Manufacturing & Distribution

Exeter manufacturer Waterman acquired in $5M buyout

Waterman Industries of Exeter, subject of a $5 million management buyout, celebrated its 100th birthday in 2012.Exeter-based manufacturer Waterman Industries has been acquired in a $5 million management buyout in partnership with the Central Valley Fund, a Valley-based private capital investment group.

Local processors adopt ‘non-GMO’ labeling

Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella has verified its new Pistachio Chew Bites product as "non-GMO."In 2014, Mountain View Fruit Sales in Reedley became the first stone fruit shipper in the country to be certified as “non-GMO.”

Fresno-based manufacturer Betts Co. taps new president

From left, Bill and Mike Betts of Betts Co. in FresnoThere's been a change in leadership in the Central Valley's oldest family-owned business, Betts Co.

Parlier packaging company expanding

Maxco Packaging is set to kick off a $1.3 million plant expansion that will add 36,000 square feet to its current 150,000-square-foot facility on Zediker Avenue in Parlier.

Pacific Ethanol announces record earnings

Shares of Pacific Ethanol surged more than 11 percent to $10.40 in after-hours trading Wednesday afternoon after the low-carbon, renewable fuels manufacturer reported record fourth quarter and full year earnings.

Jain Irrigation acquires PureSense Environmental's assets

Multi-national firm Jain Irrigation, Inc. announced it has acquired the assets of PureSense Environmental, Inc., a Fresno-based irrigation technology firm that went out of business late last year.

Sacramento Container expanding Kingsburg plant, adding 40 jobs

Work is progressing rapidly on Sacramento Container Corporation’s $3.75 million expansion of its Kingsburg manufacturing facility.At Sacramento Container Corp. in Kingsburg, business is booming.

Tulare cheese plant developer expects March hearing

The proposed CaliCheese plant in Tulare is expected to get a hearing in March.All systems are go on the planned CaliCheese plant in Tulare, said company CEO Robert Moultrie.

ValleyPBS hires new president and CEO

Phil MeyerFresno public television station ValleyPBS has selected a new CEO to replace Paula Castadio, who took a position at Fresno State in August.

Madera Co. industrial vacancies inch up in Q3

While Madera County's industrial properties have grown scarcer over the last few years, a little more space opened up during the third quarter for incoming businesses to fill.