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  • Pharma Tech Industries Names New VP of Business Development

    Athens, GA-based pharmaceutical contract manufacturer Pharma Tech Industries announced Thursday that it has hired Eric Kaneps as its vice president of business development. In the role, Kaneps will develop and maintain new supply chains relationships, evaluate and assess new health and wellness...

  • Siemens Expands Additive Manufacturing Presence

    In an effort to increase its additive manufacturing footprint, Siemens acquired an 85% stake in Worcester, MA-based additive manufacturing processing and production firm Materials Solutions Ltd, the German company announced in earlier this month. Financial terms were not disclosed. “With the...

  • Fresenius Kabi Investing $250M in Illinois Pharma Plant

    German pharmaceutical company Fresenius Kabi is investing $250 million over the next decade in its Melrose Park, IL manufacturing facility. The expansion of the site, which produces generic, sterile injectable pharmaceuticals for use in US hospitals and clinics, includes the construction of at...

  • Monsanto Introducing Digital Agriculture Sensor Network

    Monsanto subsidiary The Climate Corporation announced plans Wednesday to develop the agriculture industry’s first network of in-field sensors, which will provide data for the company’s Climate FieldView platform’s agronomic models. Intended to help farmers make choices around...

  • OSHA Unveils New Pilot Whistleblower Review Process

    The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the introduction of a new pilot program Tuesday that aims to help the agency speed up the review process for whistleblower complaints. The “Expedited Case Processing Pilot” permits a...

  • US Factory Output in July Shows Biggest Increase of 2016

    The Federal Reserve released data Tuesday showing US factory output increased by 0.5%, the biggest gain in production in 2016, the Associated Press reported Aug. 16. The previous month’s data showed that production increased by 0.3%. The AP posited that the numbers “suggest that US...

  • GE, Sealed Air to Produce Film for Biopharmaceuticals

    GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences unit and Sealed Air Corporation announced Tuesday that the two companies formed an alliance to develop primary films for the biopharmaceuticals industry. “GE and Sealed Air share a vision of the importance of robust, high quality films in the efficient...

  • Richardson Int’l Invests $120M in Crushing Capacity Upgrade

    Richardson International Ltd announced plans Wednesday to invest $120 million in its canola processing plant in Lethbridge, AB that will raise its crushing capacity from 450,000 metric tonnes per year to over 700,000 metric tonnes annually. With the upgrade of its Lethbridge facility and the...

  • Tyson Foods Fined $263K after Amputation

    A gruesome employee injury led federal workplace safety inspectors to discover the nation's largest meat and poultry processor endangered workers by exposing them to amputation hazards, high levels of carbon dioxide, and peracetic acid without providing personal protective equipment....

  • TerraVia, Nestlé Purina Announce Development Agreement

    TerraVia Inc., a pioneer in algae based food nutrition and specialty ingredients, and Nestlé Purina PetCare, a global manufacturer of pet products, are entering into a joint development agreement targeting the companion animal market. The agreement, which spans multiple years, will...