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  • Unilever Invests in Expansion of Mayonnaise Plant in IL

    Unilever is investing in the expansion of its mayonnaise plant in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, the office of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday. “The investment will help us improve our site to operate more efficiently and is designed to benefit our neighborhood with...

  • Gehl Foods Plans to Expand WI Plant, Add 30 Jobs: Report

    Gehl Foods LLC is seeking approval from the plan commission of Germantown, WI to expand one of its manufacturing facilities, the Milwaukee Business Times reported Monday. If approved, the company intends to install up to 10 new silos, with each stainless and carbon steel silo built 14’ in...

  • ExxonMobil Finishes New Polyethylene Lines at Plastics Plant

    Two new polyethylene lines were mechanically completed at ExxonMobil Chemical Company’s plastics plant at Mont Belvieu, TX, the Houston-based petrochemical company announced Monday. Slated to become operational in the third quarter of 2017, the lines will process about 650,00 tn/yr of...

  • Magnum Systems Releases New Corporate Logo, Message

    Magnum Systems has launched a new corporate logo and message. The same blue and new Magnum icon “The Path” utilize geometric shapes to help define the symbolic M. it represents Magnums future path – to look forward and stay focused.   “Branding means nothing unless...

  • Litehouse Foods Invests $40M in Utah Plant Expansion

    Litehouse Foods, a Sandpoint, ID-based producer of refrigerated food products, plans invest $40 million in the expansion of its Hurricane, UT manufacturing plant, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced via press release. The project at the Hurricane site will...

  • Novartis to Cut 500 “Traditional” Jobs in Switzerland

    Pharmaceutical maker Novartis plans to terminate 500 workers in manufacturing and other “traditional” roles from its Basel, Switzerland headquarters and create 350 high-tech jobs there in shift toward new forms of pharmaceutical production, several pharmaceutical trade publications...

  • Butterball to Shutter Illinois Plant, Cutting 600 Jobs

    Turkey and poultry products producer Butterball plans to close its meatpacking plant in Montgomery, IL this July, terminating 600 workers in the process. The Garner, N.C. company’s chief operating officer, Jay Jandrain, told the Chicago Tribune in an emailed statement that the move to close...

  • LyondellBasell Breaks Ground on Polyethylene Plant in TX

    Plastics and chemicals producer LyondellBasell broke ground on a high density polyethylene (HDPE) production plant at the firm’s La Porte, TX complex, the company announced Monday. Scheduled for completion in 2019, the plant will have a production capacity of 1.1 billion lb/yr of HDPE and...

  • Atlas Copco Opens $25M U.S. Manufacturing Facility

    Atlas Copco opened a new manufacturing facility in Rock Hill, S.C. to produce medical gas products for hospitals and portable compressors and generators for construction end-users, the Swedish industrial company announced Wednesday. “This state-of-the-art facility will improve our production...

  • Worker Dies After Explosion at Wood Products Plant in N.C.

    An explosion at a Mount Gilead, N.C. wood products plant Tuesday afternoon killed one worker and injured another, numerous local news organizations reported. The explosion at Mohawk Industries’ Unilin Wood Products facility occurred at about 3 p.m., injuring the two workers. Responding EMS...