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  • Silo Fire Strikes PET Dairy Plant in Virginia

    Fire crews worked for several hours to extinguish a fire that broke out in a silo at a PET Dairy facility in Richmond, VA Saturday afternoon, several local news organizations reported. First responders were called to the scene on Robin Hood Road at about noon, with firefighters arriving to find a...

  • Vortex Wins SHAPA Company of the Year Award

    Vortex Global Ltd, a solids and bulk handling components company, has been recognized by Solids Handling & Processing Association (SHAPA) as the 2017 Solids Handling Industry Company of the Year. The award was presented on Tuesday, April 25, at the SHAPA AGM & Solids Handling Industry...

  • OSHA Data Shows Poultry Processing Among “Most Dangerous” Jobs

    Examining the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s data on severe injuries reported to the agency from Jan. 2015 to Sept. 2016, a new report by the National Employment Law Project (NELP) found that chicken and meat processing workers faced...

  • Key Wins $9M Equipment Order from Frozen Potato Plant

    Key Technology won a $9 million contract to equip a new frozen french fries production line at the Lutosa frozen potato products plant in Leuze-en-Hainaut, Belgium, the equipment manufacturer announced Thursday. Lutosa, a subsidiary of McCain Foods Limited, tapped Key to provide a complete...

  • Worker Found Dead in Hopper at Feed Production Facility

    Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) responded to a workplace accident on Monday at the Hi-Pro Feeds feed production plant in Sherwood Park, AB, finding a 57-year-old worker dead inside of a grain hopper, numerous Canadian news organizations reported. “Early indications suggest the victim...

  • Lake Foods LLC Plans $8M Food Processing Plant Expansion

    Chicken processor Lake Foods LLC is investing $8 million in the expansion of its Hartwell, GA facility and the creation of 130 full-time positions, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced Thursday. “The Hartwell location has provided us with an eager and highly...

  • PepsiCo Opens $93M Concentrate Manufacturing Plant

    American food and beverage company PepsiCo opened a new manufacturing facility in Singapore on Thursday to produce drink concentrates for the Asia-Pacific market, numerous regional news organizations reported. The $93 million (S$130 million) plant enables PepsiCo to serve customers in the region...

  • Cargill-Backed NouriTech Breaks Ground on Feed Factory

    NouriTech and the firm’s lead investors Cargill and Calysta Inc. broke ground on a 37-acre feed manufacturing facility in Memphis, TN this Wednesday, said to be the world’s largest gas fermentation operation upon completion. The site on Cargill’s President’s Island campus...

  • Ajinomoto Windsor to Build $39M Frozen Appetizer Plant

    One of the leading companies in the frozen foods market, Ajinomoto Windsor Inc., is expanding its North American presence with plans to construct a new frozen appetizer plant in Joplin, MO, the company announced via press release Wednesday. In addition to the firm’s plans to construct a new...

  • C&W Manufacturing Announces New Hires

    C&W Manufacturing announces the hiring of Mike Evins as industrial applications engineer and John Davidson as Midwest regional sales manager and national sales manager for industrial applications. Evins will be heading the engineering initiative to develop business in true industrial...