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  • TreeHouse Foods Moves to Shutter California Snack Plant

    Packaged foods and beverages manufacturer TreeHouse Foods will close its Visalia, CA snack production plant by the first quarter of 2019, impacting 294 workers at the facility, the Oak Brook, IL-based firm announced in a press release Thursday. The company said its plan to close the plant and move...

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  • AkzoNobel Opens New $10M Powder Coatings Plant in India

    Paints, coatings, and specialty chemicals producer AkzoNobel recently held a ceremony to mark the inauguration of its new powder coatings manufacturing plant in Mumbai, India Investing about $10 million in the project, the site in Thane, Mumbai expands the company’s production capacity for...

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  • Researchers Link “Ultra-Processed” Foods to Cancer Risk

    A group of researchers at the Universite Sarbonne Paris Cite recently published a paper in the British Medical Journal detailing the results of a study that found links “ultra-processed” foods like instant noodle products and sodas to an increased risk of developing cancer. Analyzing...

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  • Tyson Foods Acquires Grain Elevators from The Andersons

    Tyson Foods subsidiary Tyson Local Grain Services has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase three grain elevators in Tennessee from The Andersons business Grain Group. The acquisition of the elevators in Humboldt, Kenton, and Dyer comes as the Springdale, AR-based food company prepares...

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  • Worker Dies After Electrocution at Calcium Carbide Plant

    A worker died after they were electrocuted at the Carbide Industries calcium carbide production plant in Louisville, KY early Thursday morning, numerous local news organizations reported. “Carbide Industries LLC is sad to report one of its employees was fatally injured this morning in a...

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  • J.R. Simplot Plans $367M Processing Plant Expansion

    American agricultural products firm J.R. Simplot Company plans to invest in the expansion of its Portage la Prairie, MB processing plant, the company and the government of Manitoba announced in a press release Wednesday. J.R. Simplot’s investment of CAD$460 million, or about $367 million,...

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  • Chemours Names New President of Chemical Solutions

    Global chemical firm The Chemours Company recently named Edwin Sparks as its new president of Chemical Solutions after the current executive in that role announced plans to leave the company, a press release announced Thursday. The news of the new role comes as the firm’s current president...

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  • U.S.-Manufactured Rotary Valve Will Reduce Delivery Times

    To shorten delivery times for customers of the Americas market, Coperion K-Tron, located in Salina, KS, is starting the U.S. production of Coperion Germany rotary valves type ZRD in Salina. The Coperion brand rotary valves are being added to the full line of Aerolock rotary valves that Coperion K-...

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  • New Evonik Polyamide 12 Powder Plant Opens

    Moving to meet rising demand for 3-D printing and metal coatings, Evonik Industries recently opened a new production facility for specialty polyamide 12 powders (PA 12) at the Marl Chemical Park in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the company announced in a press release Wednesday....

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  • Appeal Seeks Higher Penalties in Conveyor Scalping Case

    Prosecutors are appealing a sentence handed down by an Australian court in January ordering a fruit company to pay a AUD$72,000 fine for its role in a 2015 conveyor belt accident that left a woman scalped. Documents were filed Wednesday challenging the court’s ruling. Powder & Bulk...

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