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  • K-State Announces Bulk Solids Training Courses

    Kansas State University’s Bulk Solids Innovation Center announced three bulk solids training courses taking place in Salina, KS this October and November, providing instruction on a range of subjects like Discrete Element Method (DEM), dilute phase pneumatic conveying, and storage and flow of...

  • Metso Plans to Split Minerals Services Unit

    Finish industrial company Metso plans to reshape the organization of its Mineral Services unit by dividing the business into two separate areas, Mineral Services and Minerals Consumables, the Helsinki-based firm announced Friday. Following the shift, the company’s Mineral Services unit will...

  • McCormick Acquires Maker of Frank’s RedHot and French’s

    The maker of Frank’s RedHot, French’s, and other well-known brands was acquired by McCormick & Company Inc., the Sparks, MD-based spices and flavorings firm announced Thursday. “We are thrilled to acquire Frank’s RedHot, French’s and other iconic, market-leading...

  • DuPont Announces $10M Probiotics Plant Upgrade

    Moving to increase capabilities and reduce time to market, DuPont Nutrition & Health recently completed a $10M upgrade to its probiotics pilot plant in Madison, WI, a company press release announced Thursday. “Given the explosive rise in demand for probiotics all around the world, this...

  • Nauta Mixing & Drying Technology Webinar

    Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems is hosting a webinar on Nauta mixers and dryers on Wednesday, September 20 at 2pm Eastern. These mixers and dryers are used in a wide range of industries, including: foods, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, minerals, cosmetics, and plastics. Nauta conical screw mixers...

  • Hormel Buys Italian-Style Meats Firm Fontanini for $425M

    Seeking to expand its foodservice business, Hormel Foods announced the $425 million acquisition of Chicagoland maker of Italian-style meat products Fontanini Italian Meats and Sausages from Capitol Wholesale Meats Inc. on Thursday. “We have delivered a strong track record of success in the...

  • U.S. Silica Closes $95.4M Acquisition of Mississippi Sand

    U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. announced the close of its acquisition of St. Louis-based frac sand mining and logistics firm Mississippi Sand LLC on Thursday, bolstering the Frederick, MD industrial mineral company’s position in the frac sand market. A sand mine and plant in Festus, MO with an...

  • Worker Dies in Machinery-Related Incident at Plastics Plant

    A 42-year-old woman was killed Wednesday evening after she was pulled into a piece of machinery at the ABC Polymer Industries plant in Helena, AL. First responders arrived at the plant at about 6:40 p.m., finding the woman dead. The exact type of equipment involved in the incident is unclear, but...

  • Matcon Appoints Global Systems Director

    Matcon Ltd announces the appointment of Andre Goodson as its global systems director. Goodson will use his wealth of commercial leadership experience to bring fresh ideas to the sales processes, and will also be responsible for overseeing the development of the systems team and business....

  • Conagra Brands Invests $50M in Arkansas Plant Expansion

    The Arkansas Valley Alliance for Economic Development (AVAED) held an event Tuesday to announce a $50 million investment by Conagra Brands to expand its Russellville, AK plant, the Russellville Courier reported. $12.5 million will go toward upgrading the capabilities of the plant’s equipment...