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  • Kellogg’s Snacks to Shut Down Indiana Plant, Cut 150 Jobs

    A Kellogg’s snack plant in Seelyville, IN will close in 2017, multiple news organizations reported Tuesday. The company said the move was made as a cut back on its domestic cracker manufacturing capacity. About 150 jobs will be cut as a result of the plant’s closure, which is scheduled...

  • Shick Solutions Joins Bretèche Group

    Shick Solutions, a Kansas City, MO-based ingredient automation company, has joined Bretèche Industrie Group, a global company with eight plants located in France, Germany, and the Czech Republic that focus on the baking, dairy, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics markets. The company’s...

  • Jenike & Johanson Turns 50

    August 3, 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the founding of Jenike & Johanson. Fifty years ago today, Dr. Jerry Johanson resigned from his job at US Steel’s applied research laboratory in Monroeville, PA and joined Dr. Andrew Jenike, his thesis advisor from the University of Utah, to...

  • OSHA Finds Tyson Employees Exposed to Hazards

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Wichita Area Office cited Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. and Tyson Hides and Tannery for a total of two repeated, five serious, and one other than serious safety and health violations. Citations were issued...

  • OSHA Fines Grain Company after Worker Caught in Sweep Auger

    An investigation into a 36-year-old worker's injuries at a North Dakota grain facility found multiple violations of federal safety standards for grain handling and confined space entry, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)....

  • $36.5 Million for Specialty Crop Research, Extension Investments

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced 19 grants totaling $36.5 million for research and extension to support American farmers growing fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops including floriculture. The grants are funded through the U.S. Department...

  • Bunting Magnetics Names Product Manager, Metal Detection Line

    Bunting Magnetics Co. announced the appointment of Andrew Blubaugh as its product manager over metal detection. Blubaugh will manage the growth and profitability of the company’s line of metal detection products by supporting the company’s sales team, identifying new markets and...

  • Dow Names Kalmar Chief Information Officer

    The Dow Chemical Co. has named Melanie Kalmar, global director information systems, has been named chief information officer (CIO). Kalmar’s proven leadership and track record for driving business results positions her well to drive Dow’s vision for leveraging information...

  • OSHA Cites Feed Mill after Dust Explosion Kills 1, Injures 5

    In the agricultural industry, excessive dust is a fuel that can cause serious and sometimes deadly explosions and fires, as was the case at a Georgia chicken feed mill where an explosion killed a 25-year-old man and injured five others in February 2016, federal workplace safety inspectors have...

  • Nestlé, Samsung to Collaborate on Digital Nutrition and Health

    Nestlé and Samsung announced a research collaboration to explore the potential of nutrition science and digital sensor technologies to provide new insights into healthy living. They are developing a new digital health platform to provide individuals with more personalized...