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  • Nation Ford Chemical Commissions New Warehouse

    Nation Ford Chemical (NFC) announces the commissioning of a new 16,500-sq-ft warehouse that will nearly double the footprint of indoor storage space at its campus in Fort Mill, SC.   The new warehouse will also include additional loading docks, allowing NFC to ship and receive materials...

  • CDC Issues Recommendations for Food Flavoring Compounds

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NOISH) issued formal recommendations Monday to control workplace exposure to two commonly used food flavoring compounds – diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione – after the...

  • New 3D Printed Magnets Outperform Sintered Versions

    Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently published research showing that permanent magnets made with additive manufacturing techniques, or 3D printing, can outperform traditional bonded magnets produced by injection molding, the federal...

  • OSHA Aims to Reduce Amputation Risks in Manufacturing

    Responding to an uptick in the number of reported amputations in manufacturing settings in 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced plans Tuesday for a “heightened focus” on amputation hazards and a targeted enforcement...

  • Kraft Heinz Closing Plant That Makes Grey Poupon in Nov.

    A Kraft Heinz Co. factory that produces major brands like Grey Poupon, A1 Steak Sauce, and Tassimo coffee in Upper Macungie Township, PA is set to be shuttered by Nov. 18 this year, numerous media outlets reported Wednesday. 341 positions will be cut as a result of the closure. “We are...

  • GE Investing $7M in Single-Use Technology Manufacturing

    Positioning itself to meet the demands of a growing market for single-use bioprocessing technologies – projected $3 billion by 2020 – GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences business is investing $7 million in the expansion and automation of its single-use technology manufacturing facility...

  • DuPont Plans $100M Expansion of U.S. Probiotics Production

    Seeking to expand its manufacturing capacity of probiotics by 70% over the next two years, DuPont Nutrition & Health is investing $100 million to optimize production and install new processing equipment and high-volume fermenters at its Madison, WI and Rochester, NY facilities, the company...

  • ADM Animal Nutrition Expanding Quincy, IL Feed Plant

    Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) announced plans Tuesday to upgrade and modernize an existing animal feed facility in Quincy, IL.  “We are excited to invest in a new, state-of-the-art feed plant to serve our commercial and consumer customers throughout the United States,” president of...

  • Monsanto Sets Date for Board Vote on Bayer Merger in Dec.

    Monsanto, the world’s largest seed provider, announced Tuesday that its board of directors will meet on Dec. 13 at the company’s Chesterfield, MO R&D headquarters to vote on German pharmaceutical company Bayer’s $66 billion merger proposal. Preceding the announcement from the...

  • First Sanitary Standard for Food Industry Robots Goes Into Effect

    The first industry standard for industrial robot system design, materials, and fabrication/installation to meet minimum sanitary (hygienic) requirements was issued by 3-A Sanitary Standards in September. The new standard went into effect on Oct. 13. “The new standard reflects nearly five...