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  • Smith-Midland to Open New $3M Precast Concrete Plant

    Precast concrete provider Smith-Midland Corporation plans to invest about $3 million in a new, 15,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant in Reidsville, N.C., the company announced in a press release Friday. The new Smith-Carolina facility is expected to create 10 new full-time jobs. “There have been...

  • Residents Evacuated After Chemical Blending Plant Fire

    A large fire ignited at a Louisiana chemical blending plant on Thursday afternoon, prompting officials to evacuate residents living within a five-mile radius of the facility as crews worked to contain hazardous materials that were released during the incident. Emergency crews responded to the Flow...

  • Tyson Foods Invests in Israeli Lab-Grown Meat Maker

    Tyson Foods is making an investment in an Israel-based biotechnology firm that aims to lower the cost of meat production by growing animal protein from cells in a laboratory environment, the food company announced in a press release Wednesday. The American protein firm took part in Jerusalem-based...

  • Formosa to Erect New $9.4B Chemical Plant in Louisiana

    Taiwanese firm Formosa Petrochemical Corporation (FPCC) recently announced plans to invest $9.4 billion in the construction of a new chemical production facility on a 2400-acre lot in St. James Parish, LA, Louisiana Economic Development (LED) said in a Apr. 23 press release. Set to be located on...

  • Poultry Producer to Build $40M Facility in Mississippi

    America’s eighth-largest poultry producer, Peco Foods Inc., plans to invest $40 million to renovate a vacant cold storage facility in West Point, LA, expanding the company’s freezer, cooler, and storage space, the Mississippi State Chamber of Commerce Mississippi Economic Council (MEC)...

  • Dust Collector Fire Causes $1M in Damages to Wood Factory

    A dust collector fire caused more than $1 million in damages at a Texas wood products factory on Tuesday, fire officials told local news organizations. The dust collection equipment ignited at the Widner Product Finishing Co. plant in Rogers, TX at about 5 p.m., sending flames up a wall where dust...

  • Hawk Measurement Radar Receives SIL2/SIL3 Certification

    Hawk Measurement Systems (HAWK), a global measurement solutions firm , has announced that it has earned Safety Integrity Level rating SIL2 / SIL3 to aid in reducing safety risks in hazardous applications from the International Electrotechnical Commission. This Commission's (IEC) standard IEC...

  • Man Dies in Palletizer Accident at Utah Pet Food Plant

    A 33-year-old man died at a Utah pet food production facility early Tuesday morning as he worked to restart an automatic bag palletizer The victim, identified as Raul Ortiz, was attempting to restart the equipment on a packing line at the American Nutrition plant in Ogden, UT at about 3 a.m. when...

  • Worker Injured in Accident at General Mills Plant

    Hannibal, MO fire officials said a worker was injured at a General Mills plant in the riverfront town on Apr. 24 after falling into machinery, Quincy, IL-based NBC News affiliate WGEM reported. Fire crews responded to the site at about 10 p.m., arriving to find the man had already been removed...

  • ADM, DuPont Open Bioplastics Plant in Illinois

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and DowDuPont biotechnology division DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced the official opening of a new jointly-operated production plant for bioplastics in Decatur, IL, a press release announced. The facility is said to be the world’s...