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  • Brookfield Celebrates 80th Anniversary

    Brookfield Engineering, Middleboro, MA, is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2014. The company began in 1933 when Donald Brookfield, Sr. envisioned a new, unconventional approach to measuring viscosity. His experimentation with motors and springs in the basement of his family’s home...

  • Watch a Live Explosion on the Powder Show Floor

    In addition to providing his insights as part of the keynote panel on combustible dust, Johannes Lotterman, head of projects and expansion with Rembe Inc., later demonstrated mini explosions on the show floor. The first video shows an explosion without the Rembe Q-Rohr indoor explosion venting...

  • Man Dies in Grain Storage Bin

    Leon Madey, a 73-year-old farmer died Monday after becoming trapped in a grain bin in Genoa, IL, according to the DeKalb County the coroner’s office. According to reports, Madey had been loading a truck with his son and entered the silo in an attempt to clear a crust (a hard top that...

  • Powder Show Kicks Off Tuesday

    The dry processing and bulk solids handling world has been converging on Rosemont, IL as the 2014 International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition (Powder Show) begins Tuesday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.     The Powder Show has been the premier...

  • Plastic Bag Ban Could Kill Manufacturing Jobs

    The Chicago City Council’s decision to ban plastic shopping bags will damage the plastics manufacturing industry’s ongoing efforts to create and maintain American manufacturing jobs, according to SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. The City Council voted April 30 to ban...

  • Explosion Trial Delayed

    The trial for the West Fertilizer Plant explosion that occurred April 17, 2013, in West, TX, that resulted in at least 14 fatalities, 226 injuries, has been delayed. Lawyers from both sides discussed changes that are necessary before the trial begins. The trial was originally scheduled for...

  • Vecoplan Names Sales Engineering Manager – Waste Systems

    Matt Davidson has been promoted to sales engineering manager – waste systems at Vecoplan LLC. Located in High Point, NC, Vecoplan is a worldwide leader in mechanical technologies for the processing of waste in the recycling and waste-to-energy sectors. In his new position, Davidson will...

  • Free Webinar on Air and Particle Flow in Pipelines Offered

    Pneumatic conveying consultant Dr. David Mills, will present “Air and Particle Flow in Pipelines”, as part of Powder & Bulk Solids’ DryPro webinar series, on June 18.   This webinar will look at pneumatic conveying from a rather different viewpoint. It aims to explain...

  • Shick USA Names New President

    Shick USA, an ingredient automation solutions specialist, has promoted Timothy P. Cook to president. “Under Cook’s guidance over the last two years, Shick has exceeded every performance measure established,” said Joseph T. Ungashick, chief executive officer at Shick USA....

  • Flexicon Opens Singapore Office

    Flexicon Corp., a leading international producer of bulk handling equipment, has accelerated its expansion in Southeast Asia with the opening of a new facility in Singapore, it was announced by David Gill, president.      "Flexicon bulk handling equipment has been purchased...