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  • Food Firm Ariake U.S.A. Invests $17M in Plant Expansion

    Manufacturer of stocks, bases, and seasonings Ariake U.S.A. Inc. plans to invest $17 million in the expansion of its Harrisonburg, VA plant and create 22 new jobs, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) announced Wednesday. A subsidiary of the Japanese firm Ariake Group, the company...

  • Koch Foods Plans to Construct $40M Feed Mill in Alabama

    Park Ridge, IL-based poultry processor Koch Foods Inc. is investing in the construction of a new, $40.45 million feed mill in Roanoke, AL that will manufacture feeds and feed ingredients for the firm’s poultry plant in Pine Mountain, GA, the Alabama Department of Commerce announced Wednesday...

  • Improving the Value of Carbon Black

    Hosokawa is hosting an educational webinar on “Improving the Value of Carbon Black” on November 29. Carbon black is a material produced from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons and is an essential component in tires, rubber, plastics, and liquids, enhancing these products by...

  • Pfizer Mulls Sale of $14B Consumer Healthcare Unit

    Biopharmaceutical firm Pfizer is considering a number of “strategic alternatives” including a spin-off or sale, for its $100 million Consumer Healthcare business, the German firm announced via press release Tuesday. While Pfizer said it may ultimately retain the business, its future...

  • ADM to Expand Non-GMO Soymeal Production at German Plant

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) plans to expand production of non-GMO soymeal at its crushing plant in Straubing, Germany, trade publications and Reuters reported Tuesday. “The decision to invest in the production of non-GMO high-protein soymeal is a logical step...

  • Medtronic Breaks Ground on Innovation Center in China

    Medical technology and solutions provider Medtronic recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the commencement of construction on its Chengdu Innovation Center at the Singapore-Sichuan Hi-Tech Innovation Park in Sichuan, China, the Dublin, Ireland-based firm announced Tuesday. Intended to...

  • Worker Loses Arm in Food Processing Plant Accident

    A 30-year-old worker’s arm was amputated at the elbow following an industrial accident Monday morning at a Random Lake, WI food processing plant, the Sheboygan County Sherriff’s Office told local media. Calling first responders at about 9:45 a.m., employees at the Lakeside Foods Inc....

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Down 45%

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its August 2017 booked orders decreased 31.6% when compared to August 2016 orders. When compared to July 2017, August 2017 booked orders were down 44.6%. August booked orders were up 20.9% for Bulk Handling Equipment and down...

  • Sukup Donates $100K in Equipment to GEAPS/K-State Program

    Grain storage, drying and handling equipment maker Sukup Manufacturing Company donated $100,000 in equipment to the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) Hands-On Training (HOT) Program, including a bin sweep, chain conveyor, and incline conveyor, a...

  • Avara to Buy Solid Dosage Production Site from AstraZeneca

    Contract development and manufacturing organization Avara Pharmaceutical Services entered into an agreement to acquire AstraZeneca’s solid dosage manufacturing site and distribution facility in Reims, France, a press release announced Friday. “This key acquisition is another important...