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  • 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...

  • Tuthill Names Director of Global Business Development

    Rick Wiedemann has joined Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems as director of global business development & Americas sales. Wiedemann comes from CST Industries out of the Kansas City area where he held positions of VP business & product development and VP sales & marketing. Previous...

  • Yargus Manufacturing Obtains NTEP Certification

    Yargus Manufacturing announces NTEP (National Type Evaluation Program) equipment Certificate of Conformance for its 20-tn hopper, 3000-lb micro hopper, a 50-tn weigh hopper, 18-tn vertical tapered screw blender, 16-tn rotary drum blender weigh hopper, and an 18-tn tower weigh hopper for individual...

  • Tyson Foods Launches Work Safety Project

    Tyson Foods’ Health and Safety Department has launched a pilot project designed to improve workplace safety communication, awareness, and practices, as well as provide more detailed data about safety. The findings of the pilot project, being conducted at nine plant locations, are...

  • Kraft Heinz Considering Three Plant Closures

    Kraft Heinz Co. is considering closing three upstate NY plants in a move to cut costs. “These three New York factories are under close review and an announcement about their future will be communicated in the next week or so,” said Kraft Heinz spokesman Michael Mullen. The...