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  • Starbucks Plans $120M Soluble Coffee Factory Expansion

    American coffee company Starbucks plans to invest $120 million to expand production at its Augusta, GA soluble coffee plant, a company press release announced Thursday. Adding 140,000 sq ft to the facility’s existing 180,000-sq-ft footprint, Starbucks said the project stems from consumer...

  • Conveyor Fire Forces Evacuation of Packaging Factory

    A fire at the Packaging Corporation of America plant in Burlington, WI on the afternoon of June 30 forced an evacuation of employees as firefighters combated the blaze for about six hours, several local news organizations reported. First responders from five area fire departments went to the...

  • Unimin to Open Sand Processing Plant in Texas

    Non-metallic industrial minerals firm Unimin Corporation plans to construct a new sand processing plant in a west Texas location near the oil-rich Permian Basin that will produce up to 5 million tn/yr of regional sand for use in the oil and gas industry, the New Canaan, CT company announced...

  • Explosion at Pet Food Ingredients Plant Injures Worker

    Officials are investigating a boiler explosion at a pet food ingredients plant in Paducah, KY on June 30 that injured one employee and scatted debris onto a nearby street. Local firefighters received a call of an explosion at the Dar Pro Ingredients facility at about 10:16 a.m. and transported one...

  • Nestle to Open New $20.8M Operations Center in Uruguay

    Swiss food and beverage firm Nestle plans to invest CHF 17 million, or about $20.8 million USD, in a new operations center in a suburb of Canelones, Uruguay that will also house the company’s headquarters for the country, a press release on Nestle Uruguay’s website announced July 4....

  • Camfil APC Names Bérard Group EVP of Global Unit

    Camfil, a leading global manufacturer of air filtration, dust, mist, and fume collection equipment, has appointed Alain Bérard to the position of group executive vice president in charge of the Air Pollution Control (APC) global business unit. In his new role, Bérard is...

  • Evonik, SINOPEC Form OSN Membrane Technology Collaboration

    German specialty chemicals firm Evonik and the SINOPEC Beijing Research Institute of the Chemical Industry (BRICI) entered into a collaboration agreement to construct a process development laboratory for Organic Solvent Nanofiltration (OSN) membrane technology, Evonik announced via press...

  • MPI Regional Management Receive Food Safety Certifications

    The regional management team of Magnetic Products Inc. (MPI) have obtained Certified Food Safety Managers (CFSHM) credentials through the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals, the Highland, MI company announced by press release. The certification is awarded to those who demonstrate...

  • Dust Explosion Causes Fire at T.I.C. Gums Warehouse

    A hopper malfunctioned during operations at a T.I.C. Gums warehouse in Belcamp, MD on Wednesday at about 4:20 p.m. causing a dust explosion in the equipment and a fire in the facility, the office of the Maryland State Fire Marshall said in a notice of investigation published following the incident...

  • Kraft Heinz to Close Oscar Mayer Plant in Wisconsin

    Kraft Heinz plans to close its Oscar Mayer production plant in Madison, WI on Thursday, shutting the plant after nearly 100 years in operation, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. “It’s a sad day for Oscar Mayer. It’s family and friends,” the line leader of the facility...