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  • 9000 Manufacturing Jobs Cut from U.S. Workforce in Oct.

    9000 positons in manufacturing were cut from the American workforce this October, marking the third straight month of job declines in the sector, according to the latest employment situation report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Friday. Overall, U...

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  • Saint-Gobain Acquiring Singapore-Based Mortar Company

    The Mortars business of French multinational Saint-Gobain’s Construction Products unit is acquiring Singapore-based E-Mix, a provider of mortars and dry mixes in the southeast Asia region, for about $115.7 million, according to press release issued Friday. “The acquisition is in line...

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  • Teijin Buys Land to Build Carbon Fiber Plant in SC

    Japanese technology company Teijin Ltd announced Friday that it has acquired 440 acres of commercial land in Greenwood, South Carolina to build a carbon fiber production site for automotive and aerospace applications. The company will invest about $600 million in the Greenwood site by 2030, the...

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  • Nestlé Health Science Invests in Aimmune Therapeutics

    Nestlé Health Science announced that it will make an equity investment of $145 million in U.S.-based Aimmune Therapeutics, which corresponds to a 15% stake after completion of the transaction. The parties also entered into a strategic collaboration to accelerate the development of...

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  • OSHA Fines OH Rail Track Repair Kit Manufacturer $159K

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the Napoleon, OH facility of a railroad track repair kit manufacturer after an agency investigation revealed the company “routinely” exposed its workers to amputation risks and other serious...

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  • BASF Collaborates with HP to Create 3D Printing Materials

    Germany chemical company BASF is strengthening a collaboration with American technology company HP to develop new materials for 3D printing to users of the HP Multi Jet Fusion Open Platform, BASF announced by press release Wednesday. The HP platform allows third parties like BASF to develop...

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  • Lonza Opens Drug Product Services Lab in Switzerland

    Swiss multinational life sciences company Lonza held a ceremony in Basel, Switzerland Wednesday to celebrate the opening of its pharmaceutical Drug Product Services laboratories, where scientists will develop new formulations, engage in drug product analytical development and perform quality...

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  • Eriez-Australia Celebrates 50 Years

    Eriez-Australia is celebrating its 50-year anniversary. Since becoming an Eriez affiliate in 1966. Eriez-Australia has grown to become a leading provider of processing equipment to Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Fiji, and other surrounding countries. Eriez-Australia has a...

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  • KWS Manufacturing’s Robinson Becomes ASME Authorized Inspector

    Allen Robinson, a member of the KWS Manufacturing Co. quality team, has received certification as an ASME authorized inspector. ASME Authorized Inspectors provide guidance, management, and approval of the design and manufacture of ASME pressure vessels. Authorized Inspector status is another...

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  • General Mills Closing Manufacturing Plant in Australia

    As part of a restructuring effort in Australia, General Mills announced plans to close its manufacturing facility in Mount Waverly, Victoria and move its production activity in the country to an expanded plant in Rooty Hill, New South Wales, the US-based food company said. Slated to close between...

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