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  • Five-Alarm Fire Guts Chemical Supply Facility, Injures 3

    Three people, including two firefighters, were injured during a chemical fire Friday afternoon at an American Chemical & Sanitary Inc. facility in Anaheim, CA, gutting the building as the blaze raged for four hours. “We fought the fire for several hours. There’s still active flames...

  • Motion Industries Opens New Distribution Center in Texas

    Distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts Motion Industries Inc. opened its recently-constructed distribution center in Grand Prairie, TX near Dallas on March 5, the Birmingham, AL-based Genuine Parts Company subsidiary announced Monday. “The increase in square...

  • Report: Dust Collector Fire Causes $100K in Damages at Factory

    A dust collector fire Friday afternoon at the Werzalit Of America Inc. factory in Bradford, PA caused $100,000 in damages to the facility, the Bradford Era reported Saturday. Firefighters from the Bradford City Fire Department responded to the scene at about 3:30 p.m., finding a blaze had ignited...

  • Cargill Moves to Exit North America Power and Gas Business

    American agribusiness Cargill recently completed an agreement to divest from its North America power and gas business with global financial services firm Macquarie Group, who recently announced plans to purchase Cargill’s petroleum business, a press release announced June 9. “Cargill...

  • Equipment Firm Meyer Industries Acquired by Precision Inc.

    San Antonio, TX-based manufacturers of conveyor systems and equipment for use in the food processing industry Meyer Industries Inc. was acquired by Precision, Inc. on June 1, Precision announced by press release. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “The acquisition of Meyer adds...

  • Snack Maker Fined $50K after Worker Injured by Conveyor

    An Ontario judge issued fines of CN $67,500, or about $50,220 USD, to snack manufacturing firm Dare Foods Limited on June 9 after pleading guilty to occupational safety law violations stemming from the injury of a worker on an overhead conveyor system, the Ontario Ministry of Labour announced via...

  • Jarring Images Show Impact of Dust Explosion in Wisconsin

    Dramatic images of destruction at the Didion Milling plant in Cambria, WI appeared on social media following a dust explosion Wednesday that killed four people and caused major damages to the facility. View some of the jarring pictures of the incident posted by news organizations and users...

  • Eriez Exec to Serve as First Manufacturer on MANA Board

    Eriez Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Charlie Ingram, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Manufacturers’ Agents National Association (MANA), the first manufacturer to serve on the board since its establishment in 1947, the Erie, PA-based separation technologies company...

  • Kellogg Names Former Walmart CEO as New Board Member

    Kellogg Company’s board of directors elected a former Walmart chief executive officer Carter Cast to its board of directors effective June 15, the Battle Creek, MI company announced June 8. Cast’s role at Kellogg will be to help the firm expand its e-commerce presence. "We are...

  • Report: Barilla to Invest $56M in Pasta Plant Expansion

    Italian pasta manufacturing and food company Barilla is investing about €50 million, or $56 million USD, to expand its dry pasta factory in Parma, Italy, said to be the largest of its kind in the world, Reuters reported Thursday. Barilla will expand the pasta plant’s warehouse to...