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  • Meese Orbitron Dunne Now MODRoto

    Recycling product manufacturer Meese Orbitron Dunne Co. (MOD), Ashtabula, OH, has changed its name to MODRoto. Building on more than 80 years of experience as Meese and nearly 40 years as MOD, the new name brings the company’s expertise in plastics rotational molding to the forefront,...

  • Process Safety Services Help Companies Affected by New Combustible Dust Standard

    Chilworth Technology, a DEKRA company, announced that its Process Safety services will help all process manufacturing companies affected by the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 652: Standard on Fundamentals of Combustible Dusts, scheduled for release in 2015. The new...

  • Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems Names Director of International Sales

    Danny Sanders has joined Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems as director of international sales. Sanders comes to Tuthill from Pump Solutions Group of Dover Corp., where he has held various positions over the last 16 years, most recently as director of sales-Asia/Pacific.   Sanders...

  • Energy Expert Elected to Universal AET Board of Directors

    Universal Acoustic & Emission Technologies’ board of directors has elected Roger K. Ihne to the position of director for a three-year term.   Ihne has worked in the oil and gas business for 34 years, including 25 years at Deloitte LLP, as well in as prior management positions...

  • DNV GL and QPS Sign Agreement

    DNV GL – Business Assurance and QPS Evaluation Services Inc. (Toronto) have signed a cooperation agreement for services related to testing and certification of equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres. Under the terms of this agreement, QPS can provide product testing and...

  • Tank Connection to Become an ESOP

    Tank Connection (TC) announced it will become an ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) in April. “We have been working on this employee opportunity for some time,” said founding partner and company president, Bill Neighbors. “In our business, we are driven by dedicated...

  • Multiple Fires Erupt at Cement Plant

    Firefighters battled several fires that quickly spread throughout Essroc Cement in Nazareth, PA Saturday, April 11. The first fire call was received just after 4pm. Firefighters battled fires in a tower, an underground tunnel, and a beltway that carries concrete from plant to plant. There were...

  • Great Western Mfg Co-Founder Inducted into KSU Hall of Fame

    Great Western Manufacturing is proud to announce the induction of Jim Schroeder into the Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame.   Schroeder graduated from Kansas State University in 1963, with a degree in electrical engineering. He later co-founded Great Western...

  • Vibra Screw Expands Vibrating Feeder, Conveyor Lines

    Vibra Screw Inc. has expanded its vibratory feeder and conveyor lines through an exclusive license agreement with Mavi Maquinas Vibratorias Ltda, Brazil. Covering North America, the agreement gives Vibra Screw access to Mavi's 50 years of experience that has made the company the largest...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders up Nearly 30%

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its February 2015 booked orders increased 29.4% when compared to February 2014 orders. When compared to January 2015 booked orders, February 2015 booked orders were up 7.3%. February booked orders were up 8.9% for Bulk...