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  • SPX Flow Names Phillips as Americas Key Account Director

    SPX Flow announces the appointment of J.P. Phillips as Americas key account director - strategic partnerships to further support its customer-centric philosophy. Phillips has a great deal of experience and held the position of district sales manager - food & beverage at SPX Flow for the past...

  • 1,000 COVID-19 Infections Found in Nebraska Food Plants

    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts revealed that over 1,000 workers at food processing plants in the state have become infected with COVID-19. The figures were released a day after the official said Nebraska will no longer release the number of coronavirus cases in meatpacking facilities.  “...

  • BASF Starts Operations at New Plant in South Carolina

    The Care Chemicals division of industrial firm BASF recently commenced operations at its new production plant for Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Mass Balance-certified pearlizers, opacifiers, and specialty blends in Mauldin, SC, the company announced in a release Thursday....

  • USDA Applauds Reopening of Meatpacking Plants in US

    US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a statement on Friday applauding the safe reopening of critical infrastructure meatpacking facilities across the United States. These meatpacking facilities have resumed or plan to resume operations this week following President Trump’s...

  • DOD Taps 3M to Boost Output of N95 Respirators in US

    Moving to increase supplies of N95 respirators during the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Department of Defense (DOD) recently awarded two new contracts to industrial solutions firm 3M to increase manufacturing of the protective face coverings in the United States. Brokered under the Defense Production...

  • Large Fire Ignites at Magnesium Plant in Illinois

    Firefighters were called to the Magnesium Elektron magnesium alloy plant in Madison, IL on Thursday afternoon after a blaze ignited in the facility, several local news organizations reported.  The blaze started at the College Street plant at about 4 p.m. and flames extended through the site,...

  • BelGioioso Cheese Opens New $25M Manufacturing Plant

    Specialty cheese firm BelGioioso Cheese has opened a new 100,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant in Glenville, NY, the construction manager for the project, LeChase, announced in a release this week. BelGioioso produced its first vat of cheese after the construction management firm wrapped up...

  • Clif Bar Names Former Tyson Foods Exec as New CEO

    Food and beverage manufacturer Clif Bar & Company has tapped Sally Grimes, who formerly served as the leader of Tyson Foods’ Prepared Foods business, as its new chief executive officer effective June 1, the company announced in a release Thursday.  She will replace the...

  • Particle Processing Firm AVEKA to Expand Iowa Plant

    Contract manufacturing and research and development firm AVEKA Group Inc. has started work on an expansion project at the AVEKA Nutra Processing (ANP) plant in Waukon, IA, the company announced in a recent release. During the effort, the company will install a recently acquired commercial...

  • Coca-Cola Exec Joins Danone as CEO of North America

    Former Coca-Cola Company executive Shane Grant is slated to join food and beverage company Danone on May 11 as chief executive officer of the firm’s North America business, a release announced Monday. The move comes as Danone transitions its North American Essential Dairy and Plant...