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  • BASF Completes Purchase of Ag-Related Assets from Bayer

    German firm BASF said Wednesday that its purchase of Bayer’s crop protection, biotech, and digital farming assets has officially reached completion, noting in a press announcement that the acquisitions signal the company’s first foray into non-selective herbicides, nematicide...

  • Bin and Conveyor Catch on Fire at Wisconsin Power Plant

    Fire personnel responded to a fire at a La Crosse, WI energy plant early Tuesday morning and remained on scene for several hours battling the flames, several local news organizations reported. Called to the Xcel Energy facility at about 3 a.m., members of the La Crosse Fire Department...

  • Sabra Kicks Off Expansion of Virginia Hummus Factory

    Hummus dip producer Sabra Dipping Company LLC held a ground-breaking ceremony on Thursday to mark the beginning of construction on a 40,000-sq-ft addition at its production facility in Chesterfield County, VA, a press release announced.  Touted as the “world’s largest...

  • The Top 5 Powder & Bulk Solids Headlines in July 2018

    July offered no shortage of news as major expansion projects and acquisitions were announced, several major industrial accidents occurred, and production of a major over-the-counter drug was interrupted. To provide an overview of the most popular stories on PowderBulkSolids.com last month, managing...

  • HyLife Foods Completes Feed Mill Expansion

    Canadian pork producer HyLife Foods LP recently completed a capacity expansion project at its feed mill in Killarney, MB, increasing the firm’s production of pellet-based animal feed, the company said in a press release Wednesday. The announcement comes after the pork firm recently...

  • Tyson Sells Sara Lee Frozen Bakery to Private Equity Firm

    Private equity firm Kohlberg & Company recently closed its acquisition of Sara Lee Frozen Bakery from Tyson Foods, a press release by the purchased company said Monday. The newly-formed spin-off company contains the former Tyson brands Van’s, Bistro Collection, Sara Lee, and...

  • Nestle Opens New U.S. Head Office in Virginia

    Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday to mark the opening of its new U.S. headquarters located in Arlington, VA, the company announced in a press release.  Housing Nestle USA’s corporate functions and its Beverage, Baking & Global...

  • Fiber Cement Maker Invests $120M in U.S. Plant Expansion

    Japanese fiber cement siding producer Nichiha Corporation plans to invest $120 million in a project to expand its manufacturing facility in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia, according to a press release issued Wednesday by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.  “Nichiha is a valued member of...

  • Henkel to Build New Automated Logistics Center in Spain

    Chemicals, adhesives, and consumer products maker Henkel plans to build a new automated warehouse in Spain and expand its production capabilities for liquid detergents in the country, the German company announced in a July 25 press release. Slated to become operational in 2020, the facility...

  • Land O’ Lakes Names New CEO and President

    The board of directors of agricultural cooperative Land O’ Lakes recently named Beth Ford as its newest president and chief executive officer as the company’s current top executive Chris Policinski prepares to retire. The incoming leader will assume her post on Aug. 1, a company press...