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Risk Strategies Acquires Craford Benefit Consultants in California
Risk Strategies has acquired San Rafael, Calif.-based Craford Benefit Consultants. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Craford is an employee consulting and benefits brokerage firm that also has offices in Portland, Ore. and Charlotte, N.C. Risk Strategies is a …

POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 7:51 PM
Maggie Bender-Johnson Named President of Warren G. Bender in California
Sacramento, Calif.-based Warren G. Bender Co. has named Maggie Bender-Johnson president. Bender-Johnson, formerly vice president of operations, has been a part of Warren G. Bender since 2005. Her father, Stephen Bender, who formerly was president and CEO, will remain the …

POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 7:45 PM
Last Defendant in Louisiana’s Camp Minden Explosion Case Owes $149K
The last defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy and agreed that he owes the federal government $149,000 in a case involving a huge explosion at a Louisiana National Guard-owned site. William Terry Wright’s plea agreement was described in news release June …

POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 4:53 PM
Michigan’s Kellogg Company Recalls Honey Smacks Due to Salmonella Potential
The Kellogg Company, based in Battle Creek, Mich., is voluntarily recalling some of its Honey Smacks cereal after salmonella infected 73 people in 31 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most of the outbreaks were in California, …

POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 4:40 PM
Feds Sue G2 Corporation, Alleging Sex Harassment at Texas Facility
G2 Corporation, doing business as Screen Tight, violated federal law by subjecting a female worker in the Patio Screen Door Fabrication warehouse in Corsicana, Texas, to unwelcome physical and verbal sexual harassment at the hands of her production manager and …

POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 4:32 PM
Illinois’ Amsted Rail to Pay $4.4M for Discriminatory Hiring Practices
Amsted Rail Co. Inc., which manufactures steel castings for the rail industry, will pay $4.4 million and furnish other relief to settle a class disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC charged the …

POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 4:30 PM
Appalachian Underwriters Hires Duran as Texas External Marketing Rep
Appalachian Underwriters Inc. has added Armando Duran as external marketing representative for Texas. He is based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and will focus on agent relationships throughout the state. Duran comes to AUI with over 10 years of experience …

POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 4:26 PM
4.0 Mag Earthquake and Aftershock Shake Parts of Central Oklahoma
The U.S. Geological Survey says a 4.0 magnitude earthquake has shaken parts of central Oklahoma, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The USGS says the earthquake was recorded at 3:56 p.m. about 7 miles (12 kilometers) north of …

POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 4:25 PM
Despite New Law, Nebraska Not Expected to See Self-Driving Cars Soon
Nebraska lawmakers may have cleared the way for companies to test self-driving vehicles with a law passed earlier this year, but don’t expect a large number to hit the streets anytime soon. Although industry officials say Nebraska has positioned itself …

POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 4:24 PM
Iowa Supreme Court Reduces Liability of Governments for Road Safety
A recent Iowa Supreme Court decision involving a 2013 car accident on a northwest Iowa county road could make it more difficult for citizens to hold city, county and state officials responsible when people are hurt as the result of …

POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 4:21 PM

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