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  • JTM Food Group Completes $26M Plant Expansion in Ohio

    A national provider of cooked products for the food service industry, JTM Food Group, held a ribbon ceremony on Monday to mark the completion of a $26.1 million expansion project at its Harrison, OH production plant, several local news organizations reported. “We have always been committed...

  • StarKist Enters New Territory with Chicken Line Debut

    The maker of one of America’s largest tuna brands StarKist Co. is releasing a new line of premium white chicken in single serve, ready-to-eat pouches, representing the company’s first entry into the land animal protein market. “After 100 years in the tuna business, we proudly...

  • General Mills Names New Board Member

    Food company General Mills named a new member to its board of directors, the company announced on Wednesday. Maria Sastre was elected to the Minneapolis-based firm’s board and is set to assume her new role on June 1. “We are pleased to welcome Maria to the board as we continue to...

  • Explosion at Alabama Lime Plant Badly Injures Worker

    Emergency personnel responded to the Lhoist North America lime plant in Alabaster, AL on Wednesday evening after an explosion injured a worker. Called to the scene at about 6:30 p.m., firefighters determined that the victim was starting a furnace when the blast occurred, coverage by the Alabaster...

  • Dust Collector Fire Damages International Paper Plant

    A dust collector fire on May 3 caused damages to the roof of the International Paper plant in North Strabane, PA, according to coverage by the Washington Observer-Reporter. Fire crews from several municipalities responded to the site at about 7 p.m., working for about two hours to put the flames...

  • Precast Concrete Firm Fined $894K After Death in Conveyor

    A British court ordered precast concrete products manufacturer CPM Group Limited to pay penalties for its role in a 2016 machinery-related fatality at its facility, the U.K.’s occupational safety regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), said in a press release Wednesday. The victim...

  • ADM Animal Nutrition Opens $35M Premix Site in Illinois

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) officially opened a new animal feed and pet food premix plant in Effingham, IL on Monday featuring a range of new equipment and advanced process control solutions, the company said in a press release. The 284,000-sq-ft ADM Animal Nutrition...

  • Landus to Buy Iowa Grain Elevator from ADM

    Farmer-owned firm Landus Cooperative entered into an agreement to purchase a grain elevator in Manilla, IA from its present owner American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), a press release announced Tuesday. The Crawford County site features a capacity of 2.3 million bushels of grain,...

  • Kansas Community OKs $4M Plan to Expand Cargill Facility

    City officials in Emporia, KS approved an agreement last Wednesday paving the way for Cargill to start construction on a $4 million project to expand a warehouse in the community, the Emporia Gazette reported. The Emporia City Commission gave its stamp of approval on an incentive compliance...

  • National Gypsum Invests $25M to Reopen, Upgrade Plant

    Drywall gypsum board producer National Gypsum Company will invest $25 million over the next half decade to upgrade existing machinery and install new equipment at part of plans to restart its Wilmington, NC plant that closed in 2009, the Charlotte, NC-based firm announced in a press release Tuesday...