People & Industry News: December 2016
Amcor Rigid Plastics, manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging, has completed the acquisition of Sonoco’s Global Plastics blow molding business in North America.
The Global Cold Chain Alliance announced that Fisher Construction Group has won the inaugural International Association for Cold Storage Construction Built by the Best Award for a joint cold storage and food processing facility for Lineage Logistics and Titan Frozen Fruit.
JBT Corporation, a food and beverage technology solutions provider, announced the purchasing completion of Tipper Tie for $160 million.
AdvancePierre Foods, producer and distributor of entrées and snacks, announced it has completed the acquisition of Allied Specialty Foods, Inc., a manufacturer of raw and cooked beef and chicken Philly steak products, for $60 million.
TricorBraun announced an extensive European expansion and will change the name from Packaging Design Limited to TricorBraun Limited.
Klöckner Pentaplast has acquired Farmamak, the rigid film solution provider in Turkey and the surrounding regions.
Brynwood Partners VII LP announced that its majority-owned portfolio company, Harvest Hill Beverage Company, has acquired the beverage manufacturing assets of Faribault Foods, Inc. Based in Stamford, CT, Harvest Hill was formed in June 2014 to acquire the Juicy Juice brand from Nestlé USA, Inc.
KHS Group’s new assembly shop at the plant in Hamburg is completed and added an additional capacity of 2,500 square meters.
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, announced the acquisition of MaxEAM, a software company with complementary applications.
Leading Brands, Inc. announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to sell its Edmonton bottling plant land and building.
Stratas Foods has completed the purchase of Supreme Oil Company, based in Englewood, NJ.
Stellar, a design, engineering, construction and mechanical services firm, has promoted Brian Kappele to executive vice president, food & beverage facility services. Brian Reeves has also been promoted to vice president of operations in refrigeration services.
MOCON, Inc., a provider of instruments and services for testing, measuring and analyzing invisible gases, promoted Alan Traylor to director of product management.
TricorBraun Design & Engineering Group promoted Matthew Ramsdell to vice president, design and engineering.
HORN FoodTech named Nick Gray as account manager covering the Southwest territories for its technical sales team.
Packaging marketing specialist, Nikki Clark, has been appointed group marketing manager at LINPAC.
Michter’s Distillery has promoted Pamela Heilmann to the position of master distiller, previously held by Willie Pratt, who will be transitioning to master distiller emeritus. Vice President Andrea Wilson will add master of maturation to her duties, and Distillery Manager Dan McKee will move up to the distiller position.
Nathan LaFleur has been hired as a design engineer and Jonathan Cobb as purchasing manager at W.M. Sprinkman Corporation, which provides sanitary, stainless steel processing solutions for the dairy and craft brewing industries.
Fristam Pumps named Tom Garrity OEM manager.