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  • New $90M Air-laid Materials Plant Opens in Arkansas

    Specialty papers and advanced materials manufacturer Glatfelter held an event on June 15 to mark the opening of its new advanced air-laid materials manufacturing plant in Fort Smith, AR. Featuring a capacity of 22,000 sh tn/yr, the Glatfelter’s new plant brings the firm’s global...

  • Conveyor Equipment Booked Orders Rose by 5.34% This April

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its April 2018 Booked Orders increased 5.34% when compared to April 2017 orders. April 2018 booked orders when compared to March 2018 booked orders were down 51.7%. April Booked Orders were down 8.0% for Bulk Handling Equipment and...

  • GEAPS, K-State Offer Grain Handling Courses this July

    The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program are offering courses on grain handling, management basics and grain dust explosion prevention. These online courses run from July 17 – Aug. 18, and registration closes...

  • Nestle to Hire 150 Workers at Ice Cream Plant in Canada

    Nestle Canada plans to fill 150 new full-time jobs at its London, ON ice cream production plant following the completion of an expansion project at the site, the company announced in a press release Thursday. A job fair is scheduled for June 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hellenic Community...

  • BASF Project to Increase Expandable Polystyrene Capacity

    German chemicals firm BASF is launching a project to increase its production of Neopor, an expandable polystyrene that contains graphite, by 40,000 MT, a press release announced Friday. The company recently completed debottlenecking activities at its Ludwigshafen site that enables the facility to...

  • Air Pollution Control Systems Manufacturer Opens North American Headquarters

    Process equipment manufacturer Van Tongeren America recently celebrated the opening of its North American headquarters in Lebanon, PA. Set in the state’s historic manufacturing heartland, the Van Tongeren headquarters encompasses engineering, design, sales, and technical support services for...

  • ICL Group to Expand S.C. Fertilizer Plant, Add 25 Jobs

    Israel-based specialty minerals and chemicals supplier ICL Group plans to expand the capacity of its Summerville, S.C. plant to support the firm’s ICL Specialty Fertilizers business line, the office of South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announced in a press release Thursday. “ICL...

  • Conveyor Fire Shuts Down Soda Ash Plant for Three Days

    Firefighters from 10 municipalities responded to a fire at the Tata Chemicals soda ash plant in Northwich, U.K. on June 8 that interrupted production at the site for several days, local news reports said. Crews received reports of the fire at about 9:30 a.m., arriving to find flames in a 50m x 20m...

  • U.S. Chemical Production Forecast to Grow by 3.6% in 2019

    Gains in America’s manufacturing, construction, and export markets are projected lift the growth rate of U.S. chemical production to 3.6% in 2019 from an estimated rate of 3.4% this year, according to a new report by the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Released this month, the ACC’s...

  • Dow Invests in Expansion of Glycol Ethers Production

    Responding to projected growth in global demand for glycol esters, The Dow Chemical Company debuted plans to make a series of investments over the coming years to nearly double its production capacities across its global footprint, a company press release said Thursday. “Our announcement to...