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  • CEMA Booked Orders up 5.5% in January

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its January 2012 Booked Orders increased by 5.5% when compared to January 2011 orders. When compared to December 2011 orders, January 2012 orders were down 12.4% CEMA’s January 2012 Billed Sales (shipments) increased by 2...

  • SOCMA Leverages Chemical Council Memberships to Expand State-Level Advocacy

    In a move to further expand its state-level advocacy work, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) announced today its membership in two additional state chemical councils - the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois and the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council. “State...

  • CPS Opens New cGMP Plant

    Custom Processing Services announces the opening of its new cGMP processing stations at its Reading, PA manufacturing campus. Food-grade, pharmaceutical excipient, and active pharmaceutical ingredient processing is now available. With the addition of the new 42,000-sq-ft plant, any of the...

  • Key Technology Appoints Steve Pellegrino Vice President of Sales

    Key Technology announces the promotion of Steve Pellegrino to vice president of sales. He will be responsible for growing the company’s sales in North America, South America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Specifically, Pellegrino will plan and manage the regional and inside sales...

  • Innovations That Could Change the Way We Manufacture

    Recognizing that advancement in the way things are made is critical to the success of manufacturing, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announces its 2012 list of Innovations That Could Change the Way You Manufacture. Selected by SME’s Innovation Watch Committee, the new and...

  • FDA to Co-Sponsor ISPE's CGMP Conference in Baltimore

    ISPE announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will co-sponsor the upcoming “Redefining the ‘C’ in ‘CGMP’” Conference in Baltimore on June 4–5, 2012. The conference is the first joint ISPE-FDA conference focused on CGMP issues. The conference...

  • Uwe Eschenhorst Joins Vecoplan

    Uwe Eschenhorst has joined Vecoplan LLC, as vice president of its “Alternative Fuels and Energy” Competency Center. Vecoplan is a worldwide leader in MSW and biomass processing technologies and systems. In his new position, Eschenhorst will oversee the technical knowledge base for...

  • Vortex Appoints JK Process Equipment New Rep in Southern UK

    Vortex Valves Europe, a global engineering and manufacturing company with a technical focus on dry bulk solid valve solutions, has appointed Jonathan Kerr, of JK Process Equipment, as its new technical sales representative for the Southern United Kingdom. Kerr has more than 15 years experience in...

  • Ron Arkema Elected CEMA President

    Ron Arkema, vice president, Van Gorp Corp., Pella, IA, was elected president of the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) at the organization's recent 79th annual meeting in Miami.  Arkema becomes head of the North American industry trade group founded in 1933. CEMA...

  • North American Conveyor Shipments Break Record in 2011

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that 2011 shipments in North America were up 28%. CEMA estimates that shipments totaled $8.502 billion for 2011, an increase of $1.86 billion from 2010 shipments of $6.642 billion. CEMA estimates that new orders totaled $9.310 billion...