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  • Report: Barilla to Invest $56M in Pasta Plant Expansion

    Italian pasta manufacturing and food company Barilla is investing about €50 million, or $56 million USD, to expand its dry pasta factory in Parma, Italy, said to be the largest of its kind in the world, Reuters reported Thursday. Barilla will expand the pasta plant’s warehouse to...

  • Kalenborn Abresist Names New President

    Craig Frendewey was recently named president of Kalenborn Abresist Corp. and will have full responsibility of the company’s North American operations, which include Kalenborn Abresist, Kalenborn Canada, and Kalenborn Technologies.   Located in Urbana, IN, Kalenborn Abresist is a...

  • Tyson Foods Finalizes $4.2B Acquisition of AdvancePierre

    Tyson Foods’ $4.2 billion acquisition of AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc., a provider of ready-to-eat sandwiches, snacks and other food products, is complete, the Springdale, AR-based food company announced Wednesday. The company will now operate as a subsidiary of Tyson. “...

  • UW-Madison Offers Workshop on NFPA Combustible Dust Standards

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Engineering Professional Development is offering a two-day workshop for engineers, safety personnel, operators, and others on NFPA combustible dust standards and ways to identify dust hazards on Sept. 27-28, 2017 in Des Plaines, IL. Instructors...

  • Wood Pellet Silo Collapses at Texas Port

    A silo operated by German Pellets Texas LLC and Texas Pellets Inc. at Port Arthur, TX collapsed at about 4:20 a.m. on June 4 after a fire smoldered in the structure for 52 days, a press release by the City of Port Arthur stated, various local news organizations reported. The city’s release...

  • 2 Sisters to Cut Over 250 Jobs Amid Poultry Plant Closure

    Birmingham, England-based food manufacturing firm 2 Sisters Food Group plans to close a poultry processing plant in Smethwick, West Midlands by the end of June, cutting more than 250 positions in the process. Unite, the largest trade union in the UK and Ireland, told the BBC about 300 workers in...

  • General Mills Enters Wind Energy Purchase Agreement

    General Mills entered into a 15-year power purchase agreement with Renewable Energy Systems (RES) for 100-megawatts of power from the energy firm’s Cactus Flats wind project in Texas, the Minneapolis, MN food company announced Thursday. “As we help to mitigate the impacts of climate...

  • Monsanto Plans $30M Seed Processing Facility in Indiana

    One of the world’s largest providers of agricultural seeds, Monsanto Company, is investing about $30 million to open a new corn, soybean, and cotton seed processing and distribution facility in Greenwood, IN, several Indiana-based news organizations reported this week. Seeds processed at the...

  • Lubrizol Invests $60M in Particle Sciences, Manufacturing

    Specialty chemicals firm Lubrizol Corporation is investing $60 million in its LifeSciences business to develop new products, expand the capacity of production sites, and to further cGMP manufacturing, improving the company’s foothold in markets for excipients, polymers, drug formulation and...

  • GEAPS and K-State Offer New Process Flow Diagrams Course

    The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University’s (K-State) Distance Education Program are offering a new course on process flow diagrams and three other courses that are part of requirements for the Credential in Grain Operations Management. Taking place online...