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  • India’s Food Processing Firms to Employ Over 9 Million by 2024

    As household consumption and disposable incomes grow in India, the country’s food processing sector could employ 9 million workers and attract $33 billion in investment by FY2024, a new report by ASSOCHAM-Grant Thornton forecasts. India is the second largest food producer after China, and...

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  • Vortex Founder Loren Neil Peterson Dies at 87

    The founder of Vortex Global, Loren Neil Peterson, has passed away at age 87, the Salina, KS-based company announced Tuesday. A familiar figure in the bulk material handling world, Peterson started his career in the 1950s at Salina Manufacturing, later renamed Coperion. In his early working years...

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  • Dust Collector Fire at Aluminum Plant Causes CN$75K in Damages

    An estimated CN$75,000 in damages was caused by a dust collector fire on Feb. 17 at Nemak Canada’s Windsor Aluminum Plant in Windsor, ON, several local news organizations reported. The damages occurred on the facility’s roof and in the site’s dust collection system, Windsor Fire...

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  • Conveyor Belt Ignites Fire at Holcim Cement Plant in MD

    Firefighters worked for several hours to put down at fire at a Holcim Inc. cement and aggregates plant in Hagerstown, MD from late Monday night into the early hours of Tuesday, several local media organizations reported. Local television news station WHAG reported that about 100 firefighters took...

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  • U.S. Specialty Chemicals Markets Has Solid First Quarter

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes rose 0.2 percent in January. This follows a downwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in December. Volumes have generally been moving up since May. All changes in the data are reported on a three-month moving...

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  • Camfil APC Expands Lab for New ANSI/ASHRAE Dust Collection Standard Testing

    Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has doubled the size of its testing laboratory to include a climate-controlled facility with a new full-size dust collection test rig dedicated to testing in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 199-2016, Method of Testing the Performance of Industrial Pulse...

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  • Snyder’s-Lance Invests in Natural Food Manufacturing Firm

    Snyder’s-Lance Inc. announced Friday that a strategic investment was made in a Denver, CO-based contract natural and organic food manufacturer as part of the company’s effort to expand snack product offerings featuring “better-for-you” options. The Charlotte, NC snack food...

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  • MSHA Offers $1M in Grants for Mine Safety Programs

    $1 million in grant funding is now available for education and training programs that help ensure safety in America’s mines, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Wednesday. The programs funded by the grants would help attending mine...

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  • TVA Power Plant Coal Storage Silo Collapses

    A coal storage silo at a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) power plant in Cumberland City, TN collapsed on Friday morning, several local news organizations reported. “All personnel have been accounted for and no one was injured,” TVA spokesperson Scott Brooks told the Clarksville, TN...

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  • Mondelez to Close New Zealand Cadbury Plant, Cutting Jobs

    Mondelez International plans to close an Cadbury manufacturing facility in Dunedin, New Zealand by early 2018, shifting production to sites in Australia, the international food company announced Thursday. 350 jobs at the site will be impacted by the firm’s plan. The factory has produced...

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