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  • Managing Grain Bin Safety in Multiple Locations

    May 8, 2015

    By Joe Florkowski Preventing accidents in grain bins and silos may be challenging but an Ohio-based milling company shared how it evaluates storage space and promotes safety across multiple locations and hundreds of facilities during the 119th annual International Association of Operative Millers...

  • Grain Entrapments, Confined Space Incidents Rise in 2014

    May 5, 2015

    By Joe Florkowski, managing editor, Powder & Bulk Solids There were at least 70 confined space-related injuries and fatalities in the U.S. in 2014, up slightly from 2013, according to a new report issued by Purdue University. Of the 70 confined-space cases documented in 2014, more than half...

  • Processing Equipment Manufacturers See Continued Growth, Dollar Worries

    April 24, 2015

    By Joe Florkowski The rest of 2015, as well as 2016, are expected to be strong years for the members of the Process Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (PEMA), but concerns about the labor force and the strengthening American dollar are reasons for pause, according to Charlie Ingram,...

  • Tank Connection to Become an ESOP

    April 14, 2015

    Tank Connection (TC) announced it will become an ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) in April. “We have been working on this employee opportunity for some time,” said founding partner and company president, Bill Neighbors. “In our business, we are driven by dedicated...

  • Hopper Retrofits Save Money

    March 30, 2015

    Many companies are resorting to retrofitting their existing equipment as opposed to buying new equipment. If an older silo has to be replaced or repaired, or perhaps major flow issues are common, those required to make the decision have many considerations. The economy plays a major role in any...

  • Chubb Engineering Names Sheddrick VP

    March 18, 2015

    Kevin Sheddrick, P.E., has joined Chubb Engineering LLC as vice president.   Sheddrick was graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS. He has held key engineering and management positions with several tank manufacturers, including Maloney...

  • Vibrator Mount is Versatile, Weld-Free

    March 13, 2015

    Vibco’s Stik-It versatile, weld-free vibrator mounting solution has no bolts and no welding. It mounts to any smooth nonporous surface in seconds. Users can place and remove vibrators in seconds. The exclusive Stik-It mount creates positive suction with a steady air miser. Mounts can be used...

  • Close Named Ag Growth President

    March 6, 2015

    Winnipeg-based Ag Growth International Inc. appointed Tim Close president this week. He began with Ag Growth in 2012, and recently served as senior vice president of strategic development. Close has been involved in acquisitions of companies such as Westeel and Rem Grin and is played a strategic...

  • Pneumat Systems Launches New Website

    March 5, 2015

    Minnesota-based Pneumat Systems has launched a new website to feature its bulk material handling systems equipment. Some of the features of the site include an interactive menu system to guide users through applications and industries, or users can search for a particular product. The site also...

  • QuickBolt Towers and Catwalks

    March 2, 2015

    QuickBolt towers and catwalks enable dealers and contractors to reduce installation time so they can meet customer needs and complete projects faster, even those requiring customization. Compared to current industry designs, these use fewer pieces and incorporate simplified connections to...