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  • Fire Forces Evacuation of Food Factory in Nova Scotia

    A fire broke out in a piece of frying equipment at the Oxford Frozen Foods production plant in Oxford, NS on Tuesday evening, forcing workers to evacuate the facility, local news organizations reported.  Crews responded to the facility at about 9 p.m. and worked for about two hours to put out...

  • BNSF Railway to Build New Logistics Center in Colorado

    North American freight transportation firm BNSF Railway announced Wednesday that construction work has started on its new logistics site in Hudson, CO. The project aims to provide the company’s customers with greater access to the industrial market in Denver and the surrounding area. ...

  • DSM to Develop Composites with U.S. 3D Printing Firm

    Life sciences company Royal DSM recently formed a partnership with Fortify, an advanced additive manufacturing firm headquartered in Boston that will focus on the development of high performance composite materials used to 3D print structural parts. The effort will combine Fortify’s Digital...

  • Worker Hurt in Machine Explosion at Pennsylvania Plant

    Several explosions were reported at the Advanced Heat Treating Inc. facility in St. Marys, PA on Monday evening that left a worker with minor injuries, several local news organizations reported.  Firefighters were dispatched to the Trout Run Road plant at about 11 p.m. and remained on scene...

  • Firm to Build $45M Plant for Oat-Based Xylitol in Europe

    Finnish food company Fazer Group announced plans Tuesday to invest €40 million, or about $43.2 million, to construct a new manufacturing plant in Lahti, Finland that will process oat hulls generated from the firm’s oat milling operations into the artificial sweetener xylitol....

  • PepsiCo Names New Chief Science Officer

    American food and beverage company PepsiCo announced the appointment of Rene Lammers as its new Chief Science Officer on Monday as the current holder of the post, Dr. Mehmood Khan, prepares to retire this month. “Rene is a proven leader with a strong track record of success, and his vision...

  • Mars Debuts Innovation-Focused Business Accelerator

    American food and beverage firm Mars Inc. recently unveiled a new business accelerator that will provide $50,000 to six companies in the U.S. and four companies in Australia and four months of support to scale up their operations.  Dubbed The Seeds of Change Accelerator after the Mars Food...

  • OSHA Fines Pet Food Producer $95K for Safety Hazards

    A Florida-based pet food manufacturer was issued $95,472 in fines by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after investigators identified a number of safety hazards at the company’s Miami, FL facility. The agency determined that the Higgins...

  • ABB Plans $36M Upgrade at Mississippi Manufacturing Site

    Industrial technology provider ABB revealed plans Tuesday to inject $36 million into its advanced manufacturing plant for electrical components in Senatobia, MS. The company will build a 200,000 sq ft structure next to its existing facility to support production of the firm’s ABB Tmax XT...

  • Fire Forces Evacuation of Animal Feed Plant in Alberta

    40 firefighters responded to a blaze inside of the Trouw Nutrition/Shur-Gain animal feed production facility in Olds, AB last Friday, the Town of Olds Fire Department said in a press release Tuesday.  Crews arrived at the scene to find heavy smoke coming from a process area of the facility...