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  • Italian Firm to Open Fertilizer R&D Center in Indiana

    An Italian producer of organic fertilizer, biostimulants, and microbials for agriculture, Italpollina, intends to open a new research center in Anderson Park, IL next to the firm’s new North American headquarters and production facility, the company announced in a Nov. 22 press release....

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  • Fire Forces Evacuation of Ontario Meat Processing Plant

    A fire broke out at a Burlington, ON meat processing plant Wednesday afternoon, prompting the evacuation of workers on site, several local news organizations reported. Officials said about half of the 15,000-sq-ft plant was destroyed by the blaze. Fire crews responded to the site after the fire...

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  • Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S. HQ Moving to NJ Sites

    Two sites in New Jersey will become the new headquarters of Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S. by mid 2020, Mars Inc. announced in a release Tuesday. A site in Newark, where the Mars was first launched more than 75 years ago at the dawn of World War Il, will employ some 500 workers. Existing offices...

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  • Organic Food Firm SunOpta Invests in Roasted Snacks Plant

    Canadian organic food processor and manufacturer SunOpta Inc. announced plans Wednesday to make a “significant” investment in its Crookston, MN roasted snacks plant. At the same time, the company intends to close a roasting facility in Wahpeton, ND, folding its operations into the...

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  • Teijin to Open New Carbon Fiber Plant in South Carolina

    Japanese-owned healthcare, chemicals, and information technology group Teijin Limited plans to open a carbon fiber production plant in Greenwood, SC to accelerate its global business in the category, a Nov. 30 company press release announced. Scheduled to become operational by the end of FY 2020,...

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  • Cargill and Jollibee Open Poultry Plant in the Philippines

    A joint venture between American agribusiness Cargill and Asia’s largest foodservice firm Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) officially opened the largest poultry plant in the Philippines on Tuesday, Cargill announced in a release. The Cargill Joy Poultry Meats Production Inc. (C-Joy) plant in...

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  • Firm to Open New Hemp Processing Plant in South Carolina

    A Boston-based maker of CBD products, Tucker Naturals LLC, plans to open a new hemp processing plant and extraction facility in Lake City, SC, the company announced in a press release Monday. “Lake City, which was the main hub of the South Carolina tobacco industry, is an ideal location for...

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  • Nestle to Acquire Canadian Supplement Firm for $2.3B

    A manufacturer vitamins, supplements, and mineral for nutritional health, Atrium Innovations, is set to be acquired by Nestle for $2.3 billion, expanding the Swiss-owned firm’s consumer healthcare portfolio, the companies announced in separate press releases Tuesday. “[Atrium’s]...

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  • 3 Firefighters Injured in Fire at Animal Feed Plant

    Three firefighters were injured while fighting a large structural fire at a SealesWinslow animal feed plant in Ashburton, New Zealand, numerous local news organizations reported. A shed used for processing was destroyed in the blaze. More than 50 fire personnel responded to the scene after...

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  • 4 Workers Burned in Accident at Tyson Processing Plant

    Four workers were burned in an incident Monday afternoon at a Tyson Fresh Meats processing plant in Perry, IA, several local news organizations reported. The incident occurred at 11:40 a.m., with two of the workers receiving severe burns, Dallas County Police Chief Deputy Adam Infante told the Des...

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