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  • SPX FLOW Helps Yogurt Plant Reach Sustainability Goals

    The largest dairy in Finland, Valio Ltd, is owned by cooperatives of some 5,800 Finnish dairy farmers. With a mission “to create well-being and taste sensations in a responsible way”; reducing product losses and saving energy were particular focuses for its new dairy in Riihim...

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  • Feed Maker to Build $60M Soybean Processing Plant

    Aquaculture feed producer Prairie AquaTech held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 1 to mark the beginning of construction on a new, $60 million soybean processing plant in Volga, SD, several local news organizations reported. The 300,000-sq-ft facility has a planned capacity of 30,000 tn/yr of a...

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  • Crews Fight Dust Collector Fire at Calif. Aerospace Plant

    Crews from three fire departments responded to a fire at an aerospace firm’s El Cajon, CA production plant on Thursday morning, finding flames in a piece of dust collection equipment and ductwork at the site, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.   Called to the GKN Aerospace facility...

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  • JTM Food Group Completes $26M Plant Expansion in Ohio

    A national provider of cooked products for the food service industry, JTM Food Group, held a ribbon ceremony on Monday to mark the completion of a $26.1 million expansion project at its Harrison, OH production plant, several local news organizations reported. “We have always been committed...

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  • StarKist Enters New Territory with Chicken Line Debut

    The maker of one of America’s largest tuna brands StarKist Co. is releasing a new line of premium white chicken in single serve, ready-to-eat pouches, representing the company’s first entry into the land animal protein market. “After 100 years in the tuna business, we proudly...

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  • General Mills Names New Board Member

    Food company General Mills named a new member to its board of directors, the company announced on Wednesday. Maria Sastre was elected to the Minneapolis-based firm’s board and is set to assume her new role on June 1. “We are pleased to welcome Maria to the board as we continue to...

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  • Explosion at Alabama Lime Plant Badly Injures Worker

    Emergency personnel responded to the Lhoist North America lime plant in Alabaster, AL on Wednesday evening after an explosion injured a worker. Called to the scene at about 6:30 p.m., firefighters determined that the victim was starting a furnace when the blast occurred, coverage by the Alabaster...

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  • Dust Collector Fire Damages International Paper Plant

    A dust collector fire on May 3 caused damages to the roof of the International Paper plant in North Strabane, PA, according to coverage by the Washington Observer-Reporter. Fire crews from several municipalities responded to the site at about 7 p.m., working for about two hours to put the flames...

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  • Precast Concrete Firm Fined $894K After Death in Conveyor

    A British court ordered precast concrete products manufacturer CPM Group Limited to pay penalties for its role in a 2016 machinery-related fatality at its facility, the U.K.’s occupational safety regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), said in a press release Wednesday. The victim...

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  • ADM Animal Nutrition Opens $35M Premix Site in Illinois

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) officially opened a new animal feed and pet food premix plant in Effingham, IL on Monday featuring a range of new equipment and advanced process control solutions, the company said in a press release. The 284,000-sq-ft ADM Animal Nutrition...

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