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  • AGI Buys Grain Processing Software Firm IntelliFarms

    Engineering firm and equipment manufacturer Ag Growth International (AGI) announced plans to acquire software and hardware provider IntelliFarms LLC, expanding the firm’s offerings of grain-related digital technologies.  Established in 2001 in Archie, MO, IntelliFarms produces digital...

  • Malt Products Corp. Invests $15M in Vacuum Belt Dryer

    Malted barley extract and natural sweeteners manufacturer Malt Products Corporation (MPC) has invested over $15 million in a new state-of-the-art drying plant, incorporating a vacuum belt dryerdesigned and built by drying technology expert Bucher Unipektin. The 58-foot-long...

  • The Andersons Appoints New Ethanol Group President

    American agribusiness The Andersons recently named James Pirolli as its new Ethanol Group president as the current holder of the role, Michael Irmen, prepares to retire this July, a company press release announced Monday.  The newly-appointed executive is slated to assume the new role on...

  • Celanese to Boost Thermoplastic Co-Polyester Capacity

    Chemicals and specialty materials producer Celanese Corporation plans to expand production of thermoplastic co-polyesters (TPCs) at its Donegani production plant in Ferrara, Italy with the addition of a new polymerization line, the firm announced in a release Tuesday. Part of the company’s...

  • Bühler, Alfa Laval to Develop Insect Processing Solutions

    Heat transfer, centrifugal separation, and fluid handling technology firm Alfa Laval is teaming up with insect rearing and processing solutions firm Bühler Insect Technology Solutions to develop advanced modular insect plant solutions, the companies announced in a press release Tuesday....

  • J.M. Huber Buys Agrichemical Manufacturing Firm Miller

    A subsidiary of the J.M. Huber Corporation, Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), finalized details to purchase agrichemical manufacturing firm Miller Chemical & Fertilizer LLC from investment firm Dunes Point Capital LP, a company press release announced Tuesday. Terms of the transaction were not...

  • Evonik to Divest from Methacrylates Business

    Specialty chemicals firm Evonik announced plans Monday to shed its Methacrylates business to private equity firm Advent International for €3 billion, or about $3.4 billion.  “Evonik put these operations on the market as part of its systematic strategy of sharpening its focus on...

  • MFG Chemical Names New Director of Supply Chain

    American specialty chemicals and custom chemicals manufacturer MFG Chemical announced the promotion of Melanie West to the newly-created position of Director, Supply Chain on Monday. The firm said the appointment is linked to efforts to support its growing domestic and international business. Most...

  • Cargill to Buy Belgian Gourmet Chocolate Firm Smet

    American agribusiness Cargill announced plans to purchase Belgium-based chocolate and sweets decorations producer Smet, expanding the firm’s global activities in the gourmet chocolate segment. “We will broaden our product portfolio and services to artisans and chocolatiers, bakery,...

  • Firm Fined $89K After Worker Killed by Unguarded Conveyor

    A Nebraska asphalt company faces $89,032 in fines from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after a worker was fatally injured by an unguarded slat/drag conveyor at the firm’s asphalt plant in North Platte, NE.  Western Engineering...