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  • Innophos Moves on $125M Acquisition of Supplement Maker

    Cranbury, NJ-based Innophos Holdings Inc. announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement to acquire dietary supplement maker Novel Ingredients for $125 million in cash on Tuesday. “The acquisition of Novel Ingredients is an exceptional opportunity for our company and a significant...

  • Dust Collector Fire Causes $100K in Damages at Ohio Plant

    A dust collector fire Monday evening at a Ohio manufacturing plant caused $100,000 in damages, the New Philadelphia Times-Reporter said in an article published Tuesday. Responding to the Gradall Industries Inc. facility in New Philadelphia, OH at about 10:15 p.m., firefighter discovered smoke...

  • BASF to Launch 3D Printing-Focused Business Unit

    BASF plans to launch a new 3D printing-focused business unit, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, on Sept. 1 that will be headquartered with InnovationLab GmbH in Heidelberg, Germany, the German firm announced July 28. The new unit will work to further BASF’s efforts in materials, system...

  • Nationwide Debuts Grain Storage Safety Training App

    Attempting to revamp grain storage safety training for millennial workers and other employees, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company recently introduced an app for mobile phones that helps users identify common grain handling and storage safety hazards. The Hazard Spotter app leads workers through...

  • United Foods Opens First Production Plant in East Coast

    Japanese private label food manufacturing firm United Foods International Co. (UFI) opened its first production plant in the U.S. East Coast on July 28 and announced plans to hire about 125 workers as the facility becomes fully operational. The new plant in Belcamp, MD will produce an array of...

  • ND Farmer Group Invests $500K in Soybean Processing Plant

    The North Dakota Farmers Union (NDFU) is investing $500,000 in a project spearheaded by agricultural cooperative Minnesota Soybean Processors to build a new soybean crushing facility and refinery project in Spiritwood, ND, the farm organization announced Monday. “Having a commodity...

  • Clemens Food Group to Open $250M Pork Processing Plant

    Representatives from the Clemens Food Group and local and state officials gathered Saturday in Coldwater, MI to mark the commissioning of a new $250 million fresh pork processing plant, various local news organizations reported. Once fully open, the 550,000-sq-ft facility will have a processing...

  • Fertilizer Plant Fire Forces Evacuations, Shelter Orders

    A fire broke out Saturday morning at a chemical plant in Alabama that produces sulfur-based fertilizers, forcing authorities to evacuate the facility and issue stay-in-place orders impacting hundreds of residents as heavy smoke filled the area. The blaze was sparked in a warehouse at the Tiger-Sul...

  • PBS Releases Belt Conveyor Injury Hazards Report

    Dry processing and bulk handling technology publication Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) released a report identifying the causes and types of common nonfatal injuries among workers who use belt conveyor equipment. PBS’ document also includes a list of suggestions from safety regulators to...

  • Sealing Equipment Maker Gramatech Acquired by IMPAK

    Sealing equipment maker Gramatech was acquired by IMPAK Corporation, a provider of custom-built sealing equipment and innovative packaging solutions, Los Angeles-based IMPAK announced via press release Thursday. “One of the more valuable things that Gramatech brings to the table is a 20...