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  • Berry Invests in Meltblown Asset to Help Combat COVID-19

    Plastic packaging and nonwoven fabrics firm Berry Global Group Inc. revealed Monday that it is making an investment in a new specialty meltblown asset that will be deployed to manufacture high-efficiency filtration media used in applications like N95 and N99 industrial respirators and...

  • DFA Takes on “Substantial Portion” of Dean Foods’ Assets

    American dairy cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) recently won a bid in a court-supervised auction to purchase “a substantial portion” of Dean Foods Company’s assets, the company announced in a March 31 release. The auction was held as part of Dean Foods...

  • Sasol Divests Metal Alkyls Business to Nouryon

    South Africa-based chemicals firm Sasol has entered into an agreement to divest its merchant triethyl aluminum (TEAL) business to Dutch company Nouryon, an announcement said Thursday. TEAL is used in the production of plastics like polypropylene and polyethylene.  Nouryon,...

  • General Mills Taps Office Workers to Work in Plants

    American food manufacturer General Mills is putting a number of measures in place to extend support to its workers and the communities it operates in, including asking employees at its corporate offices to temporarily work in its production facilities, the company announced in a release...

  • Colorado Coffee Roasting Facility Destroyed in Fire

    A coffee roasting facility operated by Boyer’s Coffee in Denver, CO was declared a loss after a fire Tuesday afternoon, according to local fire officials.  Dispatched to the Washington Street site at 1:47 p.m., firefighters observed light smoke coming from the structure, Adams...

  • Tyson Foods to Provide $60 Million for Frontline Workers

    Tyson Foods Inc. will pay approximately $60 million in “thank you” bonuses to 116,000 frontline workers and Tyson truckers in the US who support the company’s operations every day to provide food during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible team members will receive a $500 bonus,...

  • Tecweigh Issues Statement on COVID-19 Response

    Technetics Industries Inc., also known as Tecweigh, recently released a statement on its response to the novel coronavirus crisis. “Our commitment is to continue to provide the best level of service possible, with no disruptions to our operations. As part of our plan, we have...

  • Spec Engineering Expands Offerings for Food & Bev Market

    Spec Engineering, a Gray company, announced Wednesday that it is expanding its process and equipment offerings within its Candy Worx brand by bringing process equipment line manufacturer, Bottom Line Process Technologies (BLT), into the Spec Engineering equipment line. BLT Process brings...

  • Air Products Enters Deal to Buy 5 Hydrogen Plants

    Industrial gases firm Air Products has entered into an agreement to purchase five hydrogen steam methane reformer (SMR) hydrogen production facilities from PBF Energy Inc., the company announced in a release Monday. Located in California and Delaware, the facilities have a combined...

  • Del Monte Appoints New Supply Chain Leader

    Food products manufacturer Del Monte Foods Inc. made an addition to its leadership team this week with the appointment of Ashish Mallick as senior vice president and chief supply chain officer, the company announced in a press release Tuesday. In the role, Mallick will report to Del Monte...