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  • Explosion at Chemical Factory Injures Several

    A huge explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Istanbul, Turkey injured several people Wednesday. According to the BBC, a metal tank exploded, sending shrapnel. Firefighters battled the blaze for more than two hours. Two firefighters were injured, and one had to be hospitalized. Several...

  • Sherwin-Williams Mulls Relocation of Headquarters

    Paints and coatings manufacturer and distributor Sherwin-Williams recently started a process to look into potential sites for a new global headquarters and R&D facility, a September 12 company press release announced.  “The company’s significant growth and global expansion...

  • Work Starts on New Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex

    Iowa State University (ISU) held an event on Sept. 13 to mark the start of construction work on the Kent Corporation Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex in Ames, IA, the university announced in a release Monday. The 10-acre site will include a feed mill tower, feed milling and mixing structures,...

  • Donaldson Brings IIoT Service to Dust Control Equipment

    Filtration systems manufacturer Donaldson Company Inc. announced the introduction of the iCue connected filtration service on Wednesday. Enabled by the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), the subscription service monitors industrial dust and fume collectorsand sends real-time data and...

  • JV Breaks Ground on $49M Plant-Based Protein Facility

    A joint venture between pea protein firm BurconNutraScience Corporation and Merit Functional Foods Corp. recently broke ground on a new, CAD$65 million (about $49 million) production facility for plant-based protein in Canada, a company press release announced Tuesday. Slated to become...

  • SME Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

    The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), its divisions, and affiliates offer multiple scholarships to SME student members who seek a career in the mining and minerals industries. SME is accepting applications for the 2019 scholarship season through October 15, 2019. More than $...

  • ExxonMobil Plans $174M Ethylene Plant Upgrade

    Oil and gas firm ExxonMobil said Tuesday that it is investing £140 million, or about $174.7 million, to upgrade infrastructure and add new technologies to its ethylene plant in Mossmorran, Fife, Scotland to boost the performance and reliability of the site.  “These planned...

  • Tyson Foods Adds “Mega Line” to Processing Plant

    American food company Tyson Foods recently completed work on a new “mega line” and 35,000-sq-ft facility expansion at its Camilla, GA processing plant, Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp announced in a release Tuesday. With the addition of the new production assets, the firm plans to hire 100...

  • Cat Litter Manufacturer to Open New Plant in U.S.

    Canada-based cat litter manufacturer Intersand America Corp. recently acquired a parcel of land in the Great Western Industrial Park (GWIP) in Windsor, CO to open a new 46,000-sq-ft production, packaging, and distribution facility. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday to mark the beginning of...

  • Worker Seriously Burned in Cosmetics Plant Explosion

    An explosion at the JCS Global Distribution cosmetics plant in Carlstadt, NJ Tuesday seriously injured a worker.   According to Detective Sgt. John Cleary of the Carlstadt Police Department, the 58-year-old employee had been mixing cosmetic products in a 55-gal drum when it exploded...