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  • Three-Alarm Fire Breaks Out at Dow Chemical Plant in NC

    A three-alarm fire broke out early on Wednesday morning at a Dow Chemical Company plant in Charlotte, NC, prompting the response of over 50 firefighters to fight the blaze, several local news media organizations reported. Fire crews were able to put down the fire at the Orr Road plant within 40...

  • Endress+Hauser Opens New $5.7M Campus in France

    Level, flow, pressure and pressure measurement solutions provider Endress+Hauser recently inaugurated a new campus in Lyon, France to house the European headquarters of Kaiser Optical Systems, warehouse space, and training areas, a company press release announced Wednesday. “The new building...

  • BASF to Sell Paper Coatings Plant in Austria for $35M

    In a move to reorganize its paper coatings production in Europe, BASF announced plans Wednesday to sell its styrene butadiene dispersions production site in Pischelsdorf, Austria to specialty chemicals firm Synthomer plc for a total of €30 million, or about $35 million. Production of the...

  • Coperion Marks 60th Anniversary of ZSK Twin Screw Extruders

    Processing and bulk material handling technology provider Coperion GmbH is marking the 60th anniversary of the development of its ZSK twin screw extruder, a company press release announced Wedneday. The first co-rotating, closely intermeshing ZEK twin screw extruder was delivered by Werner &...

  • ExxonMobil Adds 22,000 Acres to Permian Basin Holdings

    American oil and gas firm ExxonMobil has increased its Permian Basin portfolio by 22,000 acres since May, adding to its holdings in the area with a mixture of acquisitions and land trades, the Irving, TX-based multinational announced Wednesday. The move adds new resources to the firm’s...

  • Purina to Build $320M Production Plant and Distribution Site

    About 240 jobs will be created by a $320 million investment project announced by Nestle Purina PetCare Co. Wednesday to construct a new manufacturing plant and distribution center in Hartwell, GA. The planned facility is the first investment Purina has made in its U.S. production capabilities in...

  • Lindor Supplies Drum Mixers to Indian Snack Plants

    Mixing technology provider Lindor supplied four drum mixers to India’s largest manufacturer of sweets and snacks, Haldiram’s, for use in production of Namkeen, a snack traditionally consumed when drinking Chai tea. Produced from a number of ingredients including baked lentils,...

  • Cargill Enters Poultry Joint Venture in UK

    American agribusiness Cargill formed a joint venture with British food firm Faccenda Foods to form a new company serving UK retail and foodservice sectors with chicken, turkey and duck products, the Minneapolis-based company announced Monday. Joining Cargill’s existing fresh chicken business...

  • Cocoa Firm Barry Callebaut Wraps Up $25M US Expansion Effort

    Cocoa and chocolate manufacturer The Barry Callebaut Group recently finished a $25 million effort to expand production at its plants in American Canyon, CA and Chicago, the Zurich-based firm announced Tuesday. The company also debuted a new warehouse facility in Bethlehem, PA, bringing together...

  • Iowa Man Dies in Grain Engulfment Incident

    An 88-year-old man died on Monday after becoming trapped inside an Iowa grain bin and covered by corn, local news media organizations reported. The victim, Duane Walter of McGregor, IA, “entered the grain bin to break up some corn when he became completely submerged in the corn,”...