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  • IMCD Buys Specialty Chemicals Distributor HORN

    Specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor IMCD recently expanded its presence in the U.S. market with the completion of its acquisition of California-based specialty chemicals distributor E.T. Horn Company, also known as HORN, the company announced in an Aug. 1 press...

  • CGB Wraps Up $32M Soybean Plant Expansion in Indiana

    Grain and transportation firm Consolidated Grain and Barge Co., a part of CGB Enterprises Inc., recently finished a $32 million expansion project at its soybean processing plant at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon, a press release from the Ports of Indiana said Wednesday.  First...

  • Atlas Sand Opens Frac Sand Production Facility in Texas

    A new frac sand production facility was recently opened by Atlas Sand Company LLC in Kermit, TX that will serve oil extraction customers in the Permian Basin, the Austin, TX-based firm announced in a recent press release.  Slated to begin commercial operations later this year, the...

  • Two Workers Injured in Georgia Chemical Plant Explosion

    A worker was left with third degree burns covering 90% of their body after an explosion at a chemical production facility Tuesday in Orchard Hill, GA, local media reports said. Another person was also injured during the incident.  First responders were called to the facility after the...

  • Pet Food Maker Freshpet Plans $84M Factory Expansion

    Pet food manufacturer Freshpet Inc. will invest $84 million to expand its fresh dog and cat food production plant in Hanover Township, PA, the office of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced Wednesday. About 100 new full time jobs will be created as a result of the project. “The rapid growth...

  • Man Injured by Dust Explosion at Kansas Grain Elevator

    Fire and rescue crews responded to a dust explosion at a Palmer, KS grain elevator that left one person with injuries and caused some damage to the structure, the Washington County News reported on Aug. 3.   When the blast occurred at the Palmer Grain Inc. facility at about 2:45 p.m...

  • Dust Eyed as Cause of Deadly Explosion at Power Plant

    Officials said combustible dust is being considered as the cause of an explosion Wednesday at a coal power plant in Pocheon, South Korea that left one person dead and four others with injuries, local English-language news organizations reported.  Workers were using a conveyor belt to...

  • 8 Treated After Exposure to Powder at California Plant

    First responders were called to a Valencia, CA manufacturing plant after dozens of workers were exposed to a chemical powder early Monday morning, local news organizations reported. Eight people were transported to an area hospital for treatment.  Rescue crews responded to the facility on...

  • Perdue AgriBusiness to Buy Shuttered Cargill Elevator

    The AgriBusiness unit of Perdue Farms plans to buy a shuttered Cargill grain elevator in Vincennes, IN ahead of the 2018 harvest season, the two firms announced in a joint press release Tuesday. “Cargill is pleased to have Perdue take ownership of this facility as we have a long-term...

  • 2 Hurt by “Fireball” After Explosion at Arconic Plant

    An explosion Monday at the Arconic Fastening Systems plant in Rochester, NY created a 30 ft fireball that left two men with critical injuries, police and fire officials told local news organizations reported. The blast is thought to have occurred when fluid from a leaky hydraulic press touched an...