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  • B&G Foods Purchases Baking Products Maker Clabber Girl

    Parsippany, NJ-based firm B&G Foods Inc. is expanding its offerings of baking products with the acquisition of Clabber Girl Corporation from food and beverage supplier Hulman & Company, the company announced in a release Wednesday.  “This acquisition is consistent with...

  • FCL to Close Three Feed Production Plants in Canada

    Canadian firm Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) announced plans this week to consolidate its feed production network from six facilities to three sites in Saskatoon, Calgary, and Moosomin. The company will transfer services and products from its Brandon, MB and Melfort, SK facilities...

  • Haribo to Break Ground on Wisconsin Facility in 2020

    Candy producer Haribo of America Manufacturing LLC will break ground on a new facility in Pleasant Prairie, WI in late spring 2020 after local officials approved the company’s preliminary site and operational plans, the Village of Pleasant Prairie announced this week.  The community...

  • Pfizer Opens New Manufacturing Site in Massachusetts

    Drug maker Pfizer recently opened a new, 175,000-sq-ft facility focused on manufacturing high-quality complex biologics and vaccines at its campus in Andover, MA, a company press release announced. Operated by the firm’s BioTherapeutics Pharmaceutical Sciences organization, the site features...

  • ChargePoint Technology Names UK Sales Manager

    Contained and sterile transfer solutions expert, ChargePoint Technology, continues its growth plans with the strategic appointment of Stephen Eastick as UK sales manager. Manufacturing material transfer devices for a range of applications within the pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and other...

  • Perstorp to Build Sodium Formate Deicer Plant in Europe

    Specialty chemicals maker Perstorp recently revealed plans to build a new plant in Perstorp, Sweden that will produce solid Sodium Formate deicer products for use on airport runways. The facility will boost the firm’s capacity for its Pergrip Run NF brand of deicer.  “...

  • Exxon Boosts Capacity of Specialty Elastomers Plant in UK

    Oil and chemicals firm ExxonMobil recently completed an expansion project that doubled the firm’s capacity for specialty elastomers at its Newport, Wales plant, a company release said Monday. Two new production lines were installed at the site, which created 35 new full-time jobs. ...

  • Vortex Wins Export Award

    Vortex Global Ltd., a solids and bulk handling components company, has been recognized by Solids Handling and Processing Association (SHAPA) with the 2019 Solids Handling Industry Export Award. The award was presented on Wednesday, 8 May, at the SHAPA AGM & Solids Handling Industry Awards...

  • Four-Alarm Fire Doused at Almond Plant in California

    More than 100 firefighters responded to a four-alarm fire at the Blue Diamond almond factory in Sacramento, CA on Monday night, local news organizations reported. Crews were called to the facility at about 9:30 p.m. and managed to put out the flames by 11:45 p.m. Officials told NBC News...

  • Fire Extinguished at ADM Corn Plant in Illinois

    Firefighters worked for over six hours to douse a blaze last Thursday at an Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) corn facility in Decatur, IL, several local news organizations reported.  “Yesterday at approximately 10:45 a.m. a small fire broke out in the feed house at the corn plant...