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Pall Corporation Opens New State-of-the-Art Facility in Singapore, Creating Up to 300 Jobs

Pall Corporation, a leader in filtration, separation and purification technologies, held its opening ceremony for a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Singapore that will serve regional and global customers within the growing semiconductor industry. Pall has invested approximately US$150 million on the facility which will primarily produce lithography and wet-etch filtration, purification and separation solutions that will help meet the high demand for advanced node semiconductor chips. “Throughout an almost 80-year history, Pall has been on the forefront of solving some of the world’s most complex challenges using advanced filtration.  This new facility is not only an important development for advancing semiconductor manufacturing technology, but also an important next step for Pall.  We will continue to leverage our experience and expertise to help solve global challenges, from the increased demand for advanced chips to aiding in the transition to greener manufacturing,” said Mr. Naresh Narasimhan, Danaher Group Executive, High Growth Markets & Pall Corporation. The now-completed seven-acre facility will include more than 18,000 square meters of high-volume manufacturing (HVM) and office space and will integrate core research and development capabilities in the future. The new facility will allow customers in highly demanding industries to meet growing end market demand for data processing and storage. “Newer applications like generative artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance computing (HPC), next generation communications and autonomous vehicles require cutting-edge semiconductor chips that are made in advanced node fabs. The high technology filtration solutions manufactured by this new facility are specifically designed to support the production of these advanced node logic and memory chips,” said Mr. Shangaza Dasent, Vice President and General Manager Microelectronics, Pall Corporation. It is expected that the new site will create up to 300 jobs over the next few years across science, engineering and advanced manufacturing, with an emphasis on training and developing new talent as well as enabling transfer of knowledge to contribute to the growth of the sector as part of Singapore’s long-term strategy. There will be a consistent focus on talent development aligned to broader strategic national priorities to ensure that the advanced manufacturing industry can thrive in Singapore. With the addition of Pall’s new facility, Pall is building more capacity to support cutting-edge technologies and help scale new applications like generative AI. “We warmly welcome Pall’s new manufacturing facility to Singapore’s vibrant semiconductor ecosystem. This addition not only strengthens Singapore’s position as a critical node within the global semiconductor industry, but also improves the resiliency of the supply chain for the region. Singapore is committed to nurturing talent, building our R&D capabilities and ecosystem, and working with the industry to build a robust and diverse advanced manufacturing cluster,” said Mr. Tan Kong Hwee, Executive Vice President, Singapore Economic Development Board. Mr. Alvin Tan, Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Culture, Community and Youth, graced the opening ceremony as Guest of Honor and was joined by Casey Mace, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Singapore and Tan Kong Wee, Executive Vice President, Economic Development Board.

St. Lawrence College Proud of New Innovative Partnership to Train Healthcare Professionals

St. Lawrence College (SLC) has partnered with the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and Maple View Lodge in Athens, Ontario to provide real-world experience and training for Personal Support Worker (PSW) students.  Maple View Lodge is building a new facility (opening in 2025), that will greatly expand the number of beds. The St. Lawrence College PSW program will be delivered onsite at the Maple View Lodge facility, using a living classroom model. This will allow students enrolled in the program to have an immersive learning environment, becoming part of the facility from the beginning of their program, learning daily as part of the care team. All program content and classes will be delivered at the Maple View Lodge in Athens, and there are incentives to attract students to enroll.  Some of the incentives include a paid placement, 12-month guaranteed employment upon successful program completion and performance metrics, and support to purchase course materials.  “This partnership presents a terrific opportunity to students wishing to train for and begin working in a career that truly makes a difference,” said Dr. Barb Leblanc, Associate Vice-President, Academic at SLC. “SLC is proud to be the educational partner in this initiative, and we know from years of experience that our students are dedicated, hard-working, and our programs prepare them to succeed. To have such a partnership helping create more connections for students with hands-on learning, leading to more graduates with careers in areas where they are in demand is a win-win.” This Ontario College Certificate program will prepare students to provide personal care and support services to individuals and families. Responsibilities of PSW’s can include assisting with home management, facilitating social and recreational activities, and promoting health and well-being with clients from all ages of the lifespan. A PSW is a key member of the healthcare team, providing both physical and emotional care to those who are most vulnerable. “The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville and Maple View Lodge are proud to partner with SLC in the Living Classroom model of learning," said Cathy Fisher, Administrator of Maple View Lodge. "The Living Classroom integrates student learning with those living and working in long-term care. It’s all about enhancing preparedness for the workplace, facilitating development of the current workplace and ultimately enhancing the quality of life for our residents. We have the seniors eager to help the students in any way they can. We look forward to this partnership fostering and sustaining relationships between students and the senior participants. Imagine the impact for a student who has the opportunity to learn in a progressive learning environment that is located where seniors live and caregivers work; for the residents living here they have the opportunity to share their experiences and can participate in the teaching for our future care providers."

