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Sara Lee Frozen Bakery acquires Cyrus O'Leary's Pies
Daily Herald Staff Report
Feb 25, 2020 6:21 PM
Frozen baked goods manufacturer Sara Lee Frozen Bakery said Tuesday it is acquiring Spokane, Washington-based company Cyrus O'Leary's Pies for an undisclosed sum.
Mondelez acquires bakery company Give & Go
By Richard Klicki
Feb 25, 2020 2:28 PM
Global snack maker Mondelez International said Tuesday it plans to acquire in-store bakery company Give & Go for an undisclosed amount.
Tech firm that's making device for Olympians expands footprint in Arlington Heights
By Christopher Placek
Feb 21, 2020 6:10 PM
An Arlington Heights-based technology firm -- which designs products in virtual reality and wearable electronics and is now making devices for Team USA athletes in the upcoming 2020 Summer Games -- has expanded its footprint on the village's north side.
MBX names new CEO as part of expansion
By Richard Klicki
Feb 20, 2020 3:34 PM
Chris Tucker has been named chief executive officer at Libertyville-based MBX Systems, one of several changes the company is making as it expands its technology hardware manufacturing services.
Association for Manufacturing Excellence announces board of directors appointments
Feb 19, 2020 12:27 PM
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence recently appointed Rich Fitzgerald, Margaret (Peggy) Gulick and Sapna Sharma to its board of directors.
Manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations picks Libertyville for HQ
By Mick Zawislak
Feb 18, 2020 2:15 PM
EVBox, a global manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations, has announced plans for a North American headquarters and production facility in Libertyville.
Barron's names Aptar a Most Sustainable Company
Feb 18, 2020 9:22 AM
AptarGroup Inc. has been named one of Barron's 100 Most Sustainable Companies in America.
Family-owned Toms Price continues to thrive through more than a century
By Ann Piccininni
Feb 17, 2020 1:00 AM
Scott Price is the fourth-generation president of Toms Price, which started in 1908 by his great-grandfather, George, and Edwin Toms as a wholesale operation in Chicago.
Food gift basket maker expands in Elk Grove Village
By Christopher Placek
Feb 12, 2020 6:22 PM
An Elk Grove Village manufacturer that assembles seasonal food gift baskets featuring brands like Coca-Cola, Budweiser and Campbell's is expanding its operations a half-mile away.
City Electric Supply opens in McHenry
Feb 12, 2020 11:48 AM
City Electric Supply has opened its newest branch in McHenry after nearly a year of preparation.
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Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto: Is AI the future of HR?
Even if you didn't grow up in the 1980s, you probably know at least some of the lyrics to the Styx classic "Mr. Roboto." For example, you may be familiar with this line: "Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, for doing the jobs that nobody wants to." Dennis DeYoung, the prescient Styx songwriter, was interviewed by Billboard magazine last July about the fact that the band had recently added Mr. Roboto back into its concert play list for the first time in 35 years. DeYoung said the band had begun playing the song again because fans as young as 12 years old have been requesting it during virtually every recent concert. The same summer that Styx was adding "Mr. Roboto" back to its set list, Fast Company business magazine ran a story entitled, "How to Nail an Interview with a Chatbot." The HR lawyer in me believes these stories are related, and they are saying something important about the direction of our culture and about HR. AI may be the future of HR, but it may not be as easy as we think to get there. If that is the case, lawyers and politicians will be to blame.
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