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  • UW-Madison Offers Workshop on NFPA Combustible Dust Standards

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Engineering Professional Development is offering a two-day workshop for engineers, safety personnel, operators, and others on NFPA combustible dust standards and ways to identify dust hazards on Sept. 27-28, 2017 in Des Plaines, IL. Instructors...

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  • Wood Pellet Silo Collapses at Texas Port

    A silo operated by German Pellets Texas LLC and Texas Pellets Inc. at Port Arthur, TX collapsed at about 4:20 a.m. on June 4 after a fire smoldered in the structure for 52 days, a press release by the City of Port Arthur stated, various local news organizations reported. The city’s release...

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  • 2 Sisters to Cut Over 250 Jobs Amid Poultry Plant Closure

    Birmingham, England-based food manufacturing firm 2 Sisters Food Group plans to close a poultry processing plant in Smethwick, West Midlands by the end of June, cutting more than 250 positions in the process. Unite, the largest trade union in the UK and Ireland, told the BBC about 300 workers in...

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  • General Mills Enters Wind Energy Purchase Agreement

    General Mills entered into a 15-year power purchase agreement with Renewable Energy Systems (RES) for 100-megawatts of power from the energy firm’s Cactus Flats wind project in Texas, the Minneapolis, MN food company announced Thursday. “As we help to mitigate the impacts of climate...

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  • Monsanto Plans $30M Seed Processing Facility in Indiana

    One of the world’s largest providers of agricultural seeds, Monsanto Company, is investing about $30 million to open a new corn, soybean, and cotton seed processing and distribution facility in Greenwood, IN, several Indiana-based news organizations reported this week. Seeds processed at the...

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  • Lubrizol Invests $60M in Particle Sciences, Manufacturing

    Specialty chemicals firm Lubrizol Corporation is investing $60 million in its LifeSciences business to develop new products, expand the capacity of production sites, and to further cGMP manufacturing, improving the company’s foothold in markets for excipients, polymers, drug formulation and...

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  • GEAPS and K-State Offer New Process Flow Diagrams Course

    The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University’s (K-State) Distance Education Program are offering a new course on process flow diagrams and three other courses that are part of requirements for the Credential in Grain Operations Management. Taking place online...

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  • U.S. Reaches Sugar Agreement with Mexico

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a statement regarding a new agreement between the U.S. and Mexico regarding the importation of Mexican sugar.   The U.S. Department of Commerce has been reviewing a 2014 agreement with the government of Mexico and the Mexican sugar...

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  • Hibiscus to Lead Global Floral Flavors Market Through 2027

    Hibiscus, a flower used in teas and cuisines around the world, is expected to lead the market for floral flavors through 2027, according to a new forecast published by Future Market Insights (FMI) on June 1. Trailed by rose and elderflower, hibiscus is predicted to account for 20% of the market by...

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  • Balchem Acquires Powders and Encapsulates Maker IFP

    Balchem Corporation acquired Faribault, MN-based manufacturer of high-performance powders and encapsulates Innovative Food Processors (IFP), the New Hampton, NY company announced in a June 2 press release. Terms were not disclosed. “We are very excited to bring IFP’s ingredient...

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