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  • Montana Firm Starts Upgrade of Pulse Processing Plant

    Toll processor Pardue Grain Inc.held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 6 to mark the beginning of a multi-million-dollar upgrade project at its pulse processing plant in Cut Bank, MT that will expand the facility’s sorting, sizing, cleaning, and bagging capabilities. “Our business...

  • Evonik to Grow Precipitated Silica Output at Turkish Plant

    Specialty chemicals maker Evonik Industries plans to increase its production capacity for precipitated silica at the firm’s Adapazari, Turkey plant, the German company announced in a recent press release. The move is expected to increase the site’s output of silica by 40,000...

  • BASF Plans Expansion of Antioxidant Production Sites

    German chemical giant BASFis planning to invest in three facilities across its global footprint to expand production of the antioxidant Irganox 1010 as demand for plastic additives grows, the company announced in a press release Tuesday.  A new production line will be installed at BASF...

  • Franklin Miller Honored for 100th Anniversary

    Franklin Miller Inc. was honored July 3, 2018 by the Township of Livingston in a ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the company’s founding. The ceremony took place at the company’s Livingston, NJ facility. William Galanty, president of Franklin Miller and Jake Galanty,...

  • ScottsMiracle-Gro Starts $3.6M Plant Expansion Project

    Lawn and garden products producer ScottsMiracle-Gro Companyrecently broke ground on an expansion project at the firm’s Ft. Madison, IA manufacturing plant, a July 2 press release announced.  The company is investing $3.6 million to build a new 4400-sq-ft addition that will contain...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Increase 26%

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its May 2018 booked orders increased 22.6% when compared to May 2017 orders, and 26.3% when compared to April 2018. May booked orders were down 3.3% for Bulk Handling Equipment and up 44.0% for Unit Handling Equipment when...

  • Kemutec Names New VP of Sales and Business Development

    Process Components has announced the expansion of subsidiary company Kemutec in Europe, with the long-established manufacturing brand opening a new office in the Netherlands. The move forms a key part of its global strategy to extend its global territories, significantly grow its revenues and...

  • Nutritional Powder Firm Adds 75 New Jobs at Tenn. Factory

    Health and nutrition powder contract manufacturer Armada Nutrition plans to expand the headcount of its Spring Hill, TN production plant by 75 workers, the company announced in a press release Monday. Those hired for the new hourly positions at the powder production plant will receive...

  • Mole-Master Introduces New Abrasive Blasting Brochure

    Mole-Master Services Corporation, a provider of silo cleanout services and products to a broad spectrum of industries, is offering a new four-page brochure describing the company's media blasting capabilities and services. The brochure begins by defining media blasting, ice blasting, and...

  • Man Loses Foot in Screw Conveyor at Meat Processing Plant

    A 59-year-old worker lost a foot after a machinery-related accident early Tuesday at the Oakey Beef Exports meat processing plant in Oakey, Queensland, Australia, local media reports said.   A company official said the worker’s foot was cut off by screw conveyor at the site at about...