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  • W.M. Kelley Invests $1.8M in Expansion of Indiana Facility

    Citing rising demand for material handling equipment, W.M. Kelley Company Inc. is investing $1.8 million to expand and equip its New Albany, IN manufacturing facility, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) announced by press release Tuesday. The material handling and conveyor systems...

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  • Key Technology Releases Food Processor Digital Sorting Guide

    Food processing technology provider Key Technology Inc. released the second edition of its “The Definitive Guide to Digital Sorting for Food Processors” book which provides information on the operations of digital sorting equipment, the Walla Walla, WA-based company announced Tuesday...

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  • October U.S. Factory Orders Hit Largest Rise in 16 Months

    Orders to U.S. factories rose by 2.7% in October, a continuation of four straight months of growth, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau. Multiple news organizations reported that the gain represents the largest increase in factory orders in...

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  • U.S. DOE Awards $5M Grant to Study 3D Printing Metal Powders

    Ames Laboratory and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) to research production and composition innovations in metal powders used in 3D printing, the agency announced Dec. 2. While the...

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  • OSHA Extends Deadline for Comments on Standard Revisions

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced Dec. 1 that the agency is extending the deadline for public comment on OSHA’s proposal to revise provisions in the agency’s recordkeeping, general industry, maritime, and construction...

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  • General Mills Cutting Up to 600 Jobs in Restructure Effort

    A new effort to restructure the global organization of General Mills will result in the loss of 400 to 600 jobs across the food company’s global footprint in a bid to drive growth, the Minneapolis, MN-based company announced Monday by press release. General Mills said it will “augment...

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  • Schutte-Buffalo, MÜNCH-Edelstahl GmbH Partner to Serve Animal Feed Industry

    Schutte-Buffalo, a NY-based manufacturer of size reduction equipment, announces a partnership with MÜNCH-Edelstahl GmbH of Düsseldorf, Germany to co-market their complementary product lines and integrated solutions to the North American animal feed industry. Both leaders in their...

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  • Tyson Foods Launches $150M VC Fund for Food Startups

    A new, $150 million venture capital fund dubbed Tyson New Ventures LLC was launched by Tyson Foods to support startups in the food industry, the food company announced Monday.   The fund will support startups that are commercializing alterative proteins, provide solutions to combat food...

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  • USDA Eying Nutrition Facts Label Changes for Meat, Poultry

    The U.S Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to change the nutrition facts panel on meat and poultry products to mirror the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final nutrition regulations published this May, the agency announced...

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  • Cargill Opens Food Innovation Center in Shanghai, China

    Cargill opened its first innovation center in Asia, Cargill ONE, on Thursday in Shanghai, China to develop new nutritious and safe products for the Chinese market, the American corporation announced by press release. “Product innovation is one of the cornerstones of our evolution from a...

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