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  • Former Eriez President and CEO Chet Giermak Dies

    Chet Giermak, who served as Eriez president and CEO from 1971 to 2003, died on March 16. “Chet was a great man who has left an indelible mark on Eriez’ business, people and culture,” says Eriez president and CEO Tim Shuttleworth. “His legacy lives on at Eriez every day...

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  • Dust Collector Causes Fire, Explosion at Wrigley Plant

    Firefighters were called to the Wrigley plant in Chattanooga Wednesday night after a fire and explosion that officials say came from a dust collection system. Flames were seen coming through the roof, and employees had to be evacuated from the plant. Starch used to make Life Savers and other...

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  • Chemical Company Using Process Control Systems with Real-Time Optimization

    Evonik Industries, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is one of the first in its sector to successfully introduce a new process control system with real-time optimization (RTO) in selected production plants. Real-time optimization serves as an extension to advanced process control systems...

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  • Free, Downloadable Vibratory Equipment Sizing, Application Programs

    Through the company’s Orange University Program, Eriez has developed two new downloadable programs to simplify the process of determining the proper vibratory equipment for specific applications. Both programs are offered for immediate, free download. The Feeder Tray Capacity Calculator...

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  • Key Technology Expands Global Service and Support

    Key Technology announces the expansion of its global customer service and support. With the addition of a new online service portal, enhanced 24/7 telephone support, new spare parts depots, and more service technicians that bring localized support to more regions, Key is helping food processors...

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  • Chubb Engineering Names Sheddrick VP

    Kevin Sheddrick, P.E., has joined Chubb Engineering LLC as vice president.   Sheddrick was graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS. He has held key engineering and management positions with several tank manufacturers, including Maloney...

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  • Brother Gearmotors Offers H1 Food-Grade Grease in U.S. Facility

    Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corp. that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmotors and reducers for the food & beverage, packaging, and material handling industries, now offers H1 food-grade grease at its U.S. manufacturing facility in...

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  • Endress+Hauser, Vector Announce Strategic Realignment

    Effective April 1, 2015, Vector Controls and Automation Group and Endress+Hauser will be teaming up to provide their customers with a single-source supplier for all sales, service, and solutions in all markets and industries across the greater Houston area. This is in addition to Vector CAG’s...

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  • Plastics Machinery Shipments Escalate Sharply

    Shipments of plastics machinery posted a robust rise in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to statistics compiled and reported by SPI: the Plastics Industry Trade Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES). “Annual shipments of plastics machinery increased for the...

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  • Free Dust Collection Webinar

    Downtime can be extremely costly from both an equipment standpoint and in regard to lost production time. “How to Minimize Downtime & Lost Production in Baghouse Operations” will explain how to minimize this phenomenon and maximize production in baghouse operations. Topics...

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