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  • 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 facility on Main Avenue at about 4 […]
  • 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 soybean harvest. The company describes the 435-acre facility […]
  • 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 Project (USGC II includes plans for a 2000 KTA ethylene […]
  • Bosch Divests from Packaging Technology Business
    German technology supplier Bosch entered into an agreement this month to sell its Packaging Technology business to Luxemburg-based private equity and investment firm CVC Capital Partners (CVC), the companies announced in a joint press release.  Under the terms of the agreement signed on July 11, the entire packaging technology business will be transferred to CVC, […]
  • Crews Douse Coal Hopper Fire at Michigan Power Plant
    Firefighters responded to a fire in a coal hopper at the Lansing Board of Water and Light (BWL) Erickson power plant in Delta Township, MI on July 12, several local news organizations reported. Crews remained on scene for several hours to put out the flames.  The blaze was reported to emergency personnel at about 11 […]
  • Fire at ADM Facility in Illinois Causes $100K in Damage
    A blaze ignited Monday evening inside of a warehouse operated by agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) in Decatur, IL that caused an estimated $100,000 in damages, several local news organizations reported.  “Last night at approximately 8:30 p.m., a fire broke out in a storage warehouse near ADM’s Stratus soybean oil processing facility in Decatur. Employees […]
  • Sandvik Takes Stake in Metal AM Services Firm Beam IT
    Swedish engineering group Sandvik is expanding its presence in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry with the acquisition of a 30% stake in Italian metal AM services and advanced end-use components firm Beam IT, a recent release announced.  “The investment in Beam IT will complement our existing offer in Additive Manufacturing. It also is in line […]
  • Eriez Adds Inventory to Support Quick Ship Stocking Program
    Erie, PA-based Eriez announced Tuesday that it has increased inventory levels for metal detectors, magnetic separators and vibratory feeding equipment included in the company’s Quick Ship stocking program. Eriez said this adjustment has allowed them to ship products even faster to support rising demand. Many of Eriez’ most popular products--from grate magnets to vibratory feeders and metal detectors--are offered through its Quick Ship […]
  • Nestle to Roll Out Refined Sugar-Free Chocolate this Year
    Swiss food and beverage giant announced Tuesday that it plans to introduce a new form of chocolate to the market made completely from cocoa fruit with no added refined sugar. The newly patented product is sweetened with pulp extracted from the cocoa fruit. Nestle said the product matches traditional chocolate’s taste, quality, and texture.  “We’re […]
  • Advances in Drag Conveyor Technology
    Drag conveyors are ideal for transporting homogenous, bulk material, but they vary widely in terms of quality. Many drag systems still resemble models from the 1800s, when they were first invented, while others showcase developments that have made these machines more reliable and more profitable. Understanding these developments will help you identify material handling solutions […]