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  • Hormel Combines Grocery Products, Specialty Foods Units

    Austin, MN-based Hormel Foods Corporation recently merged its Specialty Foods segment into its Grocery Products segment to increase revenue and cost synergies, a Nov. 21 company press release announced. “I am confident the consolidation of these two segments will deliver revenue and cost...

  • Aramco to Build “World’s Largest” Oil-to-Chemicals Site

    Saudi Aramco plans to build the “world’s largest” complex for converting crude oil to chemicals in Saudi Arabia, furthering the state-owned firm’s mission to diversify its operations under the government’s Vision 2030 initiative, global chemicals producer Saudi Basic...

  • Dust Explosion Destroys Grain Elevator, Injures Worker

    An apparent dust explosion and resulting fire destroyed a grain elevator in Lawson, SK last week, erasing a local landmark that has stood at the site since 1959, the site’s owner told CBC News. Doug Higginson, the owner the elevator’s operator, Central Butte Feeds, said that a spark in...

  • MoistTech Announces Move to Larger Facility

    Due to its growth over the past several years, MoistTech Corp. has moved to expanded corporate headquarters at 6408 Parkland Drive, Suite 104, Sarasota, FL. Remaining in Sarasota, the move into a new, larger office space accommodates the company’s growing sales team, marketing efforts,...

  • Man Hospitalized After Grain Auger Accident

    A 52-year-old man is hospitalized after an accident while cleaning out the bottom of a grain bin at a facility near Northwood, ND, the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office told local media Tuesday. The man was injured after his glove became caught in a grain auger and was later transported to...

  • K-State Bulk Solids Innovation Center Announces New Courses

    The Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, KS announced two new professional courses for early 2018 to further industry and employee education. The courses include: Introduction to Particle Technology: A Comprehensive Course on the Flow and Conveying of Bulk Solids...

  • Explosion at ArcelorMittal Coke Plant Kills 1, Injures 2

    An explosion at a ArcelorMittal coke plant in Ghent, Belgium Monday afternoon killed one person and injured two others.   The blast occurred at 3:10 p.m. local time in the by-products area of the coke plant, the company said in a statement. ArcelorMittal expressed its condolences to the work...

  • Siemens Cuts Jobs in Process Industries and Drives Unit

    Blaming a slowdown in capacity expansion investments within the process industry, Siemens AG announced job cuts in its Process Industries and Drives (PD) division in a Nov. 16 press release. Globally, the firm is cutting some 6900 positions in the PD division and in its Power and Gas division....

  • Animal Feed Manufacturer to Build Plant in South Dakota

    Luverne, MN-based custom spray drying and animal feed ingredient producer Great Plains Processing (GPP) plans to build a production plant in Yankton, SD after receiving a $1.15 million loan from the state’s Board of Economic Development, The South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic...

  • Dust Collector Fire Forces Evacuation of Metals Firm

    Employees evacuated a Yakima, WA sheet metal production site after a metal dust collector caught fire on Nov. 16, several local news organizations reported. The Yakima Fire Department responded to Stephens Metal Products at about 2:40 p.m., finding the metal dust collector on fire and smoke moving...