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  • Purdue to Hold Forum on Digital Issues in Manufacturing

    Purdue University plans to hold a two-day forum entitled “Catching the Digital Wave” from Oct. 17 to 18 in West Lafayette, IN on issues facing manufacturers as digital technologies come into use in production environments. Aimed at industry representatives, academics, and government...

  • McLane Classic Foods to Build $30M Production Plant

    Soups, sauces and side dishes maker McLane Classic Foods plans to build a 150,000-sq-ft headquarters and manufacturing facility in Burleson, TX, the City of Burleson announced via press release Tuesday. A part of the McLane Group, the firm produces a range of food products for foodservice...

  • Overheated Auger Bearing Causes Fire in Paper Mill Silo

    Fire officials are eying an overheated auger bearing as the cause of a storage silo fire that broke out Wednesday morning at a Thunder Bay, ON paper mill, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue told media in a press release. Called to the Resolute Forest Products site in Thunder Bay for a structural fire at...

  • FDA Warns Food Firm Over Use of “Love” in Ingredients Label

    It may make the “world go ‘round,” but apparently “love” is not considered a valid food ingredient in the eyes of America’s federal food safety regulator. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter on Sept. 22 calling out Concord, MA-based...

  • Cargill Foods to Expand Retail Product Offerings in India

    Agribusiness Cargill Foods India plans to increase its offerings of edible oils, wheat derivatives, and vegetable-based proteins in a bid to bolster its foothold in the country’s food retail sector, the Economic Times of India reported Tuesday. “We intend to introduce more products...

  • “Process Upset” Causes Explosion at Tennessee Chemical Plant

    Advanced materials and specialty additives producer Eastman Chemical Company is blaming a “process upset” for causing a reported explosion at its chemical plant in Kingsport, TN on Wednesday. No injuries were reported in the wake of the incident, but the company and local officials...

  • Triumph Foods Invests in Pork Processing Plant Expansion

    Pork processing firm Triumph Foods is investing in an expansion of its St. Joseph, MO plant, the firm announced via press release Oct. 2. The 12,000-sq-ft addition will include the installation of robotic palletizers to improve shipping speed in a shift away from traditional material handling of...

  • Feed Mill Fined $106K After Machinery-Related Injury

    A Preston, UK-based feed company was ordered to pay a fine by a British court after a worker suffered serious hand injuries from contact with a piece of machinery’s rotating metal blades in a February 2016 incident, Britain’s occupational health and safety regulator, the Health and...

  • Triple/S Dynamics Appoints Everill President

    Triple/S Dynamics announces the appointment of Kenneth Everill as its new president. Everill began his career as a naval flight officer and spent his active duty years deploying to the Western Pacific, as well as the Kuwaiti Theatre of Operations for Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He retired from the...

  • Fire Breaks Out at JBS Meat Packaging Plant in Wisconsin

    Fire crews worked for several hours Saturday morning to extinguish a fire that broke out at the JBS USA meat packaging plant in Green Bay, WI, several local news organizations reported. Responding to the scene at 1330 Lime Kiln Rd. at about 3 a.m., firefighters observed thick smoke and fire coming...