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  • Crews Free Man from Auger at Grain Elevator in Michigan

    First responders freed a 58-year-old man who was stuckin a grain bin auger at the Caledonia Farmers Elevator in Caledonia Township, MI on Tuesday morning, several local news organizations reported.  The worker’s leg became trapped while he was cleaning the auger of the grain silo at...

  • Parmalat Buys Kraft’s Canadian Natural Cheese Business

    Lactalis Group subsidiary Parmalat Canada Inc. announced Tuesday that its $1.24 billion acquisition of the Kraft Heinz Company’s natural cheese business in Canada has closed. The firm’s portfolio now includes a number of cheese brands in the country, including Cracker Barrel, aMOOza!,...

  • Mitsubishi Chemical Composites to Expand Virginia Plant

    Metal composites material maker Mitsubishi Chemical Composites America Inc. (MCCA) said Monday that it plans invest about $5 million to expand its Chesapeake, VA production facility for ALPOLIC brand composites.  The company said in a release that will add 40,000 sq ft of space for storage,...

  • GEAPS, K-State Offer Six Online Courses in August

    Registration is now open for six grain handling operations courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University in August. These online courses run from Aug. 6 through Sept. 10, 2019, and registration closes July 31.   GEAPS 500: Introduction to Grain...

  • 4B Components Ltd Wins 2019 Governor’s Exporter Award

    Illinois Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton and Erin Guthrie, Acting Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced the recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Export Awards during a ceremony at the Union League Club of Chicago on June 26. The Governor’s...

  • Flint Hills Resources to Idle Nebraska Biodiesel Plant

    Chemicals and fuels producer and marketer Flint Hills Resources revealed plans this week to idle its Duonix biodiesel production facility in Beatrice, NE, impacting about 40 workers at the site, the Associated Press and several local news organizations reported. The plant is slated to close this...

  • Wood Chip Silo Fire Put Out at Factory in Maine

    Firefighters responded to a blaze that ignited inside a wood chip silo at the Pride Manufacturing Co. wood products plant in Burnham, ME on June 20, news website VillageSoup reported.  Crews were dispatched to the North Main Street site after the fire department received a telephone call...

  • British Occupational Safety Agency Selects New Leader

    Great Britain’s occupational safety regulator, The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has selected Sarah Albon as its new chief executive, the agency announced in a recent release. Currently serving as Inspector General and Chief Executive of the Insolvency Service, Albon is slated to take on...

  • Cabot Sheds Specialty Fluids Unit to Chinese Firm

    Alpharetta, GA-based specialty chemicals and performance materials firm Cabot Corporation closed the sale of its Specialty Fluids business to Chinese firm Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metals Resources Co. Limited, the company announced in a recent release.  “We are pleased to have...

  • Atlantic Packaging Invests $4.5M to Expand S.C. Facility

    Industrial packaging materials and paperboard converting firm Atlantic Packaging intends to invest $4.5 million in an expansion project at its Dorchester County facility in South Carolina to increase the site’s distribution and warehousing capabilities, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster...