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  • Cargill Moves to Shutter North Dakota Malt Plant

    Citing a decline in demand for beer brewing malt, American agribusiness Cargill said it plans to close its malt plant in Spiritwood, ND this fall, impacting some 55 workers at the facility, the company told local news organizations. “The decision to close a plant is never easy, but reduced...

  • Kimberly-Clark Invests $100M in Alabama Mill Expansion

    Aiming to boost production of bath tissue at its Mobile, AL manufacturing site, personal and health care products maker Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced plans to invest over $100 million in an expansion project at the Alabama facility, a company press release issued last Thursday said....

  • Pharmaceutical Firm Sanofi Invests $433M in New Factory

    Global biopharmaceutical firm Sanofi plans to build a new manufacturing plant for vaccines at its Sanofi Pasteur Canadian headquarters in Toronto, the firm announced in a press release last Thursday. Investing CAD$500 million, or about $433 million, in the project, the drug maker said it is...

  • Explosion at the Largest 3M Plant in the U.S. Injures 3

    A “process upset” during caused a piece of equipment to explode at a 3M's production site in Hutchinson, MN last Thursday, injuring three people and causing part of the plant to be shut down while an investigation into the cause was conducted. The explosion occurred at about 1:30 p...

  • Monthly Conveying Equipment Orders Soar 35%

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that its February 2018 booked orders increased 35.7% when compared to February 2017 orders. When compared to January 2018, February 2018 booked orders were down 4.6%. February booked orders were down 1.6% for Bulk Handling Equipment...

  • $39M Verdict Awarded in Dust Explosion Injury Case

    A man injured in a dust fire and explosion at a Georgia Pacific plant in Corrigan, TX in 2014 received a $39.7 million verdict by a Texas jury last week in a suit alleging that makers of dust collection and fire suppression systems at the facility contributed to the incident. Two workers were...

  • Hostess Brands Names Callahan President and CFO

    Hostess Brands Inc. announces that its board of directors has named consumer packaged goods executive Andrew “Andy” Callahan as the company’s president and chief executive officer, effective May 7, 2018. Callahan will replace C. Dean Metropoulos, the company’s executive...

  • Industrial Magnetics Obtains 15 HACCP International Manager Certifications

    Industrial Magnetics Inc. announces that 15 of its employees - including regional managers, engineering, operations, and inside sales personnel- have achieved certification as HACCP Managers from the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). To obtain certification, HACCP (Hazard Analysis...

  • MoistTech Corp. Names New Team Members

    Moisture analyzers and testing firm MoistTech Corp. recently named two new members to its team. Michelle Caulkins was named for a Sales and Marketing Support position and Loren Miller will assume the role of National Sales and Product Specialist. Both Michelle and Loren will report to the company...

  • Packaging Firm Neopac Invests $30M in First U.S. Plant

    Swiss-owned manufacturer of packaging for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries Neopac is investing about $30.8 million to construct its first manufacturing site in the U.S. and a headquarters for its North American operations in Wilson, NC, a press release issued by North Carolina Gov. Roy...