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  • Siemens Cuts Jobs in Process Industries and Drives Unit

    Blaming a slowdown in capacity expansion investments within the process industry, Siemens AG announced job cuts in its Process Industries and Drives (PD) division in a Nov. 16 press release. Globally, the firm is cutting some 6900 positions in the PD division and in its Power and Gas division....

  • Animal Feed Manufacturer to Build Plant in South Dakota

    Luverne, MN-based custom spray drying and animal feed ingredient producer Great Plains Processing (GPP) plans to build a production plant in Yankton, SD after receiving a $1.15 million loan from the state’s Board of Economic Development, The South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic...

  • Dust Collector Fire Forces Evacuation of Metals Firm

    Employees evacuated a Yakima, WA sheet metal production site after a metal dust collector caught fire on Nov. 16, several local news organizations reported. The Yakima Fire Department responded to Stephens Metal Products at about 2:40 p.m., finding the metal dust collector on fire and smoke moving...

  • UPDATE: Over 30 Hurt in NY State Cosmetics Plant Blasts

    Officials said 33 people, including seven firefighters, were injured after two explosions Monday morning at a cosmetics plant in New Windsor, NY, and one person is unaccounted for, local and national news organizations reported. Some 120 firefighters from 30 area fire departments and state agency...

  • US Bulk Commodity Exports Set Volume Record in FY 2017

    Bulk commodity exports from the U.S. hit a volume record in fiscal year (FY) 2017 at 159 million MT, representing 11% growth from the previous year, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced in a Nov. 16 press release. The value of the bulk exports expanded by 16% to $51.4 billion....

  • Food Processing Solutions Firm TNA Opens Shanghai Office

    Expanding its presence in China, food processing and packaging technology and services provider TNA Solutions opened a support services office in Shanghai’s Minghang district, the Australian-owned firm recently announced. “Our installation base in the country is well-established,...

  • Bunting Magnetics Names New GM of Newton, KS Facility

    Newton, KS-based Bunting Magnetics Co. announced the appointment of Kevin Miller as general manager of the company’s primary manufacturing facility in Newton, KS in a press release Monday. Miller will oversee all Newton operations including production, inside sales, engineering and purchasing...

  • Russian Scientists ID New Hydrocarbon Processing Catalyst

    A group of researchers from the People’s Fellowship University of Russia Research (RUDN) Institute of Chemistry (RIC) in Moscow have identified a new catalyst for hydrocarbon processing that uses less heat and pressure than previous methods, the university announced in a Nov. 17 press release...

  • Tyson Foods to Open $300M Production Plant in Tennessee

    American food company Tyson Foods plans to invest $300 million to open a new chicken production complex in Humboldt, TN, creating some 1500 new jobs in the area when the plant becomes operational in late 2019. “Our company has been successfully producing chicken in Tennessee for more than 45...

  • 13 Injured After Explosions at NY State Cosmetics Plant

    Several injuries were reported after two explosions and a fire Monday morning at the Verla International Ltd. cosmetics plant in New Windsor, NY, the Middleton Times Herald-Record and other area news organizations reported. Officials told the Associated Press that 13 people were injured in the...