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  • Cargill Shutters Grain Elevator in South Dakota

    A Cargill-owned grain elevator in Vienna, SD closed on Wednesday after 23 years of operation under the company, the Watertown Public Opinion reported. Antonella Bellman, a Cargill spokesperson, told the newspaper that the elevator will be shuttered by the end of the business day on Aug. 30 due to...

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  • Siemens, ISA Partner to Grow Industrial Cybersecurity Awareness

    Siemens and the International Society of Automation (ISA) announced the formation of a global partnership to build awareness on industrial security concerns and emerging global standards on Wednesday, responding to on-going issues in industry posed by hackers and other digital threats. "Cyber...

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  • Explosion Risk at Arkema Plant in Texas Forces Evacuations

    An Arkema organic peroxides plant in Crosby, TX is facing an emergency as rising flood waters from Hurricane Harvey threaten to cause a fire or explosion at the facility, forcing the evacuation of a small crew manning the site and some area residents. The company said in a press release Tuesday...

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  • Specialty Ingredients Firm Evolva to Cut 43% of Workforce

    Swiss specialty ingredients firm Evolva plans to reduce its workforce by 43% as part of an overall effort to revamp its operational structure to counter on-going losses, the company announced in a press release Wednesday. The company, which collaborates with American agribusiness Cargill on stevia...

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  • Dow Announces $1 Million Hurricane Harvey Support

    In response to the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, The Dow Chemical Co. and The Dow Chemical Company Foundation announced today the allocation of $1 million to support immediate relief and long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts associated with the storm and its...

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  • Wyffels Hybrids Invests $23M to Expand Seed Production Plant

    Seed corn provider Wyffels Hybrids is in the process of completing a three-year, $23 million expansion project to upgrade its Atkinson, IL seed production plant, The Quad-City Times reported Tuesday. Slated for completion in 2018, the expanded plant will feature automated production technologies,...

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  • Asahi Kasei to Construct New Plastic Compounds Plant

    The Chinese subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Corporation announced plans to build a new plastic compounds plant in Changshu, China on Aug. 23 to meet increased demand from the country’s automotive industry. “Automobile production in China reached a record high in 2016, and is projected to...

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  • USDA Updates FoodKeeper App for Safety Recall Information

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced updates to its FoodKeeper app on Tuesday, allowing users to select an option that automatically sends notifications of new food safety recalls issued by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the U.S. Food and Drug...

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  • Vulcan Materials Moves to Acquire Polaris Materials

    Construction aggregates producer Vulcan Materials Company announced Monday that a definitive agreement was reached to acquire British Columbia-based aggregates and logistics firm Polaris Materials Company, positioning the company to increase its foothold along the West Coast.   “With...

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  • Bunting Magnetics Names Voorhees Product Manager, Metal Detection Line

    Bunting Magnetics Co. announces the appointment of Barry Voorhees as its product manager over metal detection. Voorhees will manage the growth and profitability of the company’s line of metal detection products by supporting the company’s sales team, identifying new markets and...

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