People & Industry News: July 2019
ICONICS announced its 100% acquisition by MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION, subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions.
U.S. ROUNDTABLE FOR SUSTAINABLE BEEF
Developed by the U.S. ROUNDTABLE FOR SUSTAINABLE BEEF (USRSB), the U.S. BEEF INDUSTRY SUSTAINABILITY FRAMEWORK is the first-ever resource to demonstrate U.S. beef sustainability across the full value chain. The USRSB represents 30% of the nation’s cattle herd, with more than 20 billion pounds of beef processed and 100 million consumers.
STELLAR has relocated and reopened its industrial refrigeration parts and compressor shops in Jacksonville, Fla., and Fort Worth, Texas.
CARGILL will invest in ALEPH FARMS, a cultured meat company focused on growing complex varieties like steak.
DOVER completed the acquisition of the ALL-FLO PUMP COMPANY, which is now part of the Pump Solutions Group within Dover’s fluids segment.
GREIF, a supplier of industrial packaging products and services, has installed another blow molding machine to double its in-house production capacity for IBCs at its facility in Ede, Netherlands.
CIMCORP has received its largest order ever in the intralogistics market from MERCADONA, one of Spain’s leading grocery retailers.
TREEHOUSE FOODS INC.
TREEHOUSE FOODS INC. announced an agreement to sell its RTE cereal business to POST HOLDINGS.
KPM ANALYTICS acquired SIGHTLINE PROCESS CONTROL INC., which specializes in 3D color vision and automated inspection systems.
GABRIELLA’S KITCHEN INC.
GABRIELLA’S KITCHEN INC. entered into a letter agreement with Louise (Lulu) Sharpe, founder and president of Raw Chocolate Alchemy LLC, to acquire LULU’S CHOCOLATES, including its subsidiary, Lulu’s Medicinals.
STOP FOODBORNE ILLNESS
STOP FOODBORNE ILLNESS appointed MITZI D. BAUM as its new CEO. She takes the reins as the organization seeks to broaden its impact in the U.S. She succeeds retiring CEO Deirdre Schlunegger.
MEASUREMENT, CONTROL AND AUTOMATION
MCAA inducted KEN HOFFER, Hoffer Flow Controls Inc., into the Measurement, Control and Automation Hall of Fame.
READING BAKERY SYSTEMS
READING BAKERY SYSTEMS promoted TREMAINE HARTRANFT to director of technical sales. Since 2005, he has had positions of applications designer, project engineer and director of engineering.
MICHTER’S Distiller DAN MCKEE will assume the role of master distiller. He succeeds Pamela Heilmann, who is retiring.
KEY TECHNOLOGY appointed KAREL VAN VELTHOVEN as its advanced inspection systems product marketing manager.
FOUNDATION FOOD GROUP INC.
FOUNDATION FOOD GROUP appointed KIRBY CHILDS as its new vice president of food safety and technical services.