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  • Firefighters Hurt in Fire at Bimbo Bakeries Plant

    A two-alarm fire broke out at the Bimbo Bakeries facility in Montebello, CA on Thursday, forcing workers to evacuate the facility and leaving three firefighters with injuries, the Montebello Fire Department said in a press release.  Crews responded to the S. Vail Avenue plant at 8:06 p.m....

  • OSHA Fines Firm $206K for Machine Hazards

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to Koller Industries, operating as Aurora Castings Services, for exposing workers at its Niagara, WI facility to machine hazards, the company announced in a release this week. Aurora Castings...

  • Almond Processor Blue Diamond Opens New Plant

    Almond marketer and processor Blue Diamond Growers recently held a ribbon cutting event at its new 52,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant in Salida, CA after the company installed new pasteurization equipment and processing lines, the firm said in a release Tuesday.  “It’s an...

  • Mid South Extrusion to Add New Production Line

    Converting and process films supplier Mid South Extrusion (MSE) is committing $4.5 million to add a new blown-film production line at its Monroe, LA polyethylene (PE) films plant, the company announced in a release Tuesday with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.  “In addition to...

  • CHS to Upgrade Soybean Processing Plant

    Moving to boost production of soy-based food and feed ingredients, agribusiness CHS Inc. revealed plans Thursday to expand its soybean processing facility in Fairmont, MN. In addition to the added capacity, the company said the project will improve market access for soybean producers in the region...

  • Transformer Fire at Ashland Inc. Chemical Plant

    Emergency personnel were called to the Ashland Inc. chemical plant in Texas City, TX on Tuesday after a transformer caught on fire, the local emergency management agency said in a Facebook post.  Firefighters managed to swiftly contain the blaze and no injuries were reported during the...

  • Columbia/Okura Forms Strategic Alliance with Rocketfarm

    Robotic palletizing solutions firm Columbia/Okura LLC recently formed a strategic alliance with industrial cobot software creator Rocketfarm AS to develop palletizing software. This relationship will allow Columbia/Okura to provide a user-friendly software package that can be used in...

  • Biggest Flour Mill Ever Built in North America Opens

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) held an event on Wednesday to mark the opening largest flour mill ever constructed in North America in Mendota, IL, a company press release announced. The 30,000 cwts mill will process spring, winter, and soft varieties of wheat and two types of...

  • 18 Hospitalized after Ammonia Leak at Tyson Plant

    18 employees at the Tyson Foods poultry plant in Clarksville, AR were hospitalized on Monday morning after ammonia leaked in the facility, several local news organizations reported. Workers evacuated the plant during the incident.  The afflicted workers were taken to an area...

  • Air Liquide Plans $270M Expansion Project in U.S.

    Gases, technologies, and services firm Air Liquide revealed plans Wednesday to invest $270 million to build two new Air Separation Units (ASUs) and infrastructure in Geismar, LA to support a supply agreement it recently signed with Methanex Corporation.   Under the terms of the agreement, Air...