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  • Uptrend in Plastics Machinery Shipments Continues

    The shipments value of plastics machinery posted a moderate rise in the first quarter of 2015 when compared with the same period last year, according to statistics compiled and reported by SPI: the Plastics Industry Trade Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES). “Yet...

  • Dust Collection Systems Maintenance and Management at Powder Show Canada

    When it comes to dust collection systems maintenance, one of the easiest problems to avoid may be one of the simplest: managing the documentation that comes with the system. Users of dust collection systems will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on dust collection systems, but if they can...

  • Fire at Nestle Plant

    A mixing unit caught fire Friday morning at the Nestle plant in Burlington, WI. When they were finally able to reach it, fire crews quickly put out the blaze. However, a second alarm was issued roughly 45 minutes later for additional crews. More than 50 firefighters responded to the fire....

  • Powder Show Kicks Off Tuesday

    Showcasing the latest in advanced manufacturing, technology, and solutions, Powder & Bulk Solids Canada returns to the Toronto Congress Centre, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, and will run through Thursday, June 18..      A comprehensive selection of industrial processing and bulk...

  • Conveyor Equipment Orders Increase over 2014

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its April 2015 booked orders increased 6.8% when compared to April 2014 orders. When compared to March 2015, however, April 2015 booked orders were down 18.4%. April booked orders were down 11.4% for Bulk Handling...

  • Stedman Delivers Grain-Crushing Cage Mills to Distillery

    Michter’s Distillery is expanding its facilities in Shively, KY, to meet growing market demand for Kentucky-style whiskey made from corn, rye, and malt. Located near downtown Louisville, in an area known for its whiskey heritage, Michter’s is situated on 5.6 acres with a 65,000-sq-ft...

  • Clampco Products Plant Expansion Underway

    Clampco Products is expanding its Wadsworth, OH manufacturing facility to meet increasing customer demand for high-performance stainless steel clamp products used in advanced emission control technology and other heavy-duty diesel engine and exhaust applications. The 60,000-sq-ft expansion...

  • Identifying Combustible Dust Hazards at Powder Show

    Steve Luzik has been to many facilities throughout the years where he has been in the presence of combustible dusts – and those facilities are often aware they need to mitigate the dust or a potentially hazardous dust explosion could occur. However, there are instances where Luzik, senior...

  • Waiting Over for Heinz, Kraft Foods

    H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods Group announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 ("HSR Act"), as amended, has expired with regard to their previously announced proposed merger. The expiration of the HSR Act waiting period satisfies...

  • Brookfield Donates Powder Flow Tester to Bulk Solids Innovation Center

    Brookfield Engineering has donated a PFT Powder Flow Tester to the new Kansas State University (KSU) Bulk Solids Innovation Center. This new facility at KSU will be used to study and develop the understanding of bulk solids materials handling, in turn enhancing businesses that use these...