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  • U.S.-Manufactured Rotary Valve Will Reduce Delivery Times

    To shorten delivery times for customers of the Americas market, Coperion K-Tron, located in Salina, KS, is starting the U.S. production of Coperion Germany rotary valves type ZRD in Salina. The Coperion brand rotary valves are being added to the full line of Aerolock rotary valves that Coperion K-...

  • New Evonik Polyamide 12 Powder Plant Opens

    Moving to meet rising demand for 3-D printing and metal coatings, Evonik Industries recently opened a new production facility for specialty polyamide 12 powders (PA 12) at the Marl Chemical Park in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the company announced in a press release Wednesday....

  • Appeal Seeks Higher Penalties in Conveyor Scalping Case

    Prosecutors are appealing a sentence handed down by an Australian court in January ordering a fruit company to pay a AUD$72,000 fine for its role in a 2015 conveyor belt accident that left a woman scalped. Documents were filed Wednesday challenging the court’s ruling. Powder & Bulk...

  • Mid Iowa Coop Takes Stake in Sinclair Elevator

    Bearman, IA-based Mid Iowa Cooperative recently signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire a minority equity stake in Sinclair Elevator’s feed, grain, and chemicals interests at a site near Parkersburg, IA, the companies announced in a press release Wednesday. “Sinclair Elevator...

  • Bitumen Storage Silo Destroyed in Industrial Fire

    Fire crews responded to a fire at an industrial estate in Reading, England early Wednesday morning to put down a fire in a bitumen storage silo, several local news organizations reported. News website GetReading reported that the blaze started after bitumen combusted in a part of the facility....

  • Bakkavor to Open New Bakery in North Carolina

    Global food manufacturing firm Bakkavor recently began construction on a new bakery facility in Charlotte, NC, according to a Feb. 6 press release by commercial and industrial builders AM King, which provided site selection, process engineering, construction services, and worked on other aspects of...

  • Grupo Bimbo to Purchase Chinese Bakery Firm Mankattan

    Mexico City-based baking industry giant Grupo Bimbo is expanding its presence in Asia with the planned acquisition of Chinese bakery firm Manhattan Group, a company press release announced Monday. In operation for more than two decades, Mankattan produces sliced bread, cakes, buns, and other baked...

  • Pfizer Opens New 98,500-Sq-Ft Warehouse at Michigan Plant

    Drug maker Pfizer held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday to mark the opening of a new 98.500-sq-ft warehouse at the company’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Portage, MI. “To see this kind of warehouse come together for this site is just tremendous. We’re going...

  • Berry Global Mulls $70M Plastics Plant Expansion

    Plastic packaging maker Berry Global is mulling over plans to invest some $70 million in a project that will expand a production line at its Evansville, IN plastics plant, the Evansville Courier-Press reported Monday. A tax abatement application filed by Berry said the company will install four...

  • GEAPS, K-State Offers Four Online Classes This Spring

    Registration is now open for four courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) in February. These online courses run from March 19 through April 20 and registration closes March 13.  Courses take place completely online, and can be...