Nunhems Expands Seed Business
Nunhems, Bayer CropScience’s vegetable seed business, plans to invest $20 million in the expansion of its facilities in Parma, Idaho. The Parma facility is responsible for the processing, packaging and storage of vegetable hybrid seed crops. Today, it processes more than 80 percent of the carrot and onion seeds produced by Nunhems. The expansion includes the recent purchase of 28 adjacent acres and the construction of new seed processing and storage facilities. Administrative departments are also included in the vision of growth. The Parma site has 150 full-time employees. Nationwide, Nunhems has approximately 260 employees.
Deere Acquires Full Ownership of ReGen
Deere & Company has acquired full ownership of ReGen Technologies, Inc., a remanufacturing company located in Springfield, Mo. Deere had already owned 50 percent of the business. ReGen was founded in 1998 to remanufacture engines for John Deere products in the United States and Canada and has broadened its product line since then to include other engine components, fuel injection systems, starters, alternators, air conditioning components and other key equipment parts. Deere said the operations will be more fully integrated with remanufacturing operations in Edmonton, Alb., and the overall name of the business will be John Deere Reman, an organization focused on growing Deere’s remanufacturing business globally.