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  • 2 Workers Injured in Fire at Indiana Composites Plant

    A fire Monday morning at a Bremen, IN composites plant left two workers with injuries, several local news organizations reported.  Firefighters responded to the Bremen Composites facility on Industrial Drive after the fire started at about 5 a.m. Crews from several area fire departments...

  • Kemutec Appoints Global Head of Sales Amid International Expansion

    Kemutec Group Inc. announces the appointment of Rob Dallow as head of global sales & business development, forming a key part of its global strategy to expand into new international markets. Dallow, formerly CEO of the Kemutec Group USA, will begin in the newly created role this month and will...

  • Bayer Names New Head of Pharmaceuticals Unit in Americas

    A pharmaceuticals industry veteran, Sebastian Guth, is slated to fill the role of President of Pharmaceuticals, Americas Region at Bayer starting Dec. 1 this year, the German firm announced in a press release Thursday.  The incoming executive will succeed Carsten Brunn to lead the unit’...

  • Komatsu Mining Plans $285M Expansion in Wisconsin

    Surface and underground mining technology firm Komatsu Mining Corp. plans to invest $285 million to construct a new 2.5 million-sq-ft campus near Milwaukee, WI that will house the company’s headquarters and manufacturing assets.  The site in Milwaukee’s Harbor District...

  • Food Processing Technology Firm GEA Appoints New CEO

    A new chief executive officer is poised to take the helm of German food processing technology firm GEA Group this coming February as the company’s current top executive, Jürg Oleas, prepares to step down.  Stefan Klebert, who formerly served as CEO of industrial...

  • Fire at Georgia Peanut Plant Forces Evacuations of Homes

    A fire Friday morning at the Birdsong Peanuts nut shelling plant in Sylvester, GA forced workers at the site and people living within a half-mile radius of the facility to evacuate, several local news organizations reported.  Officials ordered the evacuations and closed a nearby highway...

  • Hormel Plans $150M Expansion Project at Iowa Plant

    A $150 million plan to expand the Burke Corporation production plant in Nevada, IA was announced Thursday that will add 210,000 sq ft of space to the facility. The firm’s owner, Hormel Foods Corporation, said the expansion project is “one of the largest in the company’s history....

  • Evonik to Build New Silicones and Polymers Plant in Europe

    Specialty chemicals firm Evonik Industries AG intends to open a new “double-digit million euro” production plant for silicones and silane-terminated polymers at its site in Geesthacht, Germany, a recent announcement said.  “The planned investment at the Geesthacht...

  • Ingredion Invests $60M in Asia-Pacific Expansion Effort

    Global food ingredients manufacturer Ingredion Incorporated plans to invest $60 million in capital projects across its specialty food ingredients footprint in Asia-Pacific in response to increased demand for clean-label and specialty starch-based ingredient products, the company announced...

  • AkzoNobel Buys Brazil-Based Ketone Peroxides Producer

    Dutch firm AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals recently closed its purchase of Brazilian ketone peroxides manufacturer Polinox, a Sept. 21 press release announced, expanding the company’s presence in South America.  “We signed an agreement to acquire Polinox in July and are fully...