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  • DuPont Reaches $3M Settlement with EPA for 2014 Incident

    E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) agreed to pay a $3.1 million civil penalty for its role in a 2014 release of about 24,000 lbs of methyl mercaptan that killed four workers at the firm’s La Porte, TX chemical manufacturing plant, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

  • Shintech Invests $1.4B to Expand Production in U.S.

    The world’s biggest producer of polyvinyl chloride, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., plans to invest $1.49 billion to expand its American subsidiary’s polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturing plant in Plaquemine, LA and open a new production facility for chlor alkali and vinyl chloride...

  • Specialty Chemicals Firm Ingevity to Move Headquarters

    South Carolina-based specialty chemicals manufacturing firm Ingevity Corporation revealed plans Wednesday to move its corporate headquarters from North Charleston, SC to another site in the state. Investing $5 million in the project, the company’s new 110,000-sq-ft facility in...

  • LANXESS Invests $580M in North American Asset Upgrades

    Specialty chemicals firm LANXESS plans to make investments totaling $580 million to upgrade its North American assets over the next five years, the company announced in a June 21 press release.  “North America and in particular the U.S. is a key growth market for LANXESS,...

  • FDA Issues Statement on Whey Powder-Related Recalls

    After several voluntary recalls were issued in recent days for food products possibly tainted with Salmonella, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb M.D. issued a statement Tuesday offering details on the agency’s efforts with the impacted companies to...

  • Firefighters Respond to Blaze at Missouri Pet Food Plant

    Crews responded to a Joplin, MO pet food manufacturing plant early Tuesday morning after an oven used to produce dog biscuits at the facility caught on fire, the Joplin Fire Department said in a news release.  Receiving a report of a fire on the roof of the Hampshire Pet Products facility at...

  • Pfizer to Build $465M Pharmaceutical Plant in U.S.

    American pharmaceutical firm Pfizer debuted plans to build one of the most advanced sterile injectable pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in the world on Tuesday as the drug maker looks to meet rising global demand for sterile injectable, liquids, and semi-solid medicine products....

  • Key Technology Names New Regional Manager for Mexico

    Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, recently appointed Agustin Alcantara Rosales as its Regional Sales Manager for Mexico. Alcantara is responsible for bringing Key’s high performance digital sorters, vibratory conveying solutions and other automation...

  • Mondelez Recalls Ritz Products Due to Salmonella Risk

    Food company Mondelez Global LLC issued a voluntary recall of certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products in the U.S. and several of its territories amid concerns that the snacks contain whey powder that may be tainted with Salmonella, the company announced in a July 21 press release....

  • USDA Adds Members to Grain Inspection Advisory Committee

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of 12 members to serve on the Federal Grain Inspection Service’s (FGIS) Grain Inspection Advisory Committee beginning July 1, 2018 in a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Monday. Members...