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  • Conagra to Give Plant Workers Bonus for COVID-19 Work
    American food firm Conagra Brands Inc. is giving a cash bonus to its production and distribution workers who work across 50 facilities in the US, Canada, and Mexico for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced Friday. Full time workers are slated to receive a $500 bonus, while part time workers will get $250.  “Throughout […]
  • Magnum Systems Appoints New CEO
    John Sinks is appointed as CEO of Magnum Systems, a North American equipment manufacturer of bulk solids pneumatic conveying and packaging automation systems. He assumed responsibilities on Monday, March 23. Sinks has been in the industrial business sector for his entire career, with many years of his experience coming from Ingersoll Rand Company holding various roles […]
  • Worker Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Quaker Oats Plant
    American food and beverage firm PepsiCo North America said this week that a staff member at its Quaker Oats production plant in Cedar Rapids, IA tested positive for the novel coronavirus, several local news organizations reported.  “We have taken all necessary steps to identify and notify individuals who worked closely with the employee and have asked them to self-quarantine […]
  • INEOS Aims to Build Hand Sanitizer Plants in 10 Days
    Chemical manufacturing firm INEOS revealed plans this week to construct a new two new production facilities for hand sanitizer in Europe within 10 days in response to a shortage of the product that was created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Once operational, the facilities will each produce 1 million bottles of hand sanitizers per month.  The company is […]
  • Dow to Increase Capacity of Silicones Plant
    American chemicals firm Dow signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on March 23 to collaborate with the Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone in China’s Jiangsu province on an expansion of Dow’s silicone intermediates and finished products manufacturing plant. The company plans to boost the site’s capacity to meet growing demand. Over the next five years, Dow will possibly […]
  • Chemical Fire Causes $150K in Damage at Wisconsin Plant
    Crews were called to the Carboline chemical manufacturing plant in Green Bay, WI on Thursday after combustible liquids caught on fire in the facility, according to local news reports and the local fire department.  Responding to the Elizabeth Street site at 7:20 p.m., firefighters arrived and found flames inside the plant, the Green Bay Metro […]
  • BinMaster Debuts New Video on 3D Measurement Technology
    BinMaster, a designer and manufacturer of solid-state point and continuous bin level indicators, control systems, and sensoring devices used while storing powders and bulk solids, released a new videot his week on its 3D Level Scanner technology.  The 3DLevelScanner aka the 3D Solids Scanner, accurately measures ingredients used in both human and animal foods. Ingredients […]
  • AUMUND Supplies Technology to World’s Largest Sugar Silo
    Conveying technology from AUMUND is now also in demand within the Dubai based Group, Al Khaleej Sugar, one of the largest sugar producers in the world. The first order is from its Egyptian subsidiary, Canal Sugar, for a CENTREX Discharge System and two AUMUND Bucket Apron Conveyors. Intense negotiations between the Al Khaleej Sugar Group and the […]
  • Mobile Inline Rotor/Stator Homogenizers
    ROSS inline high-shear mixers from 1 through 250 HP accelerate mixing, emulsification, and homogenization in both recirculation and continuous modes. A mobile skid allows these machines to be used anywhere in a plant, saving time and money by eliminating the need for multiple mixers separately dedicated to each vessel or product. Easy to clean in […]
  • Nestle Partners with Health Org. to Respond to COVID-19
    Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle announced a new partnership with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on Thursday to provide the health organization support as its responds to the novel coronavirus pandemic.  “The COVID-19 pandemic is a global problem and consequently we are offering help on the ground everywhere, drawing […]