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  • AkzoNobel Opens Powder Coatings Plant in China

    A new €11 million powder coating plant was opened by AkzoNobel  in Chengdu, China, the company’s sixth facility producing powder coatings in the country, the Dutch company announced Jan. 17. “The opening of our Chengdu production site will strengthen our position as the...

  • Mondelez Selling Vegemite, Other Brands to Bega Cheese

    Ownership of Vegemite will return to Australian ownership after nearly a century with the $450 million AUD sale of most of Mondelez International Inc.’s grocery business in Australia and New Zealand to Baga Cheese Ltd., the East Hanover, NJ company announced Wednesday. The divestment enables...

  • Bühler Group and Protix Form Insect Protein Joint Venture

    Eying a potential growth in the market for alternative, sustainable protein sources, food processing technology leader Bühler Group formed a joint venture with Protix, an up-and-coming Dutch insect production company, the companies announced on Jan. 16. The Swiss food processing solutions...

  • Kellogg to Cut 250 Jobs

    The Kellogg Co. is cutting about 250 jobs from its North American operations. The company is based in Battle Creek, MI, and most of the cost-cutting moves are expected at the headquarters in Michigan over the next four years. The cuts are part of the “Project K” restructuring...

  • OSHA Proposes $89K Penalty for Concrete Manufacturer

    On January 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to County Concrete Corp., East Orange, NJ, for one repeat and two failure-to-abate violations. OSHA conducted an inspection on July 19, 2016, as a follow-up to the...

  • Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017

    The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), which represents the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, revealed its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017. Given U.S. businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies will spend over $1.5 trillion in capital goods or fixed...

  • Mole-Master to Donate Whip Machine to KSU

    Mole-Master Services Corp., a leader in providing silo cleanout services and products to a broad spectrum of industries, is donating a Junior 360H to Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, for the university's unique feed mill training program.   "We have worked hand in hand as...

  • DuPont Awards Grants to Eight University Research Leaders

    DuPont has named eight young faculty members to its 2016 Class of DuPont Young Professors. Recognizing promising research talent, the company will provide this group of international faculty with more than $350,000 during the next two years to support their research that advances basic science...

  • Ross Opens 250,000-Square-Foot Manufacturing Facility

    Charles Ross & Son Co. vice president of corporate operations Joseph Martorana announced the successful completion of the largest Ross manufacturing facility to date. Ross Wuxi Equipment, the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary in China, officially moved into its new 250,000-sq-ft home...

  • Nestlé Breaks Ground on New Manufacturing Facility

    Continuing the investments it has made in Sri Lanka over the years, Nestlé reached another milestone by laying the foundation stone of a new manufacturing facility at its factory in Pannala, Kurunegala, as a commitment to strengthen the local dairy and coconut industries. His excellency...