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  • Fed. Court Orders Syngenta to Pay $217M in GMO Corn Case

    Swiss ag giant Syngenta was ordered to pay $217.M to plaintiffs on Friday in a Kansas Federal Court case over allegations that the firm cajoled more than 7000 farmers in the state into growing a strain of genetically modified (GMO) corn seed that was later banned from import by China, one of the...

  • CEMA Releases Book on Bucket Elevator Design Practices

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) released the first edition of its book on best practices in design of bucket elevators to provide guidance on approaches to design, applications, and safe operation of the equipment. Authored by CEMA’s Bucket Elevator Committee of the...

  • Snack Maker Stormberg to Open First U.S. Production Site

    The American subsidiary of South African manufacturer of meat protein snacks Stormberg Foods is investing $2.48 million to open a plant in Goldsboro, NC, the firm’s first production facility in the United States, the office of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced Thursday. About 60...

  • Tyson-Owned AdvancePierre Opens New Manufacturing Plant

    Manufacturer of sandwich products, entrees, and snacks AdvancePierre Foods, held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new 75,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant in Vineland, NJ on Wednesday. The plant contains two raw and four cooked lines to produce Philly steak, enabling AdvancePierre to sell fully...

  • Midwestern BioAg Inaugurates New $15M Fertilizer Plant

    Midwestern BioAg held a ceremony on June 16 to inaugurate its new $15 million fertilizer production plant at Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, IN, a press release posted to several agriculture trade publications this week stated. About 80 attendees were granted an early glimpse of the 85,000-sq-ft...

  • Ainsworth Pet Nutrition Acquires Pet Food Co-Manufacturer

    The producer of Rachel Ray Nutrish brand pet food and treats, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, purchased Frontenac, KS-based pet food co-manufacturer Triple T Foods for undisclosed terms, the Pittsburgh, PA company announced June 15. “We are thrilled to welcome Triple T Foods to the Ainsworth Family...

  • Tyson Foods Invests $59M in Distribution Center Expansion

    Tyson Foods Inc. is launching a $59 million project to expand its Macon, GA distribution center, the Springdale, AR-based company announced Tuesday. “The expansion of our Macon distribution center is part of our focus on continuous improvement and commitment to customer service,” said...

  • GE to Release “World’s Largest” Laser-Powder 3D Printer

    GE Additive plans to unveil what it calls the “world’s largest” laser-powder additive manufacturing machine at the Fromnext Show in Frankfurt, Germany this November, a press release announced Tuesday. The company has worked on developing the “ATLAS” laser-powder...

  • Takeda Builds New $111M Solid Dose Manufacturing Site

    Japanese pharmaceutical firm Takeda recently finished construction of a new solid dose drug manufacturing facility in Oranienburg, Germany that will assist the company in meeting increased global demand, a press release announced June 16. Slated to commence operations by the end of 2017, the...

  • Costco Breaks Ground on $300M Poultry Processing Plant

    Costco held a groundbreaking ceremony marking the beginning of construction on the wholesale retailer’s first poultry processing plant in Fremont, NE, a press release from the office of Nebraska Governor Pete Rickets announced Monday. The $300 million project is expected to create 800 jobs...