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  • Kraft Heinz Closing Plant That Makes Grey Poupon in Nov.

    A Kraft Heinz Co. factory that produces major brands like Grey Poupon, A1 Steak Sauce, and Tassimo coffee in Upper Macungie Township, PA is set to be shuttered by Nov. 18 this year, numerous media outlets reported Wednesday. 341 positions will be cut as a result of the closure. “We are...

  • GE Investing $7M in Single-Use Technology Manufacturing

    Positioning itself to meet the demands of a growing market for single-use bioprocessing technologies – projected $3 billion by 2020 – GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences business is investing $7 million in the expansion and automation of its single-use technology manufacturing facility...

  • DuPont Plans $100M Expansion of U.S. Probiotics Production

    Seeking to expand its manufacturing capacity of probiotics by 70% over the next two years, DuPont Nutrition & Health is investing $100 million to optimize production and install new processing equipment and high-volume fermenters at its Madison, WI and Rochester, NY facilities, the company...

  • ADM Animal Nutrition Expanding Quincy, IL Feed Plant

    Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) announced plans Tuesday to upgrade and modernize an existing animal feed facility in Quincy, IL.  “We are excited to invest in a new, state-of-the-art feed plant to serve our commercial and consumer customers throughout the United States,” president of...

  • Monsanto Sets Date for Board Vote on Bayer Merger in Dec.

    Monsanto, the world’s largest seed provider, announced Tuesday that its board of directors will meet on Dec. 13 at the company’s Chesterfield, MO R&D headquarters to vote on German pharmaceutical company Bayer’s $66 billion merger proposal. Preceding the announcement from the...

  • First Sanitary Standard for Food Industry Robots Goes Into Effect

    The first industry standard for industrial robot system design, materials, and fabrication/installation to meet minimum sanitary (hygienic) requirements was issued by 3-A Sanitary Standards in September. The new standard went into effect on Oct. 13. “The new standard reflects nearly five...

  • Solvay Building Polyamide Compounding Unit in Mexico

    Global chemical group Solvay S.A. is constructing a compounding unit in San Luis Potosi, Mexico to support production of its Technyl polyamide line for customers in North America, the Brussels-based conglomerate announced Oct. 19. The new facility is expected to be operational by the third quarter...

  • OSHA Fines Animal Feed Site $101K for Grain Dust Explosion Risk, Other Hazards

    A Nebraska animal feed company was cited for 25 serious and one other-than-serious workplace safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Oct. 26 after an agency investigation revealed the company exposed workers to the risk of...

  • U.S. Workplace Injury and Illness Rates Drop in 2015

    2.9 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2015, or three cases per the equivalent of 100 full-time workers, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In all, there were 48...

  • Study: Financing of Equipment Acquisitions Grows in 2015

    78% of U.S. companies – or eight in 10 businesses – surveyed for a new report by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation reported using a form of financing to acquire equipment in FY2015, up from 72% reported the previous year, a press release issued by the organization Monday...