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  • New York State to Invest $650K in Hemp Processing Plant

    New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposed an investment of $650,000 in a new $3.2 million industrial hemp processing plant near Binghamton, NY, according to Gov. Cuomo’s 2018 State of the State report. The move would be the first component of a broader package put forth by Cuomo to...

  • Unilever to Shutter Iconic Colman’s Mustard Factory

    A Norwich, England factory that has produced Colman’s Mustard for more than 160 years is set to close this March, Unilever, the site’s owner, announced on Jan. 4. The move impacts 113 jobs at the plant. Production at the Norwich site will move to a factory at Burton-on-Trent, England,...

  • OSHA Losing Inspectors Under Trump Administration

    40 inspectors with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have vacated their positions since President Donald J. Trump took office, reducing the federal agency’s headcount of inspectors by 4%, NBC News reported Monday, citing data obtained...

  • Separation Technologies Firm Eriez Debuts New Website

    Separation technologies provider Eriez recently launched a redesigned and mobile-friendly website, www.eriez.com, with improvements to the site’s navigation and functions, the company announced in a press release Friday. The new website allows users to browse content on the website by...

  • Grain Bin Accident in Kansas Claims Two Lives

    Two workers perished Tuesday at a Wichita, KS grain elevator after becoming trapped in a grain bin under more than 20 ft of material. Gavilon declined to describe the events that led to the death on Tuesday when asked by The Wichita Eagle, and would not offer details on whether or not the victims...

  • GEA Expands Extrusion and Milling Technology Offerings

    German food processing technology firm GEA Group announced the expansion of its extrusion and milling technology portfolio following its November 2017 acquisition Italian industrial solutions provider Pavan Group. The purchase of the equipment maker now gives GEA customers more options to process...

  • Dust Eyed as Cause of MGI Grain Processing Plant Blast

    An explosion and fire at an MGI Grain processing plant and elevator in East Grand Forks, MN on Wednesday caused extensive damages as firefighters worked to put out the flames in frigid weather conditions. Emergency crews responded to the plant at about 7 p.m. after two workers heard a blast in the...

  • Kice Names New Technical Sales Manager

    Kice Industries announced the appointment of Wade Hosman as its Technical Sales Manager, based out of Stuttgart, AR in a press release Thursday. In this role, Hosman oversee sales throughout the Southeast territory and provide support for this customer base for the diverse product lines offered by...

  • Cargill Acquires Pet Food Manufacturer Pro-Pet

    American agribusiness Cargill recently entered into an agreement to acquire Ohio-based private label and co-manufactured pet food maker Pro-Pet LLC, positioning Cargill as America’s sole supplier of both animal feed and pet food in the agricultural retail sector, the Minneapolis, MN...

  • K-State Offers Bulk Solids Flow Property Testing

    The Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, KS now offers testing services for bulk solids flow properties and bulk solids properties for pneumatic conveying, the research institution announced Thursday. Testing of bulk solids flow properties will provide firms with the...