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  • Diversified Foods Plans $12M Expansion of Louisiana Plant

    Food manufacturing firm Diversified Foods and Seasonings will invest $12 million to expand and carry out upgrades at its prepared food products plant near Madisonville, LA, a recent press release from Louisiana Economic Development (LED) announced.  The company said the project is a result of...

  • New CEO Selected to Take Helm of Campbell Soup Company

    Former Pinnacle Foods Chief Executive Officer Mark A. Clouse is slated to start work in Campbell Soup Company’s top role on this month. The 50-year-old executive was recently named by the Camden, NJ-based firm as its new CEO, according to a recent company announcement.  Clouse will take...

  • DuPont to Boost Polymerization Capacity at German Plant

    A business unit of American chemical company DuPont recently revealed plans to increase its capacity for High Temperature Nylon (HTN) polymerization at the company’s Uentrop plant in Hamm, Germany.   Sold as Zytel HTN PPA, the product is manufactured by DuPont’s Transportation...

  • PolyOne Takes on Fibers and Composites Maker Fiber-Line

    American specialty polymers firm PolyOne Corporation will take ownership of global engineered fibers and composite materials maker Fiber-Line in a $120 million transaction, a company press release announced Wednesday.  Serving customers in the fiber optic cable, oil and gas, industrial, and...

  • Albemarle Starts Work on New Lithium Hydroxide Facility

    Specialty chemicals maker Albemarle recently commenced earthworks at the site of its planned lithium hydroxide (LOH) conversion facility in the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area (KSIA) in Kemerton, Australia, the firm announced in a release Wednesday. The move comes after the company received...

  • Sherrell Mooney Retires from SEPCO

    On Dec. 31, 2018, Sherrell (SL) Mooney retired from Sealing Equipment Products Co., Inc., (SEPCO) after 44 years of dedicated service to the industry. The SEPCO team celebrated his retirement on Dec. 21, 2018.  Hired on Mar. 31, 1974, Mooney has worked in nearly every department at SEPCO,...

  • PepsiCo North America CEO to Retire this March

    PepsiCo North America Chief Executive Officer Albert P. Carey is preparing to retire from the company’s top role this March, the food and beverage firm announced in a recent press release. The outgoing executive served PepsiCo for about four decades.  “PepsiCo has been like family...

  • Report: 3 Die in Blast at Chemical Plant in China

    Three people died and six others were injured after an explosion on Dec. 26 at the Xinjiang Xinzhi Energy Chemicals Co. plant in China’s Xinjiang region, coverage by news wire service Reuters said, citing information from Chinese news organization Tianshan.  The incident reportedly...

  • General Mills to Open New $8.5M Blue Buffalo Facility

    American food company General Mills intends to open a new, $8.5 million distribution center for its Blue Buffalo natural pet food business in McDonough, Georgia, the Henry County Development Authority announced in a recent press release.  “Blue Buffalo is the #1 wholesome natural pet...

  • Cargill Sells Malt Unit to French Cooperative

    American agribusiness Cargill will sell its global malt business under a newly-formed agreement with French agricultural cooperative Axéréal, the firms announced in a press release on Dec. 20. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Under the deal, Axéréal’s...