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  • BASF Invests $270M in Texas Herbicide Plant Expansion

    BASF opened an expanded facility in Beaumont, TX to support efforts to increase production of dicamba, the active ingredient in the German firm’s newest herbicide product, Eugenia, the company announced Tuesday. “We are proud of our world-scale production facilities in Beaumont and of...

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  • GEAPS Announces Registration for Grain Operations Courses

    Registration is now open for four online grain operations courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program.  Running from April 24 to May 26, and registration closes April 18. Courses are open to anyone, even...

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  • KWS Manufacturing Receives ISO 9001-2015 Certification

    KWS Manufacturing Company, Ltd, a leading manufacturer of screw conveyors in the U.S., has successfully passed its ISO 9001-2015 certification audit. The third-party audit by DAS Certification included all phases of operations at KWS, including sales, engineering, and manufacturing. “...

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  • Pfizer CenterOne Expands Contract Manufacturing Offerings

    Pfizer’s global pharmaceutical contract manufacturing unit, Pfizer CenterOne, is expanding its service offerings at its facility in Newbridge, Ireland near Dublin to provide contact manufacturing of highly potent solid oral dose medicines, the company announced March 16. “We are...

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  • Leading Freeze Dried Food Processor to Build $25M Plant

    The world’s largest custom processor of freeze dried products and a major supplier of freeze dried foods to the U.S. military, OFD Foods LLC, is planning to build a new, $25 million manufacturing facility at a Henrietta, NY site, the office of New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced...

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  • Cargill to Hire 200 Workers at NE Meat Processing Plant

    More than 200 workers are needed to fill positions at a Cargill Meat Solutions processing plant Columbus, NE as the plant becomes commences full operations this April after a $111 million conversion to shift production from beef patties to cooked meat products, the Columbus Telegram reported Sunday...

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  • Tate & Lyle to Distribute Sweet Green Fields’ Stevia Products

    British agribusiness Tate & Lyle PLC entered into a partnership and distribution agreement with Bellingham, WA-based Sweet Green Fields to distribute some of the American ingredient firm’s stevia-based sweeteners, the companies announced in a joint press release March 16. “This is...

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  • Dust Fire at Tennessee Pencil Factory Forces Evacuation

    Workers were evacuated from a Sale Creek, TN pencil factory Monday morning after a machinery fire ignited saw dust, spreading spread flames and smoke into duct work and a dust collection silo, several local news organizations reported. Responding to a fire call at the Wagner Pencil Company’s...

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  • Worker Caught in Conveyor Belt Dies at TN Concrete Plant

    A worker was killed after becoming trapped in a conveyor belt at the Orgain Ready Mix Concrete plant in Murfreesboro, TN Nashville, TN Fox News affiliate WZTV reported Friday. The man was “breaking ice off of a conveyer (sic) belt when he became caught in the machine,” according to an...

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  • ADM Releases New Monk Fruit and Stevia Sweetener Brands

    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) released two new sweetener brands – SweetRight made with stevia and VerySweet produced with Monk Fruit – sourced through its partnership with GLG Life Tech Corporation, the Chicago-based company announced Wednesday. “As consumers continue to...

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