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  • Cargill to Sell Grain and Crop Inputs Assets in Ontario

    American agribusiness Cargill entered into an agreement with Canadian cooperative La Coop fédérée to sell its grain- and crop input-related assets in Ontario, a company press release announced Thursday. The sale includes Cargill’s 50% ownership interest in South West Ag...

  • European Commission Gives OK to Bayer-Monsanto Tie-Up

    Plans to merge German firm Bayer AG and Creve Coeur, MO-based Monsanto moved forward on Wednesday as anti-trust officials in the European Union gave their stamp of approval to the deal, albeit with some conditions that must be satisfied before the tie-up closes. “Receipt of the European...

  • Six Workers Killed in Storage Tank Explosion at Refinery

    Six workers were killed and several others received injuries in an explosion Thursday morning at a refinery in the Czech Replublic. Officials said the blast originated in a storage vessel at the Unipetrol plant in Kralupy nad Vitavou “There was an explosion at the storage tank but no...

  • Interamerican Foods Opens First U.S. Pasta Plant

    Representatives from Interamerican Foods Corporation and Texas Governor Greg Abbott attended a ceremony Tuesday to mark the official opening of the La Moderna pasta plant in Cleburne, TX, the governor’s office announced in a press release. The $50 million plant is the first facility...

  • OSHA Fines Kraft Heinz after Partial Finger Amputation

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration (OSHA) cited a Kraft Heinz Foods Company facility in Mason, OH for machine safety-related violations following the partial amputation of an employee’s finger, the agency said in a March 16 press release. The...

  • Michelin Moves to Buy Conveyor Belt Maker Fenner

    French-owned Michelin Group announced Monday that it plans to acquire Fenner PLC, a manufacturer of engineered conveyor solutions and other products, to expand its portfolio of high-tech materials and offerings to the mining industry. “Michelin values the skills, experience, and industry...

  • Landus Co-Op to Open Beef Feed Facility in Iowa

    Landus Cooperative is in the process of renovating and modernizing a disused 260,000-sq-ft soy processing facility in Jefferson, IA into a new beef feed center, the company announced in a recent press release. The co-op said it is installing beef feed mixing equipment at the facility and it plans...

  • Plastics Firm to Invest $9M in Virginia Plant Expansion

    Custom injection molded plastics components maker Tessy Plastics plans to invest $9.2 million in the expansion of its Lynchburg, VA manufacturing plant to add on a new product line, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced in a press release Tuesday. “Virginia’s strategic Mid-Atlantic...

  • Worker Dies After Being Hit by Roller at Georgia Plant

    A 59-year-old Georgia man died after an accident Tuesday morning at the Mohawk Industries plant in Chatsworth, GA. Officials told local media outlets that the worker was hit by a large roller within the facility. Emergency personnel responded to a call from the plant at about 8:40 a.m., the...

  • Tyson Sheds Tortilla Maker Circle Foods to Ajinomoto

    Japanese-owned food company Ajinomoto Foods North America plans to purchase Tyson Foods Inc.’s Circle Foods business for about $48 million, expanding its offerings of Mexican food products. “Tyson Foods has entered an agreement with Ajinomoto Windsor to sell our Circle Foods operations...