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Kellogg to close N.C. plant, eliminate lines at Ohio plant

Kellogg Co. says it will close its Charlotte, N.C., snack manufacturing plant and eliminate two snack lines at its Cincinnati plant by the end of the year.


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Bimbo Bakeries to close Iowa bakery

Bimbo Bakeries USA will close its Sioux City, Iowa, bread production facility near the end of March.


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Wire Belt expands New Hampshire facility

Wire Belt of America held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 12 to celebrate the expansion of its Londonderry, N.H., facility.


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J. R. Short Milling names NutraSweet’s Petray as CEO

Craig R. Petray is the new CEO of the J.R. Short Milling Co., producer of ingredients for the snack food industry. Petray previously headed The NutraSweet Co. in Chicago and replaces interim CEO Jeff Hebble, effective Jan. 20. Hebble remains on the company’s board of directors.


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Supply-chain logistics

It’s never easy moving product through the supply chain. The continued evolution of logistics software, however, is making it easier for bakers and snack manufacturers to more efficiently track and move their products.


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Movement improvements

Bakers and snack manufacturers planning to replace or upgrade their conveyor systems this year will find plenty of new conveyor systems and belts to meet their needs.


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BakingTech 2014, BEMA Winter Summit to convene in Chicago

Plenty of educational sessions, networking opportunities and tabletop exhibits make BEMA’s Winter Summit on March 1 and the American Society of Baking’s BakingTech 2014, March 2-4 in Chicago, must-attend events for baking professionals and industry allieds. Both gatherings will be held at the Marriott in downtown Chicago.


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ABA convenes in Arizona

Educational sessions, networking opportunities and a luxurious environment in which to enjoy both await members of the American Bakers Association, the baking and allied trades industries and their guests, March 16-19 at the 2014 ABA Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.


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Bunge names CFO, VP of grain for North America

Bunge North America promotes George Allard to vice president and chief financial officer and names Matt Gibson vice president and general manager of its grain operations.


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Cookie, sweet-treat goodness

Located in Orem, Utah, Janey Lou’s exemplifies the state’s moniker—the Beehive State. Growing demand for the company’s scrumptious cinnamon rolls, generously-sized cookies, handmade Crispy Treats and numerous frozen dough products is keeping its management team and employees busy as bees.


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