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  • Bayer Revises Proposal to Purchase Monsanto

    Bayer AG has revised its offer to purchase the St. Louis-based Monsanto after the agriculture product giant rejected the German pharmaceutical and chemical company’s initial offer this May, the companies acknowledged in separate press releases issued Thursday. Bayer said it boosted its all-...

  • ConAgra Files SEC Documents on Lamb Weston Split

    ConAgra Foods announced Wednesday that documents were filed with the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to its planned separation into two independent companies: Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. and Conagra Brands Inc. A Form 10 Registration Statement was recently filed with the SEC,...

  • Intelligrated Webinar to Highlight Polybag Handling

    Intelligrated, a provider of automated material handling solutions, is presenting a webinar on polybag handling this July discussing drivers of packaging changes and strategies for automated systems, the Cincinnati-based company announced Wednesday. Part of the company’s “On the Move...

  • Franklin Miller Opens Expanded Manufacturing Facility

    Franklin Miller Inc. celebrated the grand opening of an 11,000 sq ft expansion to its Livingston, NJ-based manufacturing facility at a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 12. New offices, a test facility, and a high bay manufacturing area were added to the company’s existing facility. The...

  • OSHA Fines Manufacturer $197k for Explosion, Fire Hazards

    A Queensbury, NY manufacturer is facing $197,820 in fines from the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after inspectors found that the company exposed its employees to uncorrected explosion hazards and recurring fire and fall hazards, the agency...

  • Hapman Partners with Mavind

    Hapman, a designer and manufacturer of tailored conveyors, bulk material handling equipment, and fully integrated systems for more than 70 years, announces a licensee partnership with Mavind Industria Mecanica LTDA, Belo Horizonte/MG, Brazil. Mavind has built strong business relationships in...

  • Fauske & Associates - The Netherlands Opens

    Fauske & Associates (FAI) - The Netherlands, a new engineering and testing thermal hazards laboratory located in Geleen, officially opened July 4. "We are pleased to further meet the direct needs of many of our European customers," said Fauske & Associates LLC president Kris...

  • Spying on Chemistry in Real-Time

    Scientists at the University of Bath will soon be able to watch chemical reactions happen in real-time, helping them to develop new and better catalysts for a range of key future applications, including making high-performance biodegradable plastics, producing hydrogen fuel from water, and...

  • World’s First Industrial Aerospace Additive Plant Planned

    Norsk Titanium AS, a global producer of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured, structural titanium components, is engaging in a program with the State of New York and SUNY Polytechnic Institute to open be the world’s first industrial-scale metal additive manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh,...

  • Africa’s Largest Coca-Cola Bottler Begins Operations

    Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) – the brand’s largest bottler on the continent – celebrated its first day of operations on July 4 at its headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, the soft drink company announced by press release. 40% of all Coca-Cola beverage volumes in...