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  • New Evonik Polyamide 12 Powder Plant Opens

    Moving to meet rising demand for 3-D printing and metal coatings, Evonik Industries recently opened a new production facility for specialty polyamide 12 powders (PA 12) at the Marl Chemical Park in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the company announced in a press release Wednesday....

  • Appeal Seeks Higher Penalties in Conveyor Scalping Case

    Prosecutors are appealing a sentence handed down by an Australian court in January ordering a fruit company to pay a AUD$72,000 fine for its role in a 2015 conveyor belt accident that left a woman scalped. Documents were filed Wednesday challenging the court’s ruling. Powder & Bulk...

  • Mid Iowa Coop Takes Stake in Sinclair Elevator

    Bearman, IA-based Mid Iowa Cooperative recently signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire a minority equity stake in Sinclair Elevator’s feed, grain, and chemicals interests at a site near Parkersburg, IA, the companies announced in a press release Wednesday. “Sinclair Elevator...

  • Bitumen Storage Silo Destroyed in Industrial Fire

    Fire crews responded to a fire at an industrial estate in Reading, England early Wednesday morning to put down a fire in a bitumen storage silo, several local news organizations reported. News website GetReading reported that the blaze started after bitumen combusted in a part of the facility....

  • Bakkavor to Open New Bakery in North Carolina

    Global food manufacturing firm Bakkavor recently began construction on a new bakery facility in Charlotte, NC, according to a Feb. 6 press release by commercial and industrial builders AM King, which provided site selection, process engineering, construction services, and worked on other aspects of...

  • Grupo Bimbo to Purchase Chinese Bakery Firm Mankattan

    Mexico City-based baking industry giant Grupo Bimbo is expanding its presence in Asia with the planned acquisition of Chinese bakery firm Manhattan Group, a company press release announced Monday. In operation for more than two decades, Mankattan produces sliced bread, cakes, buns, and other baked...

  • Pfizer Opens New 98,500-Sq-Ft Warehouse at Michigan Plant

    Drug maker Pfizer held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday to mark the opening of a new 98.500-sq-ft warehouse at the company’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Portage, MI. “To see this kind of warehouse come together for this site is just tremendous. We’re going...

  • Berry Global Mulls $70M Plastics Plant Expansion

    Plastic packaging maker Berry Global is mulling over plans to invest some $70 million in a project that will expand a production line at its Evansville, IN plastics plant, the Evansville Courier-Press reported Monday. A tax abatement application filed by Berry said the company will install four...

  • GEAPS, K-State Offers Four Online Classes This Spring

    Registration is now open for four courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) in February. These online courses run from March 19 through April 20 and registration closes March 13.  Courses take place completely online, and can be...

  • Pet Food Maker Invests $6M in Wisconsin Plant Expansion

    Frozen and freeze-dried pet food and treats maker Carnivore Meat Company expects to complete a $6 million expansion project at its Green Bay, WI manufacturing plant this spring, expanding the firm’s production capabilities, company officials said in a press release Monday. “Growth in...