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  • Westlake Chemical to Invest $140M in Plant Expansion

    Moving to boost its production capacity of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), Westlake Chemical Corporation announced plans to invest in the expansion of two plants in Germany and a facility in Geismar, LA. The Houston, TX-based firm intends to dedicate about $140 million...

  • Nestle USA Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

    As its current chief executive officer and market head Paul Grimwood prepares to step down this coming April, Nestle USA announced Tuesday that chief finance and strategic transformation officer Steve Presley will assume the company’s top role. “Steve has played a critical role in...

  • Production Halts at Tyson Plant Over Sanitation Concerns

    Food company Tyson Foods temporarily halted production at its Logsansport, IN pork processing plant on Tuesday as a result of “unsanitary conditions” at the facility, several local news organizations reported. An employee at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant, speaking under the condition of...

  • Storage Tank Explodes at Colorado Asphalt Plant

    A storage tank exploded and ignited into flames at the United Asphalts facility in Commerce City, CO Monday morning Flames were reported at the site at about 11:25 a.m. while workers at the site work heating the tank “to get the right consistency” of material, a spokesperson from the...

  • Oilseed Processing Plant Explosion Kills Two Workers

    Two workers are dead following an oil tank explosion and fire on Saturday at a Dieppe, France oilseed processing plant owned by Europe’s largest producer of biodiesel. “The explosion took place at the extraction station where an emptying operation took place. It caused the death of two...

  • Post Holdings to Open New $85M Egg Processing Facility

    Consumer packaged foods firm Post Holdings plans to make an investment of some $85 million to build a new, 150,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant in Norwalk, IA that will be operated by its subsidiary, Michael Foods, the St. Louis, MO-based company announced in a Feb. 16 press release. Focused on...

  • PepsiCo Moves to Close Sunflower Seed Processing Plant

    Food and beverage firm PepsiCo plans to close the Spitz sunflower seed processing plant in Bow Island, AB this July, impacting 53 workers at the facility “This was a business decision based on an extensive evaluation of the long-term viability of this site and its ability to meet our...

  • ADM Invests $146M in Grain Plant Equipment Upgrade

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) plans to invest about $146 million in new equipment for its Clinton, IA wet mill to boost the site’s production capacity. “We are solidifying our presence in Clinton by investing to rebuild our nearly 100-year-old Clinton wet mill,...

  • Bühler Aeroglide Announces New Leadership Appointments

    Bühler Aeroglide, a global leader in thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed, and industrial markets, has announced that Andy Britt will lead capital sales worldwide, and Mark Bertoncino will direct customer service.   As vice president of capital sales, Britt will...

  • New Blue Buffalo Pet Food Plant to Open in Indiana

    Pet food manufacturer Blue Buffalo plans to commence operations its new plant in Richmond, IN by mid 2018 and hire some 160 workers by the end of the year, the Richmond Palladium-Item reported Wednesday.                          ...