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  • Six Workers Killed in Storage Tank Explosion at Refinery

    Six workers were killed and several others received injuries in an explosion Thursday morning at a refinery in the Czech Replublic. Officials said the blast originated in a storage vessel at the Unipetrol plant in Kralupy nad Vitavou “There was an explosion at the storage tank but no...

  • Interamerican Foods Opens First U.S. Pasta Plant

    Representatives from Interamerican Foods Corporation and Texas Governor Greg Abbott attended a ceremony Tuesday to mark the official opening of the La Moderna pasta plant in Cleburne, TX, the governor’s office announced in a press release. The $50 million plant is the first facility...

  • OSHA Fines Kraft Heinz after Partial Finger Amputation

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration (OSHA) cited a Kraft Heinz Foods Company facility in Mason, OH for machine safety-related violations following the partial amputation of an employee’s finger, the agency said in a March 16 press release. The...

  • Michelin Moves to Buy Conveyor Belt Maker Fenner

    French-owned Michelin Group announced Monday that it plans to acquire Fenner PLC, a manufacturer of engineered conveyor solutions and other products, to expand its portfolio of high-tech materials and offerings to the mining industry. “Michelin values the skills, experience, and industry...

  • Landus Co-Op to Open Beef Feed Facility in Iowa

    Landus Cooperative is in the process of renovating and modernizing a disused 260,000-sq-ft soy processing facility in Jefferson, IA into a new beef feed center, the company announced in a recent press release. The co-op said it is installing beef feed mixing equipment at the facility and it plans...

  • Plastics Firm to Invest $9M in Virginia Plant Expansion

    Custom injection molded plastics components maker Tessy Plastics plans to invest $9.2 million in the expansion of its Lynchburg, VA manufacturing plant to add on a new product line, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced in a press release Tuesday. “Virginia’s strategic Mid-Atlantic...

  • Worker Dies After Being Hit by Roller at Georgia Plant

    A 59-year-old Georgia man died after an accident Tuesday morning at the Mohawk Industries plant in Chatsworth, GA. Officials told local media outlets that the worker was hit by a large roller within the facility. Emergency personnel responded to a call from the plant at about 8:40 a.m., the...

  • Tyson Sheds Tortilla Maker Circle Foods to Ajinomoto

    Japanese-owned food company Ajinomoto Foods North America plans to purchase Tyson Foods Inc.’s Circle Foods business for about $48 million, expanding its offerings of Mexican food products. “Tyson Foods has entered an agreement with Ajinomoto Windsor to sell our Circle Foods operations...

  • Firmenich Opens Product Development Center in Thailand

    Flavors and fragrances maker Firmenich recently opened the Culinary Discover Center in Bangkok, Thailand to assist their customers in the development of new foods, including savory and sweet products, as well as beverages, the company announced Mar. 13. “This investment reflects South East...

  • ExxonMobil Mulls New Polypropylene Plant in Gulf Coast

    Oil and gas firm ExxonMobil recently commenced engineering work on a potential project that would expand its production of polypropylene in the U.S. Gulf Coast region, the Irving, TX-based multinational announced Tuesday. Company officials said they will make a final decision on whether to invest...