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  • Material Transfer Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    Material Transfer & Storage Inc. is celebrating its 25-year anniversary. Founded in 1989, the company is an industry leader in the custom design and manufacture of material handling equipment and systems for dry powders and bulk solids. Material Transfer’s product line includes...

  • Rice Lake Weighing Systems Mourns Loss of Co-Founder Donald B. Johnson

    Donald B. Johnson, who co-founded Thomas and Johnson Scale Service in 1946, which would later become Rice Lake Bearing, and eventually Rice Lake Weighing Systems (RLWS), passed away peacefully on January 26, in Rice Lake, WI. “Donald B.,” as he was known, was 98. His life’s...

  • Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety

    Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety provides guidelines for industries that manufacture, consume, or handle chemicals, by focusing on new ways to design, correct, or improve process safety management practices. This new framework for thinking about process safety builds upon the original...

  • Lödige Receives Groundbreaking Order from Major German Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

    Gebr. Lödige Maschinenbau has received the first groundbreaking order for the large-scale implementation of the new Coater LC Series from a major German pharmaceutical manufacturer that will be using a coating system model LC 150 with a useable volume of 750 l for the organic coating of...

  • Micromeritics, Shanghai Advanced Research Institute to Create Advanced Materials Characterization Lab

    Dr. Songlin Feng, president of Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI), Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Thomas Cook, vice president of Micromeritics Instrument Corp. (MIC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the creation of a materials characterization demonstration and service...

  • Anderson-Crane Joins Conveyor Association

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) announces that, Anderson-Crane Co., Minneapolis, MN, joined the association February 4, 2014. Anderson-Crane Co. is a supplier of bearings, mechanical power transmission equipment, electric motors and controls, conveyor systems and...

  • Did Combustible Dust Cause Omaha Plant Explosion?

    Combustible dust is being investigated as a possible cause of the January 20 explosion and collapse of a livestock feed manufacturing plant in Omaha, NE. "Staff from my department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are on-site and will conduct a full and thorough...

  • Bühler Aeroglide Names New President and CEO

    Bühler Aeroglide, a global leader in thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed, and industrial materials, has named Hans-Jöerg Ill president and CEO, succeeding Jonathan Abbis. Hansjorg Ill comes to Bühler Aeroglide with more than 25 years of experience within B...

  • Optimistic Outlook for Chemicals and Plastics Markets in 2014

    Analysts with Great American Group Inc. report that the outlook for the chemicals and plastics sector