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Chinese Company, Dairy Farmers Plan $100M KS Plant

November 18, 2014 11:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Chinese company and the Dairy Farmers of America say they are planning a $100 million plant in Kansas. The Dairy Farmers of America, a cooperative owned by 13,000 dairy farmers based, is based in Kansas City. It is working with the Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group. The two groups formed...

SunEdison Buying First Wind For $1.9B

November 18, 2014 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Solar energy company SunEdison is adding some wind-fueled power to its business with a deal...

Halliburton Buying Baker Hughes In $34.6B Deal

November 18, 2014 10:02 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

In a deal that shows just how quickly falling prices can upend the energy industry, Halliburton...

Berkshire Buying Duracell From P&G

November 14, 2014 10:08 am | by Josh Funk, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is buying the Duracell battery business from Procter...

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Baker Hughes In Deal Talks With Halliburton

November 14, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oilfield-services provider Baker Hughes Inc. said Thursday it is talks with rival Halliburton Co. about a potential merger.                      

WI Company Buying Old Town Mill

November 11, 2014 4:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Wisconsin-based company says it is buying a Maine paper mill that was shut down due to high wood and energy costs. WABI-TV reports that Expera Specialty Solutions announced on Tuesday that it's purchasing the Old Town Fuel and Fiber mill and will resume pulp production. The company expects that...

Softbank Ready To Splash $10B On India Investments

October 28, 2014 1:35 pm | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Japanese telecommunications company Softbank Corp. said Tuesday it bought stakes in two Indian technology companies and could splash $10 billion on investments in the country over the next decade. Softbank, which sells the iPhone in Japan, is investing $627 million and becoming the biggest...

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Valeant Willing To Raise Allergan Takeover Bid

October 27, 2014 10:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Canadian drugmaker Valeant said it would be willing to raise its takeover bid for Allergan by almost 12 percent, which would mean $200 or more per share for the maker of Botox. The letter to Allergan's board Monday did not break down the exact terms of the new offer, but Valeant...

Chiquita Shareholders Reject Merger

October 27, 2014 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chiquita shareholders have rejected plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes that would have made the world's largest banana supplier. Chiquita Brands International Inc. said Friday that the shareholders didn't approve a revised transaction agreement between the two companies during a...

New Partnership Brings Aerospace Innovation In Ontario To New Heights

October 23, 2014 1:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ontario's aerospace industry is about to boldly go where it hasn't gone before as the result of a new research and development partnership. Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Ontario Aerospace Council (OAC) are teaming up with the newly formed Consortium for Aerospace Research...

Canadian Pacific CEO Says Railroad Merger Still Possible

October 22, 2014 1:39 pm | by Josh Funk, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The CEO of Canadian Pacific thinks U.S. regulators would approve a well-structured railroad merger, but nothing is planned now that talks with CSX ended. CEO Hunter Harrison said during a conference call Tuesday he doesn't agree with the view that the Surface Transportation Board wouldn't approve any...

Haynes Acquires Leveltek Processing

October 22, 2014 9:22 am | by Haynes International, Inc. | News | Comments

Haynes International, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of technologically advanced high-performance alloys, reported today that it had entered into a definitive agreement to purchase those assets and operations of Leveltek Processing, LLC located in...

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Cigarette Maker CEO To Receive Millions After Merger

October 21, 2014 1:40 pm | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Regulatory filings show the CEO of Newport cigarette maker Lorillard Inc. is set to receive more than $44 million following the planned $25 billion merger with Reynolds American Inc. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission late Friday, Murray Kessler is one of...

Huron Capital's Bloomer Plastics Acquires Blown Film Manufacturer

October 20, 2014 2:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Huron Capital Partners announced today that its portfolio company, Wisconsin-based Bloomer Plastics, Inc., has acquired Delaware, Ohio-based Optimum Plastics. Bloomer Plastics is a leading producer of custom engineered cast embossed films for the industrial, medical and packaging...

Morito Acquires Scovill Fasteners, Expands U.S. Operations

October 17, 2014 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Morito Co., Ltd., a leading global supplier of apparel fasteners, components for automobiles and cameras, and other niche manufactured products, today announced the acquisition of Scovill Fasteners. Morito’s President, Takaki Ichitsubo, said, “Scovill Fasteners is an important part our...

