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  • OSHA Fines Grain Terminal $73K For Safety Lapses

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued one serious citation and one other-than-serious citation to Columbia Export Terminal LLC of Portland, OR on Nov. 27 for fall hazards, the agency announced on Monday. OSHA investigators found that...

  • Silo Auger Accident Kills Man at Ethan Allen Plant

    A worker was killed by an auger while performing maintenance on a silo on Dec. 13 at the Ethan Allen furniture factory in Beecher Falls, VT. The victim, identified as 55-year-old Bruce Biron, had worked for the company for more than 25 years, according to local media reports. “Bruce was a...

  • Jacobs Engineering Completes $3.27B CH2M Acquisition

    The shareholders of global engineering firm CH2M voted in favor moving forward with the firm’s $3.27 billion acquisition by engineering and professional services provider Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., completing the cash-and-stock transaction, the companies announced in a press release...

  • Man Dies in Waste Grinder at Ohio Meat Processing Plant

    A worker died on Saturday evening at the Fresh Mark Inc. meat processing plant in Canton, OH after becoming caught in piece of waste grinding machinery. “Our primary concern rests with the wellbeing of this employee’s family, as well as the safety and wellbeing of all our employees in...

  • Campbell Soup to Buy Snack Manufacturer Snyder’s-Lance

    The Campbell Soup Company is betting on snacks after the Camden, NJ food firm entered into a definitive agreement to acquire snack manufacturing firm Snyder’s-Lance for $4.87 billion, a joint press release announced Monday. Based in Charlotte, NC, Snyder’s-Lance produces iconic...

  • Jamaica Broilers Completes $2M Pellet Mill Expansion

    Multinational agribusiness Jamaica Broilers Group celebrated the completion of a $2 million project to double capacity at the Best Dressed Chicken Feed Mill in Old Harbour, Jamaica at an event Thursday, the Caribbean’s largest feed mill, the Jamaica Gleaner reported. Producing the firm...

  • Jewell Opens Concrete and Mortar Production Plant in Texas

    Architectural masonry and concrete aggregate products firm Jewell recently celebrated the opening its new, 23,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant for mortar and concrete products in Burnet, TX and said the facility will commence operations by the end of the month, a company press release announced Friday...

  • MG America Named Supplier for Axomatic in North America

    Fairfield, NJ-based MG America, the U.S. subsidiary of MG2 of Bologna, Italy and a leading supplier of processing and packaging equipment, has been named the exclusive supplier of Axomatic’s lineup of emulsifying equipment and tube fillers for customers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico....

  • Nestle to Invest $79M in New Equipment for Indiana Plant

    Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle intends to invest $79.5 million to upgrade its Anderson, IN manufacturing plant with new equipment, the Anderson Herald-Bulletin reported Thursday. Covering on-going tax abatement negotiations between Nestle and the Anderson City Counsel, the newspaper said the...

  • MoistTech and Weighing & Inspection Form Benelux Partnership

    Moisture sensors, testing, and analyzers provider MoistTech Corp. and Belgium-based Weighing & Inspection formed a strategic partnership to provide advanced moisture measurement capabilities for manufactured materials to customers within the Benelux region, a joint press release announced...