Prolamina and Ampac, which recently merged global flexible packaging firms, has a new corporate name, ProAmpac. 

Glanbia and its joint venture partners in Southwest Cheese are expanding its cheese and whey production plant in Clovis, N.M.  The expansion, which is expected to be completed in two years, will increase milk processing capacity by almost 30% and create an additional 50 jobs, according to Glanbia.

Cargill is closing its plant in Lititz, Pa., on Broad Street in January, and will shift production of these offerings to Cargill’s other, more modern and efficient plants in Mount Joy, Lititz (West Lincoln Avenue) and Hazleton, Pa.; Milwaukee; and Ontario, Canada.

L.V. Lomas is now CP Kelco’s exclusive distributor for all its products sold into food, consumer and industrial applications in the United States.

The AOAC Research Institute approved a method extension for the DuPont BAX System real-time PCR assay for Salmonella to include enrichment protocols using Actero Salmonella Enrichment Media from FoodChek Systems. Included in this method extension are protocols for two new sample types, including milk chocolate and chocolate liquor.

GEA has built a complete processing plant for infant formula production for Yashili, one of the big three producers for the Chinese market. The new plant in Pokeno, New Zealand, 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Auckland, was completed on time and has started production.

iTi Tropicals Inc., a supplier of tropical and exotic fruit juice concentrates and purees in North America, launched its new website

Nelson-Jameson and its sister company Kaestner LLC have entered a strategic partnership with Valcour Process Technologies. Valcour specializes in offering process technologies, equipment, systems, lines and project solutions for the cheese, yogurt and dairy production markets.

Unity Scientific was acquired by Union Park Capital. Unity Scientific will continue operating under the same Unity brand and from the same manufacturing and technology center in Brookfield, Conn.

Thiele Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of high-speed integrated packaging equipment solutions, has acquired select products from Pitney Bowes (formerly marketed as Pitney Bowes Direct Mail Solutions) and Sure-Feed Engineering.