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  • Another Explosion in China

    Seven workers were injured Monday in an explosion at a chemical plant in China's Zhejiang Province. Two of the injured were in serious condition. The blast occurred at about 10:30 am at Zhejiang Hongxiang Chemical Company Ltd in Shangyu City, according to local authorities. About 70...

  • General Mills to Sell Foodservice Business

    General Mills announced it has reached an agreement to sell its South Africa foodservice business to Rhodes Food Group. General Mills had announced in July a preliminary decision to exit the foodservice business in South Africa pending consultation with employees. General Mills continues...

  • Heavy Equipment Theft Rising

    The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released a report on heavy equipment thefts in 2014. Co-produced with the National Equipment Register (NER), this report examines heavy equipment theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and profiles that data...

  • ConAgra to Cut 1500 Jobs, Move Headquarters to Chicago

    ConAgra Foods Inc. announced restructuring plans to improve profitability, advance its growth agenda, and unlock shareholder value. ConAgra Foods expects to realize at least $300 million of efficiency benefits within the next three years through a combination of reductions in SG&A and...

  • CEMA Cleaner Ratings Included in Belt Conveyor Guide

    Following the announcement that a new CEMA standard for belt cleaners had been developed, Flexco updated its belt conveyor product guide with ratings on all of its heavy-duty belt cleaners. The new CEMA standards were developed to assist end-users with belt cleaner selection so they can choose...

  • GEAPS Accepting Applications for Safety Awards Program

    The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Safety Awards Program that recognizes facilities that go an entire year without a lost-time injury or illness. Facilities that successfully complete the program are rewarded with a plaque and are recognized...

  • A&D Corp. Launches A&D Inspection

    To address the increased need for quality assurance and critical control points on manufacturer production lines, A&D Corp. announces the formation of a new business division, A&D Inspection. A natural extension of the A&D Weighing division, A&D Inspection leverages years of...

  • Nilfisk Approved for BEMA Membership

    Nilfisk Inc. has been approved for membership in BEMA, the association for bakery equipment manufacturers and allied trades. Benefits gained from BEMA membership will help Nilfisk continue to support food customers with education and optimal understanding of their applications and needs. These...

  • Filtration Specialist Strikes Major Deal with Refinery

    Porvair Filtration Group has been chosen to supply cutting-edge filter technology to an expanding crude oil refinery in southern India, enhancing efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The Kochi Refinery will benefit from three complete proprietary pulse jet blowdown systems as part of an ongoing...

  • How to Design the Best Bin, Silo, Hopper, or Feeder

    An improperly designed silo, bin, or hopper can be fixed but the repairs may be costly, laborious, or both and it may be easier to simply start from scratch. That’s why it is important to get the design right the first time, according to Joe Marinelli, president of Solids Handling...