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  • Columbia/Okura Celebrating 20-Year Anniversary

    Columbia/Okura LLC, a leading North American provider of custom-engineered robotic palletizing solutions is celebrating its 20th anniversary.   Headquartered in Vancouver, WA, Columbia/Okura is a joint venture of material handling leaders Columbia Machine Inc. and Okura USA Inc....

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  • U.S. Specialty Chemicals Market Continues Soft Quarter

    The Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index, a tool created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), continued the second quarter of 2016 on a soft note, slipping 0.3 percent on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis in May. The trend has been choppy and May’s decline was preceded by...

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  • GE Opens “Digital Foundry” in Paris to Drive IIoT Growth

    GE opened its “Digital Foundry” in Paris on Tuesday, expanding its digital foothold in Europe as the first of a series of new GE digital centers aimed at incubating startups, promoting growth of the digital ecosystem, and bolstering collaboration among stakeholders. “Europe has...

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  • Mosaic in Talks to Buy Vale Fertilizer Unit

    Reuters reported Friday that Mosaic Co., the largest producer of concentrated phosphate in the world, is engaged in conversations to restructure ownership of Vale SA’s fertilizer unit. Unnamed sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that although the companies are talking about what...

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  • Monsanto Forming Joint Venture to Drive Growth in Sorghum

    Monsanto is forming a joint venture to drive innovation and investment in the global sorghum market, the St. Louis-headquartered agricultural company announced Thursday. Pending regulatory approval, Monsanto will sell its sorghum production assets to a subsidiary of Remington Holding Company LLC...

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  • Willy Wonka Plant Chemical Spill Causes Hospitalizations

    About 12 people were hospitalized following a chemical spill at a Nestle Willy Wonka candy factory in Itasca, IL on Friday, the Chicago Tribune reported. The incident stemmed from a humidity control chemical solution bursting from a pipe at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday., fire officials told the paper...

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  • Dow First Company to Receive Trading License in Saudi Arabia

    The Dow Chemical Co. became the first company to receive a trading license from the government of Saudi Arabia, allowing 100 percent ownership in the country’s trading sector, expanding Dow’s long history of partnership and investment in the Kingdom. The trading license advances...

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  • Company Invests $400k in Kentucky Hemp Processing Facility

    Genius Extraction Technologies, a California company that produces hemp and cannabis oil extraction equipment, announced plans Thursday to build a new $400,000 hemp processing facility in Kentucky, the Lexington [KY] Herald-Leader reported. The facility will be located at the Atalo’s Hemp...

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  • SAS Manufacturing Unveils Upgraded Colorado Facility

    SAS Manufacturing Inc. announced the opening of its upgraded precision manufacturing facility in Englewood, CO this Wednesday. 3D printers, automated milling machines, and the ability for customers to use a 24/7 online platform to view the status of manufacturing projects are a few of the...

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  • New Study Examines Why Women Engineers Leave Profession

    A new study examining why female engineers stay in the profession less time than their male counterparts posits that the gender dynamics of group work projects are the biggest driver of women leaving the engineering workforce. Published in the latest issue of the journal Work and Occupations, the...

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