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  • Siemens Selected by Dow Corning as Strategic Process Automation Partner

    Siemens Industry Inc. announced that it has been selected as the strategic process automation partner for Dow Corning, following an extensive review and evaluation process using Manufacturing Automation Platform Selection (MAPS) Six Sigma (Define, Measure, Explore, Develop, Implement) processes...

  • SPE Names Willem De Vos Chief Executive Officer

    The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has appointed Willem (Wim) De Vos as its new chief executive officer. He succeeds Susan Oderwald, who left SPE in December.    “In our worldwide search for a new chief executive officer, we were delighted to find in Wim a 20-year veteran of...

  • Chantland MHS acquires AccelPak

    Chantland MHS Co. of Humboldt, IA, welcomes AccelPak of Ottawa, KS, to its family of fine packaging products. Gene Beauchamp, the founder of the company, as well as other key personnel, have been retained to ensure that the transition period is as smooth as possible and that the quality of the...

  • Ross Offers Free Online Mixing Technology Insights

    Process engineers and R&D scientists have a new technical resource for their mixing and blending related questions at the Charles Ross & Son Co. Web site at www.mixers.com/insights-new.asp. The Ross “Mixing Technology Insights” provide many useful tips and techniques on...

  • ELFA Announces Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2012

    The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), which represents the $628 billion equipment finance sector, revealed its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2012. Given that every year U.S. businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies spend in excess of $1.2 trillion in capital goods...

  • SOCMA President to Lead NAM's Council of Manufacturing Associations

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) announced that president and CEO, Lawrence D. Sloan, has assumed his post as chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers’ Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) Board of Directors for 2012. "I am honored and...

  • Malvern and IIT Announce New Partnership

    International Innovative Technologies (IIT), Gateshead, UK,-is working in partnership with Malvern Instruments to incorporate new in-line particle size distribution analysis systems in its specialist low-energy milling equipment. IIT specializes in the design and manufacture of a new patented...

  • Hosokawa to Host Live In-House Containment Solution Demonstration

    Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems will host a live in-house containment solution demonstration on Tuesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at its Summit, NJ. This free event is specifically designed to demonstrate the containment solutions Hosokawa offers for operator protection when dealing with...

  • CEMA's November Booked Orders Down from October, Up from 2010

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its November 2011 Booked Orders Index was 145, down 90 points or 38% from October 2011’s Index of 235. The November 2011 Index represents an increase of 14% from the November 2010 Index of 127. November Booked Orders...

  • Heyl & Patterson Celebrates 125 Years in Business

    Heyl & Patterson Inc., a specialist engineering company headquartered in Pittsburgh since its founding in 1887, celebrates its 125th anniversary throughout 2012. Crediting multiple generations of employees, customers, and vendors for the company’s longevity, Heyl & Patterson has...