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  • Member of Bunge Board of Directors Resigns

    A member of the board of directors of agribusiness Bunge, John E. McGlade, resigned from his role, the company announced in a December 4 release. The change went into effect immediately.  “John has been a trusted colleague and advisor for many years. The board would like to express...

  • Nestle to Invest $200M in New Equipment for Plant

    Food and beverage giant Nestle is planning an investment of $200 million to acquire and install new equipment at its Anderson, IN, several national and local news organizations reported. The project is also expected to create 30 new positions at the facility.  The Swiss-owned firm will appear...

  • Feed Additives Maker Anpario Forms New Business Unit

    Feed additives manufacturer Anpario announced the formation of a new business unit in Europe on Monday. Nico Stein, who was recently appointed commercial director, will lead the division. The business, Anpario GmbH, will serve German-speaking and Scandinavian countries, including...

  • Unilever Opens $94M Foods Innovation Center

    Consumer packaged goods producer Unilever recently held an event to mark the opening of its new €85 million (about $94 million) global Foods Innovation Center at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Dubbed “The Hive,” the facility is located near agri-food academic research...

  • Warehouse Fire Destroys 11M Lb of Peanuts

    Firefighters worked over several days last week to put out a fire involving 11 million lb of peanuts at the Premium Peanut warehouse in Douglas, GA, the Associated Press (AP) and several local news organizations reported. The firm’s chief executive officer, Karl Zimmer, told AP...

  • Vegan Chocolate Firm to Open Production Plant in Indiana

    Artisanal vegan chocolate manufacturer SoChatti is investing $2.4 million to open a new R&D and production facility in Indianapolis, IN, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation announced in a release Thursday. The company said its expansion is linked to increased demand for its...

  • Top Chemical Industry Posts You Missed in November

    From a massive explosion at a chemical plant that left three workers with injuries to Dow’s $77 million settlement for releasing hazardous substances in Michigan, there was no shortage of interesting chemical industry news during November. Powder & Bulk Solids editors selected...

  • BASF to Expand Automotive Refinish Coatings Capacity

    German chemicals firm BASF plans to build a new production plant at its existing automotive refinish coatings site in Jiangmen, China, a company announcement said Thursday.  “Guangdong Province is of strategic importance to BASF in Greater China,” Zheng Daqing, senior vice...

  • Officials Monitoring Air after Fire at Foam Core Plant

    Officials are monitoring air quality near the United Industries foam core products plant in Bentonville, AR after a large fire broke out at the site on Wednesday that possibly spread toxic fumes in the area, local and national news organizations reported.  Fire alarms activated at the site at...

  • Top Food & Bev Industry Posts You Missed in November

    From America’s largest dairy company filing for bankruptcy to the opening of a new advanced $320 million pet food plant, November was a month full of highs and lows for the food and beverage industry. Powder & Bulk Solids editors selected these posts to provide our audience with...