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  • Berry Plastics Names New Consumer Packaging Unit President

    Provider of plastic consumer packaging, nonwoven specialty materials, and engineering materials Berry Plastics appointed Jean-Marc Galvez as president of the consumer packaging division, the Evansville, IN company announced Monday. Currently serving as president for Europe, Middle East, India and...

  • Worker Dies After Fall into Hopper at Atlanta Sand Mine

    A 62-year-old worker was found dead in a hopper on Monday morning at an Atlanta Sand & Supply Co. plant in Roberta, GA, several news organizations reported. Officers responded to a report of a person down the facility at about 5:20 a.m., finding the worker had fell into a sand hopper at the...

  • Tokyo Cement Opens 1M MT Bulk Cement Plant in Sri Lanka

    Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC held a ceremony recently to “soft open” its new cement grinding mill and bulk cement manufacturing facility in Tricomalee, Sri Lanka, according to a press release reposted by several Sri Lankan news organizations Monday. When the facility opens in...

  • Carrier Process Buys Heyl & Patterson Thermal Processing Unit

    A holding company jointly owned by Carrier Vibrating Equipment Inc. and S. Howes LLC, Carrier Process Equipment Group Inc. (CPEG), acquired the thermal processing division of Carnegie, PA-based Heyl & Patterson, known as the Renneburg division, the Louisville, KY-headquartered holding company...

  • OSHA to Issue Rule Clarifying Workplace Injury Reporting

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced Friday that the agency will issue a final rule on Monday that makes employers’ continuing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of each recordable injury and illness more clear....

  • Number of U.S. Fatal Work Injuries Up Slightly in 2015

    4836 American workers died as a result of work-related injuries in 2015, a slight increase from 2014 when 4821 workers died, according to the newly-released annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). “These numbers underscore the...

  • Kerry Group to Expand Missouri Liquid Smoke Facility

    International food company Kerry Group PLC announced plans Wednesday to invest $14.2 million in its Greenville, MO liquid smoke products facility, according to a press release from the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The expansion will add on 20,650-sq-ft to the Irish company’s...

  • Largest U.S. Utility-Scale Biogas Facility Under Construction

    Construction of the largest utility-scale biogas production facility in the United States – capable of generating power for 32,000 homes each year – is set to kick off on Dec. 15 in North Carolina, the future owner of the facility, Boulder, CO-based Carbon Cycle Energy (C2e), announced...

  • Mars Petcare Investing $72M in Arkansas Plant Expansion

    Mars Petcare is planning a $72 million expansion of a Fort Smith, AR factory that produces Cesar and Nutro brand dog food and Sheba wet cat foot, the McLean, VA-based company announced by press release Wednesday. 130 new, full-time jobs are expected to be created as a result of the expansion, the...

  • BASF to Open Construction Chemicals Plant in Myanmar

    German chemical company BASF announced plans Thursday to build its first manufacturing plant in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, to produce tailor-made construction chemical solutions from the firm’s Master Builders Solutions portfolio for the domestic building market. The new plant, which...