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  • Cargill Sells Malt Unit to French Cooperative

    American agribusiness Cargill will sell its global malt business under a newly-formed agreement with French agricultural cooperative Axéréal, the firms announced in a press release on Dec. 20. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Under the deal, Axéréal’s...

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  • Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill Parent Company Acquires Columbus McKinnon Shredder Division

    Bengal Machine, the parent company of Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill LLC has acquired CM Recycling Equipment Solutions (CM Shredder), a world leader in tire shredding equipment manufacture and industrial shredding solutions.  The asset purchase of CM Shredder fits with Bengal Machine’s...

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  • Cocoa Dust Fuels Fire at Conagra Cake Mix Plant

    Emergency personnel responded to a dust-related fire on Saturday, Dec. 26 at a Conagra Brands production plant in Centralia, IL that produces Duncan Hines cake mixes, several local news organizations reported.  Officials told news radio station WJBD that the blaze started...

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  • Ross Names New Executive Vice President

    Ross is pleased to announce the promotion of vice president of corporate operations, Joseph Martorana, to the position of executive vice president.  Martorana has more than 26 years of leadership experience in the process equipment manufacturing industry and demonstrates a keen acumen for...

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  • Shaw Joins Micromeritics’ Particle Testing Authority

    Particle Testing Authority (PTA), a division of Micromeritics Instrument Corp., has expanded thermal analysis capabilities with addition of Bryan Shaw to its team. Shaw, who started his work in polymer research 17 years ago at Georgia Tech, brings extensive experience to PTA - formally known as...

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  • Nestlé Mexico to Invest $154 Million in New Coffee Factory

    Nestlé has announced a $154 million investment in a new coffee factory in Veracruz, Mexico.   In its first phase the factory will employ 250 people directly and generate a further 2500 indirect jobs. It has the potential to provide 1200 direct jobs and 12,000 indirect jobs at...

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  • Worker Crushed to Death at Purina Mills

    A worker was crushed to death at Purina Mills in Lubbock, TX, after becoming caught in industrial equipment Monday evening.   Police did not release the name of the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.   Purina issued the following statement Tuesday: “A...

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  • Grain Silo Collapses at Lake Fort Phantom Hill

    One of the two grain silos at Lake Fort Phantom Hill in Abilene, TX collapsed over the weekend and sank into the 80-year-old lake, according to KTXS 12 Abilene.   the collapse was most likely due to mother nature and age, according to Rodney Taylor, director of water utilities....

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  • Imperial Industries Names Mannel President

    Imperial Industries announces the promotion of Kurt Mannel to president. Formally the vice president of Imperial Industries, Mannel brings more than 27 years of septic hauling experience. Prior to becoming vice president, Mannel served as Imperial Industries’ plant manager and successfully...

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  • U.S. Chemical Production Edged Higher in November

    According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) rose by 0.2 percent in November, following a 0.5 percent decline in October and a 0.2 percent decline in September. During November, chemical output rose across all regions except the Gulf...

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