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  • Nestlé Appoints Executive VP and General Counsel

    The Nestlé Board of Directors has appointed Leanne Geale as executive vice president and general counsel and as a member of the Executive Board of Nestlé S.A., effective August 1, 2019. In her role, Geale will oversee the company’s legal and compliance functions....

  • Tyson Foods Recalls Almost 12 Million Pounds of Chicken Strips

    Tyson Foods Inc. has expanded a voluntary recall originally issued on March 21, 2019 of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products made at one location between October 1, 2018 and March 8, 2019. In recent days additional consumers reported finding fragments of metal in a small number of products...

  • Three Dead after Massive Plant Explosion in IL

    Three people were killed and four others injured after a massiv explosion at the AB Specialty Silicones plant in Waukegan, IL, Friday night.   The cause of the explosion is unknown, but is being considered accidental. Waukegan Fire Marshal Steve Lenzi said the blast occurred in the...

  • Three Killed in Chemical Plant Explosion

    Three people were killed and one hospitalized after an explosion at the Azot chemical plant in Russia Monday.   The plant is owned by Uralchem, a fertilizer producer.   The Emergency Situations Ministry was monitoring air quality at the plant and said there is no threat...

  • Storage Tank Manufacturer Fined $281K for Safety Hazards

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Molding Acquisition Corp. - operating as Rotoplas - for failing to protect employees from serious safety hazards at its location in Fort Worth, TX. The company faces $281,108 in fines. OSHA cited...

  • TreeHouse Foods to Shed RTE Cereal Unit to Post Holdings

    American food company TreeHouse Foods announced Thursday that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal business to St. Louis, MO-based Post Holdings.  “This ready-to-eat cereal category represents nearly $9 billion in revenue at retail, and therefore,...

  • ExxonMobil to Move Forward on $2B Gulf Coast Expansion

    Oil and gas firm ExxonMobil announced Thursday that the company plans to move forward on a $2 billion expansion of its Baytown, TX chemical production facility. Once completed, the new assets are expected to generate a 15% return for the company’s investments in chemicals.  Part of...

  • Georgia-Pacific Plans $120M Upgrade of Alabama Mill

    Tissue, paper and packaging manufacturer Georgia-Pacific plans to dedicate $120 million to upgrade its mill in Naheola, AL with a new bath tissue machine and a roll storage building, the company announced this week.  Initiating the project in support of the firm’s bath tissue business,...

  • Mixing Dynamics Named Probst & Class North American Rep

    Probst & Class (Rastatt, Germany) has announced the selection of Mixing Dynamics LLC (Commack, NY) as its representative for the sales and service of the company’s line of colloid mills and other high-shear mixers. Established in 1926, Probst & Class is a manufacturer of PUC colloid...

  • Silo Explosion Reported at Mississippi Milling Plant

    A silo exploded Thursday morning at the M&M Milling toll processing facility in Brookhaven, MS, drawing a response from several area emergency response agencies, the Brookhaven Police Department said in a statement posted to Facebook. The blast occurred at about 8:30 a.m. in a silo that...