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  • Hershey To Cut 15% of Global Workforce in Restructure

    Amid adjustments to its sales growth target for 2017, The Hershey Company announced a new restructuring effort Tuesday, including plans to cut its global workforce by 15%, primarily hourly workers outside of the United States. Part of the Hershey, PA company’s “Margin for Growth...

  • Hygiena Buys DuPont Food Safety Diagnostics Business

    Provider of rapid food safety and environmental sanitation testing solutions Hygiena acquired DuPont’s food safety diagnostics business, DuPont Diagnostics, to expand its food safety testing portfolio, a press release announced Wednesday. “Hygiena now offers testing solutions to cover...

  • Miner Dies After Fall at Coal Operation Owned by WV Gov

    A worker died Monday night after falling in a West Virginia Southern Coal Corp. coal preparation plant owned by the state’s governor, the Associated Press (AP) and several local media organizations reported. The cause of the worker’s fall and fatal injuries at the Bishop Preparation...

  • General Mills Invests in Vegan Protein Bar Startup

    The new business development and venture capital unit of General Mills, 301 INC, and private equity investing firm 2x Consumer Products Growth Partners made a “significant investment” in D’s Naturals, a Denver, CO-based producer of low-sugar, vegan No Cow protein bars and protein-...

  • Nestle Opens Gluten-Free Products Facility in New Zealand

    Responding to changes in consumer demand and export opportunities, Nestle opened a new multi-million dollar manufacturing plant in New Zealand to produce gluten-free products for domestic and regional consumption, the Swiss company announced Tuesday. “While we have been increasing our gluten...

  • Conveyor Fire at TX Port Ignites 10K Tons of Wood Pellets

    A conveyor belt loading wood pellets onto a bulk carrier ship Jobst Oldendorff at the Port of Port Arthur caught on fire Monday, creating a thick black cloud of smoke at the site as some 10,000 tons of wood pellets burned, numerous local media outlets reported. “We think it was a spark of...

  • NC Poultry Processing Plant Closed After Massive Fire

    The House of Raeford Farms Inc. chicken processing plant in Teachey, NC will remain closed after a massive fire on Feb. 26, leaving more than 600 workers hanging in the balance as the company works out plans to rebuild the facility and find temporary positions for the impacted employees, numerous...

  • KWS Promotes Morton to Engineering Manager

    As part of its efforts to provide customers with unsurpassed quality and service, KWS Manufacturing Company, Ltd has promoted Andrew Morton to the position of engineering manager. Morton started working at KWS in 2009 as an engineering intern, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in...

  • B&P Littleford Launches New Website

    Launched at the beginning of 2017 to coincide with the merger of B&P Process Equipment and Systems and B&P Littleford Day, the refreshed website reflects a new URL address, www.bplittleford.com, as well as several cosmetic and back-end programming changes to make navigation easier....

  • Incoming Hershey Co. CEO Names Executive Leadership Team

    Incoming president and chief executive officer of the Hershey Co. Michele Buck named a new senior executive leadership team to support the organization when she assumes her role on March 1, 2017, the Hershey, PA company announced Thursday. “I’m extremely confident in the individuals...