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  • Kraft Heinz Buys Cerebos Food, Instant Coffee Business

    Japanese consumer products firm Suntory Group announced the sale of its Cerebos food and instant coffee business in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia to The Kraft Heinz Company in a press release Thursday, linking the move to the firm’s ongoing growth efforts in the global coffee...

  • Industrial Dryer Fire Breaks Out at Basic American Foods Plant

    An industrial dryer caught fire Thursday night at the Basic American Foods potato processing plant in Blackfood, ID, but fire crews were able to put the blaze down before flames spread to other areas of the facility, the Idaho State Journal reported. Catching fire at about 11:40 p.m., firefighters...

  • Equipment Maker Munson Machinery Debuts New Website

    Utica, NY-based equipment maker Munson Machinery Company recently unveiled a new 200-page website at www.munsonmachinery.com, offering information on the company's mixing/blending, size reduction and liquid/solid separation equipment deployed across all industries that process bulk solid...

  • Silo Collapse at Wisconsin Farm Injures Two Workers

    A silo filled with corn silage collapsed on Wednesday morning at a Glenmore, WI farm, injuring two workers inside the structure, the Associated Press and several local news organizations reported. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office told local Fox News affiliate WLUK that the men were about 80...

  • Copper Chemicals Plant Installs Ajax Inclined Screw Feeder

    A production facility for copper-based chemicals in Blantyre, South Lankarkshire, Scotland recently selected a 4m inclined screw feeder from Ajax Equipment, the bulk solids handling and processing technology provider announced via press release Monday. Producing chemical products like cuprous...

  • Nestle to Eliminate 50 Jobs at Iowa Production Plant

    Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle informed employees at its plant in Waverly, IA on Monday that the company plans to eliminate more than 50 positions as it works to increase efficiency across its U.S. manufacturing footprint. “Nestle has recently completed a thorough evaluation of the...

  • Baked Goods Maker Fined $56K After Dough Machine Injury

    An Ontario manufacturer of baked goods was ordered to pay a fine for violations of the Canadian province’s occupational safety laws that contributed to the 2016 injury of a worker who became trapped in a dough machine, the Ontario Ministry of Labour announced in a press release Monday. FGF...

  • Snack Maker Pretzels Inc. Opens New $18M Production Plant

    A manufacturer of pretzels and other snack products, Pretzels Inc., held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday in Plymouth, IN to mark the opening of its new $18 million production plant there, several local news organizations reported. Company officials said the 45,000-sq-ft plant is operational...

  • Bastian Solutions to Build New $8M Manufacturing Facility

    Toyota-owned material handling equipment and robotic automation systems maker Bastian Solutions LLC intends to construct a new, $8 million manufacturing facility in Westfield, IN, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) announced Monday in a press release. Indiana Governor Eric J....

  • ExxonMobil Starts Up New Polyethylene Line at Plastics Plant

    Houston, TX-based ExxonMobil Chemical Company announced Tuesday that the first of two 650,000 tn/yr polyethylene production lines became operational at its Mont Belvieu, TX plastics plant, completing one part of the company’s recent multi-billion dollar Growing the Gulf expansion effort....