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  • P&G Plans $310M Facility Expansion in Utah

    American consumer products firm Procter & Gamble is dedicating $310 million to expand its manufacturing plant in Box Elder County, UT, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced in a recent release. The project is expected to create 221 new positions over the next two...

  • CertainTeed to Close Gypsum Wallboard Plant

    Saint-Gobain-owned building materials manufacturer CertainTeed is moving to shutter its gypsum wallboard production plant in Cody, WY this April, impacting about 50 workers at the site, several local news organizations reported Wednesday.  The company notified its workforce of the facility...

  • Conagra to Shift to 100% Recyclable Packaging by 2025

    American food firm Conagra Brands is aiming to make 100% of its plastic packaging recyclable, renewable, or compostable by 2025, joining other prominent food and beverage companies that have set similar goals in recent years.  “Conagra is committed to being a caretaker of the...

  • Pet Food Manufacturer Opens 421,000-sq-ft Facility

    Pet food manufacturer Champion Petfoods held a ribbon cutting event on Thursday to mark the opening of the new CAD$350 million (about $266 million) NorthStar Kitchen in Acheson, AB, local news organizations and trade publications reported.  “The NorthStar Kitchen brings the world’...

  • AUMUND Supplies Concept, Products for Cement Project

    Russian construction company ASK Cement is building a greenfield cement plant near Yekaterinburg in the Ural region. AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH is significantly involved in the implementation of this greenfield project, currently the only one of its kind in Russia. Greenfield...

  • BASF to Boost Polyurethane Dispersions Capacity by 30%

    German chemicals firm BASF is looking to increase its production of water-based polyurethane dispersions with a “single-digit million-euro” investment in its facility in Castellbisbal, Spain, the company announced Thursday in a release.  “We want to continue to...

  • Drying Silo Fire Reported at Malt Production Plant

    Firefighters responded to a drying silo fire Thursday morning at the Muntons malt production plant in Stowmarket, England, British news organizations reported.  Called to the scene at about 6:25 a.m., crews discovered flames atop a 92 ft steel drying silo, coverage by the BBC said....

  • Ardent Mills Names First Chief Growth Officer

    Flour miller and ingredient manufacturer Ardent Mills appointed former Dawn Foods executive Angie Goldberg as its first chief growth officer this week to lead the firm’s innovation and transformation efforts.  “Angie brings deep knowledge of the food industry, as well as strong...

  • Why Almond Flour Will Be A Major Ingredient in the 2020s

    Demand for almond flour has quietly grown over the last several years as consumers seek out better-for-you options, and interest in paleo, keto, and gluten-free diets has skyrocketed. As we enter the 2020s, some research indicates that the almond flour market will continue to experience significant...

  • Lilly to Open $470M Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plant

    Drug maker Eli Lilly and Company is planning to open a new $470 million pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Durham County, NC, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced in a release Tuesday.  Located in the Research Triangle Park, the site will...