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  • Worker Injured in Flour Mill Explosion

    Production at the Manildra flour mill in Manildra, New South Wales, Australia was halted for a day after an explosion on Saturday injured a worker and caused damages to the facility. A video posted by a truck driver passing by the scene immediately after the explosion showed extensive damages to...

  • Mennel Milling to Buy Wheat Flour Firm Keynes Brothers

    Fostoria, OH-based flour, baking and foodservice ingredients, and popcorn provider Mennel Milling Company recently entered into a tentative agreement to acquire wheat flour maker Keynes Brothers Inc. and its assets, a company press release announced Friday. “After we became aware of their [...

  • Crews Knock Down Fire at Procter and Gamble Paper Mill

    Fire crews from the Green Bay Metro Fire Department responded to a paper machine fire Saturday evening at the Procter & Gamble paper mill in Green Bay, WI, several local news organizations reported. A crew of firefighters deployed to the mill at about 6:30 p.m., discovering flames and smoke in...

  • Keurig Plans New $350M Roasting and Packaging Facility

    Burlington, MA-based Keurig Green Mountain Inc. unveiled plans for a new, $350 million roasting and packaging facility in South Carolina on Friday that will support the firm’s production of K-Cup pod products and boost its in-house coffee production capabilities. Slated for construction in...

  • CSB Investigates Texas Chemical Plant Explosion

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is dispatching a group of four investigators to the Kuraray America plant in Pasadena, TX where 21 people were injured after an explosion on Saturday, the federal agency announced in a press release Monday. The blast occurred as 266 workers were on site while...

  • Tyson Foods Plant Closes Due to “Mechanical Issues”

    A Tyson Foods facility in Temperanceville, VA was closed on Monday after the site experienced some “mechanical issues,” a company spokesperson told several local news organizations. The food company did not provide details on the nature of the problems, but told Delmarva, VA-based...

  • 21 Injured in Texas Chemical Plant Explosion

    Twenty-one workers were injured by an explosion and fire that occurred at approximately 10:22 a.m. CDT May 19 at Kuraray America Inc.’s EVAL facility in Pasadena, TX. At the time of the incident, 266 employees and contract personnel were onsite as part of a turnaround with heavy...

  • Campbell Soup CEO Quits, Brands to be Reviewed

    Campbell Soup Co. president and chief executive officer (CEO) and director, Denise M. Morrison, quit on May 18. Keith R. McLoughlin, 61, a Campbell board member since 2016, was named interim CEO and will also remain a member of the board to facilitate an orderly transition in management while...

  • USDA Secretary Perdue Lauds Removal of Rule for Farmers

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the removal of a burdensome regulation that has long plagued family farms. The rule requiring producers to obtain Data Universal Number System (DUNS) and System for Award Management (SAM) numbers to participate in U.S. Department of...

  • WAMGROUP Marks 50th Anniversary

    In the last five decades, WAMGROUP has become one of the worldwide leaders in the manufacture of screw conveyors and feeders, with an annual production of thousands of units in sizes varying from small screw diameters for mass production to diameters beyond four metres for special applications,...