Food producers have been overlooked during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been working tirelessly to keep our grocery stores stocked. Sanderson Farms Inc. just reported the first positive case at a major U.S meat producer. Seven employees from the Sanderson Farms plant in Mississippi were sent home to quarantine, but the plant remains operating at full capacity. Food producers are often at high risk for this virus as employees often work in close proximity of one another picking fruits or cutting and packaging meats, it is likely that we continue to see more and more reported cases. It is also important to note that COVID-19 is not a food born virus.
Nine months ago construction began for Shell’s $6 billion ethane cracker plant in Monaca (Beaver County), PA. The project development includes building bridges, relocating a state highway, improving the existing interchanges, re-positioning the rail line, and prepping foundations for the new complex.