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  • Dust Explosion and Fire Injures 3 at Processing Plant

    A dust explosion in a storage silo at the Koipe edible oils processing plant in Andujar, Spain last Thursday sent debris through the air and injured three workers at the site, Spanish news organizations reported. The injured suffered smoke inhalation, shock, and other minor injuries, Euro Weekly...

  • Chemical Mixing Tank Catches Fire at Ashland Plant

    Firefighters responded to an Ashland Performance Materials plant  in Fort Smith, AR last Friday morning after a chemical reaction ignited a fire in a mixing tank. Employees at the composites production site were evacuated after the fire was reported at about 9:15 a.m., Fort Smith, AR-...

  • U.S. Justice Dept. to OK Bayer-Monsanto Merger

    Regulatory approval from authorities in Russia and India appear to be the final hurdles in a planned merger between German firm Bayer AG and Creve Coeur, MO-based Monsanto after reports emerged Monday that the U.S. Justice Department plans approve to the proposed tie-up. Unnamed sources told The...

  • California Plant Evacuated by Dust Collector Fire

    A short circuit in a dust collector caused a fire at a Corona, CA manufacturing facility on Monday, prompting the evacuation of employees from the site, fire officials told the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Firefighters responded to the R.W. Lyall & Co. plant at about noon, finding workers...

  • DowDuPont Plans $100M Expansion of Manufacturing Plant

    Seeking to expand the specialty materials production capacity of its Orange, TX manufacturing plant, DowDuPont said in a release Monday that the firm plans to invest $100 million in the site over the next two years. The move will boost the Sabine River Works site’s output of the firm’s...

  • Gemco Valve Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification

    Gemco Valve recently announced the company’s certification to conform with the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system standard for the design and manufacture of industrial valves. A few years ago, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an independent, non-governmental...

  • Flavor Solutions Firm Lyons Magnus Names New CEO

    A former Campbell Soup Company executive was named as the new chief executive officer of fruit and flavor solutions firm Lyons Magnus Inc. this week as the present CEO Robert Smittcamp prepares to step down. Ed Carolan will take the top post at Lyons Magnus on May 15. Smittcamp, who served as...

  • Ingredients Firm Parker Products Opens New Plant in Texas

    Inclusions and specialty food ingredients firm Parker Products plans to hold an opening ceremony for its new plant in Fort Worth, TX on Apr. 18, 2018, the company announced in a press release Monday. “Everyone at Parker is very excited about the opening of our new facility, and we are proud...

  • Corning Plans New Manufacturing Plant in North Carolina

    Specialty materials and technology manufacturer Corning Inc. plans to invest in a new manufacturing plant in North Carolina to increase the firm’s production capacity for Valor Glass pharmaceutical packaging. “Making this next-generation product requires a new, advanced manufacturing...

  • The Andersons Closes Sale of Grain Elevators to Tyson

    Tyson Foods subsidiary Tyson Local Grain Services completed its acquisition of three grain elevators located in Tennessee from agribusiness The Andersons on Monday, a press release announced. The Springdale, AR-based firm now owns elevators in Humboldt, Kenton, and Dyer. The Andersons said in a...