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  • FMC Buys Portion of DuPont Crop Protection Unit for $1.2B

    DuPont is divesting from a significant portion of its crop protection business in a move to comply with a European Commission ruling related to the company’s proposed merger with the Dow Chemical Company. By acquiring DuPont’s global chewing pest insecticide and global cereal broadleaf...

  • Blue Apron Supplier to Expand NY Production Facilities

    The sole supplier of pork to online meal kit delivery service Blue Apron, grocery brand Applegate Farms, and Wegmans Food Markets, Delft Blue, plans to expand its New York Mills, NY manufacturing facility and add 22 new jobs to the site’s payrolls, New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo...

  • Potato Cold Storage Site Explosion Kills 4, Injures Others

    Four workers were killed and more than a dozen received injuries after an explosion Friday at a potato cold storage warehouse in Dhuri, India that caused the structure to collapse, numerous Indian news media organizations reported. District officials told the Hindustan Times that the explosion...

  • Perfetti van Melle Investing $11M in KY Plant Expansion

    Confectionery and chewing gum firm Perfetti van Melle USA, the maker of Mentos and other candy brands, is investing $11 million in the expansion of its Erlanger, KY manufacturing plant, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s office announced via press release Thursday. “We are excited to be...

  • PyroGenesis Begins Production of 3D Printing Powders

    Provider of plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products PyroGenesis completed the assembly of a production system for metal powders used in 3D printing and recently carried out the first successful manufacturing run, the Montreal-based company announced Thursday. “The first...

  • Survey: U.S. Manufacturers’ Optimism at “All-Time High”

    American manufacturing firms are more positive than ever about prospects for growth, according to a new survey by a prominent trade group that indicates optimism among U.S. manufacturing firms is at an “all-time high.” Representatives from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM...

  • Scheuch Group Acquires Schust Engineering

    The Scheuch Group announces the acquisition of Schust Engineering Inc., headquartered in Auburn, IN. A technology leader in the air pollution control industry in Europe, Scheuch continues to build upon its presence in the North American market by adding Schust Engineering to its previously acquired...

  • LafargeHolcim to Build $46.8M Cement Plant in Cameroon

    LafargeHolcim Maroc Afrique subsidiary Cimencam is investing MAD $470 million, or about $46.8 million, in a new cement plant in Nomayos, Cameroon, bringing the firm’s total cement production capacity in the African country to 2 million pounds per year, numerous Cameroonian news organizations...

  • New OSHA Alliance to Reduce Worker Injuries in Nebraska

    The Omaha, NE area office of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently formed an alliance with the Nebraska Safety Council, Great Plains Safety and Health Organization, and National Safety Council Nebraska to educate and protect workers...

  • 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...