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  • Marfrig Takes Control of National Beef in $969M Deal

    Brazilian meat processing corporation Marfrig Global Foods is poised to become the world’s second biggest processor of beef following the announcement of a $969 million deal to acquire a 51% ownership stake in Kansas City, MO-based National Beef Packing Company LLC. The definitive agreement...

  • Volkmann Names New Sales Engineer

    Bristol, PA-based powder and small particle vacuum conveying solutions provider Volkmann, Inc., recently appointed David Sanchez as one of its Sales Engineers, further expanding its support of the North and Central American markets, a company press release said Tuesday. Sanchez will join the sales...

  • Dust Explosion and Fire Injures 3 at Processing Plant

    A dust explosion in a storage silo at the Koipe edible oils processing plant in Andujar, Spain last Thursday sent debris through the air and injured three workers at the site, Spanish news organizations reported. The injured suffered smoke inhalation, shock, and other minor injuries, Euro Weekly...

  • Chemical Mixing Tank Catches Fire at Ashland Plant

    Firefighters responded to an Ashland Performance Materials plant  in Fort Smith, AR last Friday morning after a chemical reaction ignited a fire in a mixing tank. Employees at the composites production site were evacuated after the fire was reported at about 9:15 a.m., Fort Smith, AR-...

  • U.S. Justice Dept. to OK Bayer-Monsanto Merger

    Regulatory approval from authorities in Russia and India appear to be the final hurdles in a planned merger between German firm Bayer AG and Creve Coeur, MO-based Monsanto after reports emerged Monday that the U.S. Justice Department plans approve to the proposed tie-up. Unnamed sources told The...

  • California Plant Evacuated by Dust Collector Fire

    A short circuit in a dust collector caused a fire at a Corona, CA manufacturing facility on Monday, prompting the evacuation of employees from the site, fire officials told the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Firefighters responded to the R.W. Lyall & Co. plant at about noon, finding workers...

  • DowDuPont Plans $100M Expansion of Manufacturing Plant

    Seeking to expand the specialty materials production capacity of its Orange, TX manufacturing plant, DowDuPont said in a release Monday that the firm plans to invest $100 million in the site over the next two years. The move will boost the Sabine River Works site’s output of the firm’s...

  • Gemco Valve Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification

    Gemco Valve recently announced the company’s certification to conform with the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system standard for the design and manufacture of industrial valves. A few years ago, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an independent, non-governmental...

  • Flavor Solutions Firm Lyons Magnus Names New CEO

    A former Campbell Soup Company executive was named as the new chief executive officer of fruit and flavor solutions firm Lyons Magnus Inc. this week as the present CEO Robert Smittcamp prepares to step down. Ed Carolan will take the top post at Lyons Magnus on May 15. Smittcamp, who served as...

  • Ingredients Firm Parker Products Opens New Plant in Texas

    Inclusions and specialty food ingredients firm Parker Products plans to hold an opening ceremony for its new plant in Fort Worth, TX on Apr. 18, 2018, the company announced in a press release Monday. “Everyone at Parker is very excited about the opening of our new facility, and we are proud...