctioned on February 16 by New Mill Capital Holdings and Tiger Group, the companies announced by press release Wednesday. The live auction and simulatenous webcast auction includes bulk...

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  • Bob Evans Selling Restaurants in Shift to Packaged Foods

    Bob Evans Farms Inc. is selling all of the company’s iconic restaurants and acquiring a firm that produces potato products in a move to focus the company’s efforts on packaged foods, the New Albany, OH-based company announced Tuesday. Bob Evens will shed its restaurant assets to Golden...

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  • Study Finds Manufacturers Subject to 297,696 Regulations

    A new report by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) found that American manufacturing firms each face 297,696 regulatory “restrictions” on their operations imposed by the U.S. government The report, “Holding US Back: Regulation of the U.S. Manufacturing Sector,...

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  • Dust Collector Explosion, Fire Forces Plant Evacuation

    A dust explosion and fire at the NPR of America Inc. manufacturing plant in Grand Haven Township, MI on Saturday prompted the evacuation of workers from the site, the Grand Haven Tribune reported Monday. Three fire departments responded to the incident at about 5 p.m. finding workers had already...

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  • Mars Inc. to Invest $900M in U.S. Supply Chain

    Mars Inc., a global company producing pet care, confectionary, chocolate, food and other products, is investing $900 million in its American supply chain during 2017, the company announced Jan. 20. The move will add “many new American jobs” and “allow for more Mars products to be...

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  • Tenova Takraf Acquires FMC Technologies MHS

    Global mining and bulk material handling equipment supplier, Takraf, has acquired the assets of FMC Technologies’ Material Handling Systems (FMC MHS) business unit based in Lansdale, PA. For over 100 years, FMC MHS has been a global leader in providing material handling solutions to a...

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  • Equipment Tops Capital Expenditure Plans for 2017

    Over two-thirds of American manufacturers plan on making capital investments in equipment during 2017, according to a new survey of 250 manufacturing executives conducted by Leading Age Alliance (LEA Global). Among high-growth manufacturers surveyed, 77% said their companies will make capital...

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