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  • Lonza Invests $46M to Expand Plant in South Carolina

    Swiss life sciences firm Lonza plans to invest $46 million to expand its Greenwood, S.C. facility, adding 50,000 sq ft of manufacturing space to the site over the next half-decade, the South Carolina Department of Commerce announced in a press release earlier this month. The move will allow the...

  • Dried Fruit Firm Expands Manufacturing Capacity by 30%

    Dried fruit producer and marketer Graceland Fruit recently formed an alliance with the Cranberry Growers Cooperative (CranGrow) in Wisconsin that allows the company to operate a new processing facility in Warrens, WI, a press release announced earlier this month. The decision to form the alliance...

  • Evonik Debuts NIR-Equipped Lab to Analyze Animal Feed

    Specialty chemicals firm Evonik officially opened a new laboratory in Nairobi, Kenya last week to support its animal nutrition business in the East Africa region, the company announced in a press release Wednesday. Intended to assist local feed producers, including makers of poultry feed, analyze...

  • Furniture Factory Evacuated During Dust Collector Fire

    A fire in a dust collection system at the Ameriwood Industries furniture plant in Tiffin, OH Monday evening spread flames into the duct work and prompted the evacuation of workers present at the facility, a local newspaper reported. Firefighters from the Tiffin Fire Rescue Division responded to...

  • Equipment Damaged in Fire at Perdue Foods Plant in NC

    A fire at the Perdue Foods poultry processing plant in Rockingham, NC last Sunday morning interrupted production for at least one day, several local news organizations reported. Crews from the Rockingham Fire Department and several other municipalities responded to the scene at about 2 a.m.,...

  • API Manufacturer Installs Continuous Flow Technology

    Generic Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) manufacturer Cambrex Corporation recently installed several continuous flow reactor platforms at its High Point, NC facility, the company announced in a recent press release. Cambrex’s purchase of the new technology boosts the firm’s...

  • Fertilizer Maker Mosaic Co. to Relocate Headquarters

    Concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients producer The Mosaic Company announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Hillsborough County in Florida on Monday, though the company did not detail a timeframe for the move. Currently based in Plymouth, MN, Mosaic said the relocation...

  • Tyson to Buy Rendering and Blending Businesses for $850M

    Moving to boost its position in the animal feed ingredient business, subsidiaries of Tyson Foods Inc. plan to purchase the poultry rendering and blending businesses of American Proteins Inc. and AMPRO Products Inc., the Springdale, AR-based food company announced Tuesday. Under the terms of the $...

  • New $45M Lime Processing Plant to Open in California

    Calcium carbonate products manufacturer Panamint Valley Limestone Inc. (PVL) announced plans on Monday to open a new $45 million lime processing plant in Trona, CA that will position the company as the sole producer of lime in the state of California. Located near several industrial facilities on...

  • Plastics Maker to Close China Plant, Open U.S. Site

    Brunswick, OH-based rubber and plastic parts manufacturer Philpott Solutions Group plans to shutter its operations in China and re-shore production to a new site in the U.S., Crain’s Cleveland Business reported Monday. “We’re getting out of China,” the firm’s...