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  • Private Label Pet Food Maker to Open Plant in Indiana

    German private label pet food maker Saturn Petcare revealed Friday that the company plans to open a new manufacturing facility in Vigo County, Indiana in 2020, according to a press release issued by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IDEC). By 2024, the company expects to employ some 200...

  • Tekna Opens $5.7M 3D Printing Powders Plant in Europe

    Canada-based firm Tekna recently announced that it has commenced production of spherical powders for additive manufacturing at its new plant in Mâcon, France and shipped the first products produced at the site to clients this past November.  €5 million, or about $5.7 million, was...

  • ADM Takes on Citrus Oils and Ingredients Maker

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is expanding its portfolio of flavors and fragrances with the acquisition of Florida Chemical Company (FCC), a provider of citrus-based oils and food ingredients, the firm announced in a press release Friday. “ADM is already a leader in...

  • Georgia-Pacific to Halt Printing Paper Manufacturing

    A slump in sales of paper for printing and writing is leading paper products maker Georgia-Pacific to close its communications paper business this spring, a company press release announced Thursday. Along with the plan to shutter the unit, the firm also plans to close a related production facility...

  • Conveyor Equipment Orders Drop

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its November 2018 booked orders decreased 14.7% when compared to November 2017 orders. November 2018 booked orders were down 15.7% when compared to October 2018 booked orders. November booked orders were down 13.4% for Bulk...

  • Fire Put Out at Nutrien Ag Solutions Fertilizer Plant

    A fire broke in a concrete out early Thursday morning at the Nutrien Ag Solutions fertilizer blending facility, forcing officials to temporarily shut block access to portions of a local roadway, several local news organizations.   Polk County Fire Rescue spokesperson Chris Jonckheer summed up...

  • Oat Milk Manufacturer Oatly to Invest $40M in Utah Plant

    Swedish-owned oat milk and oat-based food products maker Oatly Inc. is investing up to $40 million in a new production plant in Ogden, UT, creating about 50 new jobs, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced Tuesday in a press release.  “As a 25-year-old...

  • Saint-Gobain to Shed Silicon Carbide Powders Division

    French building materials maker Saint-Gobain recently secured an exclusive, binding agreement to sell its silicon carbide division to private equity firm OpenGate Capital, a company press release announced Tuesday.  The Courbevoie, France-based division of Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials...

  • Animal Nutrition Firm Lawley’s to Open Texas Plant

    Stockton, CA-based animal nutrition and supplement products manufacturing firm Lawley’s Inc. plans to open a new production plant in Plainview, TX this year, creating about 20 new jobs in the process, the Plainview Hale County Economic Development Corporation announced in a press release...

  • Crews Respond to Dust Fire at NJ Paper Products Plant

    Firefighters were called to the Marcal paper mill in Elmwood Park, NJ Wednesday night after a crane contacted an extension cord on the facility’s roof, sparking flames in nearby bowl of paper dust, local news organizations reported.  The two-alarm fire started around 7:30 p.m. Officials...