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  • Kellogg Company to Acquire Brazilian Food Group Parati

    The Kellogg Company has entered into an agreement to purchase Ritmo Investimentos, the controlling shareholder of the Parati Group, Brazil’s leading food companies, including Parati S/A, Afical Ltda, and Padua Ltda, the Battle Creek, MI-based company announced Thursday. The purchase price for...

  • OSHA Issues Grain Handling Safety Reminder for Fall Harvest

    As fall harvest season approaches, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a reminder to grain industry employers and workers to put health and safety programs into effect that control hazardous energy, ensure safe bin entry, and promote...

  • Air Liquide Building U.S. Specialty Ingredients Factory

    Air Liquide subsidiaries Seppic and Schülke announced plans Thursday to construct a $60 million specialty ingredients manufacturing facility in Sandston, VA to produce cosmetic and pharmaceutical ingredients. “Seppic and Schülke have a long presence in the United States serving...

  • GE, Caterpillar Invest in Material Handling Robot Firm

    Caterpillar, General Electric, and a handful of other investors are providing Clearpath Robotics with $30 million in funding to expand the firm’s industrial division, OTTO Motors, the Kitchener, ON-based company announced Oct. 5. Clearpath’s OTTO Motors makes automated, self-driving...

  • GM Adding Third Shift, 650 Jobs at Tennessee Auto Factory

    Seeking to increase production of the Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia automobiles, American car maker General Motors announced plans Tuesday to add a third shift and 650 jobs to its Spring Hill, TN manufacturing plant. “Spring Hill is demonstrating again its flexibility and agility to meet...

  • NIR System Gets Nod for Use in Combustible Dust Settings

    The DA 7300 HLD In-line NIR system by Perten Instruments Inc. received certification from Intertek Group plc, ELT Listing Branch, Equipment Design Review Section that the instrument conforms to NFPA STD 496 & UL STD 913, 508A, 698A & 61010-1 for the USA. The instrument is also...

  • NAM Urges Next U.S. President to Revamp Infrastructure

    Roads. Bridges. Seaports. Airports. These pieces of infrastructure that America’s foremost organization representing manufacturers wants the next President of the United States to focus on in 2017. In a statement released Wednesday, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) said that...

  • U.S. Mining Deaths, Respirable Dust Levels at Record Low

    The fiscal year of 2016 was the “safest year in mining history” in America, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Tuesday. 24 workers died between Oct. 1, 2015 and Oct. 30, 2016, the lowest recorded figure...

  • Tyson Foods Acquires Stake in Meatless Protein Startup

    America’s largest meat producer, Tyson Foods Inc., has acquired a 5% stake in plant-based protein product maker Beyond Meat that will provide the meat alternative company with funds to expand its product offerings and distribution, the companies announced on Monday. “We’re...

  • Syngenta Beefs Up Production in Brazil and Switzerland

    Syngenta has completed a $240 million production capacity expansion at several sites in Brazil and Switzerland to help meet increased demand for seeds and agricultural chemicals, the agriculture company announced Oct. 4. “With these investments in production capacity expansion, we confirm...