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  • Mondelez Completes $200M Biscuit Factory Upgrade

    Confectionery and snack maker Mondelez International recently inaugurated its upgraded biscuit manufacturing plant in the Czech Republic, the company announced Thursday, marking the completion of a four-year project. Located in the city of Opava, the plant is staffed by about 1000 workers who...

  • Worker Killed in Mixer Accident at Soap Manufacturer

    A worker died Monday at a California soap manufacturing facility after becoming trapped in production machinery, local news organizations reported. First responders arrived at the Rough Research Inc. facility in Petaluma, CA at about 2 p.m. after the man became trapped in a piece of operational...

  • Phillips 66 Plans $1.5B Expansion of NGL Processing Site

    Energy and logistics firm Phillips 66 announced a $1.5 billion project this Wednesday to expand the fractionation capacity of its Sweeny Hub facility in Texas by 300,000 BPD. The firm plans to build two new 150,000 BPD (barrel-per-day) natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionators in Old Ocean, TX, and...

  • Homes Evacuated After Fire at Kansas Chemical Plant

    A fire at the EGE Products agricultural chemicals and biodiesel plant near Minneola, KS on Tuesday destroyed two buildings at the site and prompted officials to order a voluntary evacuation of nearby homes due to smoke and chemicals in the air. After the blaze ignited around noon, fire crews from...

  • Nestle to Close Coffee Substitute Plant in Germany

    Global food and beverage firm Nestle said it plans to close a plant in Germany that produces a coffee substitute from roasted grains as Germans’ taste for the post-war product wanes, Reuters and numerous German media outlets reported Wednesday. The Swiss firm’s facility in Ludwigsburg...

  • Wisconsin Asphalt Plant Explosion Causes $30K in Damages

    A Wisconsin asphalt plant received an estimated $30,000 in damages after an explosion and fire Monday during processing operations, several local news organizations reported. Called to the Northeast Asphalt facility in Green Bay, WI at about 4:40 p.m., firefighters observed flames coming from a...

  • New Global President to Head Mars Wrigley Confectionery

    Candy maker Mars Inc. promoted Chief Marketing & Customer Officer Andrew Clarke to Global President of Mars Wrigley Confectionery, replacing Martin Redvan, the company announced in a press release Tuesday. “Andrew is the right person to lead Mars Wrigley Confectionery into its next...

  • Tyson Kicks Off Construction of $300M Plant in Tennessee

    American food company Tyson Foods recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its future poultry processing plant in Humboldt, TN to mark the beginning of construction on the project, the firm announced in a May 30 press release. The $300 million facility, set to be located at the...

  • Bayer Completes Buyout of World’s Biggest Seed Provider

    German firm Bayer AG’s acquisition of St. Louis, MO-based seed and agricultural solutions provider Monsanto reached completion last Thursday after completing a series of approvals from regulatory agencies across the globe.  “Today is a great day: for our customers – farmers...

  • OSHA Fines Energy Firm $125K for Conveyor-Related Death

    Biomass energy provider EWP Renewable Corp. was issued with a fine of $125,460 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after a worker was fatally injured by conveying equipment at the firm’s Springfield, NH facility last November. An...