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  • Mars Chocolate to Invest $70M in U.S. Supply Chain Revamp

    Mars Chocolate North America plans to make a new investment of $70 million to revamp its U.S. supply chain, the Hackettstown, NJ-based company announced Thursday. “Mars believes in the value of keeping our operations in America – it’s good for our people, our business, and our...

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  • Wood Pellet Manufacturer Invests $6M in Processing Plant

    Provider of wood pellets made from sawmill residuals, Thunderbolt Biomass Inc., is planning to build a new, $6 million processing plant in Allendale, SC that will create 35 positions, a press release posted to AreaDevelopment.com Thursday said. The 14,550-sq-ft facility will manufacture industrial...

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  • Land O’ Lakes Buys Artisanal Cheese Firm Vermont Creamery

    Maker of artisanal goat cheeses Vermont Creamery will soon operate as an independent subsidiary of Land O’ Lakes Inc. after the Arden Hills, MN food company acquired the Websterville, VT-based cheesemaker for undisclosed terms, Land O’ Lakes announced Wednesday. “We purchased...

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  • Firm Builds One of UK’s Largest Silo Facilities

    Bulk material handling solutions provider SN Engineering recently finished the construction of a silo with 3000 m3 capacity in at Francis Flower port facility in Cheshire, England, said to be one of the largest silos of its type in the United Kingdom, the project’s contractor, SN Engineering...

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  • High Material Prices to Decrease Demand for Silo Bags

    A new forecast on the North American silo bags market suggests that demand for the product will decline between 2016 and 2026 due to increases in prices for raw materials used to produce the bags like polyethylene films, according to a press release issued Thursday by business research firm Future...

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  • Tyson Foods Names Stillwell Senior Vice President, Food Safety and Quality Assurance

    Tyson Foods has promoted Dr. Scott Stillwell to senior vice president, Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA). In this role, Stillwell will provide strategic leadership, direction, and guidance for Tyson Foods’ global FSQA discipline, and oversee the company’s commitment to...

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  • NDC Technologies Invests in Technology Center and Manufacturing Strategy

    NDC Technologies, a leading global provider of precision measurement and process control solutions, will be consolidating its Irwindale, CA production and administration functions into its Dayton, OH facility, which will subsequently become the new company headquarters. Significant investment will...

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  • SOCMA Announces New ChemStewards Top Tier Application Process

    ChemStewards, the environmental, health, safety and security management program for the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), is rolling out a new process for members applying for the Excellence Tier, the program's highest honor, the organization announced by press...

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  • Cresset Forms Alliance to Accelerate Drug Design

    Provider of software and contract research services for small molecule discovery and design Cresset signed a three-way strategic alliance agreement with the Research Centre for Drug Discovery (RCDD) at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China and iPrecision Medicine Technology Inc. to accelerate...

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  • MPI Debuts New Website

    Provider of magnet, material handling, and electronic systems MPI (Magnetic Products Inc.) unveiled a new, revamped website, which provides an array of information on the company and its offerings, as well as educational materials on products and services, the Highland, MI company announced...

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