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  • Lehigh Hanson Invests $600M to Upgrade Cement Plant

    Building materials and aggregates firm Lehigh Hanson Inc.announced plans Thursday to invest more than $600 million to upgrade its Mitchell, IN cement plant. The company said the project at the Lehigh Cement Company plant will boost the site’s capacity while lowering its energy use and...

  • 19 Dead, 12 Hurt After Chemical Plant Explosion

    An explosion Thursday evening at a chemical plant in Yibin, Sichuan Province, China reportedly killed 19 people and injured a dozen others. Local media reports said the production facility was reduced to ruins.  The blast was reported at the Yibin Hangda Technology Company facility at about 6...

  • Kroger Invests $17M to Expand Kentucky Distribution Site

    Food retail firm The Kroger Co.plans to invest about $17 million to acquire new equipment and revamp technology at its Florence, KY distribution center, the Cincinnati, OH-based company announced in a press release this week.  “This significant investment in the distribution...

  • Colgate-Palmolive Names Noel Wallace as New President

    Consumer products firm Colgate-Palmoliverecently named Noel R. Wallace as its new president and chief operating officer, who will assume leadership of all of the firm’s operating units, a company press release announced Wednesday. Wallace, 53, joined Colgate-Palmolive in 1987 and most...

  • Grain Bin Engulfment Claims Man’s Life in Illinois

    An Illinois man died Tuesday in a grain engulfment incident at a LaMoille, IL silo after he became trapped while clearing material, several local news organizations reported.  The victim, identified by authorities as 73-year-old Roger Cogdal, reportedly fell into the grain bin, Ottawa, IL-...

  • Silo Collapse Kills 3 Workers at Grain Facility in Egypt

    A silo collapse at a grain facility in Alexandria, Egypt on Tuesday killed three and left about a dozen people with injuries, several English-language Egyptian news organizations reported.  An official in Alexandria’s Security Directorate said the workers were fatally injured when heavy...

  • METTLER TOLEDO to Host Data Integrity Seminar Series

    Columbus, OH-based scales and analytical instruments manufacturer METTLER TOLEDO will host a Data Integrity Seminar Series presented by renowned industry expert Bob McDowall, PhD, Director of RD McDowall Limited. These seminars, designed for laboratory technicians and quality assurance personnel,...

  • Montana Firm Starts Upgrade of Pulse Processing Plant

    Toll processor Pardue Grain Inc.held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 6 to mark the beginning of a multi-million-dollar upgrade project at its pulse processing plant in Cut Bank, MT that will expand the facility’s sorting, sizing, cleaning, and bagging capabilities. “Our business...

  • Evonik to Grow Precipitated Silica Output at Turkish Plant

    Specialty chemicals maker Evonik Industries plans to increase its production capacity for precipitated silica at the firm’s Adapazari, Turkey plant, the German company announced in a recent press release. The move is expected to increase the site’s output of silica by 40,000...

  • BASF Plans Expansion of Antioxidant Production Sites

    German chemical giant BASFis planning to invest in three facilities across its global footprint to expand production of the antioxidant Irganox 1010 as demand for plastic additives grows, the company announced in a press release Tuesday.  A new production line will be installed at BASF...