Georgia Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts, a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company, is planning to expand production capacity at its peanut-processing plant in Blakely. The project scope includes construction of building space, and purchase and installation of conveyors, refrigeration and peanut-processing and -packaging equipment. Construction is expected to begin in late 2017. Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts, 100 North Point Center East, Alpharetta, 30022. IR#GA170606.
North Carolina HP Fabrics Inc., a unit of Tükek Holdings A., is considering restarting and upgrading the 473,000-sq-ft former Microfibres Inc. textile plant it recently acquired in Winston-Salem. The project includes modification of building space; upgrades to weaving and flocking equipment; and purchase and installation of electrical and automation equipment. The estimated EPC cost is $3.9 million. Tükek Holdings A., Ürgüplü Caddesi No. 7, 34680 Hadımköy, Istanbul. IR#NC170619.
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