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  • Cause of 2016 Dow Chemical Plant Explosion ID’d by Officials

    An explosion on Jan. 7. 2016 at the Dow Chemical plant in Andover, MA that left four people injured, state investigators recently announced that the blast was caused by a mechanical failure, a North Andover Citizen article published Tuesday said. “Investigators determined that a mechanical...

  • Zippo Factory in PA Evacuated After Dust Collector Fire

    A dust collector fire broke out in the buffing unit of Zippo Manufacturing Co.’s Bradford, PA factory Monday night, prompting the evacuation of the facility, the Bradford Era reported. Firefighters responded to initial reports of a trash can fire at the facility at about 6:30 p.m., finding...

  • Star Snacks to Build $18M Peanut Roasting Plant in GA

    Producer and distributor of branded nuts, trail mixes, and dried fruits Star Snacks Co. LLC is planning to build a new $18 million peanut roasting and packaging facility in Macon-Bibb county in Georgia, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced by press release Monday....

  • Anchor Ingredients Building Pea Protein Facility in ND

    Provider of ingredients for export, food, and pet food industries Anchor Ingredients Co. LLC broke ground on a new pea protein factionation facility in Buffalo, ND, positioning the company to advance its position in the pulse ingredient market, the Fargo, ND-based company announced Monday. Located...

  • PPG Completes $3M Packaging Coatings Plant Expansion

    PPG Industries announced the completion of a $3 million expansion project at its Oak Creek, WI packaging coatings plant Monday, which added manufacturing capacity to produce a new generation of food-can coatings. “This expansion significantly increases our packaging coatings manufacturing...

  • General Mills Invests $3M in CO-Based Natural Foods Maker

    The investment arm of General Mills, 301 INC., is investing $3 million in Purely Elizabeth, a Boulder, CO-based producer of natural granola, oatmeal, muesli and cereal products in a strategic partnership to help the brand expand, develop new products, and reach conventional grocery customers, a...

  • FMC Buys Portion of DuPont Crop Protection Unit for $1.2B

    DuPont is divesting from a significant portion of its crop protection business in a move to comply with a European Commission ruling related to the company’s proposed merger with the Dow Chemical Company. By acquiring DuPont’s global chewing pest insecticide and global cereal broadleaf...

  • Blue Apron Supplier to Expand NY Production Facilities

    The sole supplier of pork to online meal kit delivery service Blue Apron, grocery brand Applegate Farms, and Wegmans Food Markets, Delft Blue, plans to expand its New York Mills, NY manufacturing facility and add 22 new jobs to the site’s payrolls, New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo...

  • Potato Cold Storage Site Explosion Kills 4, Injures Others

    Four workers were killed and more than a dozen received injuries after an explosion Friday at a potato cold storage warehouse in Dhuri, India that caused the structure to collapse, numerous Indian news media organizations reported. District officials told the Hindustan Times that the explosion...

  • Perfetti van Melle Investing $11M in KY Plant Expansion

    Confectionery and chewing gum firm Perfetti van Melle USA, the maker of Mentos and other candy brands, is investing $11 million in the expansion of its Erlanger, KY manufacturing plant, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s office announced via press release Thursday. “We are excited to be...