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  • Matcon Appoints New Managing Director

    Matcon has appointed Stephen Ball to the position of managing director, taking over from Dave Cooper, who has decided to leave the business. Ball joined Matcon in September 2013 as finance director, with a strong history and passion for working in engineering and manufacturing companies...

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  • Spiroflow Appoints Bowen to Strategic Advisory Board

    Spiroflow has appointed industry veteran Kevin C. Bowen as a member of its Strategic Advisory Board. The role of the advisory board is to provide guidance on market growth, product strategy, and innovation.   Bowen is an industry leader with a long and distinguished career in various...

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  • Conveying Equipment Orders Plummet

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its January 2016 booked orders decreased 17.4% when compared to January 2015 orders. When compared to December 2015, January 2016 booked orders were down 40%. January booked orders were down 3.3% for Bulk Handling...

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  • Hardy Weight Processors Now Include Set-Up Wizard

    Hardy Process Solutions now provides a Set-Up Wizard for its HI 6500 and HI 6300 weight processors that reduces the setup time and complexity typical of industrial weight processors. The Set-Up Wizard automatically launches when the instrument is powered up and is designed to help even...

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  • US Bulk Chemical Exports to Increase in 2016, Beyond

    Despite low crude oil prices, new U.S. shale gas-derived chemical expansions continue to move forward and more than 100 million metric tons (MMT) of new capacity will be added in the U.S. chemical industry by 2025. Much of that new capacity will be converted to plastics, significantly increasing...

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  • FDA and DOJ Take Action against Soybean Business

    On March 3, 2016, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia entered a consent decree of permanent injunction between the United States and Henry’s Farm Inc., located in Woodford, VA, and its owner Soo C. Park, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

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  • Freeman Technology Presented with ASTM Award

    Freeman Technology was presented with the Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award in San Antonio on January 11 by the ASTM D18 Committee on Soil and Rock. The award is in recognition of the time and extensive effort in developing the ASTM Standard Designation D7891 “Standard Test Method...

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  • Bunting Magnetics Names Robert Bunting GM Magnet Materials Div.

    Bunting Magnetics Co. announces the promotion of Robert Bunting to general manager, Magnet Materials Div., located in Elk Grove Village, IL, effective March 1, 2016. “Robert’s aptitude, experience, and contributions have been invaluable,” said Bob Bunting, president and CEO,...

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  • Baldor’s Becker Recognized for Manufacturing Excellence

    The Manufacturing Institute will present Chelsea Becker with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award at an April 21 reception in Washington, D.C. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their...

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  • CPFD Software LLC appoints Dr. John Favier President

    CPFD Software LLC, developers of process engineering software for fluidized reactor systems, has appointed Dr. John Favier president. He will manage business operations for the Albuquerque-based company, which markets its Barracuda Virtual Reactor simulation software and provides support services...

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