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Mysterious illness strikes workers at turkey processing plant

Employees at a Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar, Minnesota, were taken to a local hospital on Friday evening after a mystery illness caused about 30 workers to show symptoms such as vomiting and coughing.
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Little or no benefit from treating soybean seeds with neonicotinoids, EPA says

There are widely held concerns that neonicotinoid pesticides may have an adverse impact on bees and the EPA is currently reviewing their use.
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Material handling equipment: How to reduce ownership costs

As the U.S. economy continues to recover from the financial crisis, the business environment has improved in the manufacturing and construction sectors.
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Honeywell to build gas processing plant in Louisiana

Process technology supplier UOP, part of Honeywell, has won a contract to engineer, procure and construct (EPC) a gas processing plant to recover natural gas liquids (NGLs) in northern Louisiana.
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New plant to reuse carbon from cement manufacturing

A new carbon capture and utilization facility will open in San Antonio, Texas, this week with the aim of generating a profit from carbon dioxide (CO2) that previously would have been released into the atmosphere.


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Polyethylene plant planned in North Dakota

A new polyethylene manufacturing facility is to be built in North Dakota, in a project that's said to be the largest private investment in the state's history.
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Three Nigerian pharmaceutical firms get WHO certification

Three pharmaceutical manufacturers in Nigeria have been certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) to produce drugs in accordance with its Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
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Petrochemical industry in Arabian Gulf region goes from strength to strength

The petrochemical and chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region is showing strong growth, creating thousands of jobs and attracting multi-billion dollar investments.
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Rosneft, CNPC to strengthen partnership

Russian oil company Rosneft said on Monday that it has agreed to extend its strategic cooperation with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC).
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Biodegradable plastics market to be worth $3.47 billion by 2019

The global market for biodegradable plastics is expanding rapidly, driven by an increasing range of applications, technological advancements and growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region.
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