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  • “Process Upset” Causes Explosion at Tennessee Chemical Plant

    Advanced materials and specialty additives producer Eastman Chemical Company is blaming a “process upset” for causing a reported explosion at its chemical plant in Kingsport, TN on Wednesday. No injuries were reported in the wake of the incident, but the company and local officials...

  • Triumph Foods Invests in Pork Processing Plant Expansion

    Pork processing firm Triumph Foods is investing in an expansion of its St. Joseph, MO plant, the firm announced via press release Oct. 2. The 12,000-sq-ft addition will include the installation of robotic palletizers to improve shipping speed in a shift away from traditional material handling of...

  • Feed Mill Fined $106K After Machinery-Related Injury

    A Preston, UK-based feed company was ordered to pay a fine by a British court after a worker suffered serious hand injuries from contact with a piece of machinery’s rotating metal blades in a February 2016 incident, Britain’s occupational health and safety regulator, the Health and...

  • Triple/S Dynamics Appoints Everill President

    Triple/S Dynamics announces the appointment of Kenneth Everill as its new president. Everill began his career as a naval flight officer and spent his active duty years deploying to the Western Pacific, as well as the Kuwaiti Theatre of Operations for Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He retired from the...

  • Fire Breaks Out at JBS Meat Packaging Plant in Wisconsin

    Fire crews worked for several hours Saturday morning to extinguish a fire that broke out at the JBS USA meat packaging plant in Green Bay, WI, several local news organizations reported. Responding to the scene at 1330 Lime Kiln Rd. at about 3 a.m., firefighters observed thick smoke and fire coming...

  • Tenova Takraf Awarded Belt Conveyor System Contract

    With headquarters in Leipzig (Germany), Takraf is a leading global solutions provider in the mining, bulk material handling, and minerals processing industries. The company is also an important manufacturer of high-end components, such as belt pulleys. A contract covering the supply of an...

  • Freeman Technology Expands Operations into Germany

    Powder characterization specialist, Freeman Technology, has expanded its global operations with the establishment of an office in Germany. “We have been working with businesses in Germany since the company was founded. It has long been a region with a significant number of powder...

  • Powder Coat Paint Resins Plant Explosion in Georgia Kills 1

    An explosion Wednesday afternoon at the DSM Resins chemical plant in Augusta, GA while welding work was being performed, killing one worker and injuring several others, various local news organizations reported. The victim was identified as 29-year-old Steven Gonsalves of Beech Island. Two...

  • Simmons Prepared Foods to Build $300M Chicken Plant

    Poultry producer Simmons Prepared Foods Inc. plans to build a new, $300 million chicken plant in Benton County, AR, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission announced via press release Wednesday. Siloam Springs, AR-based Simmons said the project will create some 2300 jobs by 2022 and serve as...

  • International Paper Invests $300M in Mill Machine Conversion

    Seeking to shift production at its No. 15 paper machine at the Selma, AL Riverdale Mill from uncoated freesheet to high-quality whitetop linerboard and containerboard, International Paper is investing $300 million in a machine conversion project that will improve the firm’s position in the...