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  • Flexicon Launches German Language Website

    Flexicon has launched a new 157-page German language website, www.flexicondeutschland.de, to support the company’s factory-direct sales office in Aschaffenburg, Germany, led by Christian Löchler, regional sales manager.         The new site details the...

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  • Kellogg to Cut 223 Jobs at Michigan Cereal Plant

    223 part-time and full-time jobs at the Kellogg Co. ready-to-eat cereal plant in Battle Creek, MI will be cut as the cereal maker prepares to shutter two production lines at the site amid weak sales, several local news organizations reported Sept. 1. “As part of our ongoing efforts to...

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  • Grupo Bimbo Opens $86M Production Plant in Columbia

    One of the world’s largest producers of baked goods products, Grupo Bimbo, announced the opening of a new, $86 million plant in Tenjo, Columbia on Tuesday that will expand the Mexican firm’s footprint in the South American country. “From the beginning of our operations in the...

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  • Fire Breaks Out at Cargill Corn Milling Plant

    A fire broke out a Cargill Corn Milling plant in Dayton, OH on Sept. 1, prompting the response of several fire departments, local television news station WDTN reported. Firefighters responded to the fire at the plant on Needmore Road at about 9 a.m.. Fire officials told the station that the blaze...

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  • Rio Tinto Opens $338M Silvergrass Iron Ore Mine in Australia

    Mining firm Rio Tinto officially opened its new Silverglass iron ore mine in Western Australia on Aug 30, a company press release announced. The $338 million site is Rio Tinto’s 16th iron ore mine in the world. “Silvergrass is a great example of our value-over-volume approach in action...

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  • Solar-Powered Hazelnut Processing Plant Opens in Oregon

    A hazelnut processing plant heralded as the first facility of its kind to operate completely on solar energy opened in Hubbard, OR recently, the Statesman Journal reported on Sept. 1. The NW Hazelnut Company plant generates power from a number of solar panels installed at the site. Company...

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  • Industrial Magnetics Acquires Javelin Manufacturing

    Industrial Magnetics Inc., Boyne City, MI, announces the acquisition of Javelin Manufacturing, Fort Wayne, IN. Javelin Manufacturing specializes in eddy current separators and engineered systems found in scrap, recycling, waste, mining, and related industries. “The acquisition of...

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  • SPX Flow Appoints Drayton VP, Food and Beverage in Americas

    SPX Flow has appointed Ava Drayton as vice president for its core food and beverage business in the Americas to further drive and grow market share. Drayton is an experienced and well-respected global product and market development leader with experience across multiple process industries. She...

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  • Nestle to Shutter Skin Cream Plant in Switzerland

    Responding to a sales slowdown in its Skin Health business, Nestle said Thursday that plans are afoot to close its skin cream plant in Egerkingen, Switzerland, impacting some 190 workers as production is shifted to other facilities. Reuters reported that Nestle’s decision was driven by high...

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  • Explosions, Fires Reported at Arkema Chemical Plant in Texas

    Two explosions were reported at the Arkema Inc. chemical plant in Crosby, TX early Thursday morning after days of flooding left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s path, the company announced in a press release following the incident. A large volume of smoke coming from the facility sparked...

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