As a step toward its carbon positive by 2025 goal, Horizon Organic said it published an executive summary of its life cycle assessment (LCA) on Horizon Organic whole-milk half gallons, providing a look at the brand's carbon footprint and the next steps the brand will take to reduce emissions. Horizon Organic, a brand of Broomfield, Colo.- and White Plains, N.Y.-based Danone North America, is aiming to achieve carbon neutrality — and then go beyond by removing or preventing additional carbon from entering the atmosphere, becoming carbon-positive.

The results of the LCA on Horizon Organic’s whole-milk half gallon confirmed that two-thirds of the brand’s greenhouse gas emissions come from on-farm activities such as soil management, enteric fermentation, manure management and milking. The remaining one-third of emissions come from off-farm activities such as manufacturing, transportation, final product, packaging and end-of-life, the brand said.


Idaho Milk Products said it promoted Pratishtha Verma to the position of research and development (R&D) scientist. In her new role, she will be working on ingredient applications aimed at increasing the protein load, as well as developing new application areas for milk ingredients. She will also be assisting Idaho Milk Products’ customers with any application-related challenges and issues.

Verma came to Jerome, Idaho-based Idaho Milk Products in 2020 as a management trainee in the R&D department. She was responsible for setting up laboratory test protocols for high-protein foods, setting up standard operating procedures for product processing, quality assurance testing and shelf-life testing for high-protein foods using milk protein ingredients and permeate powders, the company said.


The Hydraulic Institute (HI), the largest association of pump manufacturers and suppliers to the pump industry in North America, said it installed new leadership during its 2021 virtual annual conference. During this conference, DeLancey Davis, president of Franklin Electric Industrial, transitioned from board president into the chairman role, and Brian Sweeney, president of Crane Pumps & Systems, was elected as the new board president, each for a two-year term. 

In addition, three new members joined the board for three-year terms, the Parsippany, N.J.-based organization said. They include Kerby Pope, president and general manager, Patterson Pump Co.; Jeffery De Vaul, chief operating officer and president, Leistritz Advanced Technologies Corp.; and Trygve Dahl, vice president and general manager, Intelliquip, an FPX company.

The following additions were also confirmed to fill vacancies: vice president of education, Andrew LeBlanc, product manager, Grundfos, term ending February 2022; and board member, Brian Edwards, managing director, Sulzer, term ending February 2023.


Ross Controls said it is celebrating its first 100 years, thanks to the continued support from its customers, employees, business partners and shareholders all over the world. To further honor its centennial anniversary, the Ferndale, Mich.-based designer and manufacturer of pneumatic valves, control systems, fluid power safety solutions and poppet valve technology is introducing a new marketing campaign. The campaign recognizes the evolution the company is experiencing through product expansion and company acquisitions.


Stäubli Corp., Duncan, S.C., said its new TS2 SCARA series innovative four-axis robots won one of the most coveted international design awards: the Red Dot Design Award 2021 in the "Product Design" category.

"We are very proud to receive this prestigious prize,” said Christophe Coulongeat, group division manager, Stäubli Robotics. “It rewards the passion and commitment of the Stäubli teams designing products and solutions with unmatched performance, precision and reliability to various environments from harsh to sterile.”


Admix Inc., a Londonderry, N.H.-based manufacturer of hygienic and industrial mixing equipment serving the food/beverage, chemical, cosmetic and pharmaceutical markets, announced the appointment of Thom Hansen as chief operating officer. Hansen will play a key role in advancing the company’s manufacturing, assembly, supply chain, and regulatory compliance efficiencies through lean principles and process improvement methodologies. He joins Admix with deep operational experience and a record of achieving substantial efficiencies at highly successful and innovative supplier and contract manufacturing companies across sectors that include industrial, medical, aerospace, defense and high-tech.


Tate & Lyle PLC, a London-headquartered provider of food and beverage solutions and ingredients, announced the launch of Stabiliser University, a new online modular course designed to help formulators and food scientists solve even the toughest stabilizer formulation challenges. The first module, “Stabilizer Fundamentals,” will take place at 9 a.m. (CDT) on April 13 2021. The one-hour session will cover the basic principles of formulating with stabilizers, challenges stabilizers can solve in food and beverage formulations, and how manufacturing and processing can impact formulation choices. Registration is free and accessible here.