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  • Overheated Machine Causes Fire at Chocolate Factory

    Two workers were injured on Tuesday in a fire thought to be caused by an overheated machine at the Lindt & Spruengli chocolate factory in Kilchberg, Switzerland, Reuters and Swiss news organizations reported. “We had to evacuate the building, a few people appeared to have suffered smoke...

  • John King USA Inc. is Now Cobalt Chains Inc.

    John King USA Inc. has changed its name to Cobalt Chains Inc. This name change is a part of the company’s rebranding, as well as its expansion to service not just North America, but the entire world.   The company, which has been in business for nearly 40 years, will continue to...

  • FLSmidth Plans to Acquire Part of Sandvik Mining Systems

    Provider of services and systems for the minerals and cement industries FLSmidth plans to acquire a part of Sandvik Mining Systems, a maker of material handling systems for mining applications, Copenhagen, the Denmark-based purchaser announced via press release Wednesday. The acquisition “...

  • Bühler Group Opens Bakery Innovation Center

    The Bühler Group held a ceremony on July 7 to mark the opening of its expanded and modernized Bakery Innovation Center (BIC) in Uzwil, Switzerland to drive innovations in the baked goods industry, the Swiss firm announced via press release. The company cited trends like growing demand for...

  • General Mills Debuts New Products with Simple Ingredients

    General Mills announced plans to release a new lineup of products designed to “meet global demand for great taste and simplicity” by using more natural, familiar ingredients, the Minneapolis, MN-based firm announced Monday. “Regardless of the changing consumer landscape, one...

  • $1.5M Triumph Foods Plant Expansion Nears Completion

    Pork processing firm Triumph Foods expects to complete a $1.5 million expansion of its St. Joseph, MO processing plant this month, adding capacity to its ham boning production line with the purchase of equipment and technology, the St. Joseph News-Press reported Sunday. About 70 new positions will...

  • Crews Extinguish Large Fire at Grain Pressing Facility

    A fire broke out Sunday morning in the warehouse of a French Camp, CA grain pressing facility owned by French Oils LLC, igniting three tanks of corn oil as flames spread. “The large warehouse is a total loss. There is a lot of collapse in the roof,” said Fire Camp Fire Battalion Chief...

  • Ruiz Foods to Invest $79M in Plant Expansion, Add 700 Jobs

    Dinuba, CA-based producer of frozen Mexican food products Ruiz Foods plans to invest $79 million to expand its Florence, SC manufacturing plant, numerous local news media organizations reported Monday. More than 700 jobs will be created as a result of the project. The company acquired the former H...

  • Baked Goods Firm Fined $2.4M After Conveyor Belt Injury

    UK baked goods manufacturer Warburtons Ltd was issued a £1.9 million fine (about $2.4 million USD) by the Nottingham Crown Court in a hearing examining the company’s role in a 2015 incident where a worker’s arm was injured by a running conveyor belt, Britain’s occupational...

  • Explosion, Fire Disrupts Operations at Saint Gobain Plant

    An early morning explosion and fire at a Saint Gobain Performance Plastics plant in Merrimack, NH forced an evacuation of employees as firefighters worked to snuff out the fire. Officials told television news station WMUR that the explosion occurred in a ventilation unit, which led to a fire near...