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  • Metso Plans to Sell Grinding Media Unit to Moly-Cop

    Processing and flow solutions firm Metso entered into an agreement to sell its grinding media business, Metso Spain Holding S.L.U., to American Industrial Partners-owned Moly-Cop, a release announced Tuesday.  Moly-Cop will take on operations in two sites in Spain and about 80 workers in the...

  • Oil Tank Catches on Fire at Cargill Plant in Ohio

    Firefighters were called to a Cargill corn milling plant in Dayton, OH on Wednesday morning after a 210-gal oil tank caught on fire, several local news organizations reported.  Hazmat teams and fire crews were sent to the scene at about 7:10 a.m., but did not observe smoke or fire when they...

  • Propex Holding Sheds Concrete Fibers Unit to Sika

    Specialty chemicals and industrial materials firm Sika Corporation announced the acquisition of the Concrete Fibers business from Propex Holding LLC on Tuesday, expanding the firm’s offerings of value-added products for the construction and infrastructure markets. “The acquisition of...

  • New Atlas Sand Frac Sand Plant Opens in Texas

    Sand mining firm Atlas Sand recently opened a new frac sand facility in Mohahans, TX, adding 4 million tons of production capacity per year, the firm announced in a recent press release. The firm made its first deliveries from the site on Oct. 30.  “With the start-up of Atlas Monahans,...

  • Praxair to Expand Air Separation Plant in Florida

    Linde subsidiary Praxair plans to expand the capacity of its Mims, FL air separation plant in response to an uptick in demand from the food processing, manufacturing, healthcare, and water treatment industries, a company press release announced Monday.  “This investment further...

  • Former Dow Exec to Lead Cargill’s R&D Efforts

    A former Dow Chemical Company executive will join Cargill on Nov. 12 to lead the agribusiness’ research and development (R&D) and innovation efforts, the company announced in a recent press release. Florian Schattenmann, who recently occupied the role of vice president of Performance...

  • Massive Fire Destroys Oilseed Processing Plant in Canada

    Firefighters responded to a massive fire at the Family Friendly Farms oilseed processing plant in the St. Boniface city ward of Winnipeg, MB on Monday afternoon that sent a large volume of black smoke into the surrounding area.  Three workers evacuated the facility after the fire started at...

  • 3 Hurt in Dust Explosion at Nova Scotia Concrete Plant

    A dust explosion at the Quality Concrete plant in Dartmouth, NS on Monday afternoon, blowing the top of a silo off and scattering debris several blocks away, first responders told local news organizations.  Fire crews made their way to the facility after the blast was reported at about 3:20 p...

  • Dust Explosion Reported at ADM Elevator in Illinois

    Emergency personnel were called to an Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) facility in Decatur, IL early Saturday morning after a dust explosion and fire were reported, coverage by several local news organizations said.  The explosion occurred at about 1 a.m. in a grain elevator that is part of the...

  • General Mills Elects Neal to Board of Directors

    General Mills announces the election of Diane L. Neal to its board of directors, effective November 5, 2018. Neal was most recently chief executive officer of Sur La Table Inc., a premium-quality kitchen-goods retail company with more than 100 stores, until her retirement in 2017. Before her time...