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  • Kraft Heinz Cuts 200 Jobs in North America

    About 200 white-collar employees of Kraft Heinz Co. based in the United States and Canada were laid off last week as the food company endeavors to cut costs, numerous news media organizations reported March 24. The job cuts, which impact a number of employees at the firm’s co-headquarters...

  • Air Jet Sieve Workshop April 4 and 5

    Hosokawa Mikro air jet sieve model MAJSx is one of the world’s leading powder analysis instruments, offering a simple, accurate, repeatable analysis. The MAJSx is easy to operate with on-screen instructions to assist users with frequent, fast testing. This “hands-on” course is...

  • Mosaic Fined CN$85K after Worker’s Leg Crushed in Conveyor

    The Mosaic Co. was ordered to pay a CN$85,400 fine by a Canadian provincial court after pleading guilty to violations of occupational health and safety laws relating to a February 2014 incident where a worker’s leg was crushed in a conveyor at a Mosaic potash mine in Saskatchewan, several...

  • Land O’ Lakes to Build New Animal Feed Manufacturing Plant

    Agribusiness and food company Land O’ Lakes Inc. is planning to build a new animal feed manufacturing facility in Roanoke, VA, the company announced by press release Tuesday. The company plans to open the facility in December 2018. “The southeast region is the single-biggest growth...

  • Monsanto Invests $6.5M in Online Grain Marketplace Startup

    FarmLead, a leading online grain marketplace, received $6.5 million in Series A funding from Monsanto Growth Ventures (MGV) to support the Canadian firm’s expansion into the U.S. market and the opening of its U.S. headquarters in Chicago, the company announced March 20. The firm also secured...

  • Meatless Burger Firm Opens Large-Scale Production Facility

    The producer of an innovative meatless hamburger product, Impossible Foods, opened the firm’s first large-scale production facility in East Oakland, CA on Wednesday, the Bay area company announced by press release. Intended to produce 1 million lb of Impossible Burger products per month, the...

  • Millington Appointed Managing Director of Vortex Global Ltd

    Vortex announces the appointment of Laurence Millington as managing director of the company’s operations in Darlington, UK. Millington will take over the role from Travis Young, who has overseen Vortex’s international operations since 2008. After nine years of managing the company...

  • U.S. Specialty Chemicals Markets Accelerated in February

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes rose a strong 0.6 percent in February. This follows an upwardly revised 0.4 percent gain in January. Volumes have generally been moving up since May. All changes in the data are reported on a three-month...

  • Powder & Bulk Solids Releases Job Outlook for Mechanical Engineers

    Experienced and future mechanical engineers take note - The future looks bright. This new Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) whitepaper examines the the employment outlook for mechanical engineers in the United States through 2024, offering a glimpse at opportunities in the field in the...

  • BASF to Build Supercomputer for Chemical Research with HP

    Seeking to build one of the world’s largest supercomputers for industrial chemical research, BASF is partnering with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HP) to develop a version of HP’s HPE Apollo 6000 system that will be used to digitize the German firm’s global research efforts, BASF...