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  • Kraft Heinz Canada Closes Purchase of Ethical Bean Coffee

    The Canadian subsidiary of American food firm Kraft Heinz Company announced Monday that its acquisition of Vancouver, BC-based certified organic, Fairtrade coffee roaster Ethical Bean Coffee has reached completion, expanding its position in the country’s coffee market.  “Kraft...

  • BASF Starts Project to Expand Vitamin A Plant in Germany

    German firm BASF recently began work on a project to expand production of Vitamin A at a Ludwigshafen, Germany facility, a company press release announced this month. First announced in 2016, the revamp of the plant will boost BASF’s capacity for the supplements by 1500 MT.  “The...

  • Firmenich to Acquire Flavor Solutions Firm Senomyx

    Swiss flavors and fragrances firm Firmenich recently formed a definitive merger agreement with American flavor ingredients producer Senomyx, a joint press release announced Monday. The boards of directors at both firms have approved the deal.  “Senomyx has established itself as a leader...

  • Fire at Nestle R&D Site in Ohio Causes $300K in Damages

    Officials in Solon, OH said a Sept. 13 fire at the Nestle Global Research & Development Center caused an estimated $300,000 in damages, several local news organizations reported.  Firefighters responded to the facility at about 11 a.m. after receiving a report of a blaze in a piece of...

  • Stonehouse Process Safety Opens New Lab in New Jersey

    Stonehouse Process Safety announced the opening of its process safety testing laboratories in Princeton, NJ in a press release Monday. Stonehouse offers a broad range of testing for the evaluation of flammability, combustibility, explosibility, ignition sensitivity, explosion severity, self-heating...

  • Conveyor Fire Causes $6K in Damages at Concrete Plant

    A concrete plant in North Carolina reportedly sustained about $6000 in damages after a conveyor belt fire last Friday. Firefighters responded to the Chandler Concrete Company Inc. facility in Burlington, NC after the fire started at about 1:15 p.m. during maintenance work, the Burlington...

  • Dust Eyed as Cause of Explosion, Fire at Michigan Plant

    Officials believe dust in a pipe system caused an explosion and fire at the National Carbon Technologies facility in Gwinn, MI on Saturday night, Negaunee, MI-based NBC News affiliate WLUC reported.  A representative of the Forsyth Township Police Department told the television news...

  • Conveyor Fire Reported at Solvay Chemical Plant in UK

    Crews responded to a fire in piece of conveying equipment Monday morning at the Solvay Interox Ltd chemical plant in Warrington, UK, several local news organizations reported. Firefighters made their way to the facility at about 7:30 a.m., arriving to find the equipment smoldering, the ...

  • 690 Pounds of Jerky Recalled Due to Metal Contamination

    690 lbs. of beef jerky are being recalled by Junior’s Smokehouse Processing Plant in El Campo, TX after a customer found pieces of metal in a package of the firm’s teriyaki beef jerky products on Sept. 17, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (...

  • Wm. W. Meyer Offers Defeatured Solid Models

    Generation after generation, the Meyer family of employees doesn’tmerely hand down engineering and manufacturing expertise, they constantly improve upon their knowledge.   For more than 12 years, Meyer Chief Engineer Greg Sparks has been creating solutions to complex custom requests for...