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  • Kason Corp. Acquires Kek-Gardner Ltd

    Kason Corp., a U.S.-based manufacturer of screening, sifting, and fluid bed processing equipment, has acquired Kek-Gardner Ltd, a UK-based manufacturer of sifting, mixing, and size reduction equipment. “The acquisition of Kek-Gardner expands Kason's global reach while broadening its...

  • Ajax Supplies Agitated Screw Feeder to Hosokawa Micron

    Solids handling specialist Ajax Equipment has supplied leading powder processing equipment manufacturer Hosokawa Micron with an agitated screw feeder and integral hopper to handle and control the feed of pharmaceutical powder into a milling machine. Bulk pharmaceutical compound is tipped from...

  • Vecoplan Names Osborne Director of Customer Relations

    Matt Osborne has been appointed director of customer relations at Vecoplan LLC. In his new position, Osborne is charged with reengaging older customers in dialogue to determine, develop, and implement best practices for all interactions between Vecoplan staff and the people they serve....

  • Fatal Work Injuries Increase by Almost 100 in 2014

    Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released today show the rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was 3.3 per 100,000 full-time workers, the same as the final rate for 2013. While the preliminary total of 4679 fatal work injuries was an...

  • Vortex Appoints Rep in Denmark

    Vortex has appointed Mespo ApS as its exclusive agent in Denmark. Mespo sells high-quality components, machines, and customized solutions for powder handling manufacturers such as DMN-Westinghouse, Filcoflex, Spiroflow, and Greenwood Magnetics. “We are very pleased to add Mespo to...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Approach $6 Billion

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that overall industry orders (bookings) for the first six months of 2015 increased 5.78% compared to the same period in 2014, with total orders of $5.72 billion. CEMA estimates industry billed sales (shipments) for the first six...

  • Haver Filling Systems Now Haver & Boecker USA

    Haver Filling Systems, a provider of solutions in material handling, bag packaging, liquid and pasty filling equipment, and palletizing systems, is changing its name to Haver & Boecker USA. "Haver & Boecker USA's focus from the beginning has been to offer our customers with...

  • Cornell Gets “Revolutionary” Food Processing Equipment

    Cornell University has received a $600,000 grant that was used to purchase a new food processing machine that state Senator Mike Nozzolio says “will revolutionize the food processing industry.” Cornell University's Agricultural Experiment Station unveiled the Hiperbaric 55 high-...

  • Bühler Aeroglide Appoints Process Development Manager

    Bühler Aeroglide, a global leader in thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed, and industrial materials, has appointed Jason Pintuff process development manager. In this role, Pintuff will coordinate the company’s international lab resources and technical processing...

  • Kellogg Co., Tolaram Announce Long-Term Partnership

    Kellogg Co. announced a new, long-term partnership with leading food company Tolaram Africa, significantly increasing Kellogg's presence in the growing African market and advancing the company's breakfast, snacks, and emerging market strategies to drive future growth.   Highlights of...