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  • Ferrero USA Opens New 643,798-sq-ft Distribution Center

    Confectionery manufacturer Ferrero USA opened a new 643,798-sq-ft distribution center in Goodyear, AZ, the company announced Thursday. The recently erected site will distribute Butterfinger, Crunch, Baby Finger and other candy brands in North America.  “Ferrero is investing in...

  • New CEO Takes Helm of DuPont

    American materials and ingredients firm DuPont appointed its executive chairman, Edward D. Breen, to chief executive officer and named Lori D. Koch as chief financial officer to “accelerate operational improvement,” the company announced Tuesday.  “Since he first...

  • New Research Shows Berry Powder Can Stabilize Ice Cream

    To solve the age-old problems of melting and ice crystal formation in ice cream and other frozen desserts, manufacturers have turned to stabilizers with unfamiliar names like sodium alginate, iota carrageenan, and carboxymethyl cellulose. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (...

  • U.S. Chemical Production Edges Higher to Start the Year

    According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) edged higher by 0.1% in January following a 0.1% decline in December and a 0.2% decline in November. During January, chemical output declined across all regions except the Gulf Coast...

  • $10K in Grain Destroyed in Silo Explosion at Dairy Farm

    A silo exploded at the Comley’s Country Creamery dairy farm in Mexico, NY last Saturday night, destroying an estimated $10,000 worth of grain and causing damages to the facility, company officials told local news organizations. “Last night at 11:15 tragedy struck. Our silo caught fire...

  • Firm Opens 3D Printing Studio for Chocolate Production

    Cocoa processor and chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has opened a new 3D printing studio for its Mona Lisa decoration brand to produce customized 3D printed chocolate at scale, the company announced in a recent release.  Technology in the Mona Lisa site enables chefs to create...

  • GSK to Shutter Emergen-C Powdered Drink Mix Plant

    Pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is moving forward on plans to close its manufacturing plant in Carlisle, PA by mid-2021, several regional news organizations reported this week. Production of Emergen-C powdered Vitamin C supplement drink mix products at the site will be shifted to a...

  • Concrete Firm to Open $6.6M Plant in North Carolina

    Polymer concrete structures manufacturer Armorock LLC is investing $6.6 million to open a new production facility in Edgecombe County, NC to bolster its position in the southeast U.S., North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced in a release Monday. “Armorock is excited to manufacture...

  • Reaction Causes Several Explosions at Chemical Plant

    Several explosions occurred at a Massachusetts chemical plant last Thursday, forcing workers to evacuate the site and causing damage to the facility’s roof, local news organizations and the Associated Press (AP) reported late last week. First responders were called to the PCI Synthesis...

  • 2-Alarm Fire Reported at Chemical Plant in Pennsylvania

    A malfunction in a sulfur scrubber is being eyed as the cause of a two-alarm fire that broke out Monday afternoon at the Atlas Minerals and Chemicals plant in Longswamp Township, PA, several local news organizations reported. Atlas President Frank Hanson told WFMZ that an electrical...