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  • 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...

  • Tyson Foods Announces $84M Expansion of TN Poultry Plant

    Responding to increased demand for chicken, Tyson Foods announced plans Wednesday to invest $84 million in the expansion of its poultry plant in Union City, TN and hire over 300 workers at the site. “Customer and consumer demand for protein, especially chicken increasing, so we’re...

  • Equipment Manufacturer Sukup to Open New Office in Iowa

    Manufacturer of grain bins, dryers, material and handling equipment and pre-engineered metal structures Sukup Manufacturing Co. plans to open a new office in the Iowa State University Research Park in Ames, IA on Sept. 1, the Sheffield, IA firm announced via press release Monday. The company said...

  • Blue Diamond Completes New Almond Flour Processing Line

    One of the world’s largest producers of Almond products, Blue Diamond Growers, recently completed an expansion project at its Salida, CA manufacturing plant to increase the firm’s production capacity of almond flour, a company press release announced on Aug. 8. Responding to increased...