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  • Mettler Toledo Product Inspection Opens New Americas HQ

    The Product Inspection Group of The new Mettler Toledo facility, a manufacturer of product inspection systems for the food and pharmaceutical industries, hosted a grand opening event for their customers and trade media on July 12-13, 2018. The 265,000-sq-ft office and manufacturing space is the new...

  • Nissan Chemical Finishes $1.4M Plant Expansion in Texas

    Chemical manufacturer Nissan Chemical America Corporation (NCA) plans to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 23 to mark the completion of a $1.4 million expansion project at its Pasadena, TX production plant, the company announced in a press release Friday. The project was initiated...

  • Food Firm Opens New $63M Processing Plant in Alabama

    Californian firm Golden State Foods marked the opening of a new fresh beef processing plant in Opelika, AL that will provide meat to fast food chain McDonald’s with a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday.  “The opening of our new protein plant is a true...

  • Dust Collector Fire Damages Kentucky Furniture Plant

    Fire departments from several counties responded to a fire at a Kentucky furniture production plant and retail store on Friday morning that left several structures with heavy damages, several local news organizations reported.  Crews responded to Rocky Top Log Furniture & Railing in...

  • ExxonMobil Ethane Cracker in Texas Begins Operations

    ExxonMobil commenced operations at its new ethane cracker at the company’s chemical and refining complex in Baytown, TX, marking the completion one of the largest investment projects initiated in the U.S. by the oil and gas firm, a press release announced Thursday. Capable of producing 1.5...

  • AMPI Recalls Dry Whey Powder Amid Salmonella Concerns

    New Ulm, MN-based Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) issued a recall for its dry whey powder amid concerns that several packaged lots are contaminated with salmonella, the company announced through an U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) press release Wednesday. The company said the impacted...

  • DuPont Reaches $3M Settlement with EPA for 2014 Incident

    E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) agreed to pay a $3.1 million civil penalty for its role in a 2014 release of about 24,000 lbs of methyl mercaptan that killed four workers at the firm’s La Porte, TX chemical manufacturing plant, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

  • Shintech Invests $1.4B to Expand Production in U.S.

    The world’s biggest producer of polyvinyl chloride, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., plans to invest $1.49 billion to expand its American subsidiary’s polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturing plant in Plaquemine, LA and open a new production facility for chlor alkali and vinyl chloride...

  • Specialty Chemicals Firm Ingevity to Move Headquarters

    South Carolina-based specialty chemicals manufacturing firm Ingevity Corporation revealed plans Wednesday to move its corporate headquarters from North Charleston, SC to another site in the state. Investing $5 million in the project, the company’s new 110,000-sq-ft facility in...

  • LANXESS Invests $580M in North American Asset Upgrades

    Specialty chemicals firm LANXESS plans to make investments totaling $580 million to upgrade its North American assets over the next five years, the company announced in a June 21 press release.  “North America and in particular the U.S. is a key growth market for LANXESS,...