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  • McCain Foods Commits $300M to Washington Plant Upgrade

    The American subsidiary of Canadian firm McCain Foods plans to dedicate $300 million toward an upgrade of its potato processing plant in Othello, WA, a company press release announced Wednesday. 170,000 sq ft of space will be added to the McCain Foods USA Inc. facility to house a new battered and...

  • NDC Technologies Announces New Website

    NDC Technologies, a global provider of precision measurement and control solutions, announces the launch of its newly redesigned website. Created with the user experience in mind, the new website provides a highly visual, intuitive interface and includes many features to help visitors quickly and...

  • Lorenz Conveying Names USA Sales Manager

    Lorenz Conveying Products announced Thursday that Chris Robinson was named to the role of USA Sales Manager. In the new position, Robinson will head USA sales, representative sales groups in the country, and key account management for the company.  Robinson brings more than a decade of...

  • Micromeritics Names New European Marketing Manager

    Micromeritics Instrument Corporation announced Thursday that the company has named Petra Roth, to the newly created position of European Marketing Manager. Petra Roth had spent 15 years with industry giant Thermo Fisher Scientific in various positions, most recently as Marketing Business...

  • Dryer Fire Doused at Pinnacle Pellet Plant in B.C.

    A blaze ignited in a piece of drying equipment at the Pinnacle Pellet plant in Williams Lake, BC on Wednesday afternoon, several local news organizations reported.  Emergency personnel were called to the pellet production facility, who observed smoke and dust coming from the building as the...

  • Hensall Co-op Opens New Fertilizer Tower in Ontario

    A new fertilizer tower is now operational at the Hensall District Co-op fertilizer blending facility in Drayton, ON that is capable of producing 160 MT/hr, local news organizations reported this week. The tower also features storage capacity of 2500 MT, HIM blending technology, and overhead loading...

  • Dust Collector Fire Put Out at Pennsylvania Metal Plant

    Crews responded to a blaze in a dust collector at the M&M Sheet Metal facility in Old Lycoming Township, PA on Tuesday afternoon, according to a report by the Williamsport Sun-Gazette published Wednesday.  The fire started in the dust collection unit around 11:30 a.m., Old...

  • Agribusiness ADM Adds New Member to Board of Directors

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) announced Wednesday that Dr. Lei Zhang Schlitz was elected to its board of directions during the firm’s 96th annual shareholders meeting.  Currently serving as executive vice president of Illinois Tool Works’ (ITW)...

  • Kingchem Opens cGMP Manufacturing Facility in Wisconsin

    Chemicals firm Kingchem Life Science LLC recently expanded its cGMP production capabilities for pharmaceutical intermediates and APIs with the acquisition of a new manufacturing site in St. Francis, WI. The Wisconsin facility is the company’s first production plant in the U.S.  “...

  • Worker Hurt in Fire at Fiber Cement Plant in Virginia

    A worker was severely injured Tuesday afternoon in a blaze at the James Hardie fiber cement building materials plant in Pulaski, VA, local news organizations reported.  Emergency personnel responded to the scene after the fire ignited at about 3:30 p.m. Pulaski Fire Department Capt. Brandon...