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  • Jenike & Johanson to Present at AIChE Meeting

    Jenike & Johanson’s John Carson and Thomas Baxter will be speaking at the annual AIChE meeting, November 8-13 in Salt Lake City, UT. The Jenike team will be presenting three topics: Powder Characterization and Trouble-Shooting Methods for Successful Process Scale-Up...

  • American Chemical Society Elects New President

    Allison A. Campbell was elected as the 2016 American Chemical Society president-elect, the organization announced this week. Campbell, associate laboratory director at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has been a member of ACS since 1984, and has received a number of awards and honors from...

  • The Armor Group Acquires Processall

    The Armor Group Inc. has acquired the assets of Processall Inc., located in Woodlawn, OH. This acquisition will add a new product segment of industrial mixers, dryers, and reactors to Armor’s diverse line of industrial equipment. Armor plans to grow this business from a niche market to a...

  • Kraft Heinz Closing Seven Plants, Cutting 2600 Jobs

    Michael Mullen SVP of corporate and government affairs, Kraft Heinz, announced Wednesday that the company will be closing seven factories in the U.S. and Canada, and cutting 2600 jobs over the next two years. The factories that will be closing are in Fullerton and San Leandro, CA, Federalsburg...

  • DuPont Announces Consolidations, Leadership Changes

    DuPont announced the consolidation of its DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers business with its DuPont Performance Polymers business, as well as the consolidation of the DuPont Protection Technologies business with the DuPont Building Innovations business. Both consolidations will be...

  • ConAgra Foods to Sell Private Label Operations

    ConAgra Foods Inc. has reached a definitive agreement to sell its private label operations to TreeHouse Foods for approximately $2.7 billion in cash, excluding transaction-related expenses. “The sale of our private label business marks another important milestone as we remake ConAgra...

  • New Material Handling Website Unveiled

    A new website from material handling product manufacturer MODRoto, www.modroto.com, showcases reusable, bulk containers. Featuring photo galleries, in-action videos, customer case studies, and product literature offered as free, downloadable pdfs, the new website provides material handling...

  • Dow Chemical to Build R&D Facility

    The Dow Chemical Co. has signed an agreement with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to expand its facilities at the KAUST Research & Technology Park with the construction of a new Dow Middle East Research and Development (R&D) Center. “This expansion...

  • 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...

  • 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...