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  • 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...

  • Nissan Chemical Finishes $1.4M Plant Expansion in Texas

    Chemical manufacturer Nissan Chemical America Corporation (NCA) plans to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 23 to mark the completion of a $1.4 million expansion project at its Pasadena, TX production plant, the company announced in a press release Friday. The project was initiated...

  • Food Firm Opens New $63M Processing Plant in Alabama

    Californian firm Golden State Foods marked the opening of a new fresh beef processing plant in Opelika, AL that will provide meat to fast food chain McDonald’s with a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday.  “The opening of our new protein plant is a true...

  • Dust Collector Fire Damages Kentucky Furniture Plant

    Fire departments from several counties responded to a fire at a Kentucky furniture production plant and retail store on Friday morning that left several structures with heavy damages, several local news organizations reported.  Crews responded to Rocky Top Log Furniture & Railing in...