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  • Hi-Vac Corporation Hires Western Territory Sales Manager

    Marietta, OH-based Hi-Vac Corporation, manufacturers of Hi-Vac Industrial Vacuum Systems, has hired Dennis Zorn as the new Western Territory Sales Manager. Zorn brings over thirty years of experience to Hi-Vac, including many years of experience specifically with industrial vacuum systems, bulk...

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  • Worker Crushed to Death by 40 Tons of Cheese at Warehouse

    A 32-year-old worker died in late 2013 at a V.F. Cold Stores cold storage warehouse in Dublin, Ireland when a pallet containing some 40 tons of cheese fell onto the man after a shelf rack collapse, a recent inquest into the employee’s death heard, according to various reports by Irish news...

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  • Whitebridge Pet Brands Acquires Pet Foods and Treats Maker

    The producer of Dogswell and Nutrisca foods and treats for dogs and cats, Arthur Dogswell LLC, was acquired by Whitebridge Pet Brands, LLC, a maker of natural pet food products, the purchasing company’s owner, Chicago-based private equity firm Frontenac, announced April 18. Terms of the...

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  • Baking Ingredients Market to Reach $16.9B by 2022

    The global market for baking ingredients is forecasted to reach a value of $16.91 billion in 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from the market’s estimated value of $13.03 billion in 2017, a report released by business insights firm Markets and Markets posits....

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  • Atlas Copco Invests $12.2M in India Manufacturing Plant

    Swedish industrial company Atlas Copco invested MSEK $110 million, or about $12.2 million USD, to double capacity at its Hyderabad, India manufacturing plant, the Stockholm-based company announced Wednesday. About 35 jobs will be added to the plant’s current payroll of 200 workers, according...

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  • Conveyor Fire Causes Shut Down at Coal Power Plant

    A fire broke out Monday might on a coal conveyor belt in the coal handling unit of the Talwandi Sabo thermal plant in Patiala, India, causing the plant to suspend energy generation operations, several Indian news media organizations. “A fire broke out in the conveyor belt area and nearly a...

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  • Cardinal Health to Buy Several Medtronic Units for $6.1B

    Medtronic’s Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis, and Nutritional Insufficiency business units are set to be sold to Cardinal Health in a $6.1 billion transaction, Dublin, OH-based Cardinal announced via press release Tuesday. The acquisition of the businesses brings Cardinal some common...

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  • Chinese Company to Open Pet Treats Factory in Arkansas

    Pet Won Pet Products is planning to locate a pet treats production facility in Danville, AR, adding about 70 new jobs as the 28,887-sq-ft facility becomes operational, the Arkansas Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) announced via press release Monday. The company, based Taian City in China...

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  • Powder Coatings Market to Reach $17B by 2024

    A strong outlook for automotive production in Germany, Thailand, and Mexico is expected to drive the global market for powder coatings through 2024 to a projected value of $17 billion, according to a new Global Market Insights Inc. report. Currently, China and India lead the global market with 45...

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  • Agrium Marks First Production Run at $720M Urea Plant

    Canadian firm Agrium Inc. celebrated the first production run of urea at the company’s new Border Nitrogen Operations facility in Texas, the company announced by press release Monday. Production will be accelerated at the facility as Agrium moves the site toward full operational capacity by...

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