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  • Westlake Chemical to Acquire Axiall Corp.

    Westlake Chemical Corp. Axiall Corp. have entered into a definitive agreement under which Westlake will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Axiall for $33 per share in an all-cash transaction, representing an enterprise value of approximately $3.8 billion, including debt and certain other...

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  • Sheddrick Purchases Majority Interest in Chubb Engineering

    Chubb Engineering LLC announces that Kevin Sheddrick has purchased majority interest in the firm and will assume the role of president.      Chubb Engineering LLC was founded by Gary A. Chubb in 1998 to provide structural and civil engineering services to the bulk storage...

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  • Olam Expands Peanut Shelling Presence in US with Acquisition

    Olam International Ltd is expanding its peanut shelling presence in the United States with the acquisition of 100% interest in Brooks Peanut Company, the Singapore-based international agricultural conglomerate announced Thursday. The transaction was valued at $85 million. The sixth largest peanut...

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  • Land O’ Lakes to Start $80 Million Headquarters Expansion

    Land O’ Lakes is moving forward with an $80 million plan to expand its Arden Hills, MN corporate headquarters, the Twin Cities [MN] Pioneer Press reported Wednesday. The company intends on constructing a four-story, 155,000 sq ft office building to its existing 50-acre campus, in addition to...

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  • GM Promotes New VP of Global Manufacturing

    General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as executive vice president of global manufacturing, the Detriot-based auto maker announced Thursday. Boler-Davis will replace Jim DeLuca, who is set to retire after a 37-year career in manufacturing, labor relations and quality. The transition of the roles...

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  • Windsor Wire Acquires Cage Manufacturing Operation

    Windsor Wire LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sly Inc., a 142-year-old manufacturer of dust collectors and other air pollution equipment, has acquired the cage manufacturing operation for industrial environmental equipment formerly owned by Babcock & Wilcox. Effective March 15, the...

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  • Conveyor Equipment Orders Down, Shipments Up

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its April 2016 booked orders decreased 10.5% when compared to April 2015 orders. When compared to March 2016, April 2016 booked orders were down 19.3%. April booked orders were down 6.6% for Bulk Handling Equipment and down...

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  • Hazmat Packaging Veteran Barger Joins Labelmaster

    Bill Barger, an expert in hazmat/dangerous goods (DG) packaging with 30 years of industry experience, has joined Labelmaster as senior product manager to lead the company’s packaging product line.     In his new position, Barger will be responsible for expanding and...

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  • Five Injured in Wisconsin Factory Chemical Spill

    Five employees of the Gehl Foods factory were injured after a chemical spill Tuesday at the Germantown, WI facility, according a release from the Germantown [WI] Fire Department. The Germantown Fire Department responded to a report of a chemical explosion and spill at the Gehl plant at 10:36 am,...

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  • New Federal $4.3 Million Grant for West Virginia Miners

    Participants in a project that assists unemployed coal miners in West Virginia will receive $4.3 million in incremental funding in the form of grants from the United States Department of Labor, the federal agency announced Tuesday. Workforce West Virginia, a state-run program, was awarded with $4,...

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