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VFFS Manufacturer Opens North American HQs

Rovema GmbH ceased its ongoing partnership with Rovema Packaging Machines L.P. and opened a 27,000-square-foot facility in Norcross, Ga., that will serve as the headquarters for its new entity Rovema North America.
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AGRO Merchants Acquires Fruit Logistics Provider

AGRO Merchants Group, Alpharetta, Ga., completed the acquisition of Opticool B.V., located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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Budreck Truck Lines Breaks Ground on New Cooler, Freezer Building

Budreck Truck Lines, Bridgeview, Ill., broke ground on a new 46,500-square-foot freezer/cooler building located at 6053 W. Industrial Drive in Monee, Ill.
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Americold Opens Third Temperature-Controlled Facility in Idaho

Americold opened a new temperature-controlled facility in Heyburn, Idaho.
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Profile Industrial Packaging Expands Packaging Materials Plant

Profile Industrial Packaging announced plans to expand and relocate its manufacturing operations to a 200,000-square-foot facility in Avastar Park on Alpine Avenue in Walker, Mich.
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Crown Equipment Opens Industrial Forklift Engine Plant

Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen, Ohio, opened a 165,500-square-foot forklift engine facility in Troy, Ohio, designed to produce 2.4L LPG engines used in its Crown C-5 Series industrial forklifts.

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Frommelt Rebrands under Rite-Hite Name

Rite-Hite Holding Corp., Milwaukee, Wis., announced that its line of loading dock seal and shelter products previously branded as Frommelt will now be branded under the Rite-Hite name.
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ViskoTeepak Acquires Full-Line Food Packaging Supplier

ViskoTeepak, a Kenosha, Wis.-based manufacturer of cellulose, fibrous and plastic casings for the food industry, acquired Vista International Packaging, LLC, a full-line food packaging supplier to U.S. meat and poultry processors.
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Packaging Solutions Provider Opens New Manufacturing Facility

Plastic Package, Inc., Sacramento, Calif., announced plans to locate a new operation in La Porte, Ind., open for business in November.
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USCS Adds Cold Storage Facility to Unilever’s Tennessee Plant

United States Cold Storage, Inc. (USCS), Voorhees, N.J., announced plans to expand its Tennessee operations by adding a new distribution and warehouse facility next to Unilever’s plant in Covington, Tenn.
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Process Expo and International Dairy Show

McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
United States

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) announced that the two organizations will continue the successful co-location of their respective trade shows PROCESS EXPO and the International Dairy Show and that the next joint exhibition will take place September 15-18, 2015 in Chicago's McCormick Place.

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OSI, 2014 Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year

Find out how this global food provider secured a new supply chain global trading platform, opened a new culinary innovation center and continues to keep food safety top of mind.

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Engaging the Manufacturing Workforce to Drive Business Improvement

AIOE’s Workforce Development Solutions Group will soon release its work product, “The Engagement Framework”. This is a robust resource tool that both CPGs and suppliers should find useful in their organizations. Attendees will learn of the key attributes of Engagement, and cases and lessons learned on how to apply these guiding lessons within your company. The value proposition is fundamental to business success in our industry: business performance, competitive globally, recruitment and retention.

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