Gas Natural Sells Its Wyoming Energy West Assets

October 17, 2014 1:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Energy West Inc. is selling its subsidiary, Energy West Wyoming Inc. to Black Hills Corp. for $17 million. Energy West parent company Gas Natural Inc. announced the sale of the natural gas pipelines, real estate, equipment, and contracts on Tuesday. The transaction...

Novaria Group Announces Acquisition Of Weatherford Aerospace

October 15, 2014 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fort Worth-based Novaria Group announces today the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Weatherford Aerospace Inc., a provider of aircraft wing skins, formed structures, and unique services related to the treatment and processing of...

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Merger Creates New Player In North American Marine Engineering

October 15, 2014 1:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COWI NA announces that effective January 1 2015 Ben C. Gerwick and Ocean and Coastal Consultants (OCC) will merge operations to form COWI Marine North America (COWI Marine NA). Joining forces creates a great opportunity for both companies to grow and to be the...

Beacon Roofing Announces Acquisition Of Wholesale Roofing

October 15, 2014 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Wholesale Roofing Supply (WRS), a distributor of residential roofing materials located in the Dallas, Texas suburb of Grand Prairie. From its nine-acre facility, WRS serves customers throughout...

ParkOhio Acquires Autoform Tool & Manufacturing

October 13, 2014 2:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ParkOhio today announced that it has acquired Autoform Tool & Manufacturing, Inc. (ATM), headquartered in Angola, Indiana, for its Assembly Components segment in an all-cash transaction valued at $48.2 million. ATM is an important supplier of high pressure fuel rails and...

GE Capital Aviation Services To Acquire Milestone Aviation Group

October 13, 2014 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the aircraft leasing unit of GE, today announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Milestone Aviation Group, the Dublin-based helicopter lessor, for $1.775 billion. “The Milestone acquisition is a great fit for GE – it combines GECAS’ global reach...

Hengst Announces Manufacturing Facility Expansion

October 10, 2014 11:04 am | by State News Service | News | Comments

Hengst of North America Inc. will expand its Kershaw County manufacturing facility for the third time in less than a decade. The company, which located its North American headquarters in Camden in 2005, will invest an additional $8 million, create 20 new...

Summit Materials Acquires Concrete And Aggregate Companies

October 9, 2014 5:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Summit Materials is pleased to announce the acquisitions of Southwest Ready-Mix, a ready-mix concrete company in southwest Houston, Texas; Colorado County Sand & Gravel, an aggregates company in Colorado County, Texas; and Concrete... 

Constellium Buys Wise Metals For $455B

October 3, 2014 6:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Constellium is buying the U.S. aluminum company Wise Metals for $455 million in cash, giving the Dutch manufacturer more exposure to the big North American market. The acquisition includes the assumption of $945 million in debt, the companies said...

Berkshire Hathaway Buys Auto Dealer

October 2, 2014 1:58 pm | by Josh Funk, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Warren Buffett is getting into the automobile sales business. The billionaire's Berkshire Hathaway, owner of businesses ranging from the BNSF railroad to Dairy Queen, Geico insurance, and power providers, is buying the privately-owned auto dealership...

Generac Acquires MAC, Inc.

October 1, 2014 5:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Generac Holdings Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of power generation equipment and other engine powered products, announced today the purchase of MAC, Inc. and its related entities. Established in 1983 and headquartered in...  

Enana Buying Athlon Energy For $5.93B

September 29, 2014 11:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oil and natural gas company Encana is buying Athlon Energy Inc. for $5.93 billion in an effort to boost is oil production by tapping into Texas's booming Permian Basin. Canada's Encana Corp. will also assume $1.15 billion in debt, bringing the...

Delphi Acquires Antaya, Expands Automotive Business

September 24, 2014 12:09 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Delphi Automotive PLC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Antaya Technologies Corp., a leading provider of proprietary on-glass connectors, enhancing the company's portfolio in the rapidly growing automotive electrical connectors business. Antaya is the largest manufacturer of on-glass connectors for the...

U.S. Cracks Down On Companies Going Overseas

September 23, 2014 4:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A handful of big companies pursuing overseas mergers to lower their tax bills came under pressure Tuesday after the U.S. unveiled rules to discourage them. The Treasury Department announced new regulations on Monday aimed at making these...

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