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  • CJ CheilJedang Closes $1.8B Acquisition of Schwan’s

    CJ CheilJedang (CJCJ) announced the close of its $1.84 billion acquisition of Schwan’s Company on Monday, marking the completion of the South Korean firm’s biggest overseas merger and acquisition to date.  Under the terms of the deal, CJCJ purchased 80% of American...

  • Powder & Bulk Solids Featured in Combustible Dust Podcast

    Combustible dust research organization Dust Safety Science published a new episode of its podcast this week that features an interview with Powder & Bulk Solids Managing Editor John S. Forrester on media coverage of dust explosions and fires.  The organization’s founder,...

  • SunOpta Sells Soy and Corn Business to Pipeline for $66M

    Specialty foods and ingredients firm SunOpta Inc. recently closed the $66.5 million sale of its specialty and organic soy and corn business to Minneapolis, MN-based Pipeline Foods, a company press release announced Monday.  Under the terms of the deal, Pipeline assumed ownership of five U.S....

  • Carbon Monoxide Fumes at Pecan Plant Send 4 to Hospital

    Four workers at a Las Cruces, NM pecan processing plant received medical treatment after they were exposed to toxic carbon monoxide fumes last Sunday, the Las Cruces Police Department said in a release. Firefighters responded to a HAZMAT call at the plant at about 5 a.m., determining that six...

  • Eriez Promotes Klinge to Director, Strategic Sales-Aftermarket

    Dave Heubel, senior sales director of Eriez-USA, announces that John Klinge has been promoted to the newly created position of director, strategic sales-aftermarket. In this role, Klinge will head Eriez aftermarket business, which includes the company’s service, repair, and spare parts...

  • Scoular Names New Director of Occupational Safety

    American agribusiness The Scoular Company recently named Derek Farmer, formerly the health, safety and security manager at engineering company Arconic, as its new Director of Occupational Safety, the firm announced in a recent press release. Slated to join Scoular on March 4, Farmer will be based...

  • Beauty Products Maker Avon Sells Plant in China for $47M

    Beauty products manufacturer and marketer Avon Products Inc. announced last Friday that the company closed the sale of its production plant in Guangzhou, China to a subsidiary of South Korean firm LG Household & Health Care Ltd. TheFaceShop Ltd. acquired Avon’s shares in the facility for...

  • Richardson Buys Cooking Oil Brand Wesson, Production Site

    Canadian agribusiness and food processor Richardson International closed its acquisition of the American cooking oil brand Wesson after completing regulatory approvals and other closing requirements, the company announced Monday.  “This is a very exciting time for Richardson as we add...

  • Abbott Labs Investing $62M in Upgrades at Ohio Plant

    Health care products maker Abbott Laboratories is planning to invest $62 million in its Columbus, OH infant formula and adult nutrition products manufacturing plant to build a new structure and acquire new machinery and equipment, according to documents filed this month with the City of Columbus....

  • Solvay to Add Capacity for Soda Ash, Sodium Bicarbonate

    Specialty chemicals and advanced materials producer Solvay is launching a series of “efficiency programs” to increase production at its soda ash and sodium bicarbonate production facilities, the firm announced in a press release Monday. Over the next two years, the Belgian company will...