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  • Nestle to Close Coffee Substitute Plant in Germany

    Global food and beverage firm Nestle said it plans to close a plant in Germany that produces a coffee substitute from roasted grains as Germans’ taste for the post-war product wanes, Reuters and numerous German media outlets reported Wednesday. The Swiss firm’s facility in Ludwigsburg...

  • Wisconsin Asphalt Plant Explosion Causes $30K in Damages

    A Wisconsin asphalt plant received an estimated $30,000 in damages after an explosion and fire Monday during processing operations, several local news organizations reported. Called to the Northeast Asphalt facility in Green Bay, WI at about 4:40 p.m., firefighters observed flames coming from a...

  • New Global President to Head Mars Wrigley Confectionery

    Candy maker Mars Inc. promoted Chief Marketing & Customer Officer Andrew Clarke to Global President of Mars Wrigley Confectionery, replacing Martin Redvan, the company announced in a press release Tuesday. “Andrew is the right person to lead Mars Wrigley Confectionery into its next...

  • Tyson Kicks Off Construction of $300M Plant in Tennessee

    American food company Tyson Foods recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its future poultry processing plant in Humboldt, TN to mark the beginning of construction on the project, the firm announced in a May 30 press release. The $300 million facility, set to be located at the...

  • Bayer Completes Buyout of World’s Biggest Seed Provider

    German firm Bayer AG’s acquisition of St. Louis, MO-based seed and agricultural solutions provider Monsanto reached completion last Thursday after completing a series of approvals from regulatory agencies across the globe.  “Today is a great day: for our customers – farmers...

  • OSHA Fines Energy Firm $125K for Conveyor-Related Death

    Biomass energy provider EWP Renewable Corp. was issued with a fine of $125,460 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after a worker was fatally injured by conveying equipment at the firm’s Springfield, NH facility last November. An...

  • BASF Opens New Plastic Additives Application Center

    A new plastic additives application center was inaugurated by BASF in Kaisten, Switzerland to provide the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region with technical support, the German firm announced in a press release Monday. Housing a compounding extruder, stretch film and tape lines, and an...

  • Chemical Firm Fined $64K After Worker Dies in Railcar

    A Colorado chemical firm may pay fines totaling $64,857 after receiving citations from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for its role in the death of a worker in a railcar, the agency announced in a press release last Thursday. OSHA...

  • Kellogg Co. Announces Leadership Changes

    Kellogg Co. announced two leadership changes to help drive the company's growth strategy in the North American and European regions. Chris Hood, currently president, Kellogg Europe, has been named president, Kellogg North America, reporting to chairman and chief executive officer Steve...

  • Jet Pulverizer Adds Staff to Leadership and Sales Teams

    Jet milling system and custom grinding and R&D services provider The Jet Pulverizer Company Inc. recently added a new regional sales representative and a quality lab technician to its staff, the company told Powder & Bulk Solids. Offering 22 years of experience in quality assurance/quality...