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  • Recovery Efforts Continue After Explosion at BASF Plant

    Two firefighters were killed and one person remains missing after an explosion Monday morning at the north harbor site of BASF’s Ludwigshafen, Germany chemical manufacturing complex, the German chemical company said in an update issued Tuesday morning. Eight people were seriously injured from...

  • Food Processing Equipment Market to Reach $14B by 2020

    A report released Monday by BCC Research anticipates the global market for food processing and packaging equipment will total $31.5 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2% through the forecast period. The market research firm attributes the growth over the next...

  • UK University Opens £5M Process Manufacturing Center

    Kirklees College, a university near Leeds, England, announced the opening of its Process Manufacturing Centre (PMC) Monday, which university, industry, and civic leaders hope will contribute to process industry job growth in the country’s northern regions. “The centre will help enhance...

  • Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman to Retire in 2017

    Chief executive officer and chairman of Caterpillar Inc. Doug Oberhelman will retire at the end of March 2017 after 41 years of working with the Peoria, IL-based company. “During his time has Chairman and CEO, Oberhelman has reinvigorated the company’s focus on serving customers while...

  • USDA to Purchase Surplus Cheese, Releases Trans-Pacific Partnership Report

    Following a roundtable discussion with dairy producers near La Crosse, WI, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering to purchase $20 million of cheddar cheese to reduce a private cheese surplus that has reached record levels, while...

  • Animal Feed Factory Opened in Myanmar by De Heus

    De Heus Animal Nutrition held an opening ceremony for its first manufacturing plant in Myanmar on Oct. 1, marking an expansion of the Dutch company’s foothold in Asia. Constructed over six months, the new factory in Yangon, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) has a capacity of 120,000 tons of...

  • Honeywell IIoT System Safeguards Process Industry Operations

    A digital system launched by Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) in 2014 has helped industrial plants reduce overall incidents by 40% and cut ownership costs by 20%, the Houston, TX-based company announced Oct. 11. The company’s Assurance 360 system, part of Honeywell’s range of...

  • WHO Report Suggests Higher Taxes on Sugary Drinks

    The United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) is taking aim at “Big Soda” and other producers of sugar-laden beverages. A report issued Oct. 11 urges countries to increase taxes on sugar-laden beverages in an effort to combat obesity, tooth decay, and type 2 diabetes. The...

  • Volkmann Launches New Website

    Volkmann Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality, high-performance vacuum conveying systems for the transport of fine food powders, chemicals, granules, pellets, tablets, and other small components in lean, dense, or plug flow conditions, has launched a new website to more fully represent the company...

  • Dramatic Images Show BASF Plant Explosion and Aftermath

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