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  • Dow Chemical Opens New Regional Sales Office in Canada

    Materials science firm The Dow Chemical Company will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the opening of its Eastern Canada Regional Sales Center in Toronto, marking an expansion of its presence in the country. “The facility is a declaration of our ambition to lead with...

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  • Nestle Purina Cuts Ribbon on New Distribution Site

    Pet food manufacturing firm Nestle Purina PetCare Company held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday to celebrate the opening of its new distribution center in Hartwell, GA, where the company is in the process of constructing a new production plant. The completion of the 190,000-sq-ft distribution...

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  • Kimberly-Clark Announces $30M Plant Expansion Project

    Personal and health care products maker Kimberly-Clark announced plans Tuesday for a $30 million expansion project at its Hendersonville, NC nonwovens plant that will expand its output of adult and feminine care products. “The Berkeley Mill team is proud about the role we will play in...

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  • “Manufacturing Issue” Halts Line at Kraft Heinz Plant

    An unknown number of workers have been laid off at a Kraft Heinz plant in Lowville, NY after a “manufacturing issue” halted operations on a string cheese production line for several days, according to several local news reports. The director of Jefferson-Lewis Workplace, a New York...

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  • Krohne Opens New Flow and Level Instrument Facility

    Krohne Inc.’s new state-of-the-art flow and level instrument manufacturing and calibration facility, located in Beverly, MA, opened on April 23, 2018. The operations expansion in North America represents the company’s long-term commitment to manufacturing in the U.S. The new...

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  • Worker Injured in Flour Mill Explosion

    Production at the Manildra flour mill in Manildra, New South Wales, Australia was halted for a day after an explosion on Saturday injured a worker and caused damages to the facility. A video posted by a truck driver passing by the scene immediately after the explosion showed extensive damages to...

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  • Mennel Milling to Buy Wheat Flour Firm Keynes Brothers

    Fostoria, OH-based flour, baking and foodservice ingredients, and popcorn provider Mennel Milling Company recently entered into a tentative agreement to acquire wheat flour maker Keynes Brothers Inc. and its assets, a company press release announced Friday. “After we became aware of their [...

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  • Crews Knock Down Fire at Procter and Gamble Paper Mill

    Fire crews from the Green Bay Metro Fire Department responded to a paper machine fire Saturday evening at the Procter & Gamble paper mill in Green Bay, WI, several local news organizations reported. A crew of firefighters deployed to the mill at about 6:30 p.m., discovering flames and smoke in...

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  • Keurig Plans New $350M Roasting and Packaging Facility

    Burlington, MA-based Keurig Green Mountain Inc. unveiled plans for a new, $350 million roasting and packaging facility in South Carolina on Friday that will support the firm’s production of K-Cup pod products and boost its in-house coffee production capabilities. Slated for construction in...

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  • CSB Investigates Texas Chemical Plant Explosion

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is dispatching a group of four investigators to the Kuraray America plant in Pasadena, TX where 21 people were injured after an explosion on Saturday, the federal agency announced in a press release Monday. The blast occurred as 266 workers were on site while...

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