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  • Solberg Opens New Office in Germany

    Solberg, a manufacturer of Industrial filtration, separation, and silencing products, announced at ACHEMA 2018 the opening of its newest European office located in Nuremberg, GERMANY. Solberg International GMBH officially opened its doors on May 2, 2018.      The Solberg brand...

  • KROHNE Opens New Manufacturing Plant in Massachusetts

    KROHNE, Inc. opened its new flow and level instrument manufacturing and calibration facility, located in Beverly, MA on April 23, a company press release announced. The operations expansion in North America represents the company’s long-term commitment to manufacturing in the U.S. The new...

  • LORD Corp. Plans $80M Upgrade at Pennsylvania Facility

    Technology and manufacturing firm LORD Corporation plans to invest $80 million over the next five years to modernize and expand its adhesives, specialty chemicals, and coatings plant in Saegertown, PA, a company press release announced Thursday. “Following a rigorous national site selection...

  • Superior Ag to Open $20M Feed Mill in Indiana

    Farmer-owned cooperative Superior Ag plans to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday to mark the opening of its new, $20 million feed mill in Dale, IN before the site becomes officially operational on June 1, the Dubois County Herald reported. “The new feed mill will promote efficiency,...

  • EPA Seeks Changes to Obama-Era Chemical Plant RMP Rules

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule on Thursday that aims to retract Obama-era changes to Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations for chemical plant accident preparedness and prevention. The Trump-led agency claims that getting rid of the...

  • Frito-Lay Plans New 86,000-sq-ft Warehouse in Kansas

    Snack manufacturer Frito-Lay intends to build a new, 86,000-sq-ft warehouse at its factory in Topeka, KS, several local news organizations reported Thursday. The PepsiCo-owned company filed documents with local officials outlining its plans to construct the new facility next to its existing...

  • Lonza Invests $46M to Expand Plant in South Carolina

    Swiss life sciences firm Lonza plans to invest $46 million to expand its Greenwood, S.C. facility, adding 50,000 sq ft of manufacturing space to the site over the next half-decade, the South Carolina Department of Commerce announced in a press release earlier this month. The move will allow the...

  • Dried Fruit Firm Expands Manufacturing Capacity by 30%

    Dried fruit producer and marketer Graceland Fruit recently formed an alliance with the Cranberry Growers Cooperative (CranGrow) in Wisconsin that allows the company to operate a new processing facility in Warrens, WI, a press release announced earlier this month. The decision to form the alliance...

  • Evonik Debuts NIR-Equipped Lab to Analyze Animal Feed

    Specialty chemicals firm Evonik officially opened a new laboratory in Nairobi, Kenya last week to support its animal nutrition business in the East Africa region, the company announced in a press release Wednesday. Intended to assist local feed producers, including makers of poultry feed, analyze...

  • Furniture Factory Evacuated During Dust Collector Fire

    A fire in a dust collection system at the Ameriwood Industries furniture plant in Tiffin, OH Monday evening spread flames into the duct work and prompted the evacuation of workers present at the facility, a local newspaper reported. Firefighters from the Tiffin Fire Rescue Division responded to...