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  • BLS Data Shows 14k US Manufacturing Jobs Created in June

    The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released employment situation data for June 2016 on Friday, showing 287,000 jobs while the rate of unemployment increased by 0.2% to 4.9%. Some say that the data is a positive sign that the US economy is rebounding after a bleak BLS employment report this May...

  • Danone Purchases WhiteWave to Expand in North America

    Danone announced plans Thursday to acquire US-based WhiteWave Foods Company, a global company that produces organic dairy and plant-based milk alternative products, in a transaction valued at a total of $12.5 billion following approval of regulators, WhiteWave’s shareholders, and “...

  • Conveyor Equipment Orders Soar

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its May 2016 booked orders increased 9.8% when compared to May 2015 orders and 36.9% when compared to April 2016. May booked orders were down 9.4% for Bulk Handling Equipment and up 65.3% for Unit Handling Equipment when compared...

  • OSHA Fines Tonawanda Coke $175k After Worker’s Death

    The Buffalo, NY area office of the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing $175,200 in fines for the Tonawanda Coke Corp. facility in New York state after an investigation following the death of a worker there in January uncovered several...

  • SOCMA Webinar to Examine Impacts of TSCA Reform

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is hosting a webinar on July 20 examining the impacts of recent reforms of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Taking place from 1 pm to 2 pm EST, the webinar, "Enacted TSCA Reform - What is on the Horizon?" aims to assist...

  • Monsanto and DuPont Form Dicamba Supply Agreement

    Monsanto and DuPont are entering a multi-year supply agreement for the chemical herbicide dicamba, a major component of the St. Louis-based agricultural giant’s Roundup line, in the US and Canada, Monsanto announced by press release Thursday. Terms were not disclosed. “This agreement...

  • OSHA Issues New Combustible Dust Hazard Fact Sheet

    The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a new fact sheet on combustible dust explosion hazards, Safety & Health Magazine reported Wednesday. Titled “Protecting Workers from Combustible Dust Explosion Hazards,” the...

  • Piab Acquires Kenos, Grips New Market

    Piab has acquired Italian-based Kenos, a leading company in the market of large area vacuum grippers. Kenos designs and manufactures gripping systems used in various applications e.g. packaging, wood, food, etc. Piab and Kenos have complementary product offerings and the combination will...

  • New Alcoa Factory for Metal Powders Used in 3D Printing

    Alcoa has opened a 3D printing metal powder production facility to produce proprietary nickel, aluminum, and titanium powders used in 3D printed aerospace parts, the New York City-based company announced Wednesday. The company said the plant is part of a $60 million investment in expanding Alcoa...

  • Honeywell Buys Automation Technology Firm Intelligrated

    Intelligrated, a Mason, OH-based provider of automated material handling solutions, is being acquired by Honeywell in a $1.5 billion transaction that is expected to complete regulatory approval by the third quarter of 2016, the companies announced in separate press releases on July 1. “...