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  • IAC Completes Two Frac Sands Plants in Texas

    Adelphi Construction LC, owned by Industrial Accessories Company (IAC), recently completed the build of two frac sand facilities in central Texas. Industrial Accessories Company (IAC) was contracted to design/build two 3.0+ MMTPY Frac Sand Facilities in Poteet, Texas and Monahans, Texas. These...

  • Construction Starts on $600M Carbon Fiber Plant in U.S.

    Japanese chemicals, pharmaceuticals, materials, and IT group Teijin kicked off construction of a $600 million carbon fiber manufacturing plant in Greenwood, SC at a ground breaking ceremony on June 1, a company press release announced Monday. Operated by Teijin subsidiary Teijin Carbon Fibers Inc...

  • Biomaterials Firm to Open $8.4M Plant in South Carolina

    Advanced materials producer Sunstrand LLC is planning to open a new, $8.4 million manufacturing facility in Pamplico, SC to produce biomaterials for end uses like preform manufacturing, animal bedding, and wastewater remediation, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announced in a recent press...

  • Grain Silo Explosion in France Injures Four

    A silo explosion and fire at a grain storage facility operated by Comptoir agricole in Strasbourg, France on Wednesday left several people with injuries, Reuters and several other English language news organizations reported.   The blast was reported at about 9:30 a.m., and flames ignited...

  • Post Consumer Brands Names Kraft-Heinz Exec as New CEO

    A former Kraft Heinz executive was recently named the president and chief executive officer of consumer packaged foods firm Post Consumer Brands, the maker of popular products like Chips Ahoy! Cookies and Honey Bunches of Oats, Post Holdings announced in a press release Monday. Howard Freidman,...

  • Tyson Foods Buys Organic Poultry Producer

    Springdale, AR-based Tyson Foods is expanding its offerings of organic poultry products with the acquisition of Tecumseh Poultry LLC, a producer of fresh chicken and chicken sausage products, a press release announced Tuesday. Established in 1998, Tecumseh Poultry produces several brands including...

  • Arkema Invests $23M to Expand Polyamide Powder Capacity

    Chemicals and specialty materials producer Arkema announced a new project on Tuesday to boost production of specialty polyamide powders at its Mont, France manufacturing plant by over 50%. Scheduled for completion in 2019, the Arkema plant will increase its capacity for the powders sold under the...

  • Nestle Completes Purchase of Missouri Production Plant

    Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle completed an acquisition of a manufacturing plant in Trenton, MO from Conagra Brands that will produce its Chef-mate brand of canned food, a company press release announced Monday. Operated by the out-of-home division Nestle Professional, the Missouri plant...

  • Vortex Announces FastTrack Program

    Vortex announces the release of its new FastTrack program, an order fulfillment program designed to deliver small quantity orders on select product designs and sizes in two weeks. This program accelerates the delivery of common Quantum Series products, including the Vortex Roller Gate, Vortex...

  • Five Injured in Explosion, Fire at Florida Chemical Plant

    Five first responders were injured after responding to an explosion and fire at a Florida chemical plant on Saturday, several local news organizations reported. Fire crews from several municipalities responded to the facility in Hollister, FL at about 2 p.m., and HazMat personnel were also called...