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  • Dust-Related Fire Reported at Polaris Plant in Alabama

    A dust-related fire broke out at the Polaris Industries Inc. production facility in Huntsville, AL last Wednesday morning, several local news organizations reported.  Some 1,000 people were forced to evacuate the Greenbrier Parkway facility after the fire started at about 8:45 a.m...

  • Preview New Solutions on Display at the Powder Show

    North America’s largest gathering of dry particulate and bulk solids handling and processing professionals, The International Powder and Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition, returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL from April 28-30.  Known as the...

  • Nestle Purina Invests $140M in New Dry Pet Food Lines

    America’s largest manufacturer of dry dog and cat food, Nestle Purina, is investing $140 million to add several new processing and packaging lines for dry pet foods at its production facility in Clinton, IA, the Swiss-owned company announced in a release Friday.  “Demand for...

  • Hormel Foods Acquires Sadler’s Smokehouse Business

    Hormel Foods Corp., a leading global branded food company, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Texas-based Sadler’s Smokehouse. Sadler’s Smokehouse is a family-owned business that specializes in premium and authentic pit-smoked meats for retail and foodservice customers....

  • Bay State Milling to Open New Grain Elevator in Arizona

    Flour and plant-based ingredients manufacturer Bay State Milling said Tuesday that it is moving forward with plans to build a new grain storage elevator at its flour mill in Tolleson, AZ. The company said the new facility will enable it to better manage its commercial scale “...

  • How the Coronavirus is Impacting Chemical Companies

    Supply chain interruptions. A quarantined workforce. Global travel restrictions. These are just a few of the challenges that chemical manufacturing firms operating in China have faced since the novel coronavirus outbreak began in the city of Wuhan in late December.  As the number of those...

  • Processing System Error Causes Fire at Bunge Plant

    An error in a computerized processing system is thought to be the cause of a fire that ignited in the Bunge plant in Red Oak, IA on Wednesday, several local news organizations reported. Firefighters were called to the facility at about 5:39 p.m. and worked for about two hours to douse...

  • C.J. Foods Buys Pet Food Maker American Nutrition Inc.

    Private label dry pet food manufacturer C.J. Foods is poised to grow its portfolio and expand its national and international presence after it entered into an agreement this week to purchase American Nutrition Inc., a producer of super premium dry, canned, and baked pet food and...

  • New Hemp Extraction Plant to Open Next Month in Colorado

    CBD products manufacturer Vantage Hemp Co. is planning to start production its new large-scale, high volume hemp extraction facility in Greeley, CO this March, the company announced in a recent release.  “Our company is developing strategic partnerships with global...

  • Eastman Chemical Names Sealed Air CEO as a Director

    American specialty materials firm Eastman Chemical Company said Wednesday that its board named Sealed Air Corporation president and chief executive officer Edward L. Doheny II as a director.  “We are pleased to welcome Ted to Eastman’s Board of Directors,” Eastman CEO and...