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  • Foundry Fined $280K After Man Loses Legs to Screw Conveyor

    A foundry in Alhambra, CA was handed down a $283,390 fine from Cal/OSHA after a worker lost his legs following an equipment-related accident in a confined space, the state occupational safety regulator announced in a press release Wednesday. A worker was injured on August 28, 2017 while...

  • ICM, The Andersons to Erect New Dry Mill Ethanol Plant

    American agribusiness The Andersons Inc. and biofuels process technology firm ICM Inc. announced a plan on Tuesday to build a new dry mill ethanol plant in Colwich, KS that will refine 70 million gal/yr of the corn-based biofuel. “This investment executes on several of our stated strategic...

  • Kraft Heinz Debuts Food Start Up Incubator Platform

    Following the lead of several other major American food and beverage companies, the Kraft Heinz Company is debuting a platform to forge partnerships with startup firms that are creating new, innovative products and an incubator program to support emerging brands. Dubbed Springboard Brands, the new...

  • Mars Inc. Completes $42.5M Chocolate Plant Expansion

    The Egyptian subsidiary of American firm Mars Wrigley Confectionery held a ceremony on Feb. 27 to mark the inauguration of two new chocolate production lines at its manufacturing plant in 6th of October City, Egypt, the company announced in a press release. Mars said the expansion will boost the...

  • Crews Respond to Dust Collector Fire at Wisconsin Plant

    Firefighters worked for an hour on Friday morning to extinguish a dust collector fire at a Beaver Dam WI facility, the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen reported. Members of the Beaver Dam Fire Department were called to the Mayville Engineering Corporation (MEC) site at about 10:40 a.m., finding smoke in...

  • HORN to Distribute Tate & Lyle Specialty Ingredients in U.S.

    Food ingredient solutions firm Tate & Lyle PLC recently named specialty ingredients and raw materials distributor HORN as its national distributor of specialty food ingredients for the U.S. nutrition industry, a press release announced March 1. “Tate & Lyle’s extensive...

  • Former J.M. Smucker Exec Named as CEO of TreeHouse Foods

    Food and beverage manufacturer TreeHouse Foods announced Monday that a former executive from the J.M. Smucker Company will replace its current president and chief executive officer Sam K. Reid this March. Steven Oakland, most recently vice chair and president of the Smucker’s jam maker, will...

  • Parker Hannifin Opens Industrial Filter Test Lab

    The Industrial Gas Filtration and Generation Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced the opening of a new Industrial Filter Test Lab and Customer Experience Facility in Slater, MO. The Filter Test Lab enables engineers to...

  • Nestle to Invest $39M in Ice Cream Plant Upgrade

    Food and beverage giant Nestle plans to invest CAD$51.1 million (about $39.5 million) to upgrade its ice cream production plant in London, ON, a company press release said Friday. A production site for Häagen-Dazs, Parlour, and Drumstick ice cream brands sold in Canada, the Swiss-owned...

  • Syncro Building Powder Technology Test Lab in Illinois

    Sales, service, and support firm Syncro USA recently kicked off construction on a new customer test lab for its CST brand of powder handling solutions in Antioch, IL, the company announced in a Mar. 1 press release. Primarily serving customers in the plastics, food, petrochemical, pharmaceutical,...