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  • Equipment Maker Munson Machinery Debuts New Website

    Utica, NY-based equipment maker Munson Machinery Company recently unveiled a new 200-page website at www.munsonmachinery.com, offering information on the company's mixing/blending, size reduction and liquid/solid separation equipment deployed across all industries that process bulk solid...

  • Silo Collapse at Wisconsin Farm Injures Two Workers

    A silo filled with corn silage collapsed on Wednesday morning at a Glenmore, WI farm, injuring two workers inside the structure, the Associated Press and several local news organizations reported. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office told local Fox News affiliate WLUK that the men were about 80...

  • Copper Chemicals Plant Installs Ajax Inclined Screw Feeder

    A production facility for copper-based chemicals in Blantyre, South Lankarkshire, Scotland recently selected a 4m inclined screw feeder from Ajax Equipment, the bulk solids handling and processing technology provider announced via press release Monday. Producing chemical products like cuprous...

  • Nestle to Eliminate 50 Jobs at Iowa Production Plant

    Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle informed employees at its plant in Waverly, IA on Monday that the company plans to eliminate more than 50 positions as it works to increase efficiency across its U.S. manufacturing footprint. “Nestle has recently completed a thorough evaluation of the...

  • Baked Goods Maker Fined $56K After Dough Machine Injury

    An Ontario manufacturer of baked goods was ordered to pay a fine for violations of the Canadian province’s occupational safety laws that contributed to the 2016 injury of a worker who became trapped in a dough machine, the Ontario Ministry of Labour announced in a press release Monday. FGF...

  • Snack Maker Pretzels Inc. Opens New $18M Production Plant

    A manufacturer of pretzels and other snack products, Pretzels Inc., held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday in Plymouth, IN to mark the opening of its new $18 million production plant there, several local news organizations reported. Company officials said the 45,000-sq-ft plant is operational...

  • Bastian Solutions to Build New $8M Manufacturing Facility

    Toyota-owned material handling equipment and robotic automation systems maker Bastian Solutions LLC intends to construct a new, $8 million manufacturing facility in Westfield, IN, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) announced Monday in a press release. Indiana Governor Eric J....

  • ExxonMobil Starts Up New Polyethylene Line at Plastics Plant

    Houston, TX-based ExxonMobil Chemical Company announced Tuesday that the first of two 650,000 tn/yr polyethylene production lines became operational at its Mont Belvieu, TX plastics plant, completing one part of the company’s recent multi-billion dollar Growing the Gulf expansion effort....

  • Lamb Weston Completes $200M Plant Expansion in Washington

    Frozen potato products maker Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. recently held an event to mark the completion of a $200 million expansion of its Richland, WA processing line and the addition of 150 jobs to the community, the Eagle, ID-based firm announced via press release Monday. “This expansion...

  • MoistTech Corp. Relocates Corporate Headquarters

    Moisture measurement and testing technology firm MoistTech Corp. announced plans Monday to relocate its corporate headquarters in Sarasota, FL to a larger facility in the city. The new, 8000-sq-ft headquarters in Sarasota will feature more office space than the previous site, as well as additional...