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  • Metal Detector for the Quality Inspection of Rubber Mats

    CY Handee Rubber Mouldings in the north of Malaysia produces rubber mats for a renowned international furniture company and is market leader in Malaysia. To meet the quality requirements that are demanded by the furniture company, CY Handee Rubber Mouldings decided to install a metal detector, and...

  • $300M Soy Processing Facility Dedicated in South Dakota

    American agribusiness Ag Processing Inc. (AGP) held an event on Wednesday to dedicate its new, $300 million soy processing plant in Aberdeen, SD, several local news organizations reported. The investment is the largest made by the company to date.  Soybeans will be sourced from a 100-mile...

  • Bunge Debuts New Edible Oils Processing Plant in Asia

    The edible oils business of agribusiness Bunge Limited, Bunge Loders Crocklaan (BLC), announced Thursday that its new edible oils processing plant in Xiamen, China, expanding the firm’s ability to supply the domestic and global foodservice and food industry with plant-based specialty oils and...

  • MHI Hires Michael McCracken as National Accounts Manager

    Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations (MHI) – the U.S. subsidiary of Maruho Co. Ltd, a Japanese healthcare company with subsidiaries in Europe and the U.S. with global sales of $800 million – has hired industry veteran Michael McCracken as its National Accounts Manager. In this role, he will...

  • Feds Order Arkansas Food Warehouse to Halt Distribution

    The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas ordered J and L Grocery, LLC. of Alma, Arkansas, the company’s owner, James T. White, and its manager, Lori A. Layne, to stop distributing food, drug products, medical devices and cosmetics until the company complies with the...

  • Corteva Agriscience Closes Pioneer Seed Plant in Illinois

    Agricultural chemical and seed supplier Corteva Agriscience abruptly shuttered the Pioneer Hi-Bred International seed production plant in LeRoy, IL on Wednesday, according to national and local news reports. The company’s decision to close the facility comes about a month after Coreva was...

  • Workers Evacuate Perdue Farms Plant During Chemical Fire

    Staff evacuated the Perdue Farms processing plant in Accomac, VA on Wednesday during a fire in two chemical storage tanks, several local news organizations reported.  Fire crews responded to the Lankford Highway facility after the fire ignited at about 2:30 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters...

  • Crews Battle Fire at North Dakota Elevator for 16 Hours

    Fire personnel worked for over 16 hours to put out a massive fire in a grain elevator in West Fargo, ND last Saturday, a number of local news organizations reported. Parts of the structure were heavily damaged during the incident.  The blaze ignited in the Busch Agricultural Resources...

  • Soybean Processing Plant to Open in Michigan this Year

    A new soybean processing plant with a processing capacity of 40 million bushels/yr is expected to become operational this year in Ithaca, MI. The site’s owner, ZFS Ithaca LLC, announced Monday that construction work on the facility is nearing completion and should be opened by the 2019...

  • Firms Plan $8B Investment in U.S. Petrochemical Plant

    State-owned oil and gas firm Qatar Petroleum is teaming up with American company Chevron Phillips Chemical to jointly open a new petrochemical production facility in the U.S. Gulf Coast region, a recent Chevron Phillips press release announced. The $8 billion U.S. Gulf Coast II Petrochemical...