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  • BASF Commissions Construction Chemicals Plant in Russia

    German chemical firm BASF recently held an official commissioning event to mark the opening of its new construction chemicals plant in Saint Petersburg, a company press release announced Tuesday. “We aim to further enhcance the presence of BASF in Russia as well as to focus on development in...

  • Food Firm Ariake U.S.A. Invests $17M in Plant Expansion

    Manufacturer of stocks, bases, and seasonings Ariake U.S.A. Inc. plans to invest $17 million in the expansion of its Harrisonburg, VA plant and create 22 new jobs, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) announced Wednesday. A subsidiary of the Japanese firm Ariake Group, the company...

  • Koch Foods Plans to Construct $40M Feed Mill in Alabama

    Park Ridge, IL-based poultry processor Koch Foods Inc. is investing in the construction of a new, $40.45 million feed mill in Roanoke, AL that will manufacture feeds and feed ingredients for the firm’s poultry plant in Pine Mountain, GA, the Alabama Department of Commerce announced Wednesday...

  • Improving the Value of Carbon Black

    Hosokawa is hosting an educational webinar on “Improving the Value of Carbon Black” on November 29. Carbon black is a material produced from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons and is an essential component in tires, rubber, plastics, and liquids, enhancing these products by...

  • Pfizer Mulls Sale of $14B Consumer Healthcare Unit

    Biopharmaceutical firm Pfizer is considering a number of “strategic alternatives” including a spin-off or sale, for its $100 million Consumer Healthcare business, the German firm announced via press release Tuesday. While Pfizer said it may ultimately retain the business, its future...

  • ADM to Expand Non-GMO Soymeal Production at German Plant

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) plans to expand production of non-GMO soymeal at its crushing plant in Straubing, Germany, trade publications and Reuters reported Tuesday. “The decision to invest in the production of non-GMO high-protein soymeal is a logical step...

  • Medtronic Breaks Ground on Innovation Center in China

    Medical technology and solutions provider Medtronic recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the commencement of construction on its Chengdu Innovation Center at the Singapore-Sichuan Hi-Tech Innovation Park in Sichuan, China, the Dublin, Ireland-based firm announced Tuesday. Intended to...

  • Worker Loses Arm in Food Processing Plant Accident

    A 30-year-old worker’s arm was amputated at the elbow following an industrial accident Monday morning at a Random Lake, WI food processing plant, the Sheboygan County Sherriff’s Office told local media. Calling first responders at about 9:45 a.m., employees at the Lakeside Foods Inc....

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Down 45%

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its August 2017 booked orders decreased 31.6% when compared to August 2016 orders. When compared to July 2017, August 2017 booked orders were down 44.6%. August booked orders were up 20.9% for Bulk Handling Equipment and down...

  • Sukup Donates $100K in Equipment to GEAPS/K-State Program

    Grain storage, drying and handling equipment maker Sukup Manufacturing Company donated $100,000 in equipment to the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) Hands-On Training (HOT) Program, including a bin sweep, chain conveyor, and incline conveyor, a...