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  • 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...

  • Kason Corp. Acquires Kek-Gardner Ltd

    Kason Corp., a U.S.-based manufacturer of screening, sifting, and fluid bed processing equipment, has acquired Kek-Gardner Ltd, a UK-based manufacturer of sifting, mixing, and size reduction equipment. “The acquisition of Kek-Gardner expands Kason's global reach while broadening its...

  • Ajax Supplies Agitated Screw Feeder to Hosokawa Micron

    Solids handling specialist Ajax Equipment has supplied leading powder processing equipment manufacturer Hosokawa Micron with an agitated screw feeder and integral hopper to handle and control the feed of pharmaceutical powder into a milling machine. Bulk pharmaceutical compound is tipped from...

  • Vecoplan Names Osborne Director of Customer Relations

    Matt Osborne has been appointed director of customer relations at Vecoplan LLC. In his new position, Osborne is charged with reengaging older customers in dialogue to determine, develop, and implement best practices for all interactions between Vecoplan staff and the people they serve....

  • Fatal Work Injuries Increase by Almost 100 in 2014

    Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released today show the rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was 3.3 per 100,000 full-time workers, the same as the final rate for 2013. While the preliminary total of 4679 fatal work injuries was an...

  • Vortex Appoints Rep in Denmark

    Vortex has appointed Mespo ApS as its exclusive agent in Denmark. Mespo sells high-quality components, machines, and customized solutions for powder handling manufacturers such as DMN-Westinghouse, Filcoflex, Spiroflow, and Greenwood Magnetics. “We are very pleased to add Mespo to...