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  • Grain Silo Explosion and Fire Injures Three People

    A wheat silo explosion in Vranjic, Croatia on Friday injured three people, Croatia News Agency HINA and Chinese state-run news publication Xinhua reported. Firefighters battled a fire at the facility that ignited after the blast. Initial information suggested that more injuries resulted from the...

  • Trade Group Promotes Pet Food and Treats Manufacturing

    A trade group representing manufacturers of pet food and treats, The Pet Food Institute (PFI), launched a new video and web content on Thursday to draw attention to the manufacturing process of pet food products and the safety practices currently in place. “Pet lovers have questions about...

  • Fire and Explosion Damage Kansas Chemical Plant

    A fire and explosion Thursday caused damages to a chemical manufacturing plant used to produce organophilic clay for oil and gas production in Rice county, Kansas, numerous local news media sources reported. Fire crews and hazmat teams responded to the JACAM Chemicals plant, finding a fire in a...

  • Camfil APC Offers Fee-Free Training in June and Sept.

    Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a global manufacturer of dust, mist and fume collection equipment, will waive the $1195 fee for its training programs scheduled for June and September 2017 as part of its commitment to industrial safety, the company announced Wednesday. The two-day training...

  • Wanhua Chemical Group to Build $1.12B Chemical Plant in U.S.

    Chinese firm Wanhua Chemical Group is planning to build a $1.12 billion chemical methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) manufacturing complex in Louisiana, Louisiana Economic Development (LED) announced by press release Monday. 170 jobs are expected to be directly created through the project, which...

  • Smithfield Foods Launches Meat Byproducts Bioscience Venture

    Global food company Smithfield Foods Inc. launched a new venture called Smithfield Bioscience to leverage byproducts from the production of meat for uses in pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and medical devices. “Our commitment to innovation and sustainability stretches across all aspects of...

  • General Mills Progresses on Sustainability, Nutrition Goals

    General Mills has made substantial progress on the its goal of sustainably sourcing 100% of ten major ingredients and improving the nutritional qualities of its products, the Minneapolis, MN-based company announced Monday. “For 150 years, General Mills has been making food people love while...

  • Conveyor Fire Breaks Out at N.H. Biomass Energy Plant

    Firefighters stopped a fire that broke out Tuesday in a conveyor system at the Springfield Power biomass plant in Springfield, N.H. before the flames reached a silo containing wood pellets, local television news station WMUR reported. “It was actually in the conveyor that goes up to feed the...

  • Jenike & Johanson’s Tracy Holmes Discusses Silo Failure Prevention

    For most, the term “silo failure” conjures up images of collapsed or mangled structures. Jenike & Johanson Ltd president Tracy Holmes points out that the phrase’s meaning for her is far broader, encompassing a range of issues facing silo operations. “Failures come in...

  • Winona Foods Breaks Ground on $1.4M Production Facility

    Cheese products firm Winona Foods broke ground Tuesday on a new, $1.4 million production facility in Howard, WI, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s office announced by press release. “We are proud to be recognized as America’s Dairyland thanks to our strong agricultural tradition...