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  • Eriez Appoints Cooke Managing Director of Eriez-Australia

    Eriez has appointed James Cooke to the position of managing director of Eriez-Australia, according to an announcement by Eriez senior director of Asia Pacific operations and strategy, Jaisen Kohmuench. Before this promotion, Cooke served as Eriez-Australia factory manager since 2005. He started...

  • Vortex Announces Senior Management Reassignments

    “Over the past 10 years, Vortex has experienced strong growth – with more on the horizon,” said Jeff Thompson, president at Vortex. “As our entire organization grows in size and complexity, managing the company will require more specialized focus and coordination, going...

  • Air Products Picks Minnesota for New Air Separation Unit

    Industrial gases firm Air Products revealed plans Wednesday to construct a new air separation unit (ASU) in Minnesota that will serve customers and distributors in the Midwest when it becomes operational in 2020. Located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, the facility will manufacture liquid...

  • Report: Dust Collector Fire at NY Metal Processing Plant

    Firefighters put out a dust collector fire at the Keywell Corporation metal processing plant in Falconer, NY on Tuesday, the Jamestown [NY] Post-Journal reported.  Falconer Fire Department Chief Charles Piazza told the newspaper that he heard an explosion at the...

  • Clarient to Distribute Agrochemical Solvent for Eastman

    Advanced materials and specialty additives manufacturer Eastman Chemical Company recently formed an exclusive agreement with specialty chemicals firm Clarient to distribute its Tamisolve NxG solvent used in agrochemicals, Eastman announced in a release Wednesday. Marketed to the plant protection...

  • Ingevity Takes on Perstorp’s Caprolactone Division for $675M

    Specialty chemicals and materials firm Ingevity Corporation recently entered into an agreement to take on the Capa division of Perstorp Holding AB for $675 million, expanding the American company’s offerings of caprolactone products, a release announced Monday. Capa produces caprolactone and...

  • Jimmy Dean Co-Manufacturer Recalls Metal-Tainted Sausage

    A contract manufacturer that produces Jimmy Dean brand sausage announced Monday that 29,028 lbs of frozen ready-to-eat sausage are being voluntarily recalled after string-like pieces of metal were uncovered by several customers who purchased packages of the product.  Jimmy Dean said in a...

  • Borealis Plans PP Production Upgrade at European Plants

    Polyolefins manufacturer Borealis Group intends to increase production of polypropylene (PP) in Europe with a capacity upgrade project at its Kallo, Belgium plant, the firm announced in a release.  Under the plan, the company will lift production at the Kallo site by some 80kt when the new...

  • Vermont Feed Mill Destroyed in Massive Fire

    A large blaze ignited at a Vergennes, VT feed mill last Saturday morning that destroyed the structure, several local news organizations reported.  The fire at the Feed Commodities International mill was fueled by dust present on mixers, conveyor belts, grain bins, processing and mixing...

  • Report: Pellet Mill Explosion in Nova Scotia

    Firefighters from several municipalities responded to the Great Northern Pellets facility in Upper Musquodoboit, NS around noon last Sunday after an explosion rocked the site, the Halifax Chronicle Herald reported.  Fires started in two structures used to store pellets at the plant...