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  • New Oilseeds Processing Plant Opened by Louis Dreyfus

    A subsidiary of agribusiness Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) recently opened a new oilseeds processing facility in Tianjin, China featuring a soybean crush capacity of 4000 tn/day and an oil refining capacity of 1200 tn/day, a press release announced Thursday. The new Louis Dreyfus Company (Tianjin)...

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  • Vortex Acquires Kasa Fab

    Vortex announces the acquisition of Kasa Fab, a leading custom metal fabrication and manufacturing company. Located in Salina, KS, Kasa Fab was a division of Kasa Companies, which includes Kasa Controls & Automation, IntelliFinishing, and Kasa Anlagen. “This acquisition allows...

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  • Bayer Opens New $200M Corn Seed Processing Plant

    German pharmaceuticals, chemicals and agricultural products maker Bayer officially opened its new, $200 million corn seed processing facility in Pochuiky, Ukraine on Wednesday to support the growth of its DEKALB brand in the country.  “This facility is conveniently situated in one of...

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  • Ingevity to Upgrade Carbon Pellet Plant in Virginia

    Specialty chemicals and carbon materials producer Ingevity Corporation plans to invest about $15 million to add new pellet extrusion technology to its production facility in Covington, VA, the firm announced in a recent press release. The upgrades will lift the site’s extrusion...

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  • BEUMER to Supply Overland Conveyor to Illinois Coal Mine

    BEUMER Groups’ U.S. subsidiary, the BEUMER Corporation, has been awarded a contract to design, supply and install a nearly four-mile overland conveyor at Knight Hawk Coal’s Prairie Eagle Mine in Illinois. The Knight Hawk project is a strategic win for BEUMER, allowing the company to...

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  • Firm to Open Agricultural Chemicals Plant in Mississippi

    The North American subsidiary of Australian crop protection solutions manufacturer Nufarm Limited recently held a dedication ceremony to mark the beginning of its process to convert an existing 104,500-sq-ft in Greenville, MS into a new, state-of-the-art production facility. “Our customers...

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  • Hometown Foods Acquires Several Brands from J.M. Smucker

    Chicago-based Hometown Food Company recently closed its $375 million purchase of several brands from The J.M. Smucker Company, including the Funfetti line of cake mixes and edible decorations and the Hungry Jack brand, a press release announced Tuesday. Owned by private equity firms Brynwood...

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  • Dow AgroSciences Plant to Close, Impacting 65 Workers

    A DowDuPont agricultural chemicals plant in King’s Lynn, UK operated by Dow AgroSciences Ltd is set to close by August of next year, impacting some 65 jobs at the site, several British news organizations reported.  The company announced its plan to shutter the facility on Tuesday and...

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  • Coca-Cola Takes On Coffee Brand Costa in $5B Acquisition

    American beverage firm The Coca-Cola Company is expanding its position in the global coffee market with a $5.1 billion acquisition of London-based international coffee brand Costa Limited from the UK hospitality company Whitbread PLC, a Aug. 31 press release announced.  “Costa gives...

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  • Evonik Sells Agricultural Chemicals Plant in U.S.

    Aiming to further hone its focus on specialty chemicals, German firm Evonik recently sold its Jayhawk plant in Galena, KS for agricultural chemical precursors to funds managed by London-based investment firm Permira. “We want to continue growing profitably in the specialty...

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