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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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,...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • USAID, Nestle Partner to Reduce Maize Mycotoxins in Ghana

    Nestle signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement Program (ADVANCE) on Dec. 6 to train 113,000 farmers in Ghana by 2018 in an effort to boost the quality of grains grown in the country...

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  • Marlen Int’l Partners with Quendal to Expand in LATAM

    Food processing equipment provider Marlen International has entered into a partnership with Quendal FoodTech Machinery to represent Marlen thermal processing equipment in Mexico, including its custom-built batch ovens, blast chill cells, and industrial dehydrators, the Riverside, MO company...

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  • BASF Opens Concrete Admixture Plant in Philippines

    BASF opened a new concrete admixture plant in Carmona, Cavite, Philippines on Dec. 2 as demand for construction chemicals in the country rises, the German chemical company announced by press release. The site will produce products from BASF’s Master Builders Solutions brand, including...

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  • Central Transport Agrees to OSHA Forklift Safety Measures

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has secured a settlement agreement with Central Transport to tackle forklift hazards at over 100 sites in 26 states, the agency announced Wednesday. “These widespread, recurring hazards required a...

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