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  • Trump Nominates FedEx Safety Leader as New OSHA Head

    An executive in charge of safety at FedEx Ground was nominated by President Donald J. Trump on Oct. 27 as the new Assistant Secretary of Labor of Occupational Safety and Health, the White House announced in a press release. Scott A. Mugno, current vice president for safety, sustainability, and...

  • Northern Gold Foods to Build New Granola Bar Factory

    British Columbia-based breakfast and snack products maker Northern Gold Foods Ltd. plans to build a new, 300,000-sq-ft granola bar production plant near Junction City, ND, The Eugene Register-Guard reported. The owner of the 11-acre property on Meadow View Road, Grain Millers Inc., a supplier of...

  • Crews Free Worker’s Arm From Machinery at Quaker Oats Plant

    Fire crews responded to a Quaker Oats in Cedar Rapids, IA on Friday morning after a worker’s arm became trapped in a product lift, several local news organizations report. First responders from the Cedar Rapids Fire Department found the man in his 20s conscious when they arrived at the scene...

  • Henkel Buys Shiseido-Owned U.S. Hair Products Firm Zotos

    Japan’s largest cosmetics firm Shiseido entered into an agreement with Henkel to shed its North American Hair Professional business for $485 million, according to a press release issued by Henkel on Friday. “This acquisition is part of our strategy to expand our position in attractive...

  • Tyson Breaks Ground on $60M Pennsylvania Facility Expansion

    A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday to mark the beginning of a $60 million project by Tyson Foods to expand its East Pottsville, PA facility, the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) announced in a press release. The food company’s plan will add 164...

  • Cargill to Purchase Brazilian Cattle Feed Firm Integral

    American agribusiness Cargill said it entered into an agreement to acquire the Brazilian cattle feed maker Integral Animal Nutrition in a press release Friday. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The company said its move to acquire Integral will increase its Free Choice Mineral and...

  • Mondelez Names New Head of North America Business

    A former Coca-Cola executive is joining Mondelez International as the new head of the snack giant’s North America business, a company press release announced on Wednesday. Overseeing major brands like Oreo cookers, Triscuit crackers and Trident gum, 49-year-old Glen Walter will become...

  • Danone Invests $60M in Plant-Based Beverage Factory Expansion

    French multinational food and dairy firm Danone plans to invest $60 million in an expansion of the company’s Mount Crawford, VA facility to increase the site’s production capacity for plant-based beverages and add on warehouse space, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced in a Oct. 18...

  • Fire Ignites in Dryer System at Cargill Corn Milling Plant

    Fire crews worked for several hours on Wednesday to knock down a dryer system fire at the Cargill corn milling plant near Wahpeton, ND, the Wahpeton Daily News reported. Members of the Dwight Fire Department responded to the scene at about 8 a.m., finding the fire had spread from the equipment...

  • LyondellBasell Reveals Plans for New $2B Chemical Plant

    International chemicals and refining firm LyondellBasell is mulling over potential plans to build a new, $2 billion chemicals and polypropylene production plant in the U.S. Gulf Coast region, the firm’s chief executive officer told the Houston Chronicle in an article published Wednesday. The...