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  • Dust Hazard Assessment Strategies

    By Joe Florkowski The hows and whys of combustible dust explosions and how to prevent them were part of the focus of the second and final day of the 119th annual International Association of Operative Millers conference at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, Thursday, May 7. Dr....

  • Dow Acquires Univation Technologies LLC

    The Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) has closed on the acquisition of ExxonMobil Chemical Co.’s ownership share of Univation Technologies LLC, previously a 50/50 joint venture with Dow. In October 2014, Dow and ExxonMobil announced jointly the signing of a definitive agreement to restructure...

  • Ametek Acquires Global Tubes

    Ametek Inc. has acquired Global Tubes, a leading manufacturer of high-precision, small-diameter metal tubing, for approximately $200 million.   The business has annual sales of approximately $120 million. Global Tubes is comprised of two businesses: Fine Tubes, based in Plymouth, UK, and...

  • Yokogawa Corp. Appoints New CEO

    Daniel L. Duncan has been named president and chief executive officer of Yokogawa’s North American operations. In this position, Duncan is responsible for all day-to-day operations in North America. Duncan began his professional career as an engineer with Georgia Power Co. Then he led a...

  • Endress+Hauser Invests in Purdue Engineering Program

    The Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET) students and faculty in the Purdue School of Engineering Technology celebrated the joint creation and development of the Purdue Integrated Process Education System (PIPES) laboratory during an open house hosted at the West Lafayette, Ind., campus on...

  • Combustible Dust, Sanitary Design Hot Topics

    By Joe Florkowski Sanitary design and combustible dust were among the topics discussed on the first day of the 119th annual International Association of Operative Millers conference at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs Wednesday. When designing a sanitary facility, location,...

  • Flexco Names Heavy-Duty Mechanical Belt Fasteners Manager

    Aaron Rosso recently joined Flexco as senior product manager, heavy-duty mechanical belt fasteners. In this role, Rosso is responsible for managing the global heavy-duty mechanical belt fastener program, including the program vision and strategy, product development plan, product line portfolio,...

  • Grain Entrapments, Confined Space Incidents Rise in 2014

    By Joe Florkowski, managing editor, Powder & Bulk Solids There were at least 70 confined space-related injuries and fatalities in the U.S. in 2014, up slightly from 2013, according to a new report issued by Purdue University. Of the 70 confined-space cases documented in 2014, more than half...

  • Dow Chemical to Cut 1500+ Jobs

    The Dow Chemical Co. announced a series of actions to further streamline the organization and optimize its footprint that will result in a reduction of approximately 1500–1750 positions, or approximately 3 percent of the global workforce. The company is also announcing additional minor...

  • Economic Pessimism Rises in Canada

    For the first time since the fourth quarter of 2011, economic pessimism is running ahead of optimism in the CPA Canada Business Monitor. The quarterly survey of professional accountants in leadership positions finds pessimism continuing its sharp upward climb. Thirty per cent of respondents...