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  • Firm to Open New Hemp Processing Plant in South Carolina

    A Boston-based maker of CBD products, Tucker Naturals LLC, plans to open a new hemp processing plant and extraction facility in Lake City, SC, the company announced in a press release Monday. “Lake City, which was the main hub of the South Carolina tobacco industry, is an ideal location for...

  • Nestle to Acquire Canadian Supplement Firm for $2.3B

    A manufacturer vitamins, supplements, and mineral for nutritional health, Atrium Innovations, is set to be acquired by Nestle for $2.3 billion, expanding the Swiss-owned firm’s consumer healthcare portfolio, the companies announced in separate press releases Tuesday. “[Atrium’s]...

  • 3 Firefighters Injured in Fire at Animal Feed Plant

    Three firefighters were injured while fighting a large structural fire at a SealesWinslow animal feed plant in Ashburton, New Zealand, numerous local news organizations reported. A shed used for processing was destroyed in the blaze. More than 50 fire personnel responded to the scene after...

  • 4 Workers Burned in Accident at Tyson Processing Plant

    Four workers were burned in an incident Monday afternoon at a Tyson Fresh Meats processing plant in Perry, IA, several local news organizations reported. The incident occurred at 11:40 a.m., with two of the workers receiving severe burns, Dallas County Police Chief Deputy Adam Infante told the Des...

  • Ingredion Names New Executives to Leadership Team

    Global ingredient solutions provider Ingredion Incorporated recently named three new executives to its leadership team were in response to vacancies that will emerge when Jim Zallie assumes his new role as the firm’s chief executive officer and president on Jan. 1, the Westchester, IL firm...

  • Lonza Opens Plastics Laboratory in Georgia

    The coatings and composites unit of Lonza opened its new plastics laboratory at the Lonza Innovation and Technology Center in Alpharetta, GA on Nov. 28, the Swiss lifesciences and chemicals firm announced in a press release. “This new lab expands our ability to bring to market new solutions...

  • PPG Finishes $1.4M Adhesives and Sealants Plant Upgrade

    Coatings and materials maker PPG Industries completed a $1.4 million upgrade of its automotive adhesives and sealants plant and research and development site in Saint-Just-en-Chaussée, France, adding on manufacturing cells for new structural adhesives and waterborne LASD (liquid applied...

  • Iowa State to Hold Course on Food Safety for Animal Feed

    Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting a training course this January for those seeking to obtain Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) designation to develop a Hazard Analysis Risk Based Preventative Control plan for an animal food facility mandated by the Food Safety...

  • CHS Inc. Shutters Soy Processing Plant, Cutting 77 Jobs

    77 workers were laid off last Friday when energy, grain, and food cooperative CHS Inc. closed its soy processing plant in Hutchinson, KS, several local news organizations reported. The plant was closed along with two other CHS facilities in the U.S., a plant in Creston, IA and the firm’s...

  • Auburn Systems and FilterSense Announce Merger

    Auburn Systems and FilterSense have merged to create the world’s leading provider of particulate monitors and intelligent controls for filtration systems (baghouses, dust collectors etc.) and related material flow processes. Auburn Systems invented triboelectric particulate flow...