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  • Worker Dies in Food Processing Plant Mixing Area

    A 44-year-old worker was killed in the mixing area of a Michigan food processing plant on Monday, multiple news outlets reported. An Associated Press article said Curtis Fay, who was employed cleaning machines at the Burnette Foods plant in East Jordan, MI, fell into a mixer area of the plant....

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  • New Honeywell Unit Helps Plants Use the Internet of Things

    Honeywell Process Solutions has launched a new business unit geared toward assisting manufacturers in using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIot), the company announced Wednesday. The "Digital Transformation unit" will help businesses deploy technologies that aid in data management...

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  • Motion Industries to Acquire Colmar Belting

    Motion Industries Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Colmar Belting Co. The closing of the transaction is expected to occur May 1, 2016.   Colmar Belting Co. is a regional distributor focused primarily on power...

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  • Nestlé, R&R to Create Frozen Food Joint Venture

    Nestlé and R&R, a leading ice cream company based in the UK, have agreed to set up Froneri, a joint venture with sales of around CHF 2.7 billion in over 20 countries employing about 15,000 people. Froneri will be headquartered in the UK and will operate primarily in Europe, the...

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  • ConAgra Sells Two Baking Plants to Alpha Baking

    ConAgra Foods is selling two of its baking plants located in Chicago and Wyoming, MI to Alpha Baking Co. Inc. for an undisclosed amount, Food Business News reported on Tuesday. The purchase will enable Alpha Baking to expand into sweet baked products like muffins, petit fours, and cupcakes....

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  • DuPont to Open its Largest Compounding Plant

    DuPont Performance Materials will open a new compounding plant in Shenzhen by the end of June, according to a Plastics News report Monday. The plant will be the largest DuPont compounding plant in the world. The new facility will feature compounding lines that produce DuPont polymers and...

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  • Construction Chemicals Market Worth $67.6 Billion By 2024

    The value of the global construction chemicals market is expected to hit $67.6 billion by 2024, a new report predicts. Used widely in non-residential uses and the infrastructure sector, the market for construction chemicals is expected to grow as a result of large residential and infrastructure...

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  • Viau Joins Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems

    Kevin Viau has joined Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems as regional sales manager. Viau’s career includes holding the positions of sales manager – distribution channels at Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum, senior sales engineer at Pfeiffer Vacuum, and technical manager, PVD at Moen Inc....

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  • India to Boost Country’s Food Processing Capabilities

    The government of India has set a goal to boost the country’s food processing capability by 2.5 times over the next decade in response to a major loss of agricultural products after harvest, the Business Standard [India] reported. Of India’s total agricultural output, food processing...

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  • Nestle South Africa Expands Coffee Factory

    The expansion of a Nestle South Africa instant coffee manufacturing plant was inaugurated, following the company’s R1.2 billion ($83 million USD) investment in the factory, the company announced recently. The expansion of the Estcourt, South Africa-based factory includes a waste water...

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