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  • 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...

  • PyroGenesis Begins Production of 3D Printing Powders

    Provider of plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products PyroGenesis completed the assembly of a production system for metal powders used in 3D printing and recently carried out the first successful manufacturing run, the Montreal-based company announced Thursday. “The first...

  • Survey: U.S. Manufacturers’ Optimism at “All-Time High”

    American manufacturing firms are more positive than ever about prospects for growth, according to a new survey by a prominent trade group that indicates optimism among U.S. manufacturing firms is at an “all-time high.” Representatives from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM...

  • Scheuch Group Acquires Schust Engineering

    The Scheuch Group announces the acquisition of Schust Engineering Inc., headquartered in Auburn, IN. A technology leader in the air pollution control industry in Europe, Scheuch continues to build upon its presence in the North American market by adding Schust Engineering to its previously acquired...

  • LafargeHolcim to Build $46.8M Cement Plant in Cameroon

    LafargeHolcim Maroc Afrique subsidiary Cimencam is investing MAD $470 million, or about $46.8 million, in a new cement plant in Nomayos, Cameroon, bringing the firm’s total cement production capacity in the African country to 2 million pounds per year, numerous Cameroonian news organizations...

  • New OSHA Alliance to Reduce Worker Injuries in Nebraska

    The Omaha, NE area office of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently formed an alliance with the Nebraska Safety Council, Great Plains Safety and Health Organization, and National Safety Council Nebraska to educate and protect workers...

  • Mars Chocolate to Invest $70M in U.S. Supply Chain Revamp

    Mars Chocolate North America plans to make a new investment of $70 million to revamp its U.S. supply chain, the Hackettstown, NJ-based company announced Thursday. “Mars believes in the value of keeping our operations in America – it’s good for our people, our business, and our...

  • Wood Pellet Manufacturer Invests $6M in Processing Plant

    Provider of wood pellets made from sawmill residuals, Thunderbolt Biomass Inc., is planning to build a new, $6 million processing plant in Allendale, SC that will create 35 positions, a press release posted to AreaDevelopment.com Thursday said. The 14,550-sq-ft facility will manufacture industrial...

  • Land O’ Lakes Buys Artisanal Cheese Firm Vermont Creamery

    Maker of artisanal goat cheeses Vermont Creamery will soon operate as an independent subsidiary of Land O’ Lakes Inc. after the Arden Hills, MN food company acquired the Websterville, VT-based cheesemaker for undisclosed terms, Land O’ Lakes announced Wednesday. “We purchased...

  • Firm Builds One of UK’s Largest Silo Facilities

    Bulk material handling solutions provider SN Engineering recently finished the construction of a silo with 3000 m3 capacity in at Francis Flower port facility in Cheshire, England, said to be one of the largest silos of its type in the United Kingdom, the project’s contractor, SN Engineering...