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  • Maker of Little Debbie Cakes to Expand Tennessee Plant

    The maker of Little Debbie brand snack cakes, McKee Foods Corporation, announced plans on March 10 to invest $500 million in its operations in Collegedale, TN over the next 15 years, including “a large expansion” of its Apison plant.  During the project, the company will...

  • Del Monte Foods Names New Chief Customer Officer

    As sales of canned goods spike in the US and elsewhere during the COVID-19 crisis, Del Monte Foods is appointing David Stis as Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, the company announced Thursday. In the new role, he will report to president and chief executive officer Greg Longstreet...

  • Kerry Invests $125M to Expand Food Plant in Georgia

    Irish food and food ingredients company Kerry Group recently revealed plans to invest $125 million in an expansion of its food manufacturing facility in Rome, GA. The company said it initiated the project in response to rising demand for poultry and seafood products. “North America is our...

  • Huntsman Buys Specialty Chemicals Firm CVC Thermoset

    Differentiated and specialty chemicals firm Huntsman Corporation has entered into an agreement to purchase North American specialty chemical manufacturer CVC Thermoset Specialties from Emerald Performance Materials LLC, the Texas-based company announced in a release Monday.  Huntsman will pay...

  • Toray Plastics Debuts $4M Innovation Center in Virginia

    A new $4 million innovation center was recently opened by Toray Plastics (America) Inc. in Front Royal, VA to support its PEF division, the company announced in a release Tuesday. The 5,000-sq-ft PEF Division Innovation Center houses a custom designed pilot line that will enable the firm...

  • Mount Franklin Foods Buys ARRO Food Processing Division

    An affiliate of confectionery, nuts, and plant-based proteins firm Mount Franklin Foods LLC is purchasing the ARRO Food Processing Division and ARRO Ingredients Division from ARRO Corporation for an undisclosed sum, a company announcement said Monday. Under the new ownership, the ARRO...

  • Filaments Manufacturer Fined $258K for Machine Hazards

    Synthetic filaments manufacturer Monahan Filaments LLC was cited for violations of machine safety standards and issued a fine of $258,271 by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after the agency investigated a worker’s injury at the firm...

  • Powder Show Rescheduled for October 6-8

    With the health, safety, and needs of the industry being our utmost priority, we are announcing the rescheduling of the International Powder & Bulk Solids (iPBS) Conference & Exhibition, also known as the Powder Show. Originally scheduled to take place April 28-30, the event will now...

  • BASF Delays Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Due to COVID-19

    German firm BASF is rescheduling its annual shareholders' meeting as the novel coronavirus continues to spread in Germany, the company said in a release Monday. Originally planned for April 30 at the Rosengarten Congress Center, BASF said it will now hold the meeting some time before...

  • AkzoNobel Buys Stake in Turkey-Based Powder Coatings JV

    Specialty chemicals and materials firm AkzoNobel made a deal to purchase the remaining 25% stake in a powder coatings joint venture in Turkey, Akzo Nobel Boya Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., the company announced in a March 6 release. The company held a majority share in the JV prior to the...