Trending In Food Tech

Kikkoman Foods to build new production plant in Wisconsin

CRB, a leading global provider of integrated project delivery solutions for food and beverage manufacturers, announced it has been chosen by Kikkoman Foods, Inc. to perform engineering, procurement and construction services (EPC) for its new soy sauce production facility in Jefferson, Wisconsin. The 240,000-square-foot facility will produce Kikkoman's signature sauce and sauce-related seasonings, expanding the company's North American manufacturing footprint with a facility designed for automation and energy efficiency. On 100 acres in Jefferson, Kikkoman's newest brewing plant will draw on CRB's full spectrum of EPC services. CRB's project team will leverage the firm's deep experience in the food and beverage industry to meet Kikkoman's unique requirements, while delivering on its vision for the efficient and sustainable production of its iconic sauce and seasonings. CRB's integrated project delivery model brings together cross-functional teams of experts who collaborate from the project's inception through to design and construction. This approach ensures all aspects of the project are aligned with Kikkoman's business objectives, delivering a facility that is optimized for performance and future scalability. "Kikkoman is proud to partner with CRB for their industry leadership and expertise in food manufacturing to help bring our vision for the new, state-of-the-art Jefferson facility to life," said Dr. Ryohei Tsuji, Executive Corporate Officer, President and COO of Kikkoman Foods, Inc. Groundbreaking at the site, held June 12, marks the project's first major milestone leading to its initial shipments of soy sauce, expected in the fall of 2026. The plant, Kikkoman's third North American site, will include advanced automation and control systems and sustainability features designed to reduce carbon emissions through energy-efficient equipment and design. Additionally, the high-capacity facility was designed to accommodate significant expansion should Kikkoman seek future additions. "It is an honor to join with Kikkoman in delivering a facility that will advance Kikkoman's legacy as a provider of the soy sauce that has become mainstay for millions of consumers, and certainly a staple in my own kitchen," said CRB President and CEO Ryan Schroeder. "This project represents the best of both companies: Kikkoman's manufacturing innovation paired with CRB's proven track record for delivering state-of-the-art manufacturing projects, on schedule and on budget."

Sidel expands its presence in Central Asia

Sidel, a leading provider of equipment, services and complete line solutions for packaging liquids, foods, and home, and personal care products, established a new office in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The strategic decision aims to bring Sidel’s expertise closer to its customers and best support its growth in the region. Sidel has been serving the Central Asia and Caucasus (CCA) region for more than 10 years. The region is a significant market with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, and Armenia exhibiting growing GDP and disposable income levels. Building upon the strong relationships Sidel has already developed with fast-moving consumer goods producers in CCA, the company will continue to significantly invest in this region, providing its high-standard solutions and services while supporting the local market needs. “Being closer to our customers will enable us to better understand the evolving market and consumer trends, helping to provide even more tailor-made solutions to local businesses and support our customers’ growth as the region continues to develop,” comments Marina De Barros, EVP Customer Management ECA at Sidel. The new office will give producers direct access to Sidel’s regional expertise, including local project management, advanced engineering solutions and on-the-ground support services that understand and respond to local market nuances. 

