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  • Jenike & Johanson to Hold Solids Flow Fundamentals Class

    Jenike & Johanson is offering a one-day seminar on bulk solids flow fundemendals this June 15 in Tyngsboro, MA covering common bulk solids flow problems, material flow properties characterization, and more. “Proper training of personnel involved in solids handling and processing is...

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  • 13 Injured in Explosion at Industrial Salts Cleaning Site

    An explosion Monday morning injured 13 people at a Eltmann, Germany industrial salts cleaning facility, German police told American newswire services Reuters and Associated Press. The blast at the ball bearings plant’s cleaning site for industrial salts, operated by automotive and industrial...

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  • Cargill to Expand Feed Production in South Korea by 68%

    Cargill’s South Korean subsidiary, Cargill Agri Purina, plans to boost production of feed in the country by 68% through 2025 from 1.6 million tn/yr to 2.7 million tn/yr, Reuters and several South Korean news organizations reported. “The company will build on its position as one of the...

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  • Silage Fire at Bale Processing Plant Causes $100K in Damages

    A silage fire at the Elcan Forage bale processing plant near Outlook, SK on Friday ignited over 1000 hay bales and destroyed two buildings at the facility, causing an estimated CN$100,000 in damages, several Canadian news organizations reported. Outlook Fire Chief Dallas King told the Saskatoon...

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  • Deloitte Survey Finds Manufacturing “Vital” to U.S. Economy

    A new survey on perceptions of the U.S. manufacturing industry published by professional services firm Deloitte found that the majority of Americans believe that manufacturing is “vital” to the country’s economic health. 83% of those responding in Deloitte’s 2017 US...

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  • 2 Sisters Plans $12.8M Prepared Meals Factory Upgrade

    One of Britain’s largest food manufacturers, 2 Sisters Food Group, is investing £10 million, or about $12.8 million USD, in new technology and innovation at its prepared meals plant in Rogerstone, South Wales, the company announced Friday. “We’ve always been very proud and...

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  • Former Coca-Cola Exec Joins Beyond Meat to Aid Growth

    Plant-based protein products maker Beyond Meat named former Coca-Cola executive Charles “Chuck” J. Muth as the firm’s chief growth officer to spearhead distribution and growth of the firm’s products to retail and food service customers, the El Segundo, CA company announced...

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  • Bühler to Open $49M Innovation Campus in Switzerland

    Equipment maker Bühler Group plans to build an innovation campus in Uzwil, Switzerland to increase the firm’s innovation and technology capabilities. “The disruptive changes in the business and technology represented by digitization, the challenges of sustainability, and the need...

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  • ExxonMobil Acquires Large Aromatics Plant in Singapore

    Houston, TX-based ExxonMobil Chemical Company finalized an agreement to acquire what it said was one of the world’s largest aromatics production plants in the world from Jurong Aromatics Corporation Pte Ltd, the company announced Wednesday. The plant, located on Jurong Island in Singapore,...

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  • Dow Chemical to Invest Over $12B in U.S. Operations

    Dow Chemical announced a range of investments Thursday totaling more than $12 billion to strengthen the company’s manufacturing, packaging, and innovation operations within the United States. “Manufacturing plays a vital role in driving economic growth and prosperity across virtually...

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