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  • Finnish Packaging Firm Huhtamaki to Build $12M Factory

    Finnish foodservice food and beverage packaging firm Huhtamaki is investing €11 million, or about $12.9 million, in a new manufacturing plant in Hämeenlinna, Finland to replace an aging facility there. “Today’s busy on-the-go lifestyle increases demand for takeaway foods and...

  • Vortex Celebrates 40 Years of Business

    Vortex is celebrating 40 years of designing and manufacturing slide gates, diverter valves, iris diaphragms, and loading spouts for use in gravity flow, dilute phase, and dense phase pneumatic conveying applications. Vortex was founded in 1977 by Loren Neil Peterson and his son-in-law, Lee Young....

  • Spiroflow Launches New Website

    Following the release of its new branding in July, bulk material handling and automation specialist Spiroflow has announced the launch of a new website. The new website features a fresh, modern design for a worldwide audience. It provides users with faster and more complete access to critical...

  • DowDuPont to Increase Polyamide Resin Capacity in Belgium

    Steady demand for a high-performance polyamide resin used in automotive, consumer, and electronics products is prompting DowDuPont to invest in a new production line at its Mechelen, Belgium plant to boost capacity of DuPont Zytel HTN, the company’s Transportation & Advanced Polymers...

  • Cargill Invests $50M to Expand Premix and Nutrition Plant

    American agribusiness Cargill recently broke ground on a $50 million expansion project at its premix and nutrition facility in Lewisburg, OH to increase the firm’s capacity for non-medicated and antibiotic-free animal nutrition and premix products, a press release announced last week. Slated...

  • Goya Foods Opens $250M Production Plant in New Jersey

    Latin American food and condiments firm Goya Foods Inc. recently opened a $250 million production facility in Secaucus, NJ, a Nov. 3 press release announced.  “The opening of our new production facility in Secaucus, along with our current headquarters in Jersey City, not only enables us...

  • Recycling Firm Fined $1.1M After Worker Dies in Machinery

    British firm Mid-UK Recycling Limited was fined £880,000, or about $1.1 million, for its role in the 2013 death of an agency worker who became trapped in machinery at its facility in Ancaster, the UK’s occupational safety regulator, The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), announced in a...

  • ABB Technology Increases Tate & Lyle Oat Plant Capacity

    A 2016 capacity expansion project at a Tate & Lyle PLC production plant for oat-based food ingredients in Kimstad, Sweden that included automation technology from ABB has delivered significant results, according to a press release issued by ABB on Thursday. “We have seen a more than...

  • Dairy Farmers of America Opens Milk Powder Plant in Kansas

    National cooperative Dairy Farmers of America recently marked the opening of its new milk powder plant in Garden City, KS, a press release announced Friday. The cooperative’s decision to open the new facility stems from growth in domestic and international demand for milk powder and a desire...

  • Fire at BASF Aroma Plant Impacts Supply of Vitamins

    A BASF aroma production plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany remains shut down after an Oct. 31 fire, leading the company to declare a Force Majeure over its Citral- and Isoorenol-based aroma ingredients, the German firm announced in a press release Friday. In addition to closing the aroma plant, BASF...