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  • Worker Injured After Hair Caught in Conveyor System

    A worker was injured at a New Zealand pack house on Wednesday morning after her hair became caught in conveyor belt rollers, several local news organizations reported. Rescue workers responded to the T&G Global (Turners & Growers) plant in Bay of Islands and extracted the worker. She was...

  • Vibra Screw Expands Vibratory Feeder and Conveyor Lines

    Totowa, NJ-based dry solids processing solutions provider Vibra Screw recently signed an exclusive license agreement to offer vibrating feeders and conveyor from Brazilian equipment maker Mavi Maquinas Vibratorias Ltda in North America, a press release announced Wednesday. The biggest supplier of...

  • Clorox Opens New Home Care Products Plant in Georgia

    A ceremony was held near Atlanta, GA on Tuesday to mark the opening of The Clorox Company’s new manufacturing plant for Home Care products, the Oakland, CA-based firm announced via press release. The 238,000-sq-ft site, dubbed Atlanta West, is next to the Clorox’s existing Home Care...

  • New Mission Foods Plant to Make 30M Tortillas Per Day

    America’s top producer of tortillas, Mission Foods, plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Dallas, TX that will be able to produce about 30 million tortillas/day, the company announced in a Nov. 21 press release. The project is expected to create some 1000 direct jobs. Gruma...

  • Martin Draws Awareness to Breast Cancer with Pink Vibrator

    Bulk material handling technologies firm Martin Engineering raised a total of $3750 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation by donating a portion of sales of a limited edition, pink-colored Cougar brand DC truck vibrators during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the Neponset, IL...

  • AkzoNobel Acquires Thai Powder Coatings Firm V.Powdertech

    Global coatings and specialty chemicals firm AkzoNobel entered into an agreement Monday to acquire Thai powder coatings manufacturing firm V.Powdertech Co., Ltd., expanding the Dutch-owned corporation’s technological capabilities and business is segments like automotive coatings and...

  • Louis Dreyfus Moves to Acquire Chinese Oilseeds Firm

    Agribusiness Louis Dreyfus Company is moving to acquire an oilseed crushing and refining firm Sinarmas Natural Resources Foodstuff Technology Co. from the Singapore firm Golden Argi-Resources, Reuters reported Monday. The purchase is on the basis of an enterprise value of $111 million, Reuters...

  • Fresenius Kabi Invests $100M to Expand North Carolina Plant

    German health care firm Fresenius Kabi plans to invest $100 million in a project to expand its Wilson, NC manufacturing plant and build a separate, new facility there, creating “hundreds” of new positions, the state’s Department of Commerce announced Monday. The expansion of its...

  • Ontario Invests $19.5M in New Infant Formula Plant

    Chinese milk powder and dairy products producer Feihe International will receive an investment of CAD$25 million, or about $19.5, from Ontario’s provincial government to support the firm’s new infant formula plant under construction in Kingston, ON, the provincial Ministry of...

  • Hormel Combines Grocery Products, Specialty Foods Units

    Austin, MN-based Hormel Foods Corporation recently merged its Specialty Foods segment into its Grocery Products segment to increase revenue and cost synergies, a Nov. 21 company press release announced. “I am confident the consolidation of these two segments will deliver revenue and cost...