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  • Aussie Beer Maker Coopers Opens New $49M Malting Plant

    The maker of one of Australia’s most iconic beer brands, Coopers Brewery, officially opened a new, AUD$65 million (about $49 million) malting plant in Adelaide on Thursday, reportedly the firm’s biggest investment in its more than 150 years of operation. Featuring a planned annual...

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  • Malt Processing Plant Under Construction in Delaware

    Specialty malted grain producer Proximity Malt LLC is nearing completion of construction on its new Laurel, DE processing plant, several local news organizations reported this week. The company said it hopes to make its first shipment of product manufactured at the site by Christmas. Serving end...

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  • Nestle Starts Construction on $55M Plant in Cuba

    Global food and beverage giant Nestle announced Wednesday that construction was recently started on its new, $55 million production plant in Cuba, positioning the Swiss-owned firm for expansion in the island nation’s food and beverage market. “This new factory will help meet growing...

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  • Pharma Technology Inc. Moves to New Headquarters

    Pharma Technology Inc. (PTI), a maker of tablet dedusters and capsule polishers combined with metal detectors and loading systems for pharmaceutical solid dose, recently moved its headquarters and manufacturing plant to a new 60,000-sq-ft facility in Nivelles, Belgium, a company press release...

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  • Worker Injured After Hair Caught in Conveyor System

    A worker was injured at a New Zealand pack house on Wednesday morning after her hair became caught in conveyor belt rollers, several local news organizations reported. Rescue workers responded to the T&G Global (Turners & Growers) plant in Bay of Islands and extracted the worker. She was...

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  • Vibra Screw Expands Vibratory Feeder and Conveyor Lines

    Totowa, NJ-based dry solids processing solutions provider Vibra Screw recently signed an exclusive license agreement to offer vibrating feeders and conveyor from Brazilian equipment maker Mavi Maquinas Vibratorias Ltda in North America, a press release announced Wednesday. The biggest supplier of...

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  • Clorox Opens New Home Care Products Plant in Georgia

    A ceremony was held near Atlanta, GA on Tuesday to mark the opening of The Clorox Company’s new manufacturing plant for Home Care products, the Oakland, CA-based firm announced via press release. The 238,000-sq-ft site, dubbed Atlanta West, is next to the Clorox’s existing Home Care...

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  • New Mission Foods Plant to Make 30M Tortillas Per Day

    America’s top producer of tortillas, Mission Foods, plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Dallas, TX that will be able to produce about 30 million tortillas/day, the company announced in a Nov. 21 press release. The project is expected to create some 1000 direct jobs. Gruma...

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  • Martin Draws Awareness to Breast Cancer with Pink Vibrator

    Bulk material handling technologies firm Martin Engineering raised a total of $3750 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation by donating a portion of sales of a limited edition, pink-colored Cougar brand DC truck vibrators during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the Neponset, IL...

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  • AkzoNobel Acquires Thai Powder Coatings Firm V.Powdertech

    Global coatings and specialty chemicals firm AkzoNobel entered into an agreement Monday to acquire Thai powder coatings manufacturing firm V.Powdertech Co., Ltd., expanding the Dutch-owned corporation’s technological capabilities and business is segments like automotive coatings and...

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