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  • Spee-Dee Appoints David Navin President and CEO

    David Navin has been appointed president and CEO of Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery Inc. Navin will continue overseeing new business and product development for the food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. Navin began his career at Spee-Dee in 1987, and left 10 years later to create a new...

  • Frungillo Promoted to VP, Camfil APC Americas

    Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a leading global manufacturer of dust, fume, and mist collection equipment, has promoted Thomas Frungillo to the position of vice president, Camfil APC Americas.   "Tomm Frungillo has been a key player in the growth of Camfil APC since he joined the...

  • Congress Passes Important Manufacturing Bills

    The omnibus spending bill passed by the Senate on December 13 included two bipartisan manufacturing bills that would create a national manufacturing strategy and expand a national network of manufacturing innovation institutes. U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), a member of the Appropriations...

  • Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems Names VP Engineering

    David Schardt has joined the Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems as vice president of engineering. Schardt will have responsibility for new product development and sustaining engineering and compliance. He will lead the Lean Product Development process for the creation, testing, and introduction of...

  • Dangers of Inadequate Containment; Are Downflow Booths a Solution?

    On Wednesday, February 11 at 2pm Eastern, Hosokawa will host a live educational webinar focusing on “Dangers of Inadequate Containment – are Downflow Booths a Solution?” •    What are the dangers of inadequate containment •    ...

  • SD Mines Tops Best Online Engineering Masters List

    The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has been named first in the country in the 2015 ranking of the “50 Best Online Master’s in Engineering Programs,” beating out Columbia, Cornell, Purdue, Virginia Tech, and Texas Tech for the top spot. Released by Best Master...

  • What State Has the Most Hazardous Chemical Plants?

    Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) released an analysis prepared for him by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) that details how many chemical facilities in each state threaten the lives of Americans. At a joint Senate hearing on chemical safety and security, Senator Markey detailed how...

  • National Combustible Dust Standard Delayed Again

    By Joe Florkowski OSHA has moved plans to adopt combustible dust regulations to long-term actions, meaning that the process of adopting rules to prevent accidents, fires, and explosions within industries that use such material will be delayed again. The White House released its Unified Agenda of...

  • Sturtevant Welcomes Steve Puleo as New Product Manager

    Sturtevant, a leading manufacturer of material processing equipment, recently hired Steve Puleo as product manager, reporting directly to Sam Rajkovich, director of sales & marketing. In this position, Puleo is responsible for business development activities related to the Simpactor,...

  • Lower Oil Prices, End Use Market Recovery Lifts American Chemistry

    Despite facing global headwinds, American chemistry expanded at a healthy 2 percent growth rate in 2014, and is expected to reach a 3.7 percent gain in output in 2015, before hitting 3.9 percent in 2016, according to the Year End 2014 Chemical Industry Situation and Outlook, published by the...