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  • Chemical Safety Board to Hold Public Meeting

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on November 23, 2015, starting at 1 p.m. EST in Washington, DC, at the CSB’s office located at 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 910. The meeting is free and open to the public. The Board will discuss investigations and...

  • DuPont Names Edward D. Breen Chair and CEO

    The DuPont board of directors has named Edward D. Breen the company’s chair and chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately. Breen has served as interim chair and CEO of DuPont since October 16, 2015, and joined the company’s board in February 2015. “Ed Breen brings...

  • GEAPS/K-State Offer Record Number of Training Courses in 2016

    The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) unveiled the 33-course 2016 distance education program schedule. It is the most robust collection of online training courses the organizations have ever offered, with three new courses and one updated offering....

  • Worker Killed by Explosion at Soybean Plant

    A worker was killed by an explosion at the South Dakota Soybean Processing Plant in Volga, SD Thursday afternoon. Randy Satter, 39, was a welder working at the top of a storage tank at the time of his death. Workers were installing a catwalk above storage tanks for access when the explosion...

  • Jenike & Johanson to Present at AIChE Meeting

    Jenike & Johanson’s John Carson and Thomas Baxter will be speaking at the annual AIChE meeting, November 8-13 in Salt Lake City, UT. The Jenike team will be presenting three topics: Powder Characterization and Trouble-Shooting Methods for Successful Process Scale-Up...

  • American Chemical Society Elects New President

    Allison A. Campbell was elected as the 2016 American Chemical Society president-elect, the organization announced this week. Campbell, associate laboratory director at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has been a member of ACS since 1984, and has received a number of awards and honors from...

  • The Armor Group Acquires Processall

    The Armor Group Inc. has acquired the assets of Processall Inc., located in Woodlawn, OH. This acquisition will add a new product segment of industrial mixers, dryers, and reactors to Armor’s diverse line of industrial equipment. Armor plans to grow this business from a niche market to a...

  • Kraft Heinz Closing Seven Plants, Cutting 2600 Jobs

    Michael Mullen SVP of corporate and government affairs, Kraft Heinz, announced Wednesday that the company will be closing seven factories in the U.S. and Canada, and cutting 2600 jobs over the next two years. The factories that will be closing are in Fullerton and San Leandro, CA, Federalsburg...

  • DuPont Announces Consolidations, Leadership Changes

    DuPont announced the consolidation of its DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers business with its DuPont Performance Polymers business, as well as the consolidation of the DuPont Protection Technologies business with the DuPont Building Innovations business. Both consolidations will be...

  • ConAgra Foods to Sell Private Label Operations

    ConAgra Foods Inc. has reached a definitive agreement to sell its private label operations to TreeHouse Foods for approximately $2.7 billion in cash, excluding transaction-related expenses. “The sale of our private label business marks another important milestone as we remake ConAgra...