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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nauta Mixing & Drying Technology Webinar

    Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems is hosting a webinar on Nauta mixers and dryers on Wednesday, September 20 at 2pm Eastern. These mixers and dryers are used in a wide range of industries, including: foods, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, minerals, cosmetics, and plastics. Nauta conical screw mixers...

  • Hormel Buys Italian-Style Meats Firm Fontanini for $425M

    Seeking to expand its foodservice business, Hormel Foods announced the $425 million acquisition of Chicagoland maker of Italian-style meat products Fontanini Italian Meats and Sausages from Capitol Wholesale Meats Inc. on Thursday. “We have delivered a strong track record of success in the...

  • U.S. Silica Closes $95.4M Acquisition of Mississippi Sand

    U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. announced the close of its acquisition of St. Louis-based frac sand mining and logistics firm Mississippi Sand LLC on Thursday, bolstering the Frederick, MD industrial mineral company’s position in the frac sand market. A sand mine and plant in Festus, MO with an...

  • Worker Dies in Machinery-Related Incident at Plastics Plant

    A 42-year-old woman was killed Wednesday evening after she was pulled into a piece of machinery at the ABC Polymer Industries plant in Helena, AL. First responders arrived at the plant at about 6:40 p.m., finding the woman dead. The exact type of equipment involved in the incident is unclear, but...