Business Briefs

Gonnella Baking Co., Chicago, is continuing its tradition of supporting Chicago’s pro sports franchises this winter by serving as the hot dog bun supplier for the Chicago Bulls and the United Center for the 2006-07 season.
Italian-style bread and roll maker D’Ambrosio Bakery, LLC has acquired certain assets of the Vilotti-Pisanelli Baking Co. The strategic alliance between the two family-held businesses combines 170 years of talent and experience. The transition will result in 35% production growth.
Belcolade of Belgium has redesigned its Web site,, to reflect the company’s current identity and to better serve its customers. The new structure is easy to navigate and helps visitors find the right information more efficiently.
Performance Food Ingredients Co., St. Louis, has purchased the SensoryEffects business unit of Loders Croklaan. SensoryEffects are specialized lipid-based inclusions that deliver flavor, aroma, color, texture and nutrients such as Omega-3 to food products.
Walker Stainless Equipment Co., New Lisbon, Wis., has been purchased by a private investment firm. The corporation now will go by Walker Engineered Products. Day-to-day operations and customer service will not change.
Schenck AccuRate, Whitewater, Wis., has appointed Hastik-Baymont, Inc. its exclusive representative in the states of Texas and Oklahoma. The company also has named PROTECH Equipment Co. its exclusive representative covering most of the state of Kentucky and the southern halves of Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia. In addition, Schenck has appointed Adams Brothers, Inc. its exclusive representative in the states of Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Eastern Tennessee.
Loders Croklaan, Channahon, Ill., has announced that its North American plant has earned a “superior” rating for from the American Institute of Baking (AIB) for the second year in a row. The company is a leading producer of oils and fats.