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  • Jamaican Agribusiness Purchases Feed Mill in Georgia

    An American subsidiary of poultry products and animal feed producer Jamaica Broilers Group Limited (JBG) recently completed the acquisition of an animal feed mill in Oakwood, GA, the St. Catherine, Jamaica-based firm said in a filing with the Jamaican Stock Exchange.  Wincorp Properties Inc...

  • Leclerc Group to Open New Snack Plant in Ontario

    Canadian snack products manufacturer Leclerc Group plans to convert a 160,000-sq-ft structure in Cornwall, ON plant into a new production plant for the firm’s niche products, Cornwall Economic Development announced Monday.  “Cornwall offers a strategic location within...

  • Snack Maker TruFood Receives $650K Loan for New Equipment

    Contract snacks and chocolate producer TruFood Manufacturing Inc. recently received a low-interest loan totaling $650,000 from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) to expand the production and bagging capabilities of its plant in Pittsburgh, PA, a press release issued by the...

  • Welding Work Starts Conveyor Fire at Tyson Plant in Iowa

    A fire ignited on a conveyor belt at a Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Waterloo, IA on Sunday afternoon, causing about $5000 to $10,000 in damages to machinery, several local news organizations reported.  The blaze started at about 4 p.m. as welding work was being performed on a catwalk above a...

  • Air Quality Group Names Christopher Bailey President and COO

    Air Quality Group (AQG), headquartered in WI, welcomes Christopher Bailey as its president and chief operating officer.  An industrial clean air company, AQG owns Hastings Air Energy Control Inc., IVEC Systems, and FumeVac. Hastings provides quality-engineered and energy-efficient product and...

  • Black Mountain Sand to Open Frac Sand Mine in Oklahoma

    Fort Worth, TX-based firm Black Mountain Sand is in the process of building its first mine outside of Texas in Blaine County, Oklahoma that will be capable of producing 3 million tn/yr of frac sand, the company announced in a recent press release.  Located in the Mid-Continent region, the...

  • Fire Damages Arkansas Sand and Gravel Plant

    A fire broke out on Aug. 30 at the Arkhola Sand and Gravel plant in Van Buren, AR that caused damages to the structure and operations at the site to be halted for some time, several local news organizations reported. Responding to the fire at about 8:30 a.m., crews arrived at the plant and...

  • Advanced Materials Firm to Build $14M Plant in S.C.

    Advanced materials firm ShayoNano USA Inc. plans to invest $14.7 million to build a new manufacturing plant in Chester County in South Carolina, creating about 40 jobs through the project, the South Carolina Department of Commerce announced in a press release Wednesday. “We are extremely...

  • Litco’s Molded Wood Pallets and Core Plugs Recertified

    Litco International, Inc. recently announced its Inca Engineered Molded Wood Pallets and Core Plugs have been recertified in the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program. Litco’s Exporter and Retailerpallet and core plug line is the first of its kind to be inducted into the program....

  • Metalysis Starts Up New Metal Alloy Powder Plant in UK

    British additive manufacturing powder manufacturer Metalysis is in the process of starting up its new, industrial-scale production plant in Wath upon Dearne, UK for metal alloy powders used in additive manufacturing, a company press release announced Thursday.  Located at the firm...