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Shearer’s Foods family leaders to step down after sale

September 6, 2012

The founding family leadership of Brewster, Ohio-based snack food maker Shearer’s Foods, which has been purchased by Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm in Chicago, will be stepping down. Wind Point says the transaction is expected to close in October. Terms weren’t disclosed.

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Peerless Food Equipment launches interactive website

September 5, 2012

Peerless Food Equipment’s new interactive website supports the commercial bakery and food industries.

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National Confectioners Association president Larry Graham to retire in 2014

August 29, 2012

After 22 years, National Confectioners Association (NCA) president Larry Graham plans to retire in 2014; the association prepares for a smooth transition of leadership. Graham has overseen significant changes in the association’s structure and intends to be actively involved in the recruiting process and transition to ensure an organized change of leadership.

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DuPont Co. to sponsor the Conference at PACK EXPO education program

August 29, 2012

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), sponsor of PACK EXPO, says DuPont will sponsor the Conference at PACK EXPO education program. The conference runs Oct. 29-31, concurrently with PACK EXPO International 2012, Oct. 28-31, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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Bay State Milling buys T.J. Harkins Inc. and subsidiaries

August 29, 2012

The Quincy, Mass.-based flour and grain-based products provider says it’s acquiring T.J. Harkins Basic Commodity Brokers Inc. and subsidiaries, a supplier of natural, nutritious and flavorful ingredients for grain-based foods. Harkins also supplies sesame and edible seeds, sweet spices, ancient grains, specialty grain flours and grain blends.

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tna appoints first on-the-ground representative in Egypt

August 29, 2012

Sydney, Australia-based global packaging solutions supplier tna has appointed Mohamed Hussein regional sales manager, tna Middle East.

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Bosch receives environmental award from Wisconsin DNR

August 28, 2012

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recognizes Bosch’s commitment to superior environmental performance.

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Wind Point to acquire Shearer’s Foods

August 28, 2012

Wind Point partners with former Sara Lee–North America CEO to acquire the largest producer of private-label salty snacks in North America.

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Lloyd Pans’ pie pans available online

August 27, 2012

The Spokane Valley, Wash.-based company offers an extensive line of heavy-duty pie pans for commercial bakeries.

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Equipment Briefs: August 2012

August 22, 2012
Read about new snack and bakery industry equipment.

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