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  • Powder Coat Paint Resins Plant Explosion in Georgia Kills 1

    An explosion Wednesday afternoon at the DSM Resins chemical plant in Augusta, GA while welding work was being performed, killing one worker and injuring several others, various local news organizations reported. The victim was identified as 29-year-old Steven Gonsalves of Beech Island. Two...

  • Simmons Prepared Foods to Build $300M Chicken Plant

    Poultry producer Simmons Prepared Foods Inc. plans to build a new, $300 million chicken plant in Benton County, AR, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission announced via press release Wednesday. Siloam Springs, AR-based Simmons said the project will create some 2300 jobs by 2022 and serve as...

  • International Paper Invests $300M in Mill Machine Conversion

    Seeking to shift production at its No. 15 paper machine at the Selma, AL Riverdale Mill from uncoated freesheet to high-quality whitetop linerboard and containerboard, International Paper is investing $300 million in a machine conversion project that will improve the firm’s position in the...

  • Kellogg Co. Names Cahillane CEO

    Kellogg Co.’s board of directors unanimously elected Steven A. Cahillane as chief executive officer of the global cereal and snack company effective October 2, 2017, as current CEO John A. Bryant has decided to retire. Cahillane most recently served as President and CEO of The Nature's...

  • 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...