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  • Real Good Food Acquires Majority Stake in Snack Bar Maker

    UK-based producer of food ingredients, premium bakery and cake decoration products Real Good Food plc acquired an 84.33% interest in Welsh food firm Brighter Foods, a manufacturer of snack bars, the companies announced in separate press releases Wednesday. “Brighter Foods fits well with our...

  • Fire Breaks Out in Corn Dryer at MN Ethanol Plant

    Firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at the Heartland Corn Products ethanol plant in Winthrop, MN on Tuesday morning after a fire broke out in a corn dryer, the Mankato Free Press and the New Ulm Journal reported. Crews from the Winthrop and Gaylord fire departments responded to a fire call...

  • Select Sands to Acquire Rail Loading Facility in Arkansas

    Supplier of silica sands for fracking operations Select Sands Corp. signed a lease to purchase agreement to acquire the Diaz, AR site of Newport Rail Loading Facility LLC, a loading site connected to the Union Pacific Railroad mainline, the Vancouver, BC company announced Tuesday. Under the terms...

  • Del Monte Investing $22M in Delaware Distribution Center

    Del Monte Fresh Produce plans to invest $22 million in a new, 178,000-sq-ft facility in New Castle, DE that will serve as a major distribution hub for North America, particularly the U.S. East Coast, the Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) announced by press release Tuesday. The facility...

  • AGI Buys Grain Handling Equipment Maker Global Industries

    Ag Growth International Inc. (AGI) has acquired grain handling equipment manufacturer Global Industries Inc. for $100 million in an effort to expand AGI’s global footprint, the Winnipeg-based company announced Tuesday. “The U.S. grain market continues to be a core supplier of the world...

  • Evolva to Invest $60M in U.S. Ingredients Production Hub

    Swiss ingredients firm Evolva announced plans Monday to invest $60 million over the next three years to construct a fermentation and bioprocessing facility in Blair, NE to create an international hub for production of the firm’s specialty ingredients. Coinciding with the news of the planned...

  • Cause of 2016 Dow Chemical Plant Explosion ID’d by Officials

    An explosion on Jan. 7. 2016 at the Dow Chemical plant in Andover, MA that left four people injured, state investigators recently announced that the blast was caused by a mechanical failure, a North Andover Citizen article published Tuesday said. “Investigators determined that a mechanical...

  • Zippo Factory in PA Evacuated After Dust Collector Fire

    A dust collector fire broke out in the buffing unit of Zippo Manufacturing Co.’s Bradford, PA factory Monday night, prompting the evacuation of the facility, the Bradford Era reported. Firefighters responded to initial reports of a trash can fire at the facility at about 6:30 p.m., finding...

  • Star Snacks to Build $18M Peanut Roasting Plant in GA

    Producer and distributor of branded nuts, trail mixes, and dried fruits Star Snacks Co. LLC is planning to build a new $18 million peanut roasting and packaging facility in Macon-Bibb county in Georgia, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced by press release Monday....

  • Anchor Ingredients Building Pea Protein Facility in ND

    Provider of ingredients for export, food, and pet food industries Anchor Ingredients Co. LLC broke ground on a new pea protein factionation facility in Buffalo, ND, positioning the company to advance its position in the pulse ingredient market, the Fargo, ND-based company announced Monday. Located...