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  • OSHA Under Trump Abandons Combustible Dust Rulemaking Plan

    The same week that President Donald J. Trump touted American manufacturing in the administration’s media campaign dubbed “Made in America Week,” the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) abandoned the rulemaking process for...

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  • Dust Filter Fire Forces Evacuation of Auto Parts Plant

    A fire broke out Wednesday evening in a dust collector filter at an automotive parts manufacturing plant in Troy, MI, prompting the evacuation of workers on site as firefighters doused the blaze, several local news organizations reported. Fire crews found the flames were contained to a 30-ft-tall...

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  • Ingredion to Invest $10M in Capacity Expansion

    Global ingredients solutions firm Ingredion Incorporated plans to invest $10 million to expand capacity at its facility in North Charleston, SC., doubling the firms exports from the Port of Charleston when the project reaches completion, a press release from the South Carolina Department of...

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  • BASF Divests from Bleaching Clay and Mineral Absorbents

    The Catalysts division of BASF announced Monday that a previously announced sale of its Bleaching Clay and Mineral Absorbents units to EP Engineered Clays Corporation has closed. EP Engineered Clays, an affiliate of EP Minerals LLC, a global provider of engineered products from industrial minerals...

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  • Cascades Opens $64M Tissue Converting Plant in Oregon

    Canadian paper products manufacturer Cascades Inc. held a ceremony Tuesday to inaugurate its new 284,000-sq-ft tissue converting plant in Scappoose, OR, the company announced Tuesday. “The completion of this project marks an important milestone for Cascades,” said Jean Jobin, president...

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  • Great Lakes Cheese Invests $55M in Cheese Packaging Plant

    Cheese manufacturing and packing firm Great Lakes Cheese reached an agreement with officials in Wausau, WI to construct a new cheese packaging plant, the company announced by press release Wednesday. The company will invest $55 million in the project as it moves operations from its current plant...

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  • McCormick Embraces Condiments in $4.2B Purchase of RB Foods

    Franks Red Hot Sauce, French’s Mustard and other leading condiment brands will come under the ownership of McCormick & Company Inc. as the American spice and flavorings firm acquires the food division of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc in a $4.2 billion transaction, the companies announced in...

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  • Cargill Forms Partnership with Phytogenic Feed Additive Firm

    Wayzata, MN-based Cargill entered into a strategic partnership with Delacon, an Austrian firm that produces phytogenic, or plant-based, animal feed additives, to expand its market presence globally, a Delacon press release announced this month. Delacon’s phytogenic feed additives are...

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  • Sandvik Sells Conveyor Components Business to NEPEAN

    Global engineering group Sandvik signed an agreement with Australian equipment company NEPEAN Conveyors Pty Ltd to divest from the conveyor components-related elements of its Mining Systems business, the Stockholm, Sweden-based firm announced Monday. “I am pleased that we now have completed...

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  • Firefighters Free Worker Trapped in Mixing Equipment

    A worker at a Hicksville, NY spice production plant was critically injured after his leg and arm became trapped by an auger in a piece of mixing equipment on Tuesday, Newsday and LongIsland.com reported. Firefighters, police and EMS crews responded to a call at the Spice Specialist plant at about...

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