Trending in Agricultural

AgriFutures growAG launches in New Zealand

AgriFutures growAG., the Australian agritech innovation platform, today announced its launch in New Zealand. Agritech New Zealand founder and agritech venture capitalist, Peter Wren-Hilton, said the launch was an exciting opportunity for local industry. "New Zealand has world-class innovation happening here in agritech, and AgriFutures growAG is an ideal platform to showcase our achievements on the global stage," he said. "Having worked closely with the AgriFutures growAG team I've seen the international audience they've built and the wonderful opportunities they've facilitated all around the world – it's exciting to be able to now offer this to companies, researchers and investors here in New Zealand." AgriFutures Australia's General Manager, Global Innovation Networks, Harriet Mellish said the partnership would help connect the New Zealand ecosystem with opportunities in Australia and around the globe including R&D, trials, investments, and commercialisation partnerships. "In the three years since we launched we've supported over NZD$162 million in Startup investment; featured over 3,000 research projects and welcomed visitors from 190 countries," she said. "We have already worked with some exceptional companies and researchers from New Zealand and I hope that number will rapidly grow now we are formally here." Brendan O'Connell, CEO of AgriTech New Zealand, said, "The launch of AgriFutures growAG. in New Zealand is a significant moment for our agritech sector. By connecting our local innovators with international partners, we are opening doors to new opportunities and accelerating the development of cutting-edge solutions for sustainable agriculture." There are currently six New Zealand projects live on AgriFutures growAG. seeking research partners, suppliers and investment: Fleecegrow, a wool-waste innovation company researching turning wool-waste into a plant growing media and alternative to rockwool, as well as fertiliser. Map & Zap®, an AI driven early growth stage weed identification and laser-zapping solution that reduces the need for chemical herbicides for controlling weeds. Nanobubble Agritech, an irrigation technology company doubling the productive capacity of water. ProTag, a next generation smart tag for livestock that enables deeper individual animal insights through behaviour analytics and advanced location monitoring technology. SWAMI, an innovative solution that uses acoustic technology to predict and detect surface water build up to improve irrigation management, water efficiency and environmental outcomes. VinEye, a faster, more accurate and more cost-effective solution to identify Grapevine leafroll disease. The AgriFutures growAG. digital platform is underpinned by an in-person concierge team who facilitate listings of opportunities, and make personal introductions for international cooperation and collaboration. The team regularly travels to international events to promote the platform and showcase investment and partnership opportunities. So far in 2024, the team has been active on the ground in the USA, Netherlands, UK, as well as New Zealand.

Sid's Farm Strengthens Leadership Team with New CTO Sunil Potturi

Sid's Farm, a Telangana-based premium dairy brand, announces Sunil Potturi's appointment as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). With over twenty years of experience in consulting, product development, strategy, and operations management, Sunil brings a wealth of expertise to the team. His strong business management and technology background is set to drive Sid's Farm towards its goal of continuous innovation and growth. Throughout his distinguished career, Sunil has demonstrated an exceptional ability to lead digital transformations and successful product launches across multiple companies. His skills in product management, client relationship management, program and portfolio management, and building high-performance global teams will be invaluable as Sid's Farm continues to expand its technological capabilities. Dr. Kishore Indukuri, Founder of Sid's Farm, expressed his enthusiasm about the new appointment: "We are thrilled to welcome Sunil Potturi to Sid's Farm. His strategic vision and passion for technology perfectly align with our mission to deliver high-quality products and services. Sunil's extensive experience and proven leadership will be instrumental in driving our future growth and innovation." Prior to joining Sid's Farm, Sunil was an entrepreneur and startup advisor with notable roles including Co-founder and CEO at Cintelio, which was acquired by High Radius, where he served as Associate Vice President. He also held the position of Chief Delivery Officer at Mediamint, supporting global clients in digital marketing and technology services. Earlier in his career, Sunil worked with Deloitte Consulting in the greater Los Angeles area, leading teams in technology and operations. Sunil holds a Bachelor of Engineering from CBIT, Hyderabad, and has completed the Senior Management Program from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Sunil Potturi shared his excitement about joining Sid's Farm: "I am honored to join Sid's Farm as the CTO. The company's commitment to delivering quality products by leveraging the latest technologies resonates with my professional goals. I look forward to collaborating with the talented team at Sid's Farm to achieve our strategic goals."

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