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  • Firm Fined Over Legionella Risk at Powder Coating Plant

    An engineering company faces a fine after officials determined it failed to prevent exposure to dangerous bacteria in a tunnel washer at a powder coating plant in Dudley, England, Britain’s workplace safety regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), announced in a press release...

  • Gluten Drying Equipment Explodes at Cargill Plant in UK

    An explosion and fire caused by a gluten dryer malfunction was reported at a Cargill production plant in near Manchester, England on Monday one a week after the same piece of equipment exploded at the site. First responders were called to the Guinness Road facility in Trafford Park at about 1:17 p...

  • ScottsMiracle-Gro Opens Manufacturing Plant in New York

    A ceremony was recently held to mark the grand opening of a new ScottsMiracle-Gro manufacturing plant in Riga, New York, where the firm will produce a goods including fertilizers, premium topsoil, garden soil, and potting mixes sold under the Scotts and Miracle-Grow brands, Empire State Development...

  • Cargill Protein Plans $146M Plant Expansion in Tennessee

    The North American protein business of American firm Cargill plans to invest $146 million to expand its production plant in Nashville, TN, boosting the agribusiness’ capacity of meat crumble products and dried sausage products, a company press release announced Thursday. “Our customers...

  • Solvay Sells US Phosphorous Derivatives Plant to Lanxess

    Belgian-owned chemical maker Solvay entered into an agreement with German specialty chemicals producer Lanxess to sell its plant in Charleston, SC and its business involving phosphorus derivatives-based products made at the site, a Solvay press release announced Wednesday. “The divestment...

  • National Beef Invests $30M in Georgia Plant Expansion

    Kansas City, MO-based National Beef Packing Company LLC plans to invest about $30 million in an expansion project at its Moultrie, GA plant, a press release announced Monday. “We are experiencing an increased demand for fresh consumer ready protein products. This expansion will allow us to...

  • Firm Fined $39K After Man Injured While Cleaning Conveyor

    A UK quarrying firm was ordered to pay fines totaling £30,000, or about $39,000, for its role in the injury of a worker whose hand became trapped in machinery at a quarry, Britain’s occupational safety regulator, The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), announced in a Nov. 8 press release...

  • Nestle Shifts Organization of Infant Nutrition Business

    On Jan. 1 next year control of Nestle’s Infant Nutrition business will shift from the globally managed Nestle Nutrition unit to management on a regional level, the Swiss food and beverage giant’s Board of Directors recently decided. No other Nestle business wil be impacted. Nestle said...

  • AkzoNobel Wraps Up $10M Sulfur Derivatives Plant Expansion

    The Specialty Chemicals business of Dutch-owned coatings and chemicals maker AkzoNobel recently completed a $10 million expansion project at its LeMoyne, AL sulfur derivatives plant to boost the site’s sodium hydrosulfide (NaSH) production capacity, a company press release announced Wednesday...

  • Banaszek Named Sales Manager at Charles Ross & Son Co.

    Charles Ross & Son Co., manufacturer of industrial mixing equipment, has appointed Christine Banaszek as its new sales manager. Banaszek joined Ross in 2005 as an application engineer in inside sales at the corporate headquarters in Hauppauge, NY. For years, she also worked at the company...