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  • Columbia/Okura Forms Strategic Alliance with Rocketfarm

    Robotic palletizing solutions firm Columbia/Okura LLC recently formed a strategic alliance with industrial cobot software creator Rocketfarm AS to develop palletizing software. This relationship will allow Columbia/Okura to provide a user-friendly software package that can be used in...

  • Biggest Flour Mill Ever Built in North America Opens

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) held an event on Wednesday to mark the opening largest flour mill ever constructed in North America in Mendota, IL, a company press release announced. The 30,000 cwts mill will process spring, winter, and soft varieties of wheat and two types of...

  • 18 Hospitalized after Ammonia Leak at Tyson Plant

    18 employees at the Tyson Foods poultry plant in Clarksville, AR were hospitalized on Monday morning after ammonia leaked in the facility, several local news organizations reported. Workers evacuated the plant during the incident.  The afflicted workers were taken to an area...

  • Air Liquide Plans $270M Expansion Project in U.S.

    Gases, technologies, and services firm Air Liquide revealed plans Wednesday to invest $270 million to build two new Air Separation Units (ASUs) and infrastructure in Geismar, LA to support a supply agreement it recently signed with Methanex Corporation.   Under the terms of the agreement, Air...

  • Explosion at Chemical Factory Injures Several

    A huge explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Istanbul, Turkey injured several people Wednesday. According to the BBC, a metal tank exploded, sending shrapnel. Firefighters battled the blaze for more than two hours. Two firefighters were injured, and one had to be hospitalized. Several...

  • Sherwin-Williams Mulls Relocation of Headquarters

    Paints and coatings manufacturer and distributor Sherwin-Williams recently started a process to look into potential sites for a new global headquarters and R&D facility, a September 12 company press release announced.  “The company’s significant growth and global expansion...

  • Work Starts on New Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex

    Iowa State University (ISU) held an event on Sept. 13 to mark the start of construction work on the Kent Corporation Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex in Ames, IA, the university announced in a release Monday. The 10-acre site will include a feed mill tower, feed milling and mixing structures,...

  • Donaldson Brings IIoT Service to Dust Control Equipment

    Filtration systems manufacturer Donaldson Company Inc. announced the introduction of the iCue connected filtration service on Wednesday. Enabled by the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), the subscription service monitors industrial dust and fume collectorsand sends real-time data and...

  • JV Breaks Ground on $49M Plant-Based Protein Facility

    A joint venture between pea protein firm BurconNutraScience Corporation and Merit Functional Foods Corp. recently broke ground on a new, CAD$65 million (about $49 million) production facility for plant-based protein in Canada, a company press release announced Tuesday. Slated to become...

  • SME Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

    The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), its divisions, and affiliates offer multiple scholarships to SME student members who seek a career in the mining and minerals industries. SME is accepting applications for the 2019 scholarship season through October 15, 2019. More than $...