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  • 7 Killed in Another Explosion in China

    Seven people were killed and at least five others injured in an explosion at the Kunshan Waffer Technology Corporation Ltd scrap metal processing plant in the city of Kunshan in eastern China Sunday morning.   Officials said the explosion took place in a container of scrap metal in...

  • Luck Stone Installs Dry Process System by Van Tongeren

    Score one for water conservation. Luck Stone, America's largest family-owned and operated producer of crushed stone, gravel and manufactured sand, recently upgraded the classification system at its Goose Creek Plant in Leesburg, Virginia to a breakthrough dry process system that eliminates the...

  • TreeHouse Foods to Shutter Plant in Michigan this June

    Oak Brook, IL-based private label food and beverage manufacturer TreeHouse Foods will close at its Battle Creek, MI production facility on June 30, the company said in a document filed Thursday with the Talent and Economic Development Department of Michigan. On that date, 75 workers at the site...

  • CP Kelco and Lubrizol Form Collaboration Agreement

    CP Kelco, a producer of hydrocolloid ingredients from natural sources, and specialty chemicals firm Lubrizol are teaming under a new collaboration to service the personal and home care markets with PURLLON brand cellulose liquid and KELCO-VIS brand Diutan gum products, the companies announced...

  • Crews Put Out Fire at Georgia-Pacific Plant in Texas

    Firefighters from three area fire departments responded to a blaze Thursday evening at the Georgia-Pacific particle board production plant in Diboll, TX, local news organizations reported. The fire started in a piece of hydraulic particle board press equipment inside the facility at about 8 p.m.,...

  • Fire Put Out at Suncor Oil Sands Plant in Alberta

    Company firefighters worked to put out a fire at the Suncor Energy oil sands processing plant in Fort McMurray, AB on Thursday morning, local and international news organizations reported.  Flames ignited in the site’s U2 upgrader, which processes bitumen into synthetic crude, company...

  • Admix Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation

    Admix, Inc., a provider of advanced mixing technologies for the food/beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, today announced that it is celebrating its 30-year anniversary. The company was founded on March 28, 1989 by Lou Beaudette who set out with a vision to develop and bring innovative...

  • Eriez Names Director of Sales and Product Management

    Senior sales director of Eriez-USA Dave Heubel announces that Jeff Kaveney has been named director of sales and product management. Kaveney, who has been with Eriez for 24 years, served as manager of product marketing and administration prior to this promotion. “As director of sales and...

  • G3 to Erect Two New Grain Elevators in Alberta

    Grain handling and marketing firm G3 Canada Limited plans to start construction on two new grain elevators in Alberta this summer to support the growth of grain production in the province, a company announcement said Wednesday.  “Central Alberta is one of the most important grain...

  • Solvay Plans Expansion of Hydroquinone Output in Europe

    French specialty chemicals and advanced materials maker Solvay announced an initiative on Tuesday to increase its capacity for hydroquinone at its plant in Saint-Fons, France by 20% this year, according to a company press release.  Slated to become operational by the second quarter of this...