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  • U.S. Pork Returns to Argentina After More Than 20 Years

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue held an event on Monday to celebrate a new trade development allowing U.S. pork firms to export their products to Argentina for the first time in more than two decades, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced in a press release.  “The...

  • BASF to Expand Isoindoline Yellow Pigments Output by 70%

    German chemicals giant BASF announced plans Tuesday to boost its output of isoindoline yellow pigments by 70% over the next several years through a multi-million-euro investment.  The company plans to complete the capacity expansion by 2020. Isoindoline yellow pigments are weather...

  • Georgia-Pacific to Build $150M Softwood Lumber Mill

    Paper and building products manufacturer Georgia-Pacific LLC is investing $150 million to open a new mill in Albany, GA as the firm expands its production of softwood lumber, a company press release announced Tuesday.  “Albany was an attractive fit for this facility because of...

  • OSHA Fines Gavilon Grain $507K for Storage Bin Deaths

    The operator of a Kansas grain bin is facing hefty penalties from U.S. occupational safety regulators after two workers died after becoming engulfed by soybeans in a storage vessel.  On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced...

  • Wood Pellet Manufacturer to Open $8.1M Plant in SC

    Wood pellet manufacturer Ridgeland Pellet Company LLC revealed plans Thursday to invest $8.1 million to open a new production plant in Ridgeland, SC, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce announced in a press release.  The firm said it will acquire an existing facility in the Jasper County...

  • 4 Hurt in Chemical Incident at American Crystal Plant

    An accidental chemical spill at the American Crystal Sugar processing plant in Hillsboro, ND last week left four people with injuries and halted operations at the facility for several hours, a local news organization reported.  First responders were called to the facility at about 8:30 a.m....

  • Worker Dies After Explosion at UK Chemical Plant

    A 46-year-old worker was fatally injured in an explosion on Friday, July 27 at the Briar Chemicals facility in Norwich, England, several local news organizations reported.  Emergency personnel responded to the site at about 3 p.m. after receiving reports of a blast, transporting the injured...

  • PepsiCo Invests $159M to Expand Frito-Lay Plants

    Food and beverage giant PepsiCo will invest $159 million to expand two Frito-Lay snack manufacturing plants in Frankfort, IN, adding 210,000 sq ft of space and new manufacturing capabilities, the local officials announced in a press release.  The company plans to install two production lines...

  • Cooperative Opens New $13M Feed Mill in Michigan

    About 100 people attended an event held by Ceres Solutions Cooperative Inc. last Friday marking the official opening of its new, $13 million feed mill in White Cloud, MI, the company said in a statement. In operation since April, the facility is expected to produce 110,000 tn of swine,...

  • Formosa Plastics to Close Delaware Production Facility

    Taiwanese-owned plastic resins and petrochemicals supplier Formosa Plastics Corporation U.S.A. recently filed documents with the state of Delaware outlining its plans to close its plant in Delaware City this fall.  Formosa Plastics submitted a WARN Notification to officials last Wednesday...