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  • National Beef Invests $30M in Georgia Plant Expansion

    Kansas City, MO-based National Beef Packing Company LLC plans to invest about $30 million in an expansion project at its Moultrie, GA plant, a press release announced Monday. “We are experiencing an increased demand for fresh consumer ready protein products. This expansion will allow us to...

  • Firm Fined $39K After Man Injured While Cleaning Conveyor

    A UK quarrying firm was ordered to pay fines totaling £30,000, or about $39,000, for its role in the injury of a worker whose hand became trapped in machinery at a quarry, Britain’s occupational safety regulator, The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), announced in a Nov. 8 press release...

  • Nestle Shifts Organization of Infant Nutrition Business

    On Jan. 1 next year control of Nestle’s Infant Nutrition business will shift from the globally managed Nestle Nutrition unit to management on a regional level, the Swiss food and beverage giant’s Board of Directors recently decided. No other Nestle business wil be impacted. Nestle said...

  • AkzoNobel Wraps Up $10M Sulfur Derivatives Plant Expansion

    The Specialty Chemicals business of Dutch-owned coatings and chemicals maker AkzoNobel recently completed a $10 million expansion project at its LeMoyne, AL sulfur derivatives plant to boost the site’s sodium hydrosulfide (NaSH) production capacity, a company press release announced Wednesday...

  • Banaszek Named Sales Manager at Charles Ross & Son Co.

    Charles Ross & Son Co., manufacturer of industrial mixing equipment, has appointed Christine Banaszek as its new sales manager. Banaszek joined Ross in 2005 as an application engineer in inside sales at the corporate headquarters in Hauppauge, NY. For years, she also worked at the company...

  • Equipment from Former Oscar Mayer Plant Goes to Auction

    Industrial liquidators Rabin Worldwide and Reich Brothers will hold a three-day live and online auction this December to sell a variety of processing and packaging equipment from the now-shuttered Oscar Mayer plant in Madison, WI. Taking place Dec. 6-8, eight floors full of processing and...

  • DowDuPont and Arysta Form Seed Treatment Collaboration

    Global agriculture firm Arysta LifeScience entered into a collaboration with DowDuPont’s DuPont Crop Protection unit to develop and sell seed applied products for a variety of crops, a Nov. 7 press release issued by the two companies announced. “This long-term partnership supports our...

  • BASF and Ricoh Partner to Expand 3D Printing Capabilities

    Chemical maker BASF and digital business services and printing technology provider Ricoh Europe formed a partnership to collaborate on Additive Manufacturing (AM) materials, processing, and application development, a press release said Tuesday. The effort will include the development of new...

  • Finnish Packaging Firm Huhtamaki to Build $12M Factory

    Finnish foodservice food and beverage packaging firm Huhtamaki is investing €11 million, or about $12.9 million, in a new manufacturing plant in Hämeenlinna, Finland to replace an aging facility there. “Today’s busy on-the-go lifestyle increases demand for takeaway foods and...

  • Vortex Celebrates 40 Years of Business

    Vortex is celebrating 40 years of designing and manufacturing slide gates, diverter valves, iris diaphragms, and loading spouts for use in gravity flow, dilute phase, and dense phase pneumatic conveying applications. Vortex was founded in 1977 by Loren Neil Peterson and his son-in-law, Lee Young....