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  • Explosion at Ohio Chemical Plant Forces Evacuations

    An explosion and fire at the Emerald Performance Materials chemical plant in Akron, OH on Wednesday afternoon led official to order an evacuation of businesses and homes within a half-mile radius of the facility, local media reports said. The blast occurred at about 1 p.m., drawing the response of...

  • LafargeHolcim Acquires Texas Ready-Mix Concrete Firm

    Building materials, cement, and concrete firm LafargeHolcim recently acquired one of the Dallas/Fort Worth area’s biggest providers of ready-mix concrete, expanding its presence in Texas, a company press release announced this month. The company said the purchase of the Texas firm...

  • Lasaffre Buys Bakery Ingredients Firm Delavau

    Milwaukee, WI-based commercial baking products provider Lesaffre Yeast Corporation recently acquired Delavau Food Partners, a manufacturer of baking, nutrional, and pharmaceutical ingredients serving customers in North America, a July 11 press release announced.  “This acquisition will...

  • Nestle Opens New Coffee Production Line in Vietnam

    Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle inaugurated a new production line at a plant in Vietnam’s Dong Nai province this Wednesday that will process 2500 tn/yr of coffee sourced from local growers, the company announced in a press release.  Coffee processed at the site will be...

  • Crews Put Down Dust Collector Fire at Wisc. Metal Shop

    Fire crews responded to a blaze at a Fond du Lac, WI metal shop last Friday after a fire official passing by the facility saw smoke coming from the site and called in. Upon arrival at the Nemesis Metals building, crews determined that a dust collector at the site was ablaze.  Chief Peter O...

  • FDA Halts Production at Food Plant After Listeria Found

    Production was voluntarily halted at a food manufacturing plant in New York State after investigators from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) found Listeria monocytogenes(L. Mono) in food preparation areas during site visits conducted over three years, the federal agency announced...

  • Air Products to Build New Headquarters in Pennsylvania

    Industrial gases manufacturer Air Products and Chemicals Inc.plans to build a new headquarters building near the location of company’s existing main office in the Lehigh Valley area in Pennsylvania, a press release announced Tuesday. The company said it plans to break ground on the 50-...

  • Treehouse Sells Oatmeal Brand McCann’s to B&G Foods

    Treehouse Foods Inc. recently completed its divestment of the McCann’s Irish Oatmeal brand to food manufacturer and marketer B&G Foods, the Oak Brook, IL-based food company announced in a press release Monday.  “McCann’s Irish Oatmeal is a wonderful brand that has great...

  • Crews Free Man’s Arm from Machine at Georgia-Pacific Mill

    First responders were called to the Georgia-Pacific mill in Big Island, VA at about noon last Sunday after a worker’s arm became stuck in a piece of machinery, local news organizations reported.  The employee’s arm was freed by the time rescuers arrived. He was...

  • Forklift Accident Kills Man at Campbell’s Soup Plant

    An accident involving a forklift and a dumpster at the Campbell’s Soup plant in Maxton, NC on Sunday left one man dead and another person with injuries.  Plant employees told local ABC News affiliate WPDE that a dumpster being moved by a forklift fell, fatally injuring one man...