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  • J&J’s Tracy Holmes Offers Advice on Powder Flow Issues

    In advance of her appearance at this year’s Powder Show Toronto running from June 4-6 at the Toronto Congress Center in Canada, Tracy Holmes, the president of Jenike & Johanson, Ltd., answered a few questions from Powder & Bulk Solidson common powder handling and flow issues and...

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  • New Lotte Chemical Complex Dedicated in Gulf Coast

    An event was held Thursday in Lake Charles, LA to mark the dedication of Lotte Chemical’s new $19 billion complex that was attended by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, Republic of Korea Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin and the chief executive officer of Westlake...

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  • Ribbon Cut on New Lotte Chemical Complex in Gulf Coast

    An event was held Thursday in Lake Charles, LA to mark the dedication of Lotte Chemical’s new $19 billion complex that was attended by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, Republic of Korea Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin and the chief executive officer of Westlake...

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  • Ardent Mills to Shutter Four Flour Mills in U.S.

    Flour miller and ingredient manufacturer Ardent Mills said Friday that it plans to close four flour milling facilities in the U.S. to increase the efficiency of its network. On June 30, the company will shutter mills in Macon, GA, Loudonville, OH, and Red Lion, PA. Another mill in Rush City, MN...

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  • Conveying Equipment Orders Rise MOM, Fall YOY

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its March 2019 booked orders were up 42.2% when compared to February 2019 but decreased 25.1% when compared to March 2018. March booked orders were down 0.6% for Bulk Handling Equipment and up 65.3% for Unit Handling Equipment...

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  • Nestle to Exit U.S. DSD Network for Pizza and Ice Cream

    Some 4000 jobs are expected to be cut as Nestle USA pivots away from its direct-store-delivery (DSD) network for its ice cream and frozen pizza businesses to a warehouse-oriented system, the Swiss-owned food and beverage giant announced Monday.  While Nestle said the move to exit from the DSD...

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  • Hershey Invests $100M to Upgrade Plant in Virginia

    Chocolate and snacks manufacturer The Hershey Company intends to invest $104 million in an expansion project at its Stuarts Draft, VA manufacturing facility that will add 110,000-sq-ft of additional space for penuche and peanut cream production, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced in a press...

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  • Dust Collector Fire Put Out at NY Metal Processing Plant

    Crews from several area fire departments responded to a blaze in a dust collector at the Keywell Corp. metal processing plant in Falconer, NY on Wednesday, the Jamestown Post-Journal reported.   After personnel from the Falconer Fire Department were called to the scene at about 2:15...

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  • Mars Wrigley Plans $30M Expansion at Kansas Plant

    The Greater Topeka Partnership announced Wednesday that candy and gum maker Mars Wrigley Confectionery will invest about $30 million to upgrade equipment at its Topeka, KS production facility, several local news organizations reported.  Prior to the public announcement of the project this...

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  • KMCO Issues Statement on Crosby Plant Fire Investigation

    Specialty chemicals manufacturer KMCO LLC released a statement on Wednesday that provided an update on the company’s investigation into a fire and explosion at its Crosby, TX chemical facility that resulted in a fatality and injuries.  “While the company’s investigation is...

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