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  • ELFA Forecasts Top Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2020

    The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), which represents the nearly $1 trillion equipment finance sector, today revealed its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2020. Given U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government agencies are expected to spend $1.91 trillion in...

  • Large Blast at Industrial Facility in Houston Kills 2

    Officials have opened a criminal investigation into the cause of a large explosion at the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing plant in Houston, TX on Friday morning that left two people dead and an unknown number of other injured. Houston Fire tweeted at 3:40 a.m. that firefighters and...

  • Wm. W. Meyer and Sons Inc. Hires Scott Robben

    Industrial solutions firm Wm. W. Meyer announced the addition of Scott Robben as Regional Sales Manager this week. Robben lives in Kansas City and will support customers in the Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa territories.  Robben is an accomplished sales and business development expert...

  • BASF Building New Crop Protection Manufacturing Hub

    German chemicals and materials firm BASF broke ground Wednesday on a new manufacturing hub in Singapore for crop protection products to increase production for customers across Asia Pacific. “The new plant is a key strategic investment for BASF as it seeks to expand its...

  • U.S. Specialty Chemical Markets End 2019 on a Soft Note

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes ended 2019 on a soft note, with a 0.3% decline in December following a 0.1% gain in November. All changes in the data are reported on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. Of the 28 specialty...

  • P&G Plans $310M Facility Expansion in Utah

    American consumer products firm Procter & Gamble is dedicating $310 million to expand its manufacturing plant in Box Elder County, UT, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced in a recent release. The project is expected to create 221 new positions over the next two...

  • CertainTeed to Close Gypsum Wallboard Plant

    Saint-Gobain-owned building materials manufacturer CertainTeed is moving to shutter its gypsum wallboard production plant in Cody, WY this April, impacting about 50 workers at the site, several local news organizations reported Wednesday.  The company notified its workforce of the facility...

  • Conagra to Shift to 100% Recyclable Packaging by 2025

    American food firm Conagra Brands is aiming to make 100% of its plastic packaging recyclable, renewable, or compostable by 2025, joining other prominent food and beverage companies that have set similar goals in recent years.  “Conagra is committed to being a caretaker of the...

  • Pet Food Manufacturer Opens 421,000-sq-ft Facility

    Pet food manufacturer Champion Petfoods held a ribbon cutting event on Thursday to mark the opening of the new CAD$350 million (about $266 million) NorthStar Kitchen in Acheson, AB, local news organizations and trade publications reported.  “The NorthStar Kitchen brings the world’...

  • AUMUND Supplies Concept, Products for Cement Project

    Russian construction company ASK Cement is building a greenfield cement plant near Yekaterinburg in the Ural region. AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH is significantly involved in the implementation of this greenfield project, currently the only one of its kind in Russia. Greenfield...