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  • U.S. Specialty Chemical Market Volumes Dipped in April

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes fell 0.3% in April, reflecting soft manufacturing activity, following a 0.3% decline in March and 0.2% decline in February. All changes in the data are reported on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis....

  • Kason Debuts Centrifugal Sifter Quick-Ship Program

    Certain models of Kason Centri-Sifter centrifugal sifters are now available for shipment in five to seven business days through a new QUICK-SHIP program announced by Kason Corporation. The program applies to a selection of standard gravity-fed models, as well as in-line pneumatic configurations of...

  • Four Workers Hurt in Copper Plant Blast in Pennsylvania

    An explosion Thursday morning at the Hussey Copper facility in Leetsdale, PA left four workers with injuries, according to several accounts by local news organizations.  Emergency response agencies received word of the explosion at the Washington Street plant about 10:30 a.m., an article by...

  • U.S. Waffle to Open $22M Frozen Foods Plant in SC

    Waffle and pancake manufacturer U.S. Waffle Company is investing $22.1 million to open a new frozen foods production facility in Liberty, SC, a release by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said Thursday. The company will relocate their existing manufacturing operations to the new, 310,000-sq-ft...

  • ADM Recalls Baker’s Corner Flour Amid E. coli Concerns

    The milling business of American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland issued a recall for 5 lb bags of Baker’s Corner brand all-purpose flour packaged for ALDI grocery stores after E. coli was detected in a sample of the product by the Rhode Island Department of Health, the company announced...

  • Several Hurt in Fire at Nebraska Dry Fertilizer Plant

    Firefighters worked into the early hours of Friday morning to douse a fire that started at Cooperative Producers Inc. (CPI) dry fertilizer production plant in Hastings, NE on Thursday night, local news organizations reported. Several workers were injured during the incident.  Emergency...

  • Orbital Wrapper Manufacturer Offers New Brochure

    Reading, PA-based packaging machinery manufacturer TAB Industries, LLC has unveiled a new brochure showcasing the company’s TAB Wrapper Tornado line of orbital wrapping machines.  Entitled, “TAB Wrapper Tornado Orbital Wrapping,” the extensive brochure presents the company...

  • Explosion Protection for Metal Dusts/Shot Peening Plants

    Metal dust explosions are hot stuff: the combustion temperature and energy are considerable--and considerably higher than those for other types of dust. Temperatures can reach 5400°F or higher, not to mention the other consequences of an explosion such as a sudden pressure rise. As a result,...

  • Bedeschi to Supply Ship Loading System to Cargill

    Bulk materials handling equipment firm Bedeschi announced Wednesday that it will supply a new ship loading system for Cargill’s Westwego, LA facility. The installation of the equipment is part of an upgrade project being carried out at the site by the agribusiness.  Bedeschi will...

  • Former Mars Exec to Join Mondelez in Supply Chain Role

    Former Mars Inc. and Kimberly-Clark Corporation executive Sandra MacQuillan was named Executive Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain at Mondelez International on Wednesday, according to a company release. When she takes on her new role on June 10, MacQuillan will report to the firm’s...