Alltech expands in Latin America with a new office in Paraguay. The expansion marks a total of 14 offices, nine manufacturing facilities, four distributors and 1,028 employees in the region.

Federal Mfg. moved its office personnel from its Walker’s Point neighborhood plant in Milwaukee, Wis., to its new 78,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility in Pewaukee, Wis.

Prolamina Corp. added a custom-built Totani BH80 pouching machine in its Neenah, Wis., facility. The machine was designed to support the demand for Pro-Pouch, a stand-up pouch which is custom- designed with a W-fold or auxiliary gusset and is 100% leakproof with pre-welded fitments. This is Prolamina’s second facility to be tooled with Totanis.

British Retail Consortium, an internationally recognized food safety standard, has awarded SCS Global Services a 5-star "excellent" rating, its highest rating for certification bodies accredited to audit their standard.

Symrise AG completed its acquisition of French Diana Group, a manufacturer of natural flavors. As part of the integration process Symrise will adapt its Flavor & Nutrition business in which Diana will be incorporated.

Cargill will be purchasing Archer Daniels Midland Co.'s global chocolate business for $440 million. The sale is expected to close in the first half of 2015.
VNE Corp., a member of Ehrenberg Group, acquired HPT (High Purity Technologies) in August.

Gram Equipment and WCB Ice Cream have merged. The combined companies will go forward together under the name of Gram Equipment.

Mettler Toledo released a new Dairy Solution Guide which provides suggestions and solutions to enhance product safety and consistency in dairy production facilities and quality control labs.


Mary Ellen Camire was named the 75th president of the Institute of Food Technologists in September.

Sidel, a leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, appointed Sebastien Geffrault as zone vice president for North America.

Triangle Package Machinery Co. appointed Ralph Hernandez as its new vice president of sales and marketing.