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  • Forklift Eyed as Cause of Fire at Georgia-Pacific Plant

    A forklift caught on fire and exploded Monday evening at the Georgia-Pacific mill in Muskogee, OK, leaving several workers with minor injuries, local news organizations reported. Operations at the facility were halted after the fire was out as crews examined damage.  “There was a...

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  • Fire Reported at Kellogg Plant

    Firefighters were called to a fire at the Kellogg cereal plant in Battle Creek, MI Monday night. No injuries were reported.   Seven units were called to the plant at about 7pm after a piece of industrial machinery that is used to dry cereal caught fire. Crews from the Battle...

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  • Evonik to Halt Polyphthalamide Production in Germany

    Specialty chemicals firm Evonik plans to exit the polyphthalamide (PPA) business at its Witten, Germany production facility as the company’s polyamide unit narrows its focus on high-performance materials.  “Reorganizing our polyamide business will concentrate our production and...

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  • Sintavia Opens Additive Manufacturing Plant in Florida

    A new, 55,000-sq-ft facility for metal additive manufacturing (3D printing) was inaugurated on May 9 in Hollywood, FL by Sintavia LLC, the company announced in a release Monday. The new facility also contains the firm’s headquarters.  “This new facility is the first of its kind in...

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  • New Wood Fiber Processing Plant Opens in North Carolina

    Mulch, horticultural substrates, and soil conditioning solutions manufacturer Profile Products recently opened a new wood fiber processing plant in Conover, NC, the company announced in a release Monday.  Profile said the opening of the new facility is part of a five-phase expansion effort...

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  • Tyson to Build $300M Case Ready Products Plant in Utah

    Tyson Foods Inc. subsidiary Tyson Fresh Meats recently revealed plans to erect a new, $300 million production plant in Utah by 2021, according to a release by the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development. The project will generate some 1200 jobs with three years of the facility’s...

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  • New Hostess Distribution Center Opens in Kansas

    Sweet baked goods manufacturer Hostess Brands LLC opened a new distribution center in Edgerton, KS last week, a release by the Kansas Department of Commerce said. The new facility offers the company a number of advantages because it is located near the firm’s plant in Emporia, KS and Hostess...

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  • Webinar: Understanding the “Heart” of the Pneumatic Conveying System

    On May 14, 2019 at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific, Eric Maynard, vice president, Jenike & Johanson, will present "Understanding the Gas Flow Generator – the ‘Heart’ of the Pneumatic Conveying System" as part of Powder & Bulk Solids' DryPro free...

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  • Ministers of Agriculture Comment on LLP

    The Ministers of Agriculture from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and the U.S. highlighted that food demand is rising while agricultural production faces significant constraints, such as limited access to arable land and fresh water. In this regard, they agreed that agricultural innovation, such as...

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  • Joint Statement of Western Hemisphere Agriculture Leaders

    Western Hemisphere agriculture leaders met Sunday on the margins of the G-20 Agricultural Ministerial in Niigata, Japan, affirming their intent to work together to champion global food security and agricultural trade on the basis of sound science and risk analysis principles. Following the meeting...

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