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  • Key Technology and Heat and Control Form Partnership

    Key Technology, Inc., a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, and Heat and Control Pty Ltd. announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to support customers in Australia, New Zealand and India. Under the terms of the agreement, Key has appointed Heat and Control as...

  • OSHA Issues $400K Fine to Ohio Plastic and Rubber Maker

    Plastic and rubber extrusion company Sperry & Rice LLC faces $400,775 in fines after the U.S Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the firm for 44 safety and health violations discovered at its Killbuck, OH manufacturing plant.  Initiating...

  • Frito-Lay to Build $130M Order Fulfillment Facility

    PepsiCo-owned snack manufacturer Frito-Lay revealed plans this week to build a new 286,000-sq-ft order fulfillment facility in Poinciana, FL. The company told Osceola County officials that it will invest $130 million in the project and create about 200 jobs when the service center opens...

  • Grupo Bimbo Completes $20M Plant Expansion

    Bakery goods manufacturer Grupo Bimbo recently completed an expansion project at its San Fernando, Argentina plant, adding four new production lines that quadrupled the site’s capacity, the Mexico City-based firm announced in a press release.  “We acquired this factory...

  • Cosmetics Manufacturer to Expand Pennsylvania Facility

    Contract cosmetics and personal care products manufacturer Process Technologies and Packagingplans to add about 407,000 sq ft to its facility in Scott Township, PA, the Scranton Times-Tribunereported Wednesday.  The company provided an overview of the plan to the Scott Township...

  • LyondellBasell Building $2.4B Chemical Plant in Texas

    Chemicals and plastics maker LyondellBasell held a ground breaking ceremony on Wednesday to mark the beginning of construction on a new $2.4 billion chemical production facility, a press release announced. The company said that the facility will be the biggest production site for propylene oxide (...

  • Chemicals Firm Huntsman Opens New Formulations Plant

    Chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Corporation recently opened a new, multi-use facility near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for its Polyurethanes and Advanced Materials businesses, containing manufacturing assets, R&D capabilities, and a technical service center, the company announced in a press...

  • Agribusiness Cargill Plans $150M Pectin Plant in Brazil

    American agribusiness Cargillrevealed plans Thursday to construct a new, $150 million production plant in Brazil for HM pectin, a food product texturizer made from citrus fruit.  “Adding an industry-leading pectin asset in Brazil will compliment Cargill’s existing European...

  • ExxonMobil to Build Two New Plastics Processing Units

    ExxonMobil recently filed a document with officials in Texas outlining plans to build two new plastics processing units on a piece of undeveloped land within its existing chemical complex in Baytown, TX. The oil and gas firm said it intends to open a new Monomer preparation facility (MPF) and a...

  • LyondellBasell Closes Purchase of A. Schulman

    Global plastics and chemicals LyondellBasell wrapped up its $2.25 billion acquisition of plastics and specialty powders firm A. Schulman, the firm announced Tuesday after completing required regulatory clearances in the EU, China and U.S.  “This acquisition builds upon our...