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  • Magnetic Products Inc. Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    Magnetic Products Inc. (MPI), a provider of both magnetic and non-magnetic material handling solutions, will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2011. Since starting operations on February 7, 1981, MPI has delivered a full complement of services centered on the development, engineering, and building...

  • Midwest Association of Rail Shippers Elects 2011 Officers

    The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) elected a new slate of officers for the calendar year at its annual meeting, January 12 and 13, 2011, at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort in Oak Brook, IL. The 2011 MARS officers are: President: Randy Worth, vice president and general...

  • ACC Data Shows Chemical Production Continues to Improve in All Regions

    According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the Chemical Production Regional Index (CPRI) rose 0.5 percent in December, following a 0.6 percent gain in November, as chemical production increased in all regions of the United States, with the largest gains in the Gulf Coast and Ohio Valley...

  • IMI Celebrates 50 Years

    Industrial Magnetics Inc. (IMI), Boyne City, MI, is celebrating its 50-year anniversary in 2011 as a manufacturer of magnetic components and assemblies. The company attributes its long-term success to its mission of providing customers with creative solutions and products for mutual success and its...

  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Continues to Register Gains

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that weekly rail traffic continues to register gains in 2011 with U.S. railroads originating 282,987 carloads, up 7.5 percent compared with the same week in 2010, for the week ending Jan. 15, 2011. Intermodal volume for the week totaled 213,486...

  • Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery Expands Canadian Presence through Agreement with MD Packaging

    James P. Navin, president of Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery Inc., recently announced the company has entered into a partnership with Markham, Ontario-based MD Packaging. “As the largest distributor of packaging automation in Canada, MD Packaging has established an excellent reputation for...

  • Hapman Receives Patent for Flexible Screw Conveyor

    Hapman’s portable Helix Hi/Lo flexible screw conveyor has received U.S. Patent No. 7,866,456 for its unique design. With the touch of a button, the electric actuator automatically lowers the auger to an easy-to-access height. The patented design allows a single worker to safely and easily...

  • K-Tron Collaborating on Pasta Processing Seminar

    K-Tron Process Group, in collaboration with key suppliers of equipment and instrumentation to the food processing industry, including Demaco, Northern Crops Institute, and DeMari Pasta Dies, announces the presentation of a joint food pasta processing seminar, “Pasta Quality & Extrusion...

  • Kaeser Offers Online Utility Rebate Finder

    Optimizing a compressed air system has obvious advantages, including lower energy consumption and operational cost. However, many are unaware of the rebates and incentives that local utilities offer for improving a facility’s performance with efficient compressed air equipment. Kaeser...

  • PRAB Announces Acquisition of Dallas-Based Triple/S Dynamics

    PRAB Inc., the parent company of Hapman, whose equipment is used worldwide for the handling of powders and bulk solids, has announced the acquisition of Triple/S Dynamics Inc., Dallas. According to PRAB officials, Triple/S employees, production, and operations will remain in Texas. PRAB and...