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In a special award ceremony in Washington, DC, the Innovation Center for US Dairy announced the winners of the inaugural US Dairy Sustainability Awards, a program that recognizes dairy farms, dairy companies and collaborative partnerships for efforts that advance the sustainability of the dairy industry. Winners of the Elanco Award for Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability are: Blue Spruce Farm (Bridport, VT); Holsum Dairies, LLC (Hilbert, WI); and Werkhoven Dairy, Inc. (Monroe, WA).


Pump Solutions Group completed the acquisition of Maag Group for a purchase price of approximately $285 million.


TÜV SÜD America Inc.promoted Craig S. Casillas to the position of vice president of its Management Services (MS) Division in North America.


The Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced the 2012 board of directors and officers during its 95th Annual Meeting recently held in St. Petersburg, FL. Dean Douglas, president, Dover Pump Solutions Group, is the newly elected chairman of the board. Dennis Wierzbicki, general manager, Grundfos, USA, will assume the HI presidency. The new board includes three additional officers: Dave McKinstry, vice president, IMO Colfax, was re-elected to serve as vice president, technical affairs; John Miersma, president & CEO, Iwaki America, will serve as vice president, member services; and Andrew Warrington, president, Peerless Pump Company, is the new vice president, knowledge & education.


FutureCeuticals, Inc. announced the official opening of Applied BioClinical, Inc., a new bio-clinical research facility located in Irvine, CA.


HPC Foodservice selected TZA ProTrack Drivers Labor Management software to boost labor efficiencies and reduce costs across its delivery operations.


Triangle Package Machinery Company announced that Southeastern Packaging Equipment Sales, LLC joined the Triangle sales team.


Advantech, became a member of the Network Intelligence Alliance, an industry organization created to enhance collaboration and synergy among the network economy’s technology providers.

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