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  • Novartis to Cut 500 “Traditional” Jobs in Switzerland

    Pharmaceutical maker Novartis plans to terminate 500 workers in manufacturing and other “traditional” roles from its Basel, Switzerland headquarters and create 350 high-tech jobs there in shift toward new forms of pharmaceutical production, several pharmaceutical trade publications...

  • Butterball to Shutter Illinois Plant, Cutting 600 Jobs

    Turkey and poultry products producer Butterball plans to close its meatpacking plant in Montgomery, IL this July, terminating 600 workers in the process. The Garner, N.C. company’s chief operating officer, Jay Jandrain, told the Chicago Tribune in an emailed statement that the move to close...

  • LyondellBasell Breaks Ground on Polyethylene Plant in TX

    Plastics and chemicals producer LyondellBasell broke ground on a high density polyethylene (HDPE) production plant at the firm’s La Porte, TX complex, the company announced Monday. Scheduled for completion in 2019, the plant will have a production capacity of 1.1 billion lb/yr of HDPE and...

  • Atlas Copco Opens $25M U.S. Manufacturing Facility

    Atlas Copco opened a new manufacturing facility in Rock Hill, S.C. to produce medical gas products for hospitals and portable compressors and generators for construction end-users, the Swedish industrial company announced Wednesday. “This state-of-the-art facility will improve our production...

  • Worker Dies After Explosion at Wood Products Plant in N.C.

    An explosion at a Mount Gilead, N.C. wood products plant Tuesday afternoon killed one worker and injured another, numerous local news organizations reported. The explosion at Mohawk Industries’ Unilin Wood Products facility occurred at about 3 p.m., injuring the two workers. Responding EMS...

  • Nestle Inaugurates New Milo Factory in Vietnam

    A new factory was inaugurated by Nestle in Hung Yen, Vietnam to produce ready-to-drink Milo products, the food and beverage corporation announced via press release Thursday. “The facotory will enable the company to create and develop new innovations and nutritional beverages for Vietnamese...

  • Kraft Heinz Finishes $250M Plant Expansion Project

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Kirksville, MO on May 9 by the Kraft Heinz Company to celebrate the opening of its expanded processing plant in Kirksville, MO, the Missouri Department of Economic Development announced by press release. The $250 million project included an expansion of the...

  • Jenike & Johanson to Hold Solids Flow Fundamentals Class

    Jenike & Johanson is offering a one-day seminar on bulk solids flow fundemendals this June 15 in Tyngsboro, MA covering common bulk solids flow problems, material flow properties characterization, and more. “Proper training of personnel involved in solids handling and processing is...

  • 13 Injured in Explosion at Industrial Salts Cleaning Site

    An explosion Monday morning injured 13 people at a Eltmann, Germany industrial salts cleaning facility, German police told American newswire services Reuters and Associated Press. The blast at the ball bearings plant’s cleaning site for industrial salts, operated by automotive and industrial...

  • Cargill to Expand Feed Production in South Korea by 68%

    Cargill’s South Korean subsidiary, Cargill Agri Purina, plans to boost production of feed in the country by 68% through 2025 from 1.6 million tn/yr to 2.7 million tn/yr, Reuters and several South Korean news organizations reported. “The company will build on its position as one of the...