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  • Mixing, Conveying, and Drying Seminar Announced

    Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems and Flexicon Corp. will host an in-house seminar and demonstration on mixing, conveying, and drying on Wednesday, October 28 and Thursday, October 29 in Summit, NJ. The same program will be offered twice for scheduling flexibility. The Fall Mixing, Conveying...

  • General Mills Closure to Impact 500 Employees

    General Mills has reached a final decision to close its manufacturing facility in West Chicago, IL. The company said the facility will shut down in phases by mid-calendar year 2017. On July 16, the company announced a preliminary decision to close its West Chicago facility, subject to...

  • Kellogg Co. Acquires Mass Food Group for $50 Million

    Kellogg Co. has acquired Egypt's leading cereal company, Mass Food Group, for approximately $50 million, advancing Kellogg's emerging market growth strategy. "As the number one cereal company in Egypt, Mass Food Group is an excellent strategic fit for Kellogg," said Chris...

  • Ultrasonic Partners with Toefco Engineered Coatings Systems

    Ultrasonic LLC has partnered with Toefco Engineered Coating Systems Inc. to offer impact- and chemical-resistant coatings for tanks and baskets.   Chemical-resistant coatings, such as Halar, PFA, Tefzel, Kynar, and PTFE, are ideal for processes that require aggressive acids to attain...

  • World Packaging Machinery Demand to Reach $52.5 Billion

    Global demand for packaging machinery is projected to advance 6.5 percent per annum through 2019 to $52.5 billion. Product sales will be driven by market growth in China and other industrializing nations, where demand for processed food and beverage products and other manufactured goods is expected...

  • Testing Powders for Combustibility

    While there are an increasing number of companies that are aware of the potential for their powder material to provide the fuel for a potentially damaging fire or explosion, there are some who still do not have the proper understanding of the hazards of the material they are using. That lack of...

  • Peanut Executive Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison

    Former CEO of the defunct Peanut Corp. of America (PCA) Stewart Parnell, 61, was sentenced to 28 years in prison for knowingly shipping deadly food from the company’s peanut plant in Blakely, GA. The ruling, handed down by a federal judge, is the toughest penalty ever for a corporate...

  • Bayer to Pay $5.6 Million in EPA Settlement

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a $5.6 million settlement with Bayer CropScience LP to resolve violations of federal chemical accident prevention laws at its facility in Institute, WV, where an explosion killed two people in 2008....

  • Endress+Hauser Announces New Rep

    Forberg Scientific Inc. is now Endress+Hauser’s exclusive representative for Wisconsin and Northern Michigan. Together, Endress+Hauser and Forberg provide an offering of products, services, and solutions for food and beverage, chemical, water/wastewater, life sciences, power and energy,...

  • Cleveland Vibrator Named Exclusive Distributor

    Uras Techno, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of electric vibratory motors, has appointed the Cleveland Vibrator Co. (CVC) as its exclusive distributor of rotary electric vibrators in the U.S. The full line of Uras KEE and SEE rotary electric vibrators is now marketed under the...