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  • Tyson Sells Sara Lee Frozen Bakery to Private Equity Firm

    Private equity firm Kohlberg & Company recently closed its acquisition of Sara Lee Frozen Bakery from Tyson Foods, a press release by the purchased company said Monday. The newly-formed spin-off company contains the former Tyson brands Van’s, Bistro Collection, Sara Lee, and...

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  • Nestle Opens New U.S. Head Office in Virginia

    Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday to mark the opening of its new U.S. headquarters located in Arlington, VA, the company announced in a press release.  Housing Nestle USA’s corporate functions and its Beverage, Baking & Global...

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  • Fiber Cement Maker Invests $120M in U.S. Plant Expansion

    Japanese fiber cement siding producer Nichiha Corporation plans to invest $120 million in a project to expand its manufacturing facility in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia, according to a press release issued Wednesday by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.  “Nichiha is a valued member of...

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  • Henkel to Build New Automated Logistics Center in Spain

    Chemicals, adhesives, and consumer products maker Henkel plans to build a new automated warehouse in Spain and expand its production capabilities for liquid detergents in the country, the German company announced in a July 25 press release. Slated to become operational in 2020, the facility...

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  • Land O’ Lakes Names New CEO and President

    The board of directors of agricultural cooperative Land O’ Lakes recently named Beth Ford as its newest president and chief executive officer as the company’s current top executive Chris Policinski prepares to retire. The incoming leader will assume her post on Aug. 1, a company press...

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  • U.S. Pork Returns to Argentina After More Than 20 Years

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue held an event on Monday to celebrate a new trade development allowing U.S. pork firms to export their products to Argentina for the first time in more than two decades, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced in a press release.  “The...

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  • BASF to Expand Isoindoline Yellow Pigments Output by 70%

    German chemicals giant BASF announced plans Tuesday to boost its output of isoindoline yellow pigments by 70% over the next several years through a multi-million-euro investment.  The company plans to complete the capacity expansion by 2020. Isoindoline yellow pigments are weather...

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  • Georgia-Pacific to Build $150M Softwood Lumber Mill

    Paper and building products manufacturer Georgia-Pacific LLC is investing $150 million to open a new mill in Albany, GA as the firm expands its production of softwood lumber, a company press release announced Tuesday.  “Albany was an attractive fit for this facility because of...

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  • OSHA Fines Gavilon Grain $507K for Storage Bin Deaths

    The operator of a Kansas grain bin is facing hefty penalties from U.S. occupational safety regulators after two workers died after becoming engulfed by soybeans in a storage vessel.  On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced...

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  • Wood Pellet Manufacturer to Open $8.1M Plant in SC

    Wood pellet manufacturer Ridgeland Pellet Company LLC revealed plans Thursday to invest $8.1 million to open a new production plant in Ridgeland, SC, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce announced in a press release.  The firm said it will acquire an existing facility in the Jasper County...

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