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  • 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...

  • “Dust Explosion” Injures 2 at Water Treatment Plant

    Three members of the Kansas City Police Department and two KC Water workers were injured in a “lime dust explosion” at a water treatment plant in Kansas City, MO on Sunday, the city’s general manager, Troy Schulte, said in a post on the social media site Twitter. The workers were...

  • Nestle to Sell New Zealand Sugar Confectionery Brands

    Swiss-owned food and beverage giant Nestle plans to part ways with its New Zealand sugar confectionery brands in a bid to sharpen its focus on its medicated lozenge, baking, and chocolate brands in the country, the global manufacturer announced in a July 11 press release.  A...

  • Worker Freed from Cement Mixer at California Plant

    A fire crew removed a worker from the hopper of a dry cement mixer at a pipe manufacturing plant in Union City, CA last Thursday after the man reportedly fell into a silo and became stuck in the material.  Members of the Alameda Fire Department and a technical rescue team from Alameda County...

  • ASGCO Receives Award from U.S. Ambassador to Chile

    U.S. Ambassador to Chile Carol Z. Perez, presented Allentown, PA-based ASGCO with the Export Leadership Award during EXPOMIN 2018. The award was presented at a ceremony during the week of the exhibition April 23-27, in Santiago, Chile and recognizes ASGCOfor “exemplary leadership in exporting...

  • Schenck Process Appoints New CFO

    Thomas Spitzenpfeil has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Schenck Process Group effective October 1, 2018. He will also join the Management Board. Mr. Spitzenpfeil will be responsible for the company’s global finance- and IT-organization and will work alongside Andreas Evertz...


    Packaging machinery firm WINDMÖLLER & HÖLSCHERand process technology maker HAVER & BOECKERlaunched a new joint venture, AVENTUS, focused on solutions for the packing of free-flowing loose goods up to finished pallets at the recent Achema trade fair.  The joint...

  • Lehigh Hanson Invests $600M to Upgrade Cement Plant

    Building materials and aggregates firm Lehigh Hanson Inc.announced plans Thursday to invest more than $600 million to upgrade its Mitchell, IN cement plant. The company said the project at the Lehigh Cement Company plant will boost the site’s capacity while lowering its energy use and...

  • 19 Dead, 12 Hurt After Chemical Plant Explosion

    An explosion Thursday evening at a chemical plant in Yibin, Sichuan Province, China reportedly killed 19 people and injured a dozen others. Local media reports said the production facility was reduced to ruins.  The blast was reported at the Yibin Hangda Technology Company facility at about 6...

  • Kroger Invests $17M to Expand Kentucky Distribution Site

    Food retail firm The Kroger Co.plans to invest about $17 million to acquire new equipment and revamp technology at its Florence, KY distribution center, the Cincinnati, OH-based company announced in a press release this week.  “This significant investment in the distribution...