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  • Vecoplan Names LaGoe Director of Project Management

    May 28, 2014

    Vecoplan LLC, a leading manufacturer of mechanical systems for processing waste and biomass, has named Mike LaGoe director of project management. LaGoe has worked as a manager in Vecoplan’s Project Engineering department since 2011, and brings 15 years of engineering management...

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  • Dual-Blower Railcar Unload System Unloads Powders, Pellets, Granules

    May 27, 2014

    The Coperion K-Tron vacuum-pressure rail unload system unloads powder, pellet, and granular material from railcars at conveying rates in excess of 40,000 lb/hr. Using separate vacuum and pressure blowers, the dual-blower railcar unload system unloads material from the railcar at higher conveying...

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  • Loading Materials via an Aeromechanical Conveying System

    May 22, 2014

    A properly designed aeromechanical conveyor system is a proven machine. It was invented in 1959, specifically for the purpose of conveying peanut halves. Since then, it has broadened its ability to convey all types of flakes, granules, and powders in a dust-contained and hygienic manner. It is the...

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  • New Packaging Line Boosts Throughput, Streamlines Efficiency for Powdered Cleanser Manufacturer

    May 21, 2014

    First introduced in 1882, Bar Keepers Friend (BKF) brand powdered cleanser has grown to become a widespread seller found in big box stores and supermarkets throughout the U.S. and internationally. The same non-bleach formula that put a shine on brass rails of taverns more than 100 years ago is used...

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  • A Perspective on the Powder Show

    May 20, 2014

    I have been attending the Powder Show in Rosemont, IL since 1978. This year's show was much more upbeat than years past, as the show seemed to have gotten somewhat stale. UBM and Powder & Bulk Solids have made significant improvements to the venue.     I had a busy day at...

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  • Grain Operations Course Offered in Spanish

    May 16, 2014

    Spanish-speakers who are new to the grain industry can now take an introductory online course to learn safe grain handling and elevator operations procedures. GEAPS 500: Introduction to Grain Operations will be offered in Spanish for the first time July 7-Aug. 8 from the Grain Elevator and...

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  • Custom Powder Systems Names Senior VP of Operations

    May 16, 2014

    Custom Powder Systems announces the addition Grant Brock as senior vice president of operations.   “Grant Brock is a great addition to our team,” said Denise McIntosh, chief executive officer. “With 15 years of experience in manufacturing and engineering, he comes to us...

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  • Jenike & Johanson Breaks Ground on Expansion

    May 14, 2014

    Jenike & Johanson conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for its office expansion on Tuesday May 13, 2014 at its global headquarters in Tyngsboro, MA. The firm moved into its current office space in 2006, and continued growth has dictated the expansion to accommodate increased staff and...

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  • NORRES North America Inc. Established

    May 13, 2014

    The NORRES Group, a leading manufacturer of industrial hoses and hose systems, has established a U.S, subsidiary, NORRES North America Inc., in South Bend, IN. “Indiana and South Bend is for us a favorable location to supply the USA efficiently and safely with our path-finding hose...

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  • Dust-Free Container Loading of Bulk Materials

    May 13, 2014

    The volume of powdery dry bulk material being imported and exported is increasing rapidly. Dusty conditions created during loading and unloading make handling difficult, and cost-effective, dry storage of large amounts of the bulk material poses yet another challenge. A large, U.S. dry bulk...

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