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  • Tyson Foods Invests in Israeli Lab-Grown Meat Maker

    Tyson Foods is making an investment in an Israel-based biotechnology firm that aims to lower the cost of meat production by growing animal protein from cells in a laboratory environment, the food company announced in a press release Wednesday. The American protein firm took part in Jerusalem-based...

  • Formosa to Erect New $9.4B Chemical Plant in Louisiana

    Taiwanese firm Formosa Petrochemical Corporation (FPCC) recently announced plans to invest $9.4 billion in the construction of a new chemical production facility on a 2400-acre lot in St. James Parish, LA, Louisiana Economic Development (LED) said in a Apr. 23 press release. Set to be located on...

  • Poultry Producer to Build $40M Facility in Mississippi

    America’s eighth-largest poultry producer, Peco Foods Inc., plans to invest $40 million to renovate a vacant cold storage facility in West Point, LA, expanding the company’s freezer, cooler, and storage space, the Mississippi State Chamber of Commerce Mississippi Economic Council (MEC)...

  • Dust Collector Fire Causes $1M in Damages to Wood Factory

    A dust collector fire caused more than $1 million in damages at a Texas wood products factory on Tuesday, fire officials told local news organizations. The dust collection equipment ignited at the Widner Product Finishing Co. plant in Rogers, TX at about 5 p.m., sending flames up a wall where dust...

  • Hawk Measurement Radar Receives SIL2/SIL3 Certification

    Hawk Measurement Systems (HAWK), a global measurement solutions firm , has announced that it has earned Safety Integrity Level rating SIL2 / SIL3 to aid in reducing safety risks in hazardous applications from the International Electrotechnical Commission. This Commission's (IEC) standard IEC...

  • Man Dies in Palletizer Accident at Utah Pet Food Plant

    A 33-year-old man died at a Utah pet food production facility early Tuesday morning as he worked to restart an automatic bag palletizer The victim, identified as Raul Ortiz, was attempting to restart the equipment on a packing line at the American Nutrition plant in Ogden, UT at about 3 a.m. when...

  • Worker Injured in Accident at General Mills Plant

    Hannibal, MO fire officials said a worker was injured at a General Mills plant in the riverfront town on Apr. 24 after falling into machinery, Quincy, IL-based NBC News affiliate WGEM reported. Fire crews responded to the site at about 10 p.m., arriving to find the man had already been removed...

  • ADM, DuPont Open Bioplastics Plant in Illinois

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and DowDuPont biotechnology division DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced the official opening of a new jointly-operated production plant for bioplastics in Decatur, IL, a press release announced. The facility is said to be the world’s...

  • Vortex Announces New Representative Agent in India

    Vortex Global Ltd announces the appointment of Enge Plas Automation (S) Pte Ltd as its new representative agent in India. Since 1984, Enge Plas Automation (S) Pte Ltd has delivered system components to bulk solids handling industries throughout Southeast Asia. Based in Singapore, Enge Plas...

  • Firm Chooses Louisiana for $25M Graphite Processing Site

    Australian industrial minerals and technology firm Syrah Resources plans to build a new, $25 million graphite processing plant in Vidalia, LA that will produce materials used in the automotive industry, Louisiana Economic Development (LED) announced in a press release Monday. The 50,000-sq-ft site...