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  • US Factory Output in July Shows Biggest Increase of 2016

    The Federal Reserve released data Tuesday showing US factory output increased by 0.5%, the biggest gain in production in 2016, the Associated Press reported Aug. 16. The previous month’s data showed that production increased by 0.3%. The AP posited that the numbers “suggest that US...

  • GE, Sealed Air to Produce Film for Biopharmaceuticals

    GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences unit and Sealed Air Corporation announced Tuesday that the two companies formed an alliance to develop primary films for the biopharmaceuticals industry. “GE and Sealed Air share a vision of the importance of robust, high quality films in the efficient...

  • Richardson Int’l Invests $120M in Crushing Capacity Upgrade

    Richardson International Ltd announced plans Wednesday to invest $120 million in its canola processing plant in Lethbridge, AB that will raise its crushing capacity from 450,000 metric tonnes per year to over 700,000 metric tonnes annually. With the upgrade of its Lethbridge facility and the...

  • Tyson Foods Fined $263K after Amputation

    A gruesome employee injury led federal workplace safety inspectors to discover the nation's largest meat and poultry processor endangered workers by exposing them to amputation hazards, high levels of carbon dioxide, and peracetic acid without providing personal protective equipment....

  • TerraVia, Nestlé Purina Announce Development Agreement

    TerraVia Inc., a pioneer in algae based food nutrition and specialty ingredients, and Nestlé Purina PetCare, a global manufacturer of pet products, are entering into a joint development agreement targeting the companion animal market. The agreement, which spans multiple years, will...

  • SOCMA President Leaving Association

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) announced Tuesday that president and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan will be leaving the association in mid-October to accept a position with the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the premier association of occupational hygienists and...

  • KWS Manufacturing Partners with Annik Engineering

    KWS Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of screw conveyors in the U.S., announces its partnership with Annik Engineering to provide quality and service to customers in a key segment of the western U.S. "Annik Engineering is one of the most respected manufacturer’s representation...

  • BAG Corp Founder Robert “Bob” Williamson Dies at Age 86

    Robert "Bob" Ray Williamson, founder of BAG Corp and Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container (FIBC) industry pioneer, passed away July 16, 2016 at the age of 86, according to a company press release. Mr. Williamson founded BAG Corp in 1969 and served as its CEO until his retirement in 2011...

  • GEAPS, K-State Offer Grain Handling Courses this Sept.

    The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program are offering three online grain handling operations courses starting this September, GEAPS announced Monday. Running from Sept. 12 to Oct. 14, registration for the courses is open to...

  • Nestlé Investing $31M in Product Safety

    Nestlé is investing CHF $31M in the Nestlé Quality Assurance Centre (NQAC) in Dublin, OH, improving its capacity to test products and ensuring they meet the highest standards. This latest investment makes NQAC Dublin Nestlé’s largest and most sophisticated testing...