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  • 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...

  • ChargePoint Names New EMEIA Business Development Manager

    Powder containment and aseptic transfer valve specialist ChargePoint Technology has appointed Andrew McCreadie as their new business development manager for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA). McCreadie’s appointment is in response to the increased demand for its containment...

  • Solvay to Expand Mixing Capacity at U.S. Composites Plant

    Specialty chemicals and materials producer Solvay recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of an expansion project at its Greenville, TX aerospace composites manufacturing plant that will boost the site’s resin mixing capacity, the company announced in a July 25...

  • Grain Dryer Eyed as Cause of Blast at Illinois Elevator

    A fire in grain drying equipment is thought to have caused an explosion Monday morning at an Illinois grain elevator, several local news organizations reported. Fire crews from five fire departments responded to the Grainland Cooperative facility in Cruger, IL after receiving a call at about 6:30...

  • Global Chemicals Production Expands During June

    Data collected and tabulated by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) show that the global chemical industry ended the second quarter on a good note. ACC’s Global Chemical Production Regional Index (Global CPRI) shows that global chemicals production rose 0.4% in June, following a 0.9% gain in...

  • Mettler Toledo Product Inspection Opens New Americas HQ

    The Product Inspection Group of The new Mettler Toledo facility, a manufacturer of product inspection systems for the food and pharmaceutical industries, hosted a grand opening event for their customers and trade media on July 12-13, 2018. The 265,000-sq-ft office and manufacturing space is the new...