Posts Tagged ‘food processing’

Hood wants documents on failed beef plant

by Associated Press Published: October 10,2011

Tags: beef, cattle, courts, federal government, food, food processing, livestock, manufacturing, scam, scheme, state government

JACKSON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has asked a federal court to turn over grand jury records from the U.S. government’s investigation into the now-defunct beef plant as he prepares for a civil lawsuit. The beef plant opened in Oakland in August 2004 but lasted less than three months. In January 2005, the operator […] [...]

Allens expansion good for sweet potato growers

by Wally Northway Published: June 30,2010

Tags: agriculture, expansions, food, food processing, grocers, mergers and acquisitions

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. — Allens Inc., the largest privately held vegetable company in the U.S., announced upcoming expansions in Van Buren, Ark., and Oakfield, N.Y., and a new plant acquisition in Ft. Worth, Texas. The Texas acquisition provides a platform to continue to aggressively grow canned business in Texas, the Southwest and West. The Arkansas […] [...]

Sanderson Farms plans to build new plant

by Wally Northway Published: March 30,2010

Tags: agriculture, expansion, food processing, manufacturing, poultry

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. has made public plans to locate a potential new poultry complex near Goldsboro, N.C. The construction of the new complex is subject to various contingencies, including obtaining satisfactory state and local incentives, locating suitable property, obtaining necessary permits and the approval of the company’s lenders of an amendment to its […] [...]

Florida company acquires AQF, SQM

by Wally Northway Published: March 9,2010

Tags: food processing, manufacturing, mergers and expansion

PONTOTOC — H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a global private equity investment firm based in Miami, announced that an affiliate has acquired Albertville Quality Foods (AQF) and Southern Quality Meats (SQM). Terms were not disclosed. AQF and SQM provide specialized further processing services for protein-based products. The companies specialize in poultry- and pork-based products, and focus on […] [...]

IST, Producers teaming on ‘green’ project

by Wally Northway Published: November 4,2009

Tags: agriculture, food processing, manufacturing

GREENVILLE — Ed Johnson, CEO of the Delta Economic Development Center, announced that International Silica Technologies, LLC, (IST) has signed a letter of intent to co-site its initial StratoSil high-purity silica production facility with Producers Rice Mill (Producers) in Greenville. In addition to the new IST plant at the Producers rice mill, an associated off-site […] [...]

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