FMC Technologies, Inc.completed the spin-off of itsFoodTechand Airport Systems businesses into a publicly traded company namedJohn Bean Technologies Corporation(JBT). The spin-off was completed on July 31, 2008. JBT Corp. was founded by John Bean in the 1880s. Its spray pump technology was first used in the food industry and later adapted to airport de-icing systems.
Golden State Foodsannounced today two new members to its board of directors:Nabil N. El-Hage, professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, andMichael L. Waitukaitis, vice chairman of the board at Golden State Foods.
Unileveris completing the sale of its Lawry’s and Adolph’s branded seasoning blends and marinades businesses toMcCormick & Company, Inc.
TreeHouse Foods, Inc.appointedHarry J. Walshpresident ofBay Valley Foods, an operating company of TreeHouse. Walsh was senior vice president-operations of TreeHouse.D. Joe Coningleaves the post of president of Bay Valley Foods to assume the position of senior vice president-supply chain at the TreeHouse corporate office.
Clearly Canadian Brandssigned a letter of intent to acquireCrofters Food Ltd., one of North America’s largest producers and marketers of organic jams and spreads. The acquisition will more than double the size of Clearly Canadian Brands.
Campbell Soup Companyentered into an agreement to sell itsGenerale Condimentaire(GECO) business toLesieur, a company indirectly held by Sofiproteol, the financial arm of the French oilseed producers.
US Green Building Council’s LEED V3-certification bodies now include ABS Quality Evaluations, BSI Management Systems America, Bureau Veritas North America, DNV Certification, Intertek, KEMA-Registered Quality, Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance, NSF–International Strategic Registrations, SRI Quality System Registrar and Underwriters Laboratories-DQS.