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  • Corning Plans New Manufacturing Plant in North Carolina

    Specialty materials and technology manufacturer Corning Inc. plans to invest in a new manufacturing plant in North Carolina to increase the firm’s production capacity for Valor Glass pharmaceutical packaging. “Making this next-generation product requires a new, advanced manufacturing...

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  • The Andersons Closes Sale of Grain Elevators to Tyson

    Tyson Foods subsidiary Tyson Local Grain Services completed its acquisition of three grain elevators located in Tennessee from agribusiness The Andersons on Monday, a press release announced. The Springdale, AR-based firm now owns elevators in Humboldt, Kenton, and Dyer. The Andersons said in a...

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  • Syngenta Starts $30M Expansion of Seed Production Site

    Seed supplier and agricultural chemicals producer Syngenta commenced construction this week on a $30 million expansion of its Nampa, ID seed production and research facility, the Idaho Press-Tribune reported Wednesday. Following completion of the project in 2019, most of Syngenta Crop Protection...

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  • JBS to Add Four New Lines, Hire 200 Workers at Pork Plant

    About 200 new workers will be hired at the Beardstown, IL pork plant owned by JBS USA to work on four new ham-boning production lines that will be built at the facility this year, the Jacksonville [IL] Journal-Courier reported Thursday. “These new ham-boning lines are something JBS has...

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  • Explosion at Aluminum Plant Kills 3, Injures 3

    An explosion at an aluminum plant in Yongi City, China early Tuesday morning killed left three people dead, Chinese state-run news organization Xinhua reported. Three others were injured in the wake of the blast. Local officials told the news organization on Wednesday that the incident at the...

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  • Fire Destroys Section of Alabama Plastics Plant

    Officials are investigating the cause of a two-alarm fire last Saturday afternoon that destroyed a section of the Kasai North America plastics plant in Prattville, AL, local news organizations reported this week. Initially responding to a call for a “Water Flow” issue, firefighters...

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  • Richardson Int’l to Open $30M Food Innovation Facility

    Canadian agribusiness Richardson International plans to boost product development and its research in agriculture and food through an investment a new $30 million innovation center in Winnipeg, MB, the company announced Wednesday in a release. Occupying 62,000 sq ft, Richardson’s facility...

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  • J.M. Smucker Scoops Up Pet Food Firm Ainsworth for $1.7B

    Expanding its position in the pet food and snacks market, American food company J.M. Smucker announced plans Wednesday to acquire the manufacturer of pet brands like Rachel Ray Nutrish for Pets and Better Than! for $1.7 billion. A company press release said Smucker intends to close its acquisition...

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  • Cargill Opens $17.2M Chicken Processing Site in Ontario

    The Protein unit of American agribusiness Cargill recently announced plans to invest CAD$22 million, or about $17.2 million, to upgrade its chicken processing plant in London, ON with a new Controlled Atmospheric Stunning (CAS) system to more humanely handle the poultry there. Replacing an...

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  • SOCMA: Proposed China Tariffs to Impact Specialty Chemical Industry

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) responded to an announcement by China that it plans to impose tariffs on billions of dollars in U.S. exports, including chemicals, in retaliation to the recently proposed U.S. tariffs on Chinese aluminum, steel and other products....

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