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  • General Mills to Close NJ Plant, Cutting 370 Jobs

    General Mills finalized agreements with union officials relating to the closure of its Vineland, NJ Progresso soup factory as the company prepares to move the plant’s operations to a new facility in Missouri, several news organizations reported Monday. The company agreed to pay give the 370...

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  • Conveyor Equipment Sales Increase, Orders Fall

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its July 2016 booked orders decreased 13.2% when compared to July 2015 orders. When compared to June 2016, July 2016 booked orders were down 19.4%. July booked orders were down 9.8% for Bulk Handling Equipment and down...

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  • Purdue Hosting Grain Dust Explosion Workshop on Sept. 15

    Purdue University Exentsion and the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are co-sponsoring a workshop and on-site program in at the Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette, IN on Sept. 15 on prevention of grain dust combustion and explosion....

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  • Cargill Selects Company to Analyze Machine Vibration Data

    Cargill’s North American Starch and Sweeteners (Corn Milling) division chose Azima DLI, a provider of predictive condition monitoring services, to monitor and analyze data on vibrations from over 8000 pieces of equipment in 14 different Cargill facilities, a press release by Azima announced...

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  • Bayer Updates Offer to Acquire Monsanto

    Monsanto Company said it is taking part in “constructive negotiations” with Bayer AG after the German chemical and pharmaceutical company updated its offer to buyout the St. Louis-based corporation, according to press releases issued separately by both parties. Bayer’s first...

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  • Hatch-Indisa Forms New Partnership in Latin America

    Hatch announces that Indisa S.A., a leading engineering firm with over 37 years experience in Colombia and Mexico, has joined the Hatch Group of companies.   Working together as Hatch-Indisa, this new partnership will further enhance Hatch’s growing presence in Latin America and...

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  • Bakery Processing Equipment Market to Hit $13.62B by 2020

    A recent market research report posits that the global market for bakery processing equipment will rise from an estimated $9.56 billion in 2015 to $13.62 billion in 2020, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3%. China is expected to take a lead in furthering bakery processing...

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  • USDA Offers $7.4M in R&D Investments for Small Businesses

    76 small businesses will be provided with $7.4 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for research and development in areas like food security and other agricultural-related issues, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday. “USDA is proud to stand...

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  • Shick Solutions Names New Director of Manufacturing

    Shick Solutions, a Kansas City ingredient automation company, hired Robert Stone as its new director of manufacturing. “I’m excited about Robert’s expertise in manufacturing and what it will bring to our team,” said Tim Cook, president and CEO of Shick Solutions....

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  • OSHA Fines Alabama Food Supplier $75K After Amputation

    The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued 12 citations for serious safety violations to a Keystone Foods processing plant in Bakerhill, Alabama on Tuesday, proposing $76,734 in fines. “Keystone Foods is exposing workers to numerous serious...

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