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  • Plastics Maker to Close China Plant, Open U.S. Site

    Brunswick, OH-based rubber and plastic parts manufacturer Philpott Solutions Group plans to shutter its operations in China and re-shore production to a new site in the U.S., Crain’s Cleveland Business reported Monday. “We’re getting out of China,” the firm’s...

  • Firm Starts Construction on $300M Aluminum Plant in KY

    Representatives from aluminum rolling and recycling firm Novelis Inc. and local, state, and federal officials gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday in Guthrie, KY to mark the beginning of construction on a new $300 million aluminum processing plant, a company press release announced....

  • OSHA Fines Cosmetics Firm $281K After Man Killed in Fire

    A cosmetics firm was fined $281,220 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for its role in a Nov. 2017 fire at its New Windsor, NY plant that fatally injured a 57-year-old worker. The victim, identified as William Huntington, died the fire on...

  • Rockwell Automation to Close Two Illinois Locations

    The future of about 200 workers at two Rockwell Automation facilities in Champaign, IL remains uncertain after the company announced plans to shutter the sites, several local news organizations reported. The maker of industrial automation solutions will shutter a distribution center and a customer...

  • Siemens Debuts New Platform for Industrial 3D Printing

    German engineering firm Siemens recently introduced a new online platform that offers a centralized ecosystem of information and tools to help industrial firms lower the risks of adopting 3D printing.   Scheduled for a full release in mid-2018, Siemens’ Additive Manufacturing Network...

  • Man Loses Fingers in International Paper Plant Accident

    A man working at the International Paper Co. mill in Georgetown, SC reportedly lost several fingers in an accident Monday morning, the Georgetown Times reported. The worker’s hands became trapped in a roller at about 9 a.m., resulting in the loss of several fingers, the newspaper’s...

  • OSHA Fines Georgia Firm for Combustible Dust Hazards

    A manufacturer of bulk and bagged soil and mulches was issued with a $251,108 fine from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after agency investigators uncovered several health and safety hazards at a production site in Georgia. The Oldcastle...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Soar 83%

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its March 2018 booked orders increased 82.9% when compared to March 2017 orders. When compared to February 2018, March 2018 booked orders were up 70.5%. March booked orders were up 4.5% for Bulk Handling Equipment and up 101.5...

  • Tank Holding Corp. Names New CEO

    Tank Holding Corp. announced that Greg Wade will become the firm’s chief executive officer on May 1. Prior to Mr. Wade’s appointment, the company was led by co-CEOs Tom O’Connell and Tom Smith, who also served as the CEO’s of Snyder and Norwesco, respectively. Wade has...

  • Lithium Market Fuels Sales of Dry Vibrating Magnetic Filters

    Eriez reports a steady escalation in sales of Dry Vibrating Magnetic Filters (DVMFs) which the company says can be attributed mainly to ongoing increased worldwide lithium production, driven by growing demand for lithium-ion batteries. Eriez DVMFs are specifically designed to remove...