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  • Eastman Chemical Debuts “Breakthrough” Bioplastic Product

    Advanced materials and specialty additives firm Eastman Chemical Company said it has developed a “breakthrough” bioplastic product geared toward end users with rigorous sustainability and performance needs. “Eastman leveraged nearly 100 years of cellulosic expertise in the design...

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  • Huntsman, Clariant to Merge, Forming $14B Chemical Firm

    The boards of chemical firms Huntsman Corporation and Clariant voted unanimously to approve a merger agreement that could create a new chemical player valued at about $14 billion, the companies announced by press release Monday. “This is the perfect deal at the right time. Clarient and...

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  • CHS Inc. Appoints Jay Debertin as President and CEO

    St. Paul, MN-based agribusiness CHS Inc. announced Monday that Jay D. Debertin will succeed Carl Casale as the firm’s president and chief executive officer. “As we take our cooperative into its next chapter, we are confident that Jay is the right leader,” Dan Schurr, chairman of...

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  • Unilever Invests in Expansion of Mayonnaise Plant in IL

    Unilever is investing in the expansion of its mayonnaise plant in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, the office of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday. “The investment will help us improve our site to operate more efficiently and is designed to benefit our neighborhood with...

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  • Gehl Foods Plans to Expand WI Plant, Add 30 Jobs: Report

    Gehl Foods LLC is seeking approval from the plan commission of Germantown, WI to expand one of its manufacturing facilities, the Milwaukee Business Times reported Monday. If approved, the company intends to install up to 10 new silos, with each stainless and carbon steel silo built 14’ in...

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  • ExxonMobil Finishes New Polyethylene Lines at Plastics Plant

    Two new polyethylene lines were mechanically completed at ExxonMobil Chemical Company’s plastics plant at Mont Belvieu, TX, the Houston-based petrochemical company announced Monday. Slated to become operational in the third quarter of 2017, the lines will process about 650,00 tn/yr of...

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  • Magnum Systems Releases New Corporate Logo, Message

    Magnum Systems has launched a new corporate logo and message. The same blue and new Magnum icon “The Path” utilize geometric shapes to help define the symbolic M. it represents Magnums future path – to look forward and stay focused.   “Branding means nothing unless...

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  • Litehouse Foods Invests $40M in Utah Plant Expansion

    Litehouse Foods, a Sandpoint, ID-based producer of refrigerated food products, plans invest $40 million in the expansion of its Hurricane, UT manufacturing plant, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced via press release. The project at the Hurricane site will...

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  • Novartis to Cut 500 “Traditional” Jobs in Switzerland

    Pharmaceutical maker Novartis plans to terminate 500 workers in manufacturing and other “traditional” roles from its Basel, Switzerland headquarters and create 350 high-tech jobs there in shift toward new forms of pharmaceutical production, several pharmaceutical trade publications...

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  • Butterball to Shutter Illinois Plant, Cutting 600 Jobs

    Turkey and poultry products producer Butterball plans to close its meatpacking plant in Montgomery, IL this July, terminating 600 workers in the process. The Garner, N.C. company’s chief operating officer, Jay Jandrain, told the Chicago Tribune in an emailed statement that the move to close...

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