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  • AkzoNobel Names Former Chemours Executive as CEO

    Specialty chemicals firm AkzoNobel named a former Chemours executive as its new chief executive officer after the current CEO stepped down because of health reasons, the company announced July 19 in a press release. Thierry Vanlancker, who formerly headed up Chemours’ Flouroproducts unit,...

  • McCain Foods to Expand French Fry Capacity at Alberta Plant

    Multinational food manufacturer McCain Foods plans to invest in a capacity upgrade at its Coaldale, AB French fry production plant as a result of increased demand, a company press release announced July 20. The company said the investment is part of an on-going effort over the last 18 months to...

  • OSHA Under Trump Abandons Combustible Dust Rulemaking Plan

    The same week that President Donald J. Trump touted American manufacturing in the administration’s media campaign dubbed “Made in America Week,” the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) abandoned the rulemaking process for...

  • Dust Filter Fire Forces Evacuation of Auto Parts Plant

    A fire broke out Wednesday evening in a dust collector filter at an automotive parts manufacturing plant in Troy, MI, prompting the evacuation of workers on site as firefighters doused the blaze, several local news organizations reported. Fire crews found the flames were contained to a 30-ft-tall...

  • Ingredion to Invest $10M in Capacity Expansion

    Global ingredients solutions firm Ingredion Incorporated plans to invest $10 million to expand capacity at its facility in North Charleston, SC., doubling the firms exports from the Port of Charleston when the project reaches completion, a press release from the South Carolina Department of...

  • BASF Divests from Bleaching Clay and Mineral Absorbents

    The Catalysts division of BASF announced Monday that a previously announced sale of its Bleaching Clay and Mineral Absorbents units to EP Engineered Clays Corporation has closed. EP Engineered Clays, an affiliate of EP Minerals LLC, a global provider of engineered products from industrial minerals...

  • Cascades Opens $64M Tissue Converting Plant in Oregon

    Canadian paper products manufacturer Cascades Inc. held a ceremony Tuesday to inaugurate its new 284,000-sq-ft tissue converting plant in Scappoose, OR, the company announced Tuesday. “The completion of this project marks an important milestone for Cascades,” said Jean Jobin, president...

  • Great Lakes Cheese Invests $55M in Cheese Packaging Plant

    Cheese manufacturing and packing firm Great Lakes Cheese reached an agreement with officials in Wausau, WI to construct a new cheese packaging plant, the company announced by press release Wednesday. The company will invest $55 million in the project as it moves operations from its current plant...

  • McCormick Embraces Condiments in $4.2B Purchase of RB Foods

    Franks Red Hot Sauce, French’s Mustard and other leading condiment brands will come under the ownership of McCormick & Company Inc. as the American spice and flavorings firm acquires the food division of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc in a $4.2 billion transaction, the companies announced in...

  • Cargill Forms Partnership with Phytogenic Feed Additive Firm

    Wayzata, MN-based Cargill entered into a strategic partnership with Delacon, an Austrian firm that produces phytogenic, or plant-based, animal feed additives, to expand its market presence globally, a Delacon press release announced this month. Delacon’s phytogenic feed additives are...