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  • Krohne to Feature Non-Contact Radar Instrument at Powder Show

    Krohne Inc. will highlight the Optiwave 6400 non-contact radar instrument for accurate measurement of solids levels, at Booth 2810 at the Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition, April 24-26, 2018, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, in Rosemont, IL. Also on display is the...

  • Freeze-Dried Foods Firm Breaks Ground on $25M Factory

    Freeze dried food products producer OFD Foods broke ground on a new, $25 million manufacturing plant in Henrietta, NY on Thursday at a ceremony attended by company representatives and state and local officials, Empire State Development announced in a press release. The 50,000-sq-ft plant will...

  • Key Technology Expands Manufacturing Facility

    Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, announces the completion of its facility expansion in Beusichem, the Netherlands. The upgrade increases Key’s production capacity at this location by 50 percent and features larger cranes with greater lifting capabilities...

  • Explosion, Large Fire Reported at Texas Refinery

    An explosion rocked a Texas refinery on Thursday afternoon, causing flames over 100 ft high and a thick plume of smoke to develop over the facility. Fire crews responded to the Valero Energy site in Texas City, TX at about 5 p.m., and brought the flames under control by 6:30 p.m., Texas City...

  • Kent Foods Buys Ingredients Firm from Real Good Food

    London-based Real Good Food plc recently entered into an agreement to sell a company within its Food Ingredients portfolio to Kent Food Limited, though it expects to incur a “modest loss” from the sale, an April 13 company press release announced. Kent will acquire the Garrett...

  • Fire Destroys Storage Building at Illinois Chemical Plant

    A fire ignited in storage building full of agricultural chemicals at the Helena Agri-Enterprises fertilizer plant in Orion, IL on Wednesday, rendering the structure a “total loss,” local fire officials said. Hazardous materials (HazMat) and fire crews responded to the blaze at about...

  • Tyson Foods Plant Evacuated After Fire, HazMat Incident

    A fire and hazardous materials incident (HazMat) Wednesday evening at a Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Dawson, GA forced the evacuation of workers and dozens of homes near the facility, several local news organizations reported. Crews responded to the facility at about 9:15 p.m. after...

  • NFPA Releases New Data on Manufacturing Property Fires

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released new data this month on fires in U.S. industrial and manufacturing properties examining the number of deaths and injuries, property losses, and contributing factors in an estimated 37,910 fires from 2011 to 2015. Researchers from the...

  • CSB Releases Animation of 2017 PCA Paper Mill Explosion

    The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released an animated video this month illustrating the causes of an explosion at the Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) pulp and paper mill in DeRidder, LA on Feb. 8, 2017 that killed three workers and injured seven other people....

  • New $80M Solid Dose Manufacturing Plant Opens in NC

    Australian specialty pharmaceutical firm Mayne Pharma recently opened a new, $80 million, 126,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant in Greenville, NC that will quadruple the company’s production capacity for oral solid-dose products, a press release announced Tuesday. The facility features a...