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  • Rio Tinto Opens $338M Silvergrass Iron Ore Mine in Australia

    Mining firm Rio Tinto officially opened its new Silverglass iron ore mine in Western Australia on Aug 30, a company press release announced. The $338 million site is Rio Tinto’s 16th iron ore mine in the world. “Silvergrass is a great example of our value-over-volume approach in action...

  • Solar-Powered Hazelnut Processing Plant Opens in Oregon

    A hazelnut processing plant heralded as the first facility of its kind to operate completely on solar energy opened in Hubbard, OR recently, the Statesman Journal reported on Sept. 1. The NW Hazelnut Company plant generates power from a number of solar panels installed at the site. Company...

  • Industrial Magnetics Acquires Javelin Manufacturing

    Industrial Magnetics Inc., Boyne City, MI, announces the acquisition of Javelin Manufacturing, Fort Wayne, IN. Javelin Manufacturing specializes in eddy current separators and engineered systems found in scrap, recycling, waste, mining, and related industries. “The acquisition of...

  • SPX Flow Appoints Drayton VP, Food and Beverage in Americas

    SPX Flow has appointed Ava Drayton as vice president for its core food and beverage business in the Americas to further drive and grow market share. Drayton is an experienced and well-respected global product and market development leader with experience across multiple process industries. She...

  • Nestle to Shutter Skin Cream Plant in Switzerland

    Responding to a sales slowdown in its Skin Health business, Nestle said Thursday that plans are afoot to close its skin cream plant in Egerkingen, Switzerland, impacting some 190 workers as production is shifted to other facilities. Reuters reported that Nestle’s decision was driven by high...

  • Explosions, Fires Reported at Arkema Chemical Plant in Texas

    Two explosions were reported at the Arkema Inc. chemical plant in Crosby, TX early Thursday morning after days of flooding left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s path, the company announced in a press release following the incident. A large volume of smoke coming from the facility sparked...

  • ACC President, CEO Cal Dooley’s Response to Hurricane Harvey

    Cal Dooley, president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), issued the following statement in response to Hurricane Harvey: “Hurricane Harvey is a record-breaking storm with unprecedented impacts on the people and property along U.S. Gulf Coast due to extreme flooding....

  • USDA Providing Help to States Hit by Hurricane, Flooding

    USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is actively working with officials in Texas and Louisiana to ensure that people impacted by Hurricane Harvey have access to food now and after emergency operations are completed. “In this time of crisis, with many grocery stores closed and...

  • Secretary Perdue Strongly Supports Trump’s Tax Reform Agenda

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue expressed his strong support for President Trump’s tax reform agenda as a great benefit to the American agriculture community. Perdue issued the following statement: “Just as he has done with excessive and costly regulations, President Trump...

  • Explosions Reported at Flooded Chemical Plant in Texas

    Two explosions were reported at the Arkema plant in Crosby, TX, roughly 25 miles northeast of Houston, and black smoke was reported to be rising from the plant. Because of massive flooding from Hurricane Harvey, the plant, which produces liquid organic peroxides that are used primarily in the...