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  • Midwestern BioAg Inaugurates New $15M Fertilizer Plant

    Midwestern BioAg held a ceremony on June 16 to inaugurate its new $15 million fertilizer production plant at Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, IN, a press release posted to several agriculture trade publications this week stated. About 80 attendees were granted an early glimpse of the 85,000-sq-ft...

  • Ainsworth Pet Nutrition Acquires Pet Food Co-Manufacturer

    The producer of Rachel Ray Nutrish brand pet food and treats, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, purchased Frontenac, KS-based pet food co-manufacturer Triple T Foods for undisclosed terms, the Pittsburgh, PA company announced June 15. “We are thrilled to welcome Triple T Foods to the Ainsworth Family...

  • Tyson Foods Invests $59M in Distribution Center Expansion

    Tyson Foods Inc. is launching a $59 million project to expand its Macon, GA distribution center, the Springdale, AR-based company announced Tuesday. “The expansion of our Macon distribution center is part of our focus on continuous improvement and commitment to customer service,” said...

  • GE to Release “World’s Largest” Laser-Powder 3D Printer

    GE Additive plans to unveil what it calls the “world’s largest” laser-powder additive manufacturing machine at the Fromnext Show in Frankfurt, Germany this November, a press release announced Tuesday. The company has worked on developing the “ATLAS” laser-powder...

  • Takeda Builds New $111M Solid Dose Manufacturing Site

    Japanese pharmaceutical firm Takeda recently finished construction of a new solid dose drug manufacturing facility in Oranienburg, Germany that will assist the company in meeting increased global demand, a press release announced June 16. Slated to commence operations by the end of 2017, the...

  • Costco Breaks Ground on $300M Poultry Processing Plant

    Costco held a groundbreaking ceremony marking the beginning of construction on the wholesale retailer’s first poultry processing plant in Fremont, NE, a press release from the office of Nebraska Governor Pete Rickets announced Monday. The $300 million project is expected to create 800 jobs...

  • Nestle Buys Minority Stake in Prepared Meals Firm Freshly

    As part of Nestlé’s foray into the $10 million U.S. online prepared meals market, the Swiss company’s American subsidiary acquired a minority interest in Freshly, a maker of direct-to-consumer prepared meals, a press release announced Tuesday. The lead investor in Freshly’...

  • Cargill to Open Potassium Chloride Plant in U.S. in 2017

    Moving to meet increased demand from domestic food producers, Cargill Salt plans to open a new potassium chloride production plant in Watkins Glen, NY in the latter half of 2017, the Minneapolis, MN-based agribusiness announced June 16. “Potassium chloride can help bakeries, food processors...

  • Equity Firm to Acquire Equipment Maker Duravant

    Private equity firm Warburg Pincus entered a definitive agreement to acquire Duravant LLC, a provider of automation and engineered equipment to the food processing, material handling, and packaging sectors, from an Odyssey Investment Partners fund, the purchasing company announced by press release...

  • K-State Offers Workshop on Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

    The Kansas State Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, KS is hosting a professional development workshop on pneumatic conveying of powder and bulk solids from Aug. 8-11, 2017, the institution announced Thursday. This course focuses on the design of pneumatic conveying systems, common pneumatic...