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  • CEMA Booked Orders up Nearly 13% in August

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its August 2013 booked orders were up 12.8% when compared to July 2013. Orders decreased 15.9% when compared to August 2012 orders. August booked orders were up 3.7% for bulk handling equipment, and up 19.9% for unit...

  • Service Enterprises Wins Spee-Dee’s Filler Contest

    For years, Service Enterprises Inc. (SEI) has been helping people with disabilities receive quality vocational job training to lead more independent lives. And soon, they’ll be facilitating that training a bit more efficiently, thanks to Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery. SEI is the winner of...

  • Powder & Bulk Solids Texas to Offer Five Dust Collection Sessions

    Taking place next week in Houston, Powder & Bulk Solids Texas will offer the following sessions: OSHA Combustible Dust Update, Ashok Dastidar, Vice President, Fauske & Associates Inc. Dust Explosions - The Nature of the Problem and Practical Measures for its Control, Steven Luzik, Senior...

  • What to Do in Houston

    America's fourth-largest city, Houston is a cosmopolitan destination, filled with world-class dining, arts, hotels, shopping, and nightlife. Take a stroll through the historic Heights, spend the day exploring the Museum District – which includes the largest Fine Arts Museum in the...

  • HEC Consolidates Operations into Jeffersonville Facility

    Heumann Environmental Co. (HEC) has brought together its sales, engineering, production, and corporate functions into one location. By moving engineering and corporate functions into its existing Jeffersonville, IN facility, HEC brings together experienced sales and engineering teams for HEC...

  • WeighPack Systems Appoints Sales Manager

    WeighPack Systems Inc., a leading provider of high-performance packaging equipment, announces the appointment of Andy Wischmann as sales manager – distributor accounts. This position will allow Wischmann to provide focused attention to distributors and agents throughout North and South...

  • Hartzell Hires International Sales Executive

    Brian Payne has joined Hartzell Air Movement as vice president of international sales. Payne has been a consultant to Hartzell since July of 2011, focused on international market penetration. He has also been instrumental in executing market plans in wastewater and marine segments. “...

  • Columbia Machine Names New President for Palletizer Division

    Columbia Machine Inc. announces the promotion of Pat O’Connor to president of the Palletizer Division. O’Connor brings 35 years of experience in palletizing and materials handling to his new position. O’Connor has made many contributions to Columbia’s product...

  • Eriez Web Site Offers Magnet Safety Information to Decrease Risk of Injury, Damage to Devices

    The Eriez Web site offers information to educate operators on proper safety precautions and procedures when handling magnetic equipment. This information, provided through Eriez’ Orange University, is available at www.eriez.com/resources/Index/Safetylabels.   “Industrial...

  • Packagers Meet Food Safety Challenges with SQF Certification

    In the wake of growing demand by retailers and major food brands, food packaging companies are stepping up their efforts to satisfy customers by seeking Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification. "As the packaging industry gears itself up for SQF, the world's most widely recognized Global...