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  • GKN Powder Metallurgy Opens Customer Center in Europe

    Metal components manufacturer GKN Powder Metallurgy recently opened a customer center in Bonn, Germany on July 10 that will provide assistance to the company’s customers and partners in powder metallurgy and additive technologies.  The unveiling of the new facility comes after GKN...

  • Axalta to Open New Powder Coatings Plant in Germany

    Coatings manufacturer Axalta Coatings Systems announced plans on July 19 to open the company’s second production facility for bonded metallic powder coatings in Europe in Landshut, Germany.  “We are excited to expand our production capabilities in Germany with state-of-...

  • PPG to Purchase Specialty Materials Manufacturer Dexmet

    Paints, coatings, and materials company PPG entered into a definitive agreement to purchase specialty materials manufacturer Dexmet Corporation from private equity firm Sverica Capital Management LP, a PPG release announced Monday.  “The acquisition of Dexmet will enable PPG to provide...

  • New Airgas C02 and Dry Ice Plant Opens in California

    Industrial, medical and specialty gases supplier Airgas recently held an event to mark the grand opening of its new liquid carbon dioxide (C02) and dry ice production facility in Stockton, CA, the Air Liquide-owned firm announced on July 18.  “We announced our plans to build this...

  • Bayer Plans to Move Crop Science Division to Missouri

    Pharmaceutical and agricultural solutions firm Bayer plans to invest $164 million to move its North American Crop Science division headquarters to Creve Coeur, MO, a press release issued by the office of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced on July 16. 500 jobs will also be relocated to the Missouri...

  • Bunge and BP Launch Bioenergy-Focused Joint Venture

    Agribusiness Bunge Limited and oil and gas firm BP plc are teaming up in a new biofuels joint venture in Brazil, BP Bunge Bioenergia, that will operate 11 mills in the country, Bunge announced Monday. Focused on the production of ethanol and sugar, the newly formed entity will have a total crushing...

  • Two Dead after Being Trapped in Grain Storage Tank

    Two workers died after being trapped inside a grain storage tank at The Andersons facility in South Toledo, OH Friday morning. Joshua Stone, 29, of Rossford, and James Heilman, 56, and a third man of Perrysburg were reportedly inside the storage tank breaking up compacted grain. The silo contained...

  • Metal Detector for the Quality Inspection of Rubber Mats

    CY Handee Rubber Mouldings in the north of Malaysia produces rubber mats for a renowned international furniture company and is market leader in Malaysia. To meet the quality requirements that are demanded by the furniture company, CY Handee Rubber Mouldings decided to install a metal detector, and...

  • $300M Soy Processing Facility Dedicated in South Dakota

    American agribusiness Ag Processing Inc. (AGP) held an event on Wednesday to dedicate its new, $300 million soy processing plant in Aberdeen, SD, several local news organizations reported. The investment is the largest made by the company to date.  Soybeans will be sourced from a 100-mile...

  • Bunge Debuts New Edible Oils Processing Plant in Asia

    The edible oils business of agribusiness Bunge Limited, Bunge Loders Crocklaan (BLC), announced Thursday that its new edible oils processing plant in Xiamen, China, expanding the firm’s ability to supply the domestic and global foodservice and food industry with plant-based specialty oils and...