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  • Tyson Foods Names AutoNation CFO to Board of Directors

    The chief financial officer for America’s largest auto retailer has been named to the board of directors of Tyson Foods Inc. Cheryl S. Miller, 44, executive vice president and chief financial officer for AutoNation Inc., joined the Tyson Foods board effective December 14, 2016. She...

  • Mosaic Co. to Buy Fertilizer Business from Brazilian Firm

    Potash and Phosphate crop nutrient provider Mosaic Company announced an agreement to acquire Brazilian firm Vale S.A.’s Vale Fertilizantes business in a move that could position Mosaic as the leading fertilizer producer and distributor in Brazil, the Plymouth, MN headquartered company...

  • Berry Plastics Names New Consumer Packaging Unit President

    Provider of plastic consumer packaging, nonwoven specialty materials, and engineering materials Berry Plastics appointed Jean-Marc Galvez as president of the consumer packaging division, the Evansville, IN company announced Monday. Currently serving as president for Europe, Middle East, India and...

  • Worker Dies After Fall into Hopper at Atlanta Sand Mine

    A 62-year-old worker was found dead in a hopper on Monday morning at an Atlanta Sand & Supply Co. plant in Roberta, GA, several news organizations reported. Officers responded to a report of a person down the facility at about 5:20 a.m., finding the worker had fell into a sand hopper at the...

  • Tokyo Cement Opens 1M MT Bulk Cement Plant in Sri Lanka

    Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC held a ceremony recently to “soft open” its new cement grinding mill and bulk cement manufacturing facility in Tricomalee, Sri Lanka, according to a press release reposted by several Sri Lankan news organizations Monday. When the facility opens in...

  • Carrier Process Buys Heyl & Patterson Thermal Processing Unit

    A holding company jointly owned by Carrier Vibrating Equipment Inc. and S. Howes LLC, Carrier Process Equipment Group Inc. (CPEG), acquired the thermal processing division of Carnegie, PA-based Heyl & Patterson, known as the Renneburg division, the Louisville, KY-headquartered holding company...

  • OSHA to Issue Rule Clarifying Workplace Injury Reporting

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced Friday that the agency will issue a final rule on Monday that makes employers’ continuing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of each recordable injury and illness more clear....

  • Number of U.S. Fatal Work Injuries Up Slightly in 2015

    4836 American workers died as a result of work-related injuries in 2015, a slight increase from 2014 when 4821 workers died, according to the newly-released annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). “These numbers underscore the...

  • Kerry Group to Expand Missouri Liquid Smoke Facility

    International food company Kerry Group PLC announced plans Wednesday to invest $14.2 million in its Greenville, MO liquid smoke products facility, according to a press release from the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The expansion will add on 20,650-sq-ft to the Irish company’s...

  • Largest U.S. Utility-Scale Biogas Facility Under Construction

    Construction of the largest utility-scale biogas production facility in the United States – capable of generating power for 32,000 homes each year – is set to kick off on Dec. 15 in North Carolina, the future owner of the facility, Boulder, CO-based Carbon Cycle Energy (C2e), announced...