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  • Eastick Rejoins Vortex Global Team

    Vortex Global announces the appointment of Stephen Eastick as European sales manager. In this role, Eastick will be responsible for the oversight of sales and rep groups throughout Europe, doing so through customer site visits and rep network relations to ensure all necessary tools are...

  • Chemours Building $150M Mining Solutions Plant in Mexico

    Chemicals firm The Chemours Company held a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday in Gomez Palacio, Mexico to mark the beginning of construction on its Mining Solutions manufacturing plant there, the Wilmington, DE company announced via press release. “Mining companies count on us for consistent...

  • LT Foods to Open Rice Processing Plant in the Netherlands

    Indian firm LT Foods announced plans to inaugurate a new rice processing plant in Rotterdam, Netherlands this Wednesday, various news organizations reported Tuesday. The plant will manufacture Basmati, Thai, Jasmine, and American rice products and have a processing capacity of 60,000 tn when the...

  • Man Dies from Electrocution While Fixing Conveyor System

    A 33-year-old worker at a Florida distillery died Wednesday night while performing repairs on a conveyor belt system after he received an electric shock, the Associated Press and numerous local news organizations reported. Identified as Aaron Rowe, the worker was shocked as he worked to restore...

  • Braskem to Build “Largest” Polypropylene Line in Americas

    The board of Brazilian petrochemical maker Braskem approved a $675 million investment to build what it said will be “the largest polypropylene production line in the Americas” next to existing facilities in LaPorte, TX, the company announced June 22. Naming the project “Delta,...

  • Georgia-Pacific to Invest $400M in Florida Mill Expansion

    Paper and pulp products firm Georgia-Pacific will invest $400 million to expand its Palatka, FL mill as part of an effort to support the firm’s growth in the consumer tissue and towel business, the Atlanta-based Koch Industries subsidiary announced June 23. The company plans to build a new...

  • Richardson Int’l Acquires U.K. Firm European Oat Millers

    One of Canada’s largest privately-held agribusinesses, Richardson International Limited, closed its acquisition of European Oat Millers Ltd. (EOM) on June 15, bolstering Richardson’s position in the oat milling market, the Winnipeg, MB-based company announced Monday. “We are...

  • Fifth Worker Dies after Mill Explosion

    Didion Milling reports that a fifth worker has died as a result of an explosion on May 31 at its corn milling plant in Cambria, WI. Carlos "Charly" Nunez died at the hospital on June 23 from injuries sustained in the blast. Three people died and several were injured in the...

  • Fed. Court Orders Syngenta to Pay $217M in GMO Corn Case

    Swiss ag giant Syngenta was ordered to pay $217.M to plaintiffs on Friday in a Kansas Federal Court case over allegations that the firm cajoled more than 7000 farmers in the state into growing a strain of genetically modified (GMO) corn seed that was later banned from import by China, one of the...

  • CEMA Releases Book on Bucket Elevator Design Practices

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) released the first edition of its book on best practices in design of bucket elevators to provide guidance on approaches to design, applications, and safe operation of the equipment. Authored by CEMA’s Bucket Elevator Committee of the...