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  • ADM Expanding Capacity at Turkey and Bulgaria Corn Sites

    Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is expanding the grind and finishing capacity for sweeteners and starches at the company’s corn wet mill facilities in Turkey and Bulgaria, the Chicago-based global agriculture and food ingredient company announced Monday. “We continue to see substantial...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders, Sales Drop

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its October 2016 booked orders decreased 19.8% when compared to October 2015 orders. When compared to September 2016, October booked orders were down 14.0%. October booked orders were down 17.4% for Bulk Handling...

  • Evonik Acquires Silica Business of J.M. Huber for $630M

    Evonik Industries AG has acquired the silica business of J.M. Huber for $630 million. This enables Evonik to expand its position in North America and Asia in this profitable and resilient business. “Huber Silica will significantly strengthen our growth segment resource efficiency,”...

  • Bell Named Camfil APC Americas VP

    Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has appointed Graeme Bell to the position of vice president, Camfil APC Americas. Bell will relocate from Europe to Camfil APC corporate headquarters in Jonesboro, AR, where he will hold full responsibility for the manufacturing, technical, and training facility...

  • Muhtar Kent to Step Down As Coca-Cola CEO in 2017

    Chairman and chief executive officer of the Coca-Cola Company Muhrar Kent will step down from his role as CEO on May 1, 2017, with current company president and chief operating officer James Quincy named as his replacement, the Atlanta headquartered international company announced Friday. Kent will...

  • AIChE to Lead New $140M Manufacturing USA Institute

    The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) will lead a Federally-funded institute to research ways to reduce energy use in chemical processing, Acting Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Friedman announced at...

  • Texas Feed Company Fined $83K by OSHA for Safety Hazards

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited CPE Feeds Inc. of Brownfield, TX, a feed manufacturer and provider of used agricultural machinery for processing feed, on Nov. 28 with 22 safety violations for failing to provide a safe working...

  • OSHA Fines Food Company $86K After Two Machine Injuries

    Global food products company Kerry Inc. was cited with one repeated and two serious violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Dec. 5 after two separate machine injuries at the company’s Melrose Park, IL bread products facility,...

  • China Initiates Five-Year Intelligent Manufacturing Plan

    The government of China released the final version of a new five-year plan to transform the country’s traditional manufacturing with digital technologies on Wednesday, state media sources reported. The country’s intelligent manufacturing plan seeks to digitize key areas of its...

  • Bimba Manufacturing Acquires Vacuum Technology Company

    University Park, IL-based Bimba Manufacturing, a provider of pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric motion solutions, has acquired vacuum technology maker Vaccon Company Inc. on Dec. 5, a Bimba press release announced. “This acquisition reflects Bimba’s dedication to technology expansion...