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  • Versum Materials to Open Semiconductor Materials R&D Lab

    Electronic materials producer Versum Materials Inc. broke ground on a new research and development facility to develop new materials used to produce semiconductors on April 20 at its Hometown, PA chemical manufacturing site, a company press release announced Monday. “Our Hometown facility...

  • ADM Acquires Majority Stake in Israeli Grain Distributor

    Chicago-based Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) ironed out an agreement to purchase a majority interest in Israeli grain importation and distribution firm Industries Centers, offering the American agribusiness greater access to Israel’s market, the global food processing and commodities trading...

  • Joseph Marinelli Discusses the Future of Solids Handling

    President of Solids Handling Technologies Joseph Marinelli has worked on concepts and technologies that solve solids flow problems for 45 years, but despite decades of advances the bulk solids expert believes there is still progress to be made in solids handling over the years ahead. “I...

  • Fires at Tyson Foods Chicken Plants Stunt Quarterly Sales

    America’s largest meat processor Tyson Foods issued a statement on its quarterly profits showing fires at two of its chicken plants had a significant impact on the company’s chicken sales in the second quarter of 2017, a company press release said Monday. “Unfortunately, we...

  • CSB: Safety Lapses Caused 2015 ExxonMobil Refinery Explosion

    A final report investigating the causes of an explosion at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, CA on Feb. 18, 2015 by a federal regulatory agency blamed the blast on lapses in the facility’s process safety management system The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) said in a May 3 press release...

  • Food Ingredients Supplier Buys German Ice Cream Firm

    Oslo, Norway-based supplier of bakery and ice cream ingredients Orkla Food Ingredients signed an agreement to acquire 100% of shares in northern German ice cream sales and distribution company Eis Gräbner GmbH to bolster the Norwegian firm’s position as a supplier of ice cream...

  • Dean Foods Invests in Dairy Alternatives Firm Good Karma

    Food and beverage firm Dean Foods Company entered a minority investment and distribution deal with Boulder, CO-based producer of flaxseed-based milk and yogurt alternatives Good Karma Foods, Dean Foods announced by press release Friday. Under the agreement, Dean Foods will help Good Karma expand...

  • Herrmann Joins Bunting Magnetics

    Bunting Magnetics Co., a leader in moving, removing, and holding metal, announces the appointment of Brock Herrmann as its product manager over magnetic separation. Herrmann will manage the growth and profitability of the company’s line of magnetic separation products by supporting the...

  • Johnson & Johnson Fined $110M in Case Tying Talcum to Cancer

    New Brunswick, NJ-based Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a court in St. Louis to pay a fine totaling more than $110 million to a plaintiff that linked her ovarian cancer to products made by the company containing talcum powder.   One of the case’s plaintiffs, Lois Slemp of Virginia...

  • Cement Firm Fined $36.5K After Worker Injured by Conveyor

    A Canadian cement maker was ordered to pay CN$50,000, or about $36,500, in fines for its role in an April 2016 incident where an employee was critically injured by a screw conveyor at the firm’s Picton, ON facility, Canada’s Ministry of Labour announced Friday. The worker was injured...