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  • 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...

  • FEECO Partners with Microtrac to Improve Particle Testing

    Granulation and particle size enlargement solutions provider FEECO International and particle characterization instrumentation company Microtrac formed a strategic partnership to implement Microtrac’s patented 3D size and shape instrumentation in production processes, a FEECO press release...

  • Boral Ltd. Enters $2.6M Merger Agreement with Headwaters

    Australian building materials company Boral Ltd. has entered into a merger agreement with South Jordan, UT-based Headwaters Inc. for a value of $2.6 billion, the companies announced in separate press releases. Coverage by Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal said the transaction was a sign of...

  • Raytheon to Expand Missile Systems Site in Arizona

    Aerospace and defense company Raytheon announced plans Friday to expand the Tuscon, AZ headquarters of its Missile Systems business by adding 2000 jobs to the site over a five-year period. “These rewarding, high-technology job will support Raytheon’s growth and bring even more top...

  • Biomass Pellet Maker Breaks Ground on $229M Facility

    Highland Pellets LLC held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday for its $229 million wood pellet facility in Pine Bluff, AR, multiple news organizations reported Friday. Arkansas state Governor Asa Hutchinson was on hand to mark the opening of the manufacturing site, which will produce about 600,000...