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  • Fire at Commercial Bakery Causes $8M in Damages

    A fire at the Specialty Bakers plant in Lititz, PA on Tuesday morning prompted the evacuation of about 20 workers and caused an estimated $8 million in damages, several local news organizations reported. Fire crews responded to the commercial bakery at about 3:30 a.m. and remained on scene for...

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  • Tate & Lyle Expands Formulation Laboratory in Singapore

    Agribusiness Tate & Lyle recently completed an expansion of its formulation laboratory in Singapore, transitioning the facility into a food and beverage development hub for the firm’s customers in the Asia-Pacific region, a March 7 company press release announced. Upgrading and...

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  • Cargill to Create Regional Warehousing Hub in Texas

    Moving to consolidate warehousing operations in San Antonio, TX and Oklahoma City, OK, Cargill Protein announced plans Wednesday to create a centralized, regional warehouse in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. The company said the effort will boost its supply chain efficiency and better position...

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  • Quarry Fined $131K After Worker Killed in Conveyor

    An Ontario court ordered Walker Aggregates Inc. to pay fines totaling CAD$170,000, or about $131,000, for the firm’s role in the 2017 death of a quarry worker, the Ontario Ministry of Labour announced Tuesday. A worker was fatally injured at the Orilla, ON quarry on Feb. 6, 2017 while...

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  • Dryer Fire at Sugar Plant Causes $200K in Damages

    The American Crystal Sugar processing facility in East Grand Forks, MN sustained $200,000 in damages following a pulp dryer fire on Tuesday afternoon, several local news organizations reported. About 20 firefighters responded to an “all call” to the plant at 1:45 p.m., Grand Forks, MN-...

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  • Conveying Equipment Orders, Sales Increase YOY

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its January 2018 booked orders increased 1.4% when compared to January 2017 orders. When compared to December 2017, booked orders were down 2.3%. January booked orders were up 37.4% for Bulk Handling Equipment and down 13.3%...

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  • Martin Engineering Establishes Manufacturing Facility in Australia

    A global innovator of premium conveyor belt cleaning and sealing systems has announced the creation of its newest factory-owned manufacturing facility in Queensland, Australia. Martin Engineering has been a supplier of premium components since 1944, providing bulk handling solutions and flow...

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  • Riviana to Build $3.1M Warehouse at Memphis Rice Plant

    European-owned cooked and frozen pasta, rice and cereals manufacturer Ebrofrost North America and American rice company Riviana Foods Inc. are gearing up to build a new, $3.1 million warehouse at a shared Memphis, TN facility, several local news organizations reported Tuesday. The company filed an...

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  • Coperion to Debut U.S.-Made Rotary Valve at Powder Show

    Combining German designs with American production, Coperion K-Tron recently began manufacturing its Coperion ZRD rotary valves at its Salina, KS facility, resulting in shorter delivery times for bulk solids industry customers in the U.S. Coperion and Coperion K-Tron will appear this April 24-26,...

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  • Pardue Grain Invests $6.4M in Processing Plant Upgrade

    As acreage of pulse crops grows in Montana, Pardue Grain Inc. is planning to invest $6.4 million to upgrade the sorting, sizing, cleaning, and bagging capabilities of its Cut Bank processing plant. “Pardue Grain is going to be able to increase Montana producers’ access to foreign and...

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