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  • Expanded Great Lakes Solutions Facility Opens in Arkansas

    A new 11,000-sq-ft research and development pilot plant was inaugurated on Monday at the Great Lakes Solutions facility in El Dorado, AR, the Arkansas Economic Development Corp (AEDC) announced. A subsidiary of global specialty chemicals firm Chemtura Corp, the Great Lakes site produces materials...

  • Global Industrial Dryers Market to Hit $3.4B by 2024

    Demand from food and pharmaceutical manufacturers is anticipated to drive growth in the industrial dryers market, climbing to a value of $3.4 billion by 2024, a new report by Persistence Market Research suggests. The need for industrial dryers is expected to be propelled by regulations on...

  • Weetabix Investing $37M in U.K. Food Manufacturing Sites

    The producer of Britain’s top-selling cereal brand, Weetabix Food Company, is investing £30 million, or about $37.4 million, in its U.K. manufacturing sites to expand production capacity, the food firm announced Monday. Set to be completed by 2018, the company plans to raise capacity...

  • Eriez Celebrates 75th Anniversary

    This year marks 75 years in business for Erie, PA-based Eriez. From humble beginnings in 1942, Eriez has evolved into a world leader in separation technologies, with manufacturing facilities in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, and the UK, as well as its Erie...

  • Kemutec Appoints New Sales Manager

    Kemutec, a leading supplier of powder processing equipment, has appointed Simon Howard as sales manager. Howard rejoins Kemutec after a few years away. His objective will be to build on Kemutec’s recent success and growth with new business strategies and the continued development of the...

  • Columbia/Okura Partners with Statec Binder

    Columbia/Okura LLC, a leading provider of robotic palletizing solutions, announces the formation of a strategic alliance with Statec Binder, a high-performance packaging and palletizing supplier, specializing in highly efficient bagging solutions.     This customer-focused...

  • ADM to Expand Storage Capacity at Golden Peanut Facility

    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) subsidiary Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts announced an investment in a new warehouse at the firm’s receiving and storage facility in Alejandro Roca, Argentina in a press release Thursday. “Argentina is one of the largest producers of edible peanuts in...

  • Survey Finds Pig Diets Influence Purchases by Millennials

    Amid public criticism following recent news reports that Skittles are being used as an ingredient in feed for production animals, Cargill released the findings of a survey Tuesday showing that the diet of pigs is a significant influence on the pork purchasing decisions of millennials. The...

  • Man Falls to Death in Hopper During Fertilizer Unloading

    A 50-year-old worker died Wednesday morning after he fell into a covered hopper railcar during an attempt to clear a jam and was buried by granular fertilizer, several local media sources reported. Workers from Crop Productions Services were unloading fertilizer with a chute from a covered hopper...

  • BASF Offers Crop Protection Solutions for Rice in India

    German chemical company BASF held an event in Hyderabad, India on Wednesday to launch its crop protection solutions for rice in India, one of the largest producers of the grain in the world, the company announced. “Our aim is to help India’s rice growers to realize their full potential...