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  • Firefighters Called to Blaze at Ohio Wood Pellet Plant

    A fire broke out Tuesday afternoon at the American Wood Fibers Inc. manufacturing plant in Circleville, OH took several hours and several dozens of area firefighters to extinguish, several local news organizations reported.  Crews from the Pickaway Township Fire Department arrived at the...

  • ChargePoint Expands Technology Offerings in North America

    Powder containment and sterile transfer solutions provider, ChargePoint Technology has achieved HazLoc (Hazardous Area) certification for VERIFI to further support customers in North America, the company announced in a release this week. Granted by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA...

  • Sunoco Sells Ethanol Plant and Malting Site in New York

    Motor fuel distributor Sunoco LP recently entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with holding company Attis Industries Inc. to sell its ethanol plant and grain malting operations in Fulton, NY for $20 million in cash, the companies recently announced in separate press releases. “...

  • Fire at Pennsylvania Quarry Leaves $1M in Damages

    A fire Tuesday morning at a quarry in York, PA caused an estimated $1 million in damages, officials told local news organizations.  Fire crews were called to the business on North Hartley street at about 1 a.m. after flames ignited in a building used for sand drying, moved to a piece of...

  • Feed Additives Firm Jefo to Build New $22M Factory

    Feed additives maker Jefo Nutrition Inc. announced plans last Friday to construct a new, 200,000-sq-ft manufacturing facility at the Théo-Phénix Industrial Parkin Saint-Hyacinthe, QC. The company will invest CAD$30 million, or about $22 million, into the project. Two production lines...

  • Chemicals Firm to Open $19M Plant in South Carolina

    The U.S. subsidiary of South Korean specialty chemicals maker Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. Ltd. is slated to invest $19.5 million in a new, 65,000-sq-ft production facility in Columbia, SC that will generate about 25 new jobs, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announced in a press release last...

  • AGI Buys Food Industry-Focused Engineering Services Firm

    Bulk commodities equipment maker Ag Growth International Inc. (AGI) has acquired Improtech Ltd., a Toronto-based firm that provides engineering services to the food and beverage industries, a company press release revealed last Friday. Founded in 1987 as a provider of mechanical engineering...

  • Food Processing Equipment Firm tna Appoints New CEO

    Food processing and packaging equipment maker tna solutions announced last Thursday that it has appointed Jonathan Rankin as its chief executive officer. The incoming executive will head the company’s operations and work to further new processes that improve tna’s efficiencies and...

  • Ferro to Shutter Pennsylvania Coatings and Colors Plant

    Chemicals and coatings manufacturer Ferro Corporation intends to close its functional coatings and color solutions production facility in Canton Township, PA by 2020, leaving more than 150 workers jobless. Layoffs at the plant are scheduled to take place from March 15 to March 29, impacting...

  • Dust Collector Fire Put Out at Indiana Aluminum Plant

    Workers at the Nikkei MC Aluminum America Inc. smelting plant in Columbus, IN were forced to evacuate the facility early Tuesday morning after two fires ignited, local news organizations reported.  Firefighters were called to the plant after a worker observed fire within the facility at about...