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  • ARA, TFI, EPA, OSHA form Alliance

    Agricultural, first responder, and safety organizations signed an alliance with federal agencies to advance fertilizer safety. The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), International Fire Fighters Association, National Volunteer Fire Council, and Ammonia...

  • FDA Seeks $4.9 Billion, Modernization

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting a budget of $4.9 billion to protect and promote the public health as part of the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget – a nine percent increase over the enacted budget for FY 2015. The overall request includes $147.7...

  • Yargus Manufacturing Names VP of Industrial Sales

    Mark Taylor joins Yargus Manufacturing Inc. as vice president of industrial sales. Taylor is leading the Industrial Sales Div. at Yargus, which produces the Layco line of material handling equipment. After graduating from Butler University, Taylor began a 12-year career in the pulp and paper...

  • Instrumentation & Control Videos Available

    Endress+Hauser announces the release of more than 100 free, step-by-step instructional videos to its YouTube channel. Customers looking for quick solutions to commonly asked questions will now have the opportunity to view short videos covering all of the company’s core product lines - flow,...

  • Record Number of Females Join Canada’s Top Engineering School

    Women now account for 30.6 percent of first-year students in University of Toronto (U of T) Engineering programs: a record for the Faculty and a number that surpasses all other Ontario universities. It is the only engineering school in Ontario with female first-year enrolment of more than 30...

  • Explosion Results in Fines for Four Companies

    Two temporary workers hired to cut and weld pipes at the Omega Protein plant in Moss Point, MS on July 28, 2014, had no idea and had no training to know that the storage tank beneath them contained explosive methane and hydrogen sulfide gases. One of the two men found out later as he lay in a...

  • Corn Flour Mill Cited for Explosion, Electric Shock Hazards

    The accumulation of combustible grain dust requires more than just wiping surfaces to eliminate them. Grain dust accumulation, in the right combination of particle size, air and an ignition source, can expose workers to possible explosions or combustible dust hazards, according to citations issued...

  • China to Double Number of Robots by 2017

    By 2017, more industrial robots will be operating in China's production plants than in the European Union or North America. Operating unit numbers there will double from today's 200,000 to more than 400,000. To compare, in North America, numbers will rise to about 300,000 – with 340,...

  • Chemical Industry Begins Year with Modest Gain

    The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), increased 0.2 percent this month, following a 0.1 percent slide in December, as measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA). Accounting for adjustments, the CAB remains up 3.6...

  • Columbia/Okura Announces Alliance with Fischbein

    Columbia/Okura LLC, a leading provider of robotic palletizing solutions in North America, announces the formation of a strategic alliance with Fischbein Americas, a world leader in bag closing technology and packaging solutions. This customer-focused alliance was initiated by each company’s...