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  • Cargill Invests $32M in Texas Feed Plant Expansion

    American agribusiness Cargill will begin work on a $32 million project to expand its Temple, TX feed plant this March that will add cattle feed production capabilities to the facility. A Cargill Feed and Nutrition official told Feed Navigator that Cargill’s investment is in response to meet...

  • Nestle Opens $11M Milo Ready-to-Drink Beverage Factory

    A new production plant for Milo ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages was officially inaugurated Thursday by Nestle in Nigeria’s Ogun state, Nestle Nigeria Plc announced in a press release. Investing 4.1 billion Naira, or about $11.39 million, in the project, Nestle said will produce 8000 tn/yr of...

  • Hormel Names HORN as Distributor to U.S. Pet Food Industry

    Hormel Food Ingredients recently selected North American specialty ingredients and raw materials distributor HORN Animal Nutrition as its sole distributor for the U.S. pet food industry, HORN announced in a press release. The firms signed a distribution partnership agreement on Jan. 30. “...

  • Bayer Seed Business Up for Sale as Monsanto Deal Nears

    As Bayer AG looks to clinch its planned $63 billion merger with American firm Monsanto, the German chemical and pharmaceutical producer is putting its global vegetable seed business up for sale and said it will provide BASF with data on digital farming, several unnamed sources told Reuters in an...

  • Mars Wrigley Kicks Off $30M in Candy Plant Expansion

    American candy maker Mars Wrigley Confectionery recently broke ground on a $30 million expansion project at its Waco, TX plant that will add on 65,000-sq-ft of product distribution space to the site, local news organizations reported. The Waco plant produces a range of popular chocolate and...

  • P&G to Close Two Midwest Plants, Impacting 1100 Jobs

    Consumer foods firm Procter & Gamble announced plans Wednesday to close two of its manufacturing plants in the U.S. Midwest by 2020, impacting over 700 workers employed at the facilities. Production for P&G’s Our Dish Care business will move from the firm’s Kansas City, KS...

  • Clariant Installs Compounding Extruder at Maine Plant

    Specialty chemicals producer Clariant recently completed a multimillion-dollar capacity expansion project at its Lewiston, ME production plant that expands the firm’s production of MEVOPUR pre-colored medical plastic compounds, a company press release announced Monday. Clariant installed a...

  • OSHA Fines N.C. Firm $50K After Fatal Dust Explosion

    A Mount Gilead, N.C. wood products plant received penalties totaling $50,125 last fall from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after a worker was killed in a May 2017 dust explosion, according to an agency document recently reviewed by Powder...

  • Agribusiness Olam to Open Cocoa Powder Plant Near Chicago

    Singapore-based agribusiness Olam International is currently constructing a new 183,000-sq-ft cocoa powder manufacturing plant in Bolingbrook, IL that is slated to open by mid-2018, a company spokesperson and a government official told Reuters in a report published Tuesday. Levi Hansel, a...

  • Sandvik to Open New $25M Plant for Metal Powders

    Swedish firm Sandvik plans to open a new manufacturing plant for titanium and nickel fine metal powders with the aim of bolstering its position in the metal powder and metal additive manufacturing markets, the company announced in a press release Tuesday. The 200 million SEK (about $25 million)...