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  • Dust Collector Fire Causes $2K in Damage at WA Facility

    A blaze in a dust collector at the FruitSmart fruit processing plant in Grandview, WA early Sunday morning caused an estimated $2000 in damages, according to a report by the Yakima Herald-Republic.  Grandview City Fire Department Capt. Del Whitmore told the newspaper that fire...

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  • Nordzucker Plans $113M Upgrade at Sugar Refinery

    German sugar producer Nordzucker AG plans to invest in €100 million (about $113.4 million) in a project to move sugar production from its facility in Arlöv, Sweden to another sugar refinery in the country, the company announced in a press release Tuesday.  As sugar production...

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  • Bühler Joins World Business Council for Sustainable Development

    Bühler has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a global network of nearly 200 forward-thinking companies. By connecting with WBCSD, Bühler can make a real impact on global corporate sustainability and on providing the growing world population with...

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  • Powder & Bulk Solids Ranks the Top 10 Dust Explosion Videos

    As the internet broadens the reach of information and video technology becomes more omnipresent, many videos of combustible dust incidents have emerged, as well videos on dust explosion education, post-incident reports, and controlled dust explosion demonstrations. The wide array of content now...

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  • ADM Takes On Another Citrus Flavor Ingredients Firm

    Following its recent purchase of the Florida Chemical Company, American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is further expanding its citrus flavors-related capabilities and footprint with the acquisition of German ingredients firm Ziegler Group. ADM signed an agreement to acquire Ziegler on...

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  • 2 Hurt in Fire at Arkansas Wood Pellet Plant

    Two people were injured during a fire Friday afternoon at the Fiber Energy Products wood pellet manufacturing plant in Mountain View, AR, several local news organizations reported.  Mountain View Mayor Roger Gardner told media that first responders were called to the facility at about 4 p.m....

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  • Storage Tank Fire Put Out at S.C. Asphalt Plant

    Crews from municipalities worked into Monday morning to put out a blaze in a storage tank containing 2.1 million gal of flammable liquid at the Southeast Emulsions asphalt plant in Union, SC that ignited Sunday afternoon, according to coverage by local news organizations.  The tank reportedly...

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  • Storage Tanks Catch on Fire at Texas Chemical Facility

    A large fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) bulk liquid petrochemical storage terminal in Deer Park, TX on Sunday forced officials to order area residents to shelter-in-place and led to the shutdown of a nearby section of highway, local news organizations reported. The blaze at...

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  • Micromeritics Names ATS Scientific Canadian Distributor and Service Provider

    Micromeritics Instrument Corp. announces the appointment of ATS Scientific Inc. as Canadian distributor and service provider for its full product line, with the exception of its line of particle size measurement products. ATS’ products are used in the following industries: powders, materials...

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  • Georgia-Pacific to Inject $30M into Georgia Lumber Mill

    American pulp and paper products manufacturer Georgia-Pacific plans to invest about $30 million to boost efficiency and improve product quality at its Rome Lumber Mill in Warrenton, GA, the firm announced in a release this week. Under the plan, the company will acquire and install new equipment at...

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