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  • 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...

  • Silage Fire at Bale Processing Plant Causes $100K in Damages

    A silage fire at the Elcan Forage bale processing plant near Outlook, SK on Friday ignited over 1000 hay bales and destroyed two buildings at the facility, causing an estimated CN$100,000 in damages, several Canadian news organizations reported. Outlook Fire Chief Dallas King told the Saskatoon...

  • Deloitte Survey Finds Manufacturing “Vital” to U.S. Economy

    A new survey on perceptions of the U.S. manufacturing industry published by professional services firm Deloitte found that the majority of Americans believe that manufacturing is “vital” to the country’s economic health. 83% of those responding in Deloitte’s 2017 US...

  • 2 Sisters Plans $12.8M Prepared Meals Factory Upgrade

    One of Britain’s largest food manufacturers, 2 Sisters Food Group, is investing £10 million, or about $12.8 million USD, in new technology and innovation at its prepared meals plant in Rogerstone, South Wales, the company announced Friday. “We’ve always been very proud and...

  • Former Coca-Cola Exec Joins Beyond Meat to Aid Growth

    Plant-based protein products maker Beyond Meat named former Coca-Cola executive Charles “Chuck” J. Muth as the firm’s chief growth officer to spearhead distribution and growth of the firm’s products to retail and food service customers, the El Segundo, CA company announced...