People and Industry News: April 2019
GEA secured an order from the SHIJIAZHUANG JUNLEBAO DAIRY CO. in China to supply the country’s largest spray dryer, to manufacture infant formula at a planned capacity of 6 tons per hour. The project has already begun, with commercial production scheduled in the second quarter of 2020.
MAPLE LEAF FOODS
The NORTH AMERICAN MEAT INSTITUTE recognized four MAPLE LEAF plants in Ontario for workplace safety. Three that received an Award of Honor are Speedvale in Guelph, Cappola in Toronto and Walker Drive in Brampton. Toronto Poultry received the Award of Merit.
THE AUSTIN COMPANY
THE AUSTIN COMPANY was selected by an international food ingredients producer to provide complete EPC/design-build services for a new protein isolates production plant in Nebraska. The plant is part of an investment program by the producer to advance core strategic high-growth and high-value product platforms.
UNILEVER has acquired the holding company of GRAZE, a UK-based healthy snacks manufacturer founded in 2008.
SACO FOODS, maker of Dolci Frutta, has acquired CALIFORNIA SUN DRY FOODS, a sun-dried tomatoes processor.
INDEGY announced the integration between its Indegy Industrial Cybersecurity Suite and IBM’S QRadar Security Intelligence Platform, bridging the gap between IT and OT environments.
GALBRAITH construction moved to a new location in Carlisle, Pa.
PROMACH completed its acquisition of CODE TECH, a provider of inkjet marking and coding solutions.
PPC FLEXIBLE PACKAGING
PPC FLEXIBLE PACKAGING acquired Pewaukee, Wis.-based HFM PACKAGING LTD.
FPS FOOD PROCESS SOLUTIONS
FPS acquired majority control of CHARLOTTETOWN METAL PRODUCTS, a builder of custom food processing equipment, based in Prince Edward Island, Canada.
BECKHOFF AUTOMATION appointed KEVIN BARKER as its new president to manage business operations in the U.S. He assumes the role previously held by Aurelio Banda.
HORMEL FOODS CORPORATION appointed JAMES N. SHEEHAN as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
AGROPUR COOPERATIVE named ROGER MASSICOTTE as its new president, succeeding René Moreau, who retired.
LITEHOUSE’S Board of Directors appointed KELLY PRIOR as the company’s new president. Prior, who joined Litehouse in 2002, was also named as a board member.
TOMRA President and CEO STEFAN RANSTRAND was named “best CEO in the sustainable resource management industry” in the European CEO Awards, organized by international business magazine “European CEO.”
TREEHOUSE FOODS appointed DEAN GENERAL as senior vice president and chief commercial officer.
MAGLINE, a manufacturer of material handling equipment, appointed FRAN BRIDGES as vice president of engineering.