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  • Lindt & Sprungli to Expand New Hampshire Chocolate Plant

    Swiss-owned confections and chocolate manufacturer Lindt & Sprungli is starting to develop plans to add 100,000 sq ft of space to two buildings at its Stratham, NH chocolate plant, local news organizations reported. Stratham Town Planner Tavis Austin told the Manchester Union-Leader ...

  • Chevron Phillips Mulls Expansion of 1-Hexene Production

    Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP is conducting a study that looks at the potential expansion of the firm’s 1-Hexane production capabilities with the opening of a new world-scale unit, the company announced Wednesday.  If the project moves forward, the unit will manufacture comonomer...

  • Powder Metallurgy Firm Invests $1.5M in Indiana Plant

    Powder metallurgy company Metal Powder Products (MPP) plans to relocate its manufacturing division from Solon, OH to a new facility in Noblesville, IN, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IDEC) announced Wednesday in a release. The firm will invest $1.5 million to repurpose a 60,000-sq-ft...

  • Kroger Sheds Turkey Hill Business, Processing Plant

    American food manufacturer and retailer The Kroger Company recently entered into an agreement to sell its Turkey Hill business and some related manufacturing assets to to an affiliate of private equity firm Peak Rock Capital, the companies announced in separate press releases Tuesday. ...

  • Scoular to Build $50M Pet Food Ingredients Plant in U.S.

    Grain processor and food and feed ingredients supplier Scoular announced Wednesday that a subsidiary will build a new 105,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant for freeze dried pet food ingredients in Seward, NE. The company is investing some $50 million in the project. The investment stems from an uptick...

  • Crews Respond to Explosion, Fire at Iowa Grain Facility

    Fire crews were called to the Consolidated Grain and Barge (CGB) facility in Clayton, IA on Tuesday afternoon after an explosion and fire were reported at the facility, local officials said. First responders made their way to the scene after receiving a 911 call at about 1 p.m., the Clayton County...

  • Keystone Folding Box Cuts 50% of Plastic from OTC Packaging

    Keystone Folding Box Co., a designer and manufacturer of paperboard packaging solutions, has responded to calls for reduced plastics in packaging. The company’s Ecoslide-OTC, a paperboard pack for over-the-counter medication eliminates the need for larger plastic peel/push blister packs....

  • Fortress Delivers Metal Detector to Supplement Maker

    After winning a contract to supply over 100 million pressed tablets in 15kg bulk boxes to a company that then ships worldwide, dietary supplement manufacturer Oxford Contract Manufacturing (OCM) has invested in a larger aperture Stealth metal detector from Fortress Technology.  An ISO 22000...

  • Thyssenkrupp to Build Fertilizer Plant for Egyptian Firm

    Egyptian chemical and fertilizer firm El Nasr Company for Intermediate Chemicals (NCIC) recently firmed up an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) order with technology group Thyssenkrupp for a new fertilizer production complex in Ain El Sokhna, Egypt.  The German company...

  • Evonik Expands Offerings of Silica Exfoliating Particles

    Specialty chemicals and materials firm Evonik announced an expansion of its silica exfoliating particles portfolio on Tuesday with the addition of two new products – SIPERNAT 250 PC and SIPERNAT 9000 PC – that can be used in natural cosmetic products in lieu of microplastics. ...