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  • John Deere to build more tractors at Brazil factory

    John Deere to build more tractors at Brazil factory

    John Deere announced last week that it would be building its popular 8R tractors at the company’s facility in Montenegro, in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, in a bid to enhance the company’s ability to serve its Brazilian customers. The iconic Moline, Ill.-based company will invest approximately $40 million in the effort […]

  • Pilgrims from Brazil and the Archdiocese of St. Louis met together during a vocations fair at World Youth Day (Photo by Brian Miller/St. Louis Review)

    Midwesterners among faithful at World Youth Day gathering in Rio

    Of the estimated 3 million pilgrims that attended the World Youth Day Celebration with Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro last month, it is likely more than a fair number were young Catholics from the Midwest. The Archdiocese of St. Louis reported the travels and experiences of two dozen enthusiastic pilgrims who described an energizing […]

  • Abbott predicts growth in Brazil

    Abbott predicts growth in Brazil

    In its latest earnings announcement, Abbott Laboratories announced that it expects sales growth in India and Brazil due to portfolio expansion and the execution of recent tender wins. Executives say that established pharmaceuticals operational sales growth will improve over the course of the year, primarily driven by continued strong performance in Russia in addition to […]

  • Chicago’s InnerWorkings enters partnership with Mondelez Brasil

    Chicago’s InnerWorkings enters partnership with Mondelez Brasil

    Chicago-based supply chain service provider InnerWorkings has entered a long-term agreement to manage printed materials, premiums and all below-the-line spending for Mondelez Brasil. Under the agreement, which is effective immediately and covers an estimated $45 million in annual spending, InnerWorkings  will support Mondelez with approximately 15 professionals, handling categories such as printed communication materials, branded […]

  • Brazilian cable TV provider selects St. Louis company for business expansion

    Brazil’s SIM TV selects St. Louis’ Amdocs for business expansion

    SIM TV, a leading broadband and cable TV provider in Brazil, has selected a customer care and billing software system provided by St. Louis-based Amdocs. The new technology will enable SIM TV to shorten the time to market for new offerings and aid in creating its next generation of digital broadband and pay TV products […]

  • Midwest tech fuels Petrobras natural gas processing

    Midwest tech fuels Petrobras natural gas processing

    A subsidiary of Petrobras, PNBV, will be using Illinois-based UOP’s Separex membrane systems to remove carbon dioxide and water from 7 million standard cubic meters of natural gas per day. Honeywell’s UOP LLC subsidiary, based in Des Plaines, Illinois, announced its latest contract with Petrobras at the end of June. The Separex systems are being […]

  • BorgWarner expands Brazil plant and engineering facility

    BorgWarner expands Brazil plant and engineering facility

    New highly engineered engine and drivetrain components are the focus for BorgWarner, which hopes to expand its technology offerings in the Brazilian automotive market. According to the Auburn Hills, Mich. company, the new Brazilian government INOVAR-AUTO regulatory goals will improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance automotive performance. These regulations will also improve the quality […]

  • Mondelez launches Brazil mobile promotions, seeks start-ups

    Mondelez launches Brazil mobile promotions, seeks start-ups

    Mondelez International has chosen Brazil as the first country to launch its Mobile Futures program after its successful rollout in the U.S. The Deerfield, Ill.-based snack company is focusing its efforts in the mobile phone market to foster the company’s ‘consumer connections’. Mondelez International owns billion-dollar brands such as Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka […]

  • St. Paul’s H.B. Fuller buys its way into Brazil

    H.B. Fuller Company, a maker of adhesives, agreed to buy Plexbond Quimica S.A., a provider of polyurethane and polyester resin products and technologies based in Brazil. The purchase gives H.B. Fuller a growing presence in the South American market and allows the company to increase its presence in the adhesive market providing products such as […]

  • BorgWarner builds green campus in Itatiba

    BorgWarner builds green campus in Itatiba

    Michigan-based Borg Warner has officially opened a new production facility and engineering center northwest of São Paulo in Itatiba. Several environmentally friendly technologies for passenger cars and commercial vehicles such as turbochargers, viscous fans and fan drives, engine timing systems and emissions technologies will be produced on the new campus. The facilities are twice as […]

  • America’s breadbasket and Brazil swap 2012 drought stories

    America’s breadbasket and Brazil swap 2012 drought stories

    The Water for Food 2013 Global Conference held at the University of Nebraska featured lessons learned in Brazil in highlighting the handling of water resources in agriculture and food sustainability issues globally. Benedito Braga of the World Water Council and the University of São Paulo was a keynote speaker at the two-day conference. As a civil […]

  • Michigan's lieutenant governor broadens ties with Brazilian business leaders in São Paulo

    Michigan’s lieutenant governor broadens ties with Brazilian business leaders in São Paulo

    In his third investment mission to Brazil, Michigan Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley sees a chance to open new doors “for trade and business” between Michigan and Brazil. Meeting with company executives and other business leaders in São Paulo, Calley took the opportunity to attract new ‘job-creating’ investments to Michigan. “We are telling the story of […]