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  • Festo Announces $90M Plant Expansion in Ohio

    Factory and process automation solutions provider Festo US announced plans Monday to invest some $90 million to expand its regional service and manufacturing center in Mason, OH by 350,000 sq ft, tripling the capacity of production, logistics, and industrial training solutions at the facility....

  • Ecolab Plans $4M Expansion of Indiana Production Plant

    Water, hygiene, and energy technology and services provider Ecolab intends to dedicate $4.5 million toward the purchase of new production equipment for Huntington, IN manufacturing plant, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IDEC) announced Tuesday. The upgrade of the 150,000-sq-ft...

  • Hopper Damaged in Fire at Cargill Grain Milling Plant

    A fire late Tuesday evening at a Cargill grain milling plant in Cedar Rapids, IA damaged a hopper and some soybeans, local news reports said. Members of the Cedar Rapids Fire Department responded to the Cargill facility at about 10:22 p.m. after receiving a report of a grain dryer fire, the...

  • Perdue Farms to Invest $42M in Georgia Plant Upgrade

    Poultry processor and marketer Perdue Farms plans to invest $42 million to install a third cooking line at its Perry, Georgia production plant, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced in a press release Tuesday. In addition, 125 new positions will be created through the project at the 30,000-sq-ft...

  • Marfrig Takes Control of National Beef in $969M Deal

    Brazilian meat processing corporation Marfrig Global Foods is poised to become the world’s second biggest processor of beef following the announcement of a $969 million deal to acquire a 51% ownership stake in Kansas City, MO-based National Beef Packing Company LLC. The definitive agreement...

  • Volkmann Names New Sales Engineer

    Bristol, PA-based powder and small particle vacuum conveying solutions provider Volkmann, Inc., recently appointed David Sanchez as one of its Sales Engineers, further expanding its support of the North and Central American markets, a company press release said Tuesday. Sanchez will join the sales...

  • Dust Explosion and Fire Injures 3 at Processing Plant

    A dust explosion in a storage silo at the Koipe edible oils processing plant in Andujar, Spain last Thursday sent debris through the air and injured three workers at the site, Spanish news organizations reported. The injured suffered smoke inhalation, shock, and other minor injuries, Euro Weekly...

  • Chemical Mixing Tank Catches Fire at Ashland Plant

    Firefighters responded to an Ashland Performance Materials plant  in Fort Smith, AR last Friday morning after a chemical reaction ignited a fire in a mixing tank. Employees at the composites production site were evacuated after the fire was reported at about 9:15 a.m., Fort Smith, AR-...

  • U.S. Justice Dept. to OK Bayer-Monsanto Merger

    Regulatory approval from authorities in Russia and India appear to be the final hurdles in a planned merger between German firm Bayer AG and Creve Coeur, MO-based Monsanto after reports emerged Monday that the U.S. Justice Department plans approve to the proposed tie-up. Unnamed sources told The...

  • California Plant Evacuated by Dust Collector Fire

    A short circuit in a dust collector caused a fire at a Corona, CA manufacturing facility on Monday, prompting the evacuation of employees from the site, fire officials told the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Firefighters responded to the R.W. Lyall & Co. plant at about noon, finding workers...