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  • CyPlus Idesa Sodium Cyanide Production Begins in Mexico

    The new CyPlus Idesa sodium cyanide production plant was officially opened with an inauguration ceremony in Coatzacoalcos (Veracruz, Mexico) in the presence of Dr. Klaus Engel, chairman of the executive board of Evonik Industries and Patricio Gutiérrez Fernandez, chairman of CyPlus Idesa...

  • Tyson Foods Unveils New Vision, Logo

    Speaking at the 2017 Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) Conference along with Sally Grimes, president of Tyson's retail business, Tyson Foods president and CEO Tom Hayes outlined his vision for how the company will shape the future of food. Hayes said the company is strong today and...

  • Hansen-Mueller to Open Animal Feed Bagging Facility in NE

    Grain trading and merchandising firm Hansen-Mueller is planning to open a bagging facility for animal feed and pet food products in Fremont, NE, the company said in a Feb. 20 press release. Recently purchasing a 60,000-sq-ft facility in Fremont, the company said its “multi-million dollar...

  • India’s Food Processing Firms to Employ Over 9 Million by 2024

    As household consumption and disposable incomes grow in India, the country’s food processing sector could employ 9 million workers and attract $33 billion in investment by FY2024, a new report by ASSOCHAM-Grant Thornton forecasts. India is the second largest food producer after China, and...

  • Vortex Founder Loren Neil Peterson Dies at 87

    The founder of Vortex Global, Loren Neil Peterson, has passed away at age 87, the Salina, KS-based company announced Tuesday. A familiar figure in the bulk material handling world, Peterson started his career in the 1950s at Salina Manufacturing, later renamed Coperion. In his early working years...

  • Dust Collector Fire at Aluminum Plant Causes CN$75K in Damages

    An estimated CN$75,000 in damages was caused by a dust collector fire on Feb. 17 at Nemak Canada’s Windsor Aluminum Plant in Windsor, ON, several local news organizations reported. The damages occurred on the facility’s roof and in the site’s dust collection system, Windsor Fire...

  • Conveyor Belt Ignites Fire at Holcim Cement Plant in MD

    Firefighters worked for several hours to put down at fire at a Holcim Inc. cement and aggregates plant in Hagerstown, MD from late Monday night into the early hours of Tuesday, several local media organizations reported. Local television news station WHAG reported that about 100 firefighters took...

  • U.S. Specialty Chemicals Markets Has Solid First Quarter

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes rose 0.2 percent in January. This follows a downwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in December. Volumes have generally been moving up since May. All changes in the data are reported on a three-month moving...

  • Camfil APC Expands Lab for New ANSI/ASHRAE Dust Collection Standard Testing

    Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has doubled the size of its testing laboratory to include a climate-controlled facility with a new full-size dust collection test rig dedicated to testing in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 199-2016, Method of Testing the Performance of Industrial Pulse...

  • Snyder’s-Lance Invests in Natural Food Manufacturing Firm

    Snyder’s-Lance Inc. announced Friday that a strategic investment was made in a Denver, CO-based contract natural and organic food manufacturer as part of the company’s effort to expand snack product offerings featuring “better-for-you” options. The Charlotte, NC snack food...