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  • Meat Processor Fined $182K for Process Safety Violations

    A Nebraska meat processing operation faces $182,926 in fines after investigators with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration identified more than a dozen serious process safety violations, the agency announced in a January 18 press release. An...

  • Nestlé Opens New Global R&D Center in Ireland

    Nestlé opened its first Research and Development Centre in Ireland at its existing manufacturing facility in Limerick, marking the completion of a three-year building program with a capital investment of €27million. The new R&D center will focus on scientific research to support...

  • Songwon, RPC bpi nordfolien Partner to Produce Sustainable Packaging Containing 50% Recycled PE

    Songwon Industrial Company, Ltd has become one of the first chemical companies in the world to package its products in 20kg PE bags made with 50% recycled PE. Songwon has collaborated with German packaging specialist RPC bpi nordfolien to develop PE-bags for packaging 20kg of product using...

  • Eriez Promotes Ingram to Executive VP and CMO

    Eriez president and CEO, Tim Shuttleworth, announces that Charlie Ingram has been promoted to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief marketing officer, effective January 1, 2019. Ingram served most recently as Eriez vice president of sales and marketing. “Over his...

  • Conveyor Malfunction Starts Fire at Iowa Snacks Plant

    A malfunction in a conveyor system is being blamed for a fire that broke out at the Shearer’s Foods snack manufacturing plant in Burlington, IA on Thursday night, the city of Burlington announced in a press release.  Personnel from the Burlington Fire Department were called to the Mt....

  • Perdue Recalls Chicken Amid Wood Contamination Concerns

    American food company Perdue Farms issued a recall for 68,244 lbs of ready-to-eat chicken nuggets due to concerns that the products may contain wood, according to a news release issued Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The...

  • Tata Steel Taps Metso to Supply Pellet Plant in India

    Finnish industrial firm Metso was recently selected to supply a new large-scale iron ore pellet production plant at Tata Steel’ Kalinganagar plant in India and provide engineering services, a press release announced Thursday.  “We were able to design a pelletizing system that...

  • Evonik Buys AM Materials Maker Structured Polymers

    German specialty chemicals and materials firm Evonik is expanding its offerings of 3D printing-related materials with the purchase of Austin, TX-based additive manufacturing polymer powders manufacturer Structured Polymers Inc., a company press release announced Thursday.  “The...

  • New Frac Sand Transload Site in Texas Goes Operational

    A new rail transload terminal facility in Texas designed to improve delivery of frac sand to the Midland and Delaware basins is now operational, the site’s owner, Vista Proppants and Logistics LLC, announced Wednesday.  Vista said the development of the new rail transload terminal stems...

  • Schutte Hammermill Welcomes New Sales Leadership

    Effective January 1, 2019, Bill Castine assumed the role of director of sales for Schutte Hammermill, following the retirement of previous sales director, Tom Warne.  Castine brings 10 years of sales management experience with him to the new role, making him ideally suited to head up the...