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  • Chinese Company to Open Pet Treats Factory in Arkansas

    Pet Won Pet Products is planning to locate a pet treats production facility in Danville, AR, adding about 70 new jobs as the 28,887-sq-ft facility becomes operational, the Arkansas Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) announced via press release Monday. The company, based Taian City in China...

  • Powder Coatings Market to Reach $17B by 2024

    A strong outlook for automotive production in Germany, Thailand, and Mexico is expected to drive the global market for powder coatings through 2024 to a projected value of $17 billion, according to a new Global Market Insights Inc. report. Currently, China and India lead the global market with 45...

  • Agrium Marks First Production Run at $720M Urea Plant

    Canadian firm Agrium Inc. celebrated the first production run of urea at the company’s new Border Nitrogen Operations facility in Texas, the company announced by press release Monday. Production will be accelerated at the facility as Agrium moves the site toward full operational capacity by...

  • Mondelez Int’l President of North America to Step Down

    Roberto Marques will step down as president of Mondelez International’s North America business, sending the company into search mode for a new successor to lead firm’s efforts in the region, Mondelez announced by press release Tuesday. Tim Cofer, Chief Growth Officer, will serve as...

  • Smico Companies Hires Fergus Keane

    Erick Heald, owner of Smico Companies, Smico Screens, Symons Screens, and A & J Mixing Co, one of the largest equipment manufacturers in North America, announces that Fergus Keane has joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing. In this position, Fergus will work with...

  • U.S. Cereal Firm to Acquire U.K.’s Weetabix in $1.76B Deal

    St. Louis, MO-based Post Holdings Inc., the producer of Cocoa Pebbles and other popular American cereal brands, will acquire British breakfast cereal firm Weetabix Ltd in a $1.76 deal, major U.S. and international business news organizations reported Monday. The planned purchase of the British...

  • Engineers Devise Method to 3D Print Martian Dust Structures

    Space travelers looking to colonize extraterrestrial worlds may use knowledge gleaned from research recently published by a team of engineers at Northwestern University that demonstrates a new method to 3D print structures using faux Martian and Lunar dust. Using NASA-approved material that...

  • Rising Demand for Seafood to Drive Aquafeed Market to 2022

    Growth in demand for seafood is expected to drive the value of the aquafeed market to a value of $172.56 billion by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.9% from an estimated market of $107.82 billion in 2017, according to new research from business insights firm Markets and...

  • Firm Installs Equipment at Alberta Hemp Processing Plant

    Canadian firm Hempco Food and Fiber Inc. began installation of processing equipment for hemp seed food, hemp-based nutraceuticals, and hemp fiber at its new processing plant in Nisku, AB, the company announced by press release Monday. Local officials approved the firm’s development permit,...

  • Ashland to Acquire Ingredients Firm Pharmachem for $660M

    A definitive agreement to purchase global ingredients firm Pharmachem Laboratories Inc. for $660 million was signed by Ashland Global Holdings Inc. on Monday, Covington, KY-based Ashland announced by press release. "The acquisition of Pharmachem offers a number of exciting growth...