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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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  • Endress+Hauser Offers Instrumentation Training

    Endress+Hauser is offering a series of instrumentation training courses this spring, combining classroom lecturing with hands-on training, the company announced in early April. Students will either train on Endress+Hauser’s Process Training Unit (PTU), a full-scale working process skid with...

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  • Nestle Invests in Powder-Based Medical Foods

    Nestle’s Institute for Health Science in Lausanne, Switzerland is developing medical foods with the aim of tapping into an estimated $15 billion market for prescription-based powders and drinks for medical uses, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The medical foods are used under...

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  • Tyson Foods Names Senior VP of Strategy and New Ventures

    Tyson Foods Inc. named Monica McGurk senior vice president of strategy and new ventures, who will oversee the company’s strategic planning and new business efforts, the Springdale, AK-based company announced on Wednesday. Reporting to Tyson Foods president and CEO Donnie Smith, McGurk’...

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  • Fike Corporation Merges UK Facilities

    Fike Corporation has merged its UK-based explosion, fire protection, and oil and gas facilities as part of the company’s plans to double takeover in the UK and Ireland in the next five years. Previously separate entities, the combination will enable Fike to provide protection for a wide...

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