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  • BASF to Boost Cosmetics Ingredients Capacity at U.S. Site

    German chemicals firm BASF announced plans Thursday to invest in a new production line that will increase capacity at its Mauldin, SC cosmetics ingredients plant. The new line will allow the company to boost production of pealizers and opacifers – used to create luster in cosmetics –...

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  • Firm to Open $130M Soybean Processing Plant in Minnesota

    Red Wing, MN-based agricultural processor Epitome Energy LLC revealed plans this month to open a new, $130 million plant for soybean extraction and biodiesel production in Crookston, MN, local news organizations reported. About 100 new jobs are expected to be generated as a result of the project....

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  • Fire Breaks Out in Silos at Kingsford Charcoal Plant

    A fire broke out at the Kingsford Manufacturing charcoal production plant in Summer Shade, KY on Jan. 7 that drew a response from several area fire departments, several local news organizations reported. Flames ignited at the Summer Shade road site around 12:35 p.m. and spread to the plant’s...

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  • METTLER TOLEDO Offers Free Thermal Analysis Seminars

    Precision instruments manufacturer METTLER TOLEDO announced Wednesday that several of its application scientists will lead a series of seminars this February across the U.S. focusing on basic thermal analysis skills and applications. The “Thermal Analysis Basic Skills and Applications...

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  • Agribusiness Louis Dreyfus to Divest Dairy Business

    Dutch agribusiness Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. (LDC) revealed plans Wednesday to jettison its dairy business this year as part of the firm’s on-going effort to spur growth by divesting from its non-core business areas. Established in 2009, LDC’s dairy business produces lactose and whey...

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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