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  • Bühler North America Names New President and CEO

    Bühler Inc., a global leader in process engineering and technology for food, feed, and advanced industrial materials, announces the appointment of Andy Sharpe as president and CEO, effective January 1, 2019.  Sharpe succeeds René Steiner, who will be retiring, capping off a...

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  • TATA Chemicals Forms Distribution Agreement in Canada

    Indian firm TATA Chemicals Ltd. recently formed a agreement Univar Inc. to distribute its fermented, digestive health ingredients throughout Canada to food and nutraceutical manufacturers, Univar announced in a release Monday.  “This collaboration with TATA, in the high-growth areas of...

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  • UPDATE: Dust Explosion Eyed as Cause of WV Plant Fire

    Argos Cement Co. said in a report by the Martinsburg Journal-News on Monday that a “small explosion” in a piece of dust collection equipment caused a fire last Sunday at the firm’s Martinsburg, WV plant.  A company statement sent to the newspaper said the...

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  • CSB Extends Deadline for Comments on Combustible Dust

    The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board has extended the deadline for its “Call to Action: Combustible Dust” initiative from Nov. 26 to Dec. 31, allowing the public more time to submit comments on combustible dust-related issues.  The agency seeks to gather...

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  • Syncro Group Acquires Powder Solutions Firm Plantech

    Italian industrial firm Syncro Group, a producer of profile control systems and equipment for dosing and thickness measurement, announced recently that it has taken an 80% stake in powder solutions firm Plantech.  "The acquisition of Plantech is a great opportunity for our Group, which...

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  • Crews Douse Blaze at Massachusetts Chemical Plant

    Firefighters put out a two-alarm fire at the Twin Rivers Technologies plant in Quincy, MA last Saturday night, reports by local news organizations said.  Crews were called to the scene at about 8:30 p.m. after oil leaked out of a fractionator in the plant and caught fire, fire officials ...

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  • OSHA Fines Ice Cream Plant $103K after Amputation

    A New Jersey ice cream production plant was issued a fine of $103,476 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after a worker had a fingertip amputated while trying to clear a jammed machine.  OSHA announced Monday that Mister Cookie Face...

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  • Alabama Food Processing Plant Fined $164K for Hazards

    A food processing firm faces $164,997 in fines after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revealed a number of safety hazards at a plant in Alabama. Southern Classic Food Group LLC’s site in Brundidge, AL was cited by...

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  • Chemicals Released During Fire at Parker Hannifin Plant

    Officials in Connecticut have opened an investigation into a fire at the Parker Hannifin plant in North Haven, CT on Saturday morning after hazardous chemicals were released into the area surrounding the plant, a fire department press release said.   Crews were called to the 32,000-sq-ft...

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  • Fire Breaks Out at West Virginia Cement Plant

    Fire crews from several municipalities responded to a fire at the Argos Cement Co. plant in Martinsburg, WV last Sunday evening after receiving a 911 call for a possible explosion at the site, several local news organizations reported. Emergency personnel from Martinsburg and seven other fire...

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