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RedPrairie and JDA Software announced that JDA and affiliates of RedPrairie have entered into a definitive merger agreement. The combined entity will offer a broad portfolio of solutions and services to manage global supply chains.

 

Siemens Industry, Inc. plans to open an assembly and manufacturing plant as part of the company’s drives technologies division, mechanical drives business unit.  The 45,600-sq.-ft. facility will be located in the city of Mauldin in Greenville County, SC. 

 

Crispy Green is relocating its corporate headquarters to 10 Madison Road in Fairfield, NJ, doubling its current space.

 

Golden State Foods, a US diversified food processor and distributor, acquired KanPak China, a manufacturer to the quick service restaurant industry, located in Xiantao City (Hubei Province). The company is now the 51 percent majority owner of KanPak China.

 

Giorgio Fresh Company and Modern Mushroom Farms reached an agreement to transition the Modern Mushroom fresh mushroom business to the Giorgio family of brands.

 

LycoRed secured a multi-million dollar agreement with Shanghai Lithy Foods Material Co., Ltd., a leading distributor of botanical extracts and nutrient pharmaceuticals for dietary supplements.

 

DuPont Packaging announced a call for entries in the 25th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, the industry’s longest-running, independently judged competition. Entry forms and guidelines are available at www.packaging.dupont.com.  The deadline for entries is Feb. 28, 2013. 

 

A M King Construction promoted Jon Miller from preconstruction to business development manager of regional industrial projects.

 

Provisur Technologies appointed Brian Perkins as its new vice president of global product management.

 

Dixon, a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of hose fittings and accessories, acquired Eagle America, Inc.  

 

Ruan Transportation Management Systems, a member of the Innovation Center for US Dairy’s Sustainability Council, recently received the US Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 SmartWay Excellence Award.

 

Stay Fresh Foods, LLC, a contract high-pressure processing (HPP) services provider, is opening a new facility in Meriden, CT.

 

Spiroflow Systems, Inc. acquired a new 109,000-sq.- ft. manufacturing facility at 1609 Airport Road, Monroe, NC.

 

Linde North America has received FSSC 22000 certification (a GFSI scheme) for its 19 beverage-grade carbon dioxide (CO2) facilities.

 

DeltaTRAK, a provider of cold chain, environmental monitoring and food safety management solutions, announced the opening of a new affiliate company, DeltaTRAK Internacional Mexico, in Guadalajara, Mexico.

 

Ulrich Turck, managing director, Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG and Turck Holding GmbH, was elected chairman of The Fieldbus Foundation Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Executive Advisory Council (EAC) for the next annual term of office.

 

McLaren Software, a provider of engineering document control and project collaboration solutions, announced its merger with FMx Ltd following the acquisition by McLaren’s parent company the Idox Group.

 

HRS Heat Exchangers, a heat transfer specialist, and Kapp Nederland, a heat transfer consultant, together have supplied HRS DTA series heat exchangers to D.E. Master Blenders 1753 for its new pilot plant located in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

 

Kurt Schmidt, deputy executive vice president in charge of Nestlé Nutrition, left the company. Nestlé’s board of directors appointed Luis Cantarell as head of Nestlé Nutrition. Cantarell will assume this role in addition to his current responsibilities as president and CEO of Nestlé Health Science.

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