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  • FDA Approves Folic Acid Fortification in Masa Flour

    Starting this April, manufacturers can voluntarily add up to 0.7 mg of folic acid per pound of corn masa flour following the announcement Thursday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the fortification. A staple of Latin American cuisine, corn masa flour,...

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  • Tyson Foods Proposes New Processing Facility

    Tyson Foods Inc. announced Thursday that it is proposing to build a new, 200,000-sq-ft processing facility in Green Forest, AK valued at $136 million. Employees from Tyson presented the new plant concept, which would provide about 85 jobs when operational, to the finance committee of the Carol...

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  • IES Name Changed to SonicAire

    Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) has changed its name to SonicAire, effective immediately. The company says the name change is part of a rebranding initiative designed to clarify its commitment to producing an engineered solution to fugitive...

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  • Gericke Establishes US Affiliate

    Swiss powder processing equipment and systems manufacturer Gericke has established an affiliate in the United States, the company announced Friday. Located in Somerset, NJ, Gericke USA, Inc. will serve customers in the US and will help meet increasing demand for its processing equipment. One of...

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  • Nestle Invests $73 Million in Factory Expansion

    Nestle is investing over $73 million in its Bük, Hungary pet food factory, making the facility the company’s “largest and most important” pet food production center in Europe, the company announced Thursday in a press release.  The expansion of the factory, which...

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  • Takraf to Supply Conveyor System for Chilean Mine Project

    Takraf, an integrated solutions provider to the global mining, material handling, and minerals processing industries, has been awarded the supply of the principal ore transportation system for the Chuquicamata Underground Mine Project by Chile´s state-owned copper mining company, Codelco, a...

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  • Dust Explosion at Manufacturing Plant

    Investigators said dust from a broken hose is likely the cause of a dust explosion at an International Paper cardboard box manufacturing plant in Richmond, MS early Thursday morning, The Jackson [MS] Clarion-Ledger reported. No injuries were reported as a result of the explosion, which occurred at...

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  • Nestle Purina Factories Reach Zero Waste to Landfill Status

    Five of Nestle Purina’s North American factories have reached zero waste-to-landfill status, the company announced Thursday. As part of Nestle Purina’s global pledge that its facilities will be landfill-free by 2020, the company is working toward ensuring that discarded materials at...

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  • New NFPA Educational Fund for Fire Protection Engineering

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the creation of the Fire Protection Engineering Support Fund on Wednesday, which will support fire protection engineering education and research programs at three American universities.  Oklahoma State University Fire Protection &...

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  • Leader of West Fertilizer Response to Lead Presentation

    The incident commander who lead a multi-agency response to the West Fertilizer Co. explosion in April 2013 is leading a presentation on the incident this April, according to an article published Wednesday in The [Montpellier, OH] Village Reporter. Frank Peterson, emergency management coordinator...

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