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  • ExxonMobil to Expand N.J. Research and Engineering Center

    Energy company ExxonMobil announced Friday that it recently broke ground on a project to expand its Clinton, NJ research and engineering center, offering the company greater opportunities to conduct R&D. “The expansion of our New Jersey research and engineering center will improve...

  • ASGCO Opens New Service and Distribution Branch in Virginia

    Manufacturer, distributor, and service provider of bulk conveyor components and accessories ASGCO recently moved into its new 10,000-sq-ft distribution and service center in Rockville, VA, offering customers in the state a wider range of service capabilities and increased inventory, the Allentown,...

  • Mars Canada Completes $61.8M Expansion of Ontario Plant

    The Canadian subsidiary of American confectionery, pet food and food products maker Mars Inc. has completed a 50,000-sq-ft expansion of its Bolton, ON production plant that will boosts the facility’s capacity of rice and grain products sold under its Uncle Ben’s and Seeds of Change...

  • Nestlé to Build $30.7M Infant Formula Factory in Russia

    Global food and beverage maker Nestlé announced Thursday that the company laid a foundation stone for its first infant formula production plant in Russia, a move that will expand the variety of the company’s infant nutrition products available in the country. The Swiss firm is...

  • BASF Commissions Construction Chemicals Plant in Russia

    German chemical firm BASF recently held an official commissioning event to mark the opening of its new construction chemicals plant in Saint Petersburg, a company press release announced Tuesday. “We aim to further enhcance the presence of BASF in Russia as well as to focus on development in...

  • Food Firm Ariake U.S.A. Invests $17M in Plant Expansion

    Manufacturer of stocks, bases, and seasonings Ariake U.S.A. Inc. plans to invest $17 million in the expansion of its Harrisonburg, VA plant and create 22 new jobs, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) announced Wednesday. A subsidiary of the Japanese firm Ariake Group, the company...

  • Koch Foods Plans to Construct $40M Feed Mill in Alabama

    Park Ridge, IL-based poultry processor Koch Foods Inc. is investing in the construction of a new, $40.45 million feed mill in Roanoke, AL that will manufacture feeds and feed ingredients for the firm’s poultry plant in Pine Mountain, GA, the Alabama Department of Commerce announced Wednesday...

  • Improving the Value of Carbon Black

    Hosokawa is hosting an educational webinar on “Improving the Value of Carbon Black” on November 29. Carbon black is a material produced from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons and is an essential component in tires, rubber, plastics, and liquids, enhancing these products by...

  • Pfizer Mulls Sale of $14B Consumer Healthcare Unit

    Biopharmaceutical firm Pfizer is considering a number of “strategic alternatives” including a spin-off or sale, for its $100 million Consumer Healthcare business, the German firm announced via press release Tuesday. While Pfizer said it may ultimately retain the business, its future...

  • ADM to Expand Non-GMO Soymeal Production at German Plant

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) plans to expand production of non-GMO soymeal at its crushing plant in Straubing, Germany, trade publications and Reuters reported Tuesday. “The decision to invest in the production of non-GMO high-protein soymeal is a logical step...