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  • Berry Global Mulls $70M Plastics Plant Expansion

    Plastic packaging maker Berry Global is mulling over plans to invest some $70 million in a project that will expand a production line at its Evansville, IN plastics plant, the Evansville Courier-Press reported Monday. A tax abatement application filed by Berry said the company will install four...

  • GEAPS, K-State Offers Four Online Classes This Spring

    Registration is now open for four courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) in February. These online courses run from March 19 through April 20 and registration closes March 13.  Courses take place completely online, and can be...

  • Pet Food Maker Invests $6M in Wisconsin Plant Expansion

    Frozen and freeze-dried pet food and treats maker Carnivore Meat Company expects to complete a $6 million expansion project at its Green Bay, WI manufacturing plant this spring, expanding the firm’s production capabilities, company officials said in a press release Monday. “Growth in...

  • 7000 Corn Bushels Damaged in Wisconsin Grain Bin Fire

    A fire at a Little Black, WI farm on Feb. 1 damaged a corn bin and some left some 7000 bushels of corn unfit for sale, the Medford Star-News reported. Crews from two fire departments responded to Feddick Farms after owners smelled burning material coming from the grain bin at about 4 p.m. and the...

  • Explosion at Agricultural Chemicals Plant Injures 1

    An explosion and resulting fire at an agricultural chemicals plant Monday morning in Yokohama, Japan injured a man, local law enforcement officials told The Japan Times. Crews responded to the SDS Biotech K.K. facility after the explosion and fire was reported at about 9 a.m. Fire crews put...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders up 5.6%

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its December 2017 booked orders increased 5.6% over November 2017 booked orders. December 2017 booked orders decreased 18% when compared to December 2016 orders. When compared to November, December booked orders were down 12.8...

  • US Duct Offers Ductwork Drawing and Estimating Program

    US Duct is offering a new, web–based drawing and estimating program: DuctQuote. With the launch of its new DuctQuote.com program, the company enables Industrial Ducting professionals to dramatically reduce system design and installation time. Users can access DuctQuote to design dust/mist/...

  • Sensient Acquires Natural Color Business

    The natural color business of Peruvian natural foods and ingredients producer GlobeNatural was recently acquired by Milwaukee, WI-based fragrance, color, and flavors manufacturer Sensient Technologies Corporation, expanding the American company’s offerings of natural colors, a Sensient press...

  • GLK Foods to Close Century-Old Sauerkraut Plant in NY

    A Shortsville, NY sauerkraut production plant in operation for more than a century is slated to close later this year, the facility’s owner, GLK Foods, announced in a press release Wednesday. “This consolidation was an extraordinary difficult business decision, and we recognize the...

  • DowDuPont Opens Agriculture R&D Site in California

    Midland, MI-based DowDuPont Inc. recently opened a new research and development site for its Agriculture division in Hayward, CA that is intended to spur development of agricultural biotechnologies, new technologies, and informatics, the company announced in a press release Wednesday. The Bay...