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Bimbo Bakeries USA, Horsham, PA,
said it will cease production at its
baking plant in Hastings, NE, in early

Jill MacRae was hired as vice-president of sales and marketing at The Bakery Cos.


Flowers Foods, Inc. promoted J.T. Rieck to vice-president
of investor relations and financial analysis, Mary Krier to
senior vice-president of communications and corporate
responsibility, and Chad Johnson to vice-president of distributor communications.


Philip M. Kafarakis has been named president of the
Specialty Food Association.


AAK USA, Inc., Edison, NJ, hired Jim Rethore as vicepresident, operations, and James S. Jones as vice-president,
customer innovation.


Briess Malt & Ingredients Co., Chilton, WI, announced
that Gordon Lane, president and CEO, retired effective July Cogswell
28, and was succeeded by Ryan O'Toole.
Capway Automation, Inc., York, PA, hired Mark Sanders
as a member the automation sales team.


Jeff Lynn has joined Cavanna Packaging USA, Duluth, GA,
as key accounts manager
Theresa Cogswell was hired as innovation program director, bakery at Corbion, Lenexa, KS.


The Middleby Corp.'s Industrial Bakery Group, Plano TX,
named Scott McCally vice-president of engineering and
Rick Rodarte vice-president of operations.


In Memoriam


Jack Karp, former president and CEO of L. Karp & Sons, Inc., died
July 22. He was 80 years old. The third generation of his family to run
the business, Mr. Karp guided his company through meteoric growth
and directional change before selling it to CSM in 1999. Mr. Karp
is survived by his wife, Betsy, sons Josh and Jeremy, nephews Lewis
Karp and Glenn Soled, and seven grandchildren. 


Sterrett "Red" Campbell, who originated the design and manufacture
of truly revolutionary equipment for the baking industry, died July
28. He was 84 years old. A 2010 inductee into the American Society of
Baking's Baking Hall of Fame, Mr. Campbell was the founder of two
equipment companies and the holder of several dozen-milestone patents that revolutionized high-speed bread and roll production.

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Gluten-free product manufacturers
Glutino, Paramus, NJ, and Udi's,
Denver, raised $10,500 in a campaign
for the Celiac Disease Foundation.
Utz Quality Foods, Inc., Hanover,
PA, entered into an agreement to
acquire Golden Enterprises, Inc.,
Birmingham, AL, manufacturer and
distributor of Golden Flake Snack
Foods, for about $146 million.
Weston Foods said it will invest $1.6
million to renovate its 20,000-sq-ft
Maplehurst Bakeries production facility in Brownsburg, IN, to accommodate
its new US headquarters operations.
Tokyo-based Yamazaki Baking Co.
has acquired bagel maker and distributor Bakewise Brands, Southlake,
TX, from Ancor Capital Partners
and Merit Capital Partners.
AAK, Karlshamn, Sweden, acquired
Richmond, CA-based California Oils
Corp. from Mitsubishi Corp., Tokyo.
Ardent Mills, Denver, hosted the
grand opening of its Ardent Mills
Innovation Center in Denver. The
facility features lab-sized flour mills,
a wheat quality and bake lab, culinary
test kitchen and a chef 's demonstration area.
Capway Automation, York, PA, acquired exclusive worldwide rights to
the manufacture and sale of AHBM
Systems Inc., Waterloo, ON, conveying, packaging and assembly systems.
The Mennel Milling Co., Fostoria,
OH, reached a tentative agreement to
acquire the Martel, OH, bakery mix
plant of General Mills, Minneapolis.

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