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  • South Korean Food Firm Buys Majority Stake in Schwan’s

    South Korean company CJ CheilJedang (CJCJ) entered into an agreement Thursday to acquire 80% of American food firm Schwan’s Company and some of its subsidiaries in a $1.84 billion transaction, the companies announced in separate press releases. The deal does not include food home delivery...

  • Worker Injured at Cargill Plant in Georgia

    A worker was injured by machinery while working atop a 125-ft silo at a Cargill plant in Gainesville, GA on Thursday, local news organizations reported.  Emergency personnel responded to the West Ridge Road facility at about 4 p.m. after the man’s harness became trapped in the equipment...

  • American Crystal Mulls Sale of Sugar Processing Plant

    Sugarbeet cultivator and processor American Crystal Sugar Company recently signed a non-binding letter of intent that would pave the way for the company to sell its sugar processing plant in Sidney, MT to Big Sky Sugar Cooperative, a newly-formed co-op, the companies announced in a joint press...

  • Crews Tackle Grain Dryer Fire at North Dakota Elevator

    A fire broke out in a grain dryer at the Mayport Farmers grain elevator in Mayville, ND on Thursday morning, drawing a response from two fire departments. Crews from Mayville and Portland, ND responded to the scene and remained there for several hours to put out the fire, Mayville Fire & Rescue...

  • Florida Chemical Plant Evacuated Due to Conveyor Fire

    A blaze started on a conveyor belt Wednesday afternoon at the Helena Chemical Company chemical plant in Fort Pierce, FL, causing employees to evacuate the facility, several local news organizations reported.  Crews made their way to the Selvitz Road plant after the fire was reported at about...

  • Fresh Pet Food Maker to Open $1.7M Plant in Tennessee

    Fresh pet food manufacturer NomNomNow Inc. intends to open a new, $1.7 million production plant in Nashville, TN, creating about 180 new positions when the project reaches completion, the Tennessee Department of Economic Development announced in a release Wednesday. “NomNomNow was started...

  • Cargill to Revamp Food Ingredients Supply Chain in NA

    Moving to streamline its supply chain, improve customer experiences, and establish a platform for growth, American agribusiness Cargill recently named six new food ingredients and applications distribution partners for North America. “In today’s rapidly changing marketplace, our...

  • New IMCD Food & Nutrition Application Laboratory Opens

    Specialty chemicals and food ingredients firm IMCD Group recently opened a new Food & Nutrition application laboratory in Europe to expand its technical capabilities, a company release said Monday.  “We are delighted to have this state-of-the-art facility join our existing network...

  • GE-Owned Firm AP&C to Produce Aluminum Alloy F357 Powder

    GE Additive-owned firm AP&C is slated to commence production of aluminum alloy F357 powder at its production plant in Saint-Eustache, QB in the first quarter of 2019 using the company’s proprietary Advanced Plasma Atomization (APA) technology, GE announced in a release Tuesday. “It...

  • Ashland Sells Composites Business to INEOS for $1.1B

    Chemicals and oil products firm INEOS recently entered into an agreement to acquire Ashland Global Holdings Inc.’s composites business for about $1.1 billion, the firms announced in a release Thursday. “Ashland’s composite resins have been the materials of choice for the world...