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  • U.S. and China Sign “Phase One” Trade Agreement

    The governments of the United States and China signed off on the ‘phase one’ trade agreement on Wednesday, which aims to resolve issues in intellectual property, technology transfer, agriculture, financial services, currency and foreign exchange, the Office of the United States Trade...

  • Anheuser-Busch Plans $85M Expansion at Georgia Facility

    Beer company Anheuser-Busch is committing $85 million to expand its Cartersville, GA brewery, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) said in a release Monday. The project is expected to create 12 new jobs.  “The U.S. beer industry is back to growth and over the...

  • Russell Stover to Cut 400 Jobs in Consolidation Effort

    Chocolates manufacturer Russell Stover is planning to close a production facility and several distribution and fulfillment centers and cut some 400 positions as part of an effort to consolidate and improve its production, retail, and distribution networks, the company announced in a release Tuesday...

  • Solvay Boosts HMW HALS Capacity at West Virginia Site

    Advanced materials and specialty chemicals firm Solvay recently completed an expansion project at its Willow Island, WV site to expand high molecular weight (HMW) hindered amine light stabilizer (HALS) capacity, according to a company announcement issued Wednesday. “We decided to...

  • Sasol Experiences Explosion and Fire in New LDPE Unit

    A fire and explosion were reported Monday afternoon at the Sasol Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP) low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant in Lake Charles, LA, the company said in an announcement. The blast occurred at about 1:15 p.m. as staff at the site work working to startup the new asset,...

  • 3 Dead, Several Injured After Chemical Plant Explosion

    Three people died and six others were injured during an explosion and fire at a petrochemical facility in Terragona, Spain on Tuesday, local and international media outlets reported. After the blast, officials ordered hundreds of thousands of residents to remain indoors because of concerns that...

  • Sara Lee Frozen Bakery Commits $19M to Expand Facility

    Frozen baked desserts, treats, and snacks manufacturer Sara Lee Frozen Bakery revealed this week that it will invest $19.8 million in an expansion of its Tarboro, NC production facility, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina announced Monday. The One North Carolina Fund...

  • GEAPS Announces Courses for February

    Registration is now open for four courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University in February. These online courses run from Feb. 18 through March 24, and registration closes Feb. 12.   GEAPS 506: The Grain Industry in Canada – Climate,...

  • Catalent Buys Bristol-Myers Squibb Production Facility

    Pharmaceutical and health care products firm Catalent recently wrapped up its acquisition of an biologics, sterile, and oral solid dose manufacturing and packaging plant in Anagni, Italy from biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb, the companies announced on January 7 in separate...

  • Comprehensive Contract Testing Service for Additive Manufacturing Powders

    Particle Testing Authority (PTA), Micromeritics’ ISO17025 accredited contract testing laboratory, announces a comprehensive physical characterization service for the additive manufacturing (AM) industry that provides fast and efficient access to the techniques routinely used to optimize...