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  • Report: Frito-Lay Potato Chip Plant Evacuated After Fire

    A fire broke out at a Frito Lay potato chip manufacturing plant in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday, prompting the evacuation of about 200 employees working at the site, local news organizations reported. Officials told local NBC News affiliate WCNC that the blaze started in a potato chip fryer’s...

  • Cargill Acquires Columbian Meat Firm Pollos El Bucanero

    Global agribusiness Cargill marked its first entrance into the Columbian protein market with the acquisition of Pollos El Bucanero S.A., a major local producer of chicken and processed meat products, the Minneapolis, MN-based company announced Thursday. “Cargill is starting a new stage in...

  • Corn Mill Explosion in Wisconsin Kills Three, Injures 11

    Three workers were killed and about 11 others were injured after an explosion at a Cambria, WI corn mill Wednesday night. The explosion occurred at the Didion Milling Plant in Cambria at about 11 p.m. Wednesday, prompting the response of several neighboring fire and police departments. Cambria...

  • Endress+Hauser Invests $17M in U.S. Manufacturing Sites

    Measurement engineering and process automation firm Endress+Hauser recently invested about $17 million in the expansion of a manufacturing facility and the construction of a new production plant in the United States, boosting the company’s production of temperature measurement solutions and...

  • Schwan’s to Acquire Frozen Pizza Maker MaMa Rosa’s

    America’s leading frozen food firm, Schwan’s Company, finalized terms to acquire frozen pizza manufacturer MaMa Rosa’s Pizza LLC, the Bloomington, MN-based company announced by press release Wednesday. “We are extremely excited to have MaMa Rosa’s join the Schwan...

  • OSHA Fines Steel Maker $279K for Machine Hazards and Lead

    A Youngstown, OH-based steel manufacturer was issued fines totaling $279,578 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after an investigation revealed machine hazards and high levels of lead at a facility that posed risks to workers, the agency...

  • Report: Nestle to Build Plants, Create 2900 Jobs in LATAM

    Nestle plans to boost its presence in Latin America with an investment in new manufacturing facilities and the creation of 2900 jobs in the region, a Nestle official told news wire service Reuters on Tuesday. Nestle’s head of Americas, Laurent Freixe, said in an interview with the news wire...

  • Kraft Heinz to Invest $117.2M in New Plant in Brazil

    Global food company Kraft Heinz plans to invest R$380 million, or about $117.2 million USD, in a new condiments plant in Neropolis, Brazil, several Brazilian news organizations reported Wednesday. When it becomes operational in mid-2018, the new facility will produce about 15,000 tn of condiments...

  • Equipment Malfunction Causes Dust Explosion at Steel Plant

    A piece of lime kiln dust filter equipment exploded at the Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Plant in Vietnam on Tuesday night shortly after the plant began efforts to resume production following a massive toxic waste spill last year. A malfunction in the dust filter equipment sent fine limestone dust...

  • Fire Halts Production at Douwe Egberts Plant in UK

    A fire broke out late Saturday night at the Jacobs Douwe Egberts facility in Banbury, England, prompting a partial evacuation of the facility and a halt in production as firefighters and the company worked to extinguish the flames and determine the cause of the blaze. An external platform at the...