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  • Smithfield Foods Invests $100M in NC Pork Processing Plant

    The world’s largest pork processor, Smithfield Foods Inc., is investing $100 million in its Tar Heel, NC pork plant to construct a new distribution center and improve the site’s cold storage capabilities, the Smithfield, VA-based firm announced Tuesday. “This expansion reflects...

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  • Montana Cooperative to Build New Fertilizer “Mega Plant”

    Montana agricultural cooperative Town & Country Supply Association is constructing a new “mega plant” in Lockwood, MT that will produce a variety of bulk fertilizer blends, the cooperative announced Monday in a press release. “It’s a 22,000-tn plant, and we’re...

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  • Johnson & Johnson Faces $417M Penalty in Talc Powder Case

    Personal care products maker Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay a $417 million penalty Monday by a California jury in a lawsuit initiated by a woman that alleged the company’s baby powder contained talcum powder that causes ovarian cancer. Californian Eva Echeverria sued Johnson &...

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  • J&J Snack Foods Buys Chicagoland Baked Goods Firm Labriola

    The maker of ICEE frozen beverages and Oreo Churros frozen desserts, J&J Snack Foods Corp. announced the acquisition of Aslip, IL-based bakery Labriola Baking Company on Aug. 16, expanding the Pennsauken, NJ firm’s product portfolio. Founded in 1993, Labriola, based near Chicago,...

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  • Wisconsin Corn Mill Restarts Operations After Explosion

    The Cambria, WI corn milling facility of agricultural processing firm Didion Ethanol LLC is back on line after the company halted operations following a May 31 explosion there, the company announced in an Aug. 2 press release. “It’s a multi-week process to restart and return to full...

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  • SPX Flow Appoints Sbabo as VP, Food and Beverage in EMEA

    SPX Flow Inc. has announced the appointment of Pierre Sbabo as the vice president of its food and beverage business in EMEA. With a strong background in leading business in both mature and developing areas, Sbabo will bring valuable experience to further grow the SPX Flow business in a sector...

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  • K-State Announces Bulk Solids Training Courses

    Kansas State University’s Bulk Solids Innovation Center announced three bulk solids training courses taking place in Salina, KS this October and November, providing instruction on a range of subjects like Discrete Element Method (DEM), dilute phase pneumatic conveying, and storage and flow of...

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  • Metso Plans to Split Minerals Services Unit

    Finish industrial company Metso plans to reshape the organization of its Mineral Services unit by dividing the business into two separate areas, Mineral Services and Minerals Consumables, the Helsinki-based firm announced Friday. Following the shift, the company’s Mineral Services unit will...

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  • McCormick Acquires Maker of Frank’s RedHot and French’s

    The maker of Frank’s RedHot, French’s, and other well-known brands was acquired by McCormick & Company Inc., the Sparks, MD-based spices and flavorings firm announced Thursday. “We are thrilled to acquire Frank’s RedHot, French’s and other iconic, market-leading...

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  • DuPont Announces $10M Probiotics Plant Upgrade

    Moving to increase capabilities and reduce time to market, DuPont Nutrition & Health recently completed a $10M upgrade to its probiotics pilot plant in Madison, WI, a company press release announced Thursday. “Given the explosive rise in demand for probiotics all around the world, this...

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