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  • Dairy Ingredients Firm Osage Food to Open Wisconsin Plant

    Dairy-based food ingredients manufacturer Osage Food Products recently purchased a facility in Oconomowoc, WI that will be renovated into a new manufacturing plant after securing funds through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loan program, development company Business Lending...

  • Great Western Manufacturing, Gazel Makina Form Sifter Alliance

    A strategic alliance between Great Western Manufacturing of Leavenworth, KS and Gazel Makina of Corum, Turkey will offer integrated sales of Gazel’s metal free-swinging sifters to North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and select South American countries. Both family-owned companies...

  • Chemicals Maker Chemours Opens New HQ in Delaware

    Chemical manufacturer The Chemours Company opened its corporate headquarters on Tuesday in The DuPont Building in Wilmington, DE after a 20-month renovation project, the company announced in a release.  “Today we are renewing our commitment to this community as we begin the next chapter...

  • Fire Forces Evacuation of Texas Pet Products Plant

    A fire Tuesday evening at the Dallas Manufacturing Company pet products plant in Athens, TX forced workers to evacuate the building, local news organizations reported.  Crews from several area fire departments responded to the facility after the blaze started at about 4:30 p.m. Officials with...

  • Report: BASF to Close Louisiana Chemical Plant

    Chemical manufacturer BASF will shutter its production facility in Zachary, LA this April and decommission the site before the end of the year, impacting 54 people employed there, the Baton Rouge Advocate reported Tuesday. BASF Southeast Region Communications Manager Blythe told the...

  • Tyson Revamps Leadership Team After Keystone Integration

    Springdale, AR-based Tyson Foods announced changes to its enterprise leadership team on Monday as part of its process to integrate Keystone Foods after it acquired the business from Marfrig Global Foods last year.  Chad Martin, currently serving as senior vice president and general manager of...

  • INEOS Invests $3.4B in New Cracker, PDH Unit in Europe

    Chemicals and oil products firm INEOS is making a €3 billion (about $3.4 billion) investment to construct a new ethane gas cracker and PHD unit in Antwerp, Belgium, the company announced in a release Monday.  “Our investment in a gas cracker and world-scale PDH unit is...

  • Cargill Names New Head of North American Protein Business

    American agribusiness Cargill announced Tuesday that Jon Nash will become the next leader of its North American protein business on March 1. Reporting to Brian Sikes, the executive team leader of the firm’s global protein and salt businesses, Nash will be based out of Cargill Protein’s...

  • Compass Minerals to Close Wisconsin Salt Blending Plant

    Overland Park, KS-based Compass Minerals America Inc. plans to shutter its salt blending and packaging plant in Kenosha, WI this April and permanently lay off all 38 workers employed at the site, the company said in documents filed with state officials on Sunday.  The site is slated for...

  • Lotte/BP JV to Boost Capacity at Petrochemical Plant

    A joint venture between Lotte Chemical and BP plans to invest $175 million in a capacity expansion project at an existing petrochemical production plant in Ulsan, South Korea, the firms announced in a recent press release.  Lotte BP Chemical Company Limited expects to complete work on...