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  • Bunting Magnetics Names New GM of Newton, KS Facility

    Newton, KS-based Bunting Magnetics Co. announced the appointment of Kevin Miller as general manager of the company’s primary manufacturing facility in Newton, KS in a press release Monday. Miller will oversee all Newton operations including production, inside sales, engineering and purchasing...

  • Russian Scientists ID New Hydrocarbon Processing Catalyst

    A group of researchers from the People’s Fellowship University of Russia Research (RUDN) Institute of Chemistry (RIC) in Moscow have identified a new catalyst for hydrocarbon processing that uses less heat and pressure than previous methods, the university announced in a Nov. 17 press release...

  • Tyson Foods to Open $300M Production Plant in Tennessee

    American food company Tyson Foods plans to invest $300 million to open a new chicken production complex in Humboldt, TN, creating some 1500 new jobs in the area when the plant becomes operational in late 2019. “Our company has been successfully producing chicken in Tennessee for more than 45...

  • 13 Injured After Explosions at NY State Cosmetics Plant

    Several injuries were reported after two explosions and a fire Monday morning at the Verla International Ltd. cosmetics plant in New Windsor, NY, the Middleton Times Herald-Record and other area news organizations reported. Officials told the Associated Press that 13 people were injured in the...

  • OSHA Proposes $1.8 Million Fine after Fatal Explosion

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed $1,837,861 in fines against Didion Milling Inc. following a May 31, 2017, explosion that killed five workers and injured 12 others, including a 21-year-old employee who suffered a double leg...

  • General Mills Makes Gluten-Free Pasta with Cold Extrusion

    An application recently filed by General Mills to secure an international patent reveals the company’s approach to producing low-gluten and gluten-free pasta dough. As consumer demand for gluten-free or reduced-gluten products grows, major food companies are looking at ways to shift product...

  • Firm Fined Over Legionella Risk at Powder Coating Plant

    An engineering company faces a fine after officials determined it failed to prevent exposure to dangerous bacteria in a tunnel washer at a powder coating plant in Dudley, England, Britain’s workplace safety regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), announced in a press release...

  • Gluten Drying Equipment Explodes at Cargill Plant in UK

    An explosion and fire caused by a gluten dryer malfunction was reported at a Cargill production plant in near Manchester, England on Monday one a week after the same piece of equipment exploded at the site. First responders were called to the Guinness Road facility in Trafford Park at about 1:17 p...

  • ScottsMiracle-Gro Opens Manufacturing Plant in New York

    A ceremony was recently held to mark the grand opening of a new ScottsMiracle-Gro manufacturing plant in Riga, New York, where the firm will produce a goods including fertilizers, premium topsoil, garden soil, and potting mixes sold under the Scotts and Miracle-Grow brands, Empire State Development...

  • Cargill Protein Plans $146M Plant Expansion in Tennessee

    The North American protein business of American firm Cargill plans to invest $146 million to expand its production plant in Nashville, TN, boosting the agribusiness’ capacity of meat crumble products and dried sausage products, a company press release announced Thursday. “Our customers...