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  • Mosaic in Talks to Buy Vale Fertilizer Unit

    Reuters reported Friday that Mosaic Co., the largest producer of concentrated phosphate in the world, is engaged in conversations to restructure ownership of Vale SA’s fertilizer unit. Unnamed sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that although the companies are talking about what...

  • Monsanto Forming Joint Venture to Drive Growth in Sorghum

    Monsanto is forming a joint venture to drive innovation and investment in the global sorghum market, the St. Louis-headquartered agricultural company announced Thursday. Pending regulatory approval, Monsanto will sell its sorghum production assets to a subsidiary of Remington Holding Company LLC...

  • Willy Wonka Plant Chemical Spill Causes Hospitalizations

    About 12 people were hospitalized following a chemical spill at a Nestle Willy Wonka candy factory in Itasca, IL on Friday, the Chicago Tribune reported. The incident stemmed from a humidity control chemical solution bursting from a pipe at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday., fire officials told the paper...

  • Dow First Company to Receive Trading License in Saudi Arabia

    The Dow Chemical Co. became the first company to receive a trading license from the government of Saudi Arabia, allowing 100 percent ownership in the country’s trading sector, expanding Dow’s long history of partnership and investment in the Kingdom. The trading license advances...

  • Company Invests $400k in Kentucky Hemp Processing Facility

    Genius Extraction Technologies, a California company that produces hemp and cannabis oil extraction equipment, announced plans Thursday to build a new $400,000 hemp processing facility in Kentucky, the Lexington [KY] Herald-Leader reported. The facility will be located at the Atalo’s Hemp...

  • SAS Manufacturing Unveils Upgraded Colorado Facility

    SAS Manufacturing Inc. announced the opening of its upgraded precision manufacturing facility in Englewood, CO this Wednesday. 3D printers, automated milling machines, and the ability for customers to use a 24/7 online platform to view the status of manufacturing projects are a few of the...

  • New Study Examines Why Women Engineers Leave Profession

    A new study examining why female engineers stay in the profession less time than their male counterparts posits that the gender dynamics of group work projects are the biggest driver of women leaving the engineering workforce. Published in the latest issue of the journal Work and Occupations, the...

  • Australia’s First Commercial Graphene Plant Opens

    The first commercial graphene plant in Australia opened Wednesday in Geelong, the facility’s operator Imagine Intelligent Materials Pty Ltd announced by press release. Discovered in 2003, graphene is a two-dimensional carbon atomic scale material that is expected to play a large role in the...

  • Applied Industrial Technologies Acquires Seals Unlimited

    Cleveland, OH-headquartered Applied Industrial Technologies said Wednesday that it acquired Canadian hose, sealing and fastener manufacturer Seals Unlimited. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed. “Seals Unlimited is an excellent addition to Applied, enhancing our bearings and power...

  • Pfizer Breaks Ground on New Andover, MA Facility

    Pfizer kicked off a $200 million development project Thursday at its Andover, MA campus, where the company plans on building a new 170,000 sq ft biologics clinical manufacturing facility. The five-story building, anticipated to be operational by January 2019, will house 75 new employees who will...