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  • Conveyor Fire Breaks Out at Pennsylvania Ethanol Plant

    Firefighters responded to a machinery fire at the Pennsylvania Grain Processing LLC ethanol plant in Clearfield, PA on Friday morning, several local news organizations reported. The fire started on a conveyor belt at about midnight, fire officials told television news station WJAC. No media...

  • Drug Maker Teva Relocating Headquarters to New Jersey

    The American branch of Israeli drug maker Teva Pharmaceuticals is moving its headquarters from North Wales, PA to a site in Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ, the office of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced in a press release Thursday. Occupying about 350,000 sq ft, the new Teva Pharmaceuticals USA...

  • AkzoNobel Plans Upgrade for Dutch Chlor-Alkali Plant

    Dutch chemicals and coatings producer AkzoNobel plans to add a new production line and make a number of other upgrades at its Rotterdam, Netherlands Chlor-Alkali plant, a recent company press release announced. Scheduled for completion in 2021, the new production line will enable the company to...

  • Mexican Food Firm Opens Peanut Processing Plant in Texas

    Mexican food company Galdisa USA is scheduled to officially open its new peanut processing plant in Conroe, TX at a ceremony this Friday, local news organizations reported. The Texas facility is the company’s first U.S. manufacturing location. Once operational, Galdisa USA’s 46,500-sq-...

  • Industrial Packaging Firm Opens Plant in Pennsylvania

    Industrial packaging producer MAUSER USA LLC recently opened a new intermediate bulk container (IBC) manufacturing facility in North Wales, PA, expanding the firm’s presence in the northeast U.S., the company announced in a press release Monday. MAUSER USA’s newly-opened plant will...

  • Firm Acquires North Carolina Site for New Lithium Plant

    As part of plans to restart a dormant Lithium production region in North Carolina, Piedmont Lithium Limited recently purchased a 60.6-acre site in Kings Mountain, NC where the company may construct a new lithium chemical plant, a press release announced Thursday. Located within 20 miles of...

  • Frac Sand Firm Shale Support Buys Two Mines in Louisiana

    Frac sand and logistics services provider Shale Support LLC recently acquired two natural sand mines in Louisiana, more than doubling its annual capacity, the company announced in a June 20 press release. “Shale Support’s geographic proximity to the Haynesville, Austin Chalk, and Eagle...

  • BASF Expands Presence in 3D Printing Powders Industry

    BASF recently acquired two firms involved in the production of powders used in selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing processes, expanding the German firm’s presence in the additive manufacturing materials industry. All shares of Hamburg, Germany-based Advanc3D Materials GmbH, a...

  • AkzoNobel to Expand Methyl Chloride Production Capacity

    The specialty chemicals business of Dutch multinational AkzoNobel plans to increase production of methyl chloride at its Frankfurt, Germany plant under a new expansion plan announced Wednesday. Set to be carried out over the next five years, the company said the expansion effort will support...

  • AMETEK Brookfield Names New Global Marketing Director

    Middleboro, MA-based AMETEK Brookfield recently appointed Vicki Case to the position of Global Marketing Director. Case spent the past 12 years at Sealed Air in Saddle Brook, NJ. For the past three years, she served as VP Marketing, Global e-Commerce & Fulfillment Solutions, holding...