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  • General Mills Closes Manufacturing Facility

    General Mills announced Friday that it has closed its manufacturing facility in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The facility produced frozen dough products for Taiwan market. The closure will impact approximately 78 employees. All impacted employees will be offered severance and transition support...

  • Powder Show Returns to Texas

    Showcasing the latest in technology and solutions, Powder & Bulk Solids Texas returns to Houston, October 13-14, 2015, at the NRG Center (formerly Reliant Center).     A comprehensive selection of industrial processing and bulk solids handling suppliers will be on display....

  • Flexicon Opens Barcelona Office

    Flexicon (Europe) Ltd has opened a new office in Barcelona, Spain to provide factory-direct engineering services and technical sales support to customers throughout Spain. “The Barcelona location, coupled with our new Spanish language website, will fuel Flexicon's rapid growth in the...

  • Worker Needs Surgery, Food Manufacturer Fined $85K

    A 30-year-old temporary employee required extensive surgery after suffering burns and lacerations of tendons and ligaments in her right hand after she used a cutting and sealing machine at a frozen bread manufacturer that supplies products to Costco Wholesale Corp., IGA, Piggly Wiggly, and others...

  • Mars Mineral Names Pisani Project Manager

    Mars Mineral, a leader in the design and production of agitation pelletizing equipment and systems, has hired Matt Pisani as a project manager. Pisani is a senior-level engineer who will provide customer technical support, assist with business development activities, and coordinate equipment...

  • Chemical Activity Increase Should Continue into 2016

    The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), increased by 0.1 percent in July. This follows consecutive monthly gains during the second quarter, despite downward revisions in May and June. Data is measured on a three-month...

  • Spee-Dee Launches New Urethane Split Hopper

    Access for cleaning inside of the hopper and tooling changeover is the main advantage of the new urethane split hopper. Powder fillers mounted on vertical form fill seal machines can be 10 to 12 ft in the air. The access door to change tooling is located on the top of the auger hopper cover, which...

  • Horiba Founder and Supreme Counsel Has Died

    With great sadness, Horiba Ltd announces the death of the company founder and supreme counsel, Dr. Masao Horiba, who passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 14, 2015. He was 90 years old.   A private funeral service has already held by his family and a formal farewell is scheduled for...

  • Ross India Moves into New Facility

    Ross vice president of corporate operations Joseph Martorana announced the successful move of the company’s India operations into a brand new facility. On July 14, 2015, Ross Process Equipment (RPE) held the inauguration of its state-of-the-art 20,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant and...

  • Mixing Solutions Catalog Released

    Powder Technologies Inc. announces the availability of the 2015 Ystral Catalog – 110% Mixing Solutions. The catalog provides an overview of the wide range of Ystral’s products and services, with an additional focus on the processing systems. Technical information is updated and...