Bliss Bros Dairy, Attleboro, Mass., said it recently completed significant capital investments in plant facilities, including new processing equipment, and added several deeply experienced ice cream professionals to its team. The company, which has been producing quality ice cream and frozen desserts since 1929, now has additional capacity to co-pack dairy or nondairy frozen desserts in both bulk and packaged goods formats, including 3-gallon tubs, 48-to-64-ounce scround containers, and quarts and pints.
The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) announced the appointment of Jeremy Johnson to the newly created role of vice president of events. Johnson most recently served as IDDBA’s vice president of education. The new role combines IDDBA’s meetings and exhibit functions. In his new role, Johnson will oversee operations of IDDBA’s trade show and the organization’s meeting functions
Johnson is a 25-year veteran of Madison, Wis.-based IDDBA, serving multiple roles in the education arena, where he oversaw the organization’s What’s in Store Live (formerly Show & Sell Center), professional development, research and industry relations functions. IDDBA said Heather Prach, current director of education, will continue to lead the planning and implementation of the association’s educational resources.
ProMach, a Cincinnati-based provider of processing and packaging machinery solutions, said it acquired TechniBlend, a provider of engineered process systems for the liquid processing industry. The addition of TechniBlend significantly expands ProMach’s processing technologies portfolio, enhancing ProMach’s capacity to provide complete turnkey systems along any part of the production line.
Founded in 2008, TechniBlend provides a full suite of high-quality, technologically advanced liquid processing machinery and services across numerous market segments, ProMach said, including food, dairy, chemicals and household and personal care products. Its main area of expertise, however, is in the beverage processing market, providing solutions for beverages ranging from hot to cold, carbonated to noncarbonated, and alcoholic to nonalcoholic.
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 Tim Dining as its new chief operating officer. Dining joins the Admix leadership team with more than 30 years of experience leading manufacturing operations environments. His strengths in implementing manufacturing technologies and improving workflow processes will be instrumental as Admix continues to grow its product lines and implement lean principles.
Arla Foods Ingredients said it is introducing its milk fractionation technology to infant formula manufacturers, offering them several benefits in the production of organic products including an unconstrained supply based on high quality milk. The Viby, Denmark-headquartered company will share its expertise with brand owners and will produce organic, premium customized infant formulas at its Arinco plant in Videbaek, Denmark. Private label options will be available both as finished formulas and base powders. The company said the patented technology will carry the new name Origin by Arla Foods Ingredients.
Multivac, a Wolfertschwenden, Germany-based provider of packaging solutions for food, life science and healthcare products, as well as industrial items, said it is investing on the Indian subcontinent. The company is building a state-of the-art building complex for sales and production In Ghiloth, approximately 120 kilometers from Delhi, covering approximately 10,000 square meters of usable space. The investment amounts to 6.8 million euros and completion is planned for December 2022.
Givaudan, Geneva, and River Falls, Wis.-headquartered Fiberstar said they entered into an agreement allowing Givaudan to commercialize and use Fiberstar’s natural plant-based texturizing ingredient Citri-Fi. The collaboration will support the expansion of Givaudan’s Taste & Wellbeing portfolio while extending Fiberstar’s geographic footprint and research & development opportunities.
M & M Carnot, a Source Capital LLC platform company that specializes in industrial and commercial refrigeration equipment and controls, announced the acquisition of Kirkland, Wash.-headquartered Logix. The transaction merges complementary strengths to create a controls provider with unique capabilities to serve the Industrial refrigeration market with technological solutions.
Logix has been serving the industrial refrigeration market with innovative controls, said Annapolis, Md.-based M & M Carnot, providing solutions for wineries, cold storage warehouses, distribution centers and processing plants focusing on safety, efficiency, and sustainability. Logix continues to drive innovation with a newly developed CO2 system controller and an upgrade of the Axiom III processor featuring modern connectivity capability to meet customer demands for AI computing and IoT integration.
Dexter, Mich.-based Trucent said it relocated the Trucent Centrifuge Parts and Repair to the company’s new $2 million “purpose-built facility” in Noblesville, Ind., just north of Indianapolis. The 44,000-square-foot building is also the engineering and production plant for Trucent’s CentraSep product line of centrifuges and filtration systems.
Trucent said that relocating the facility from the south side of Indianapolis represents one of the last steps in fulfilling its goal of making the location a true Centrifuge Center of Excellence. The move allows the company to add the additional staff, service technicians, equipment and resources needed to continue to expand and accommodate the needs of customers located throughout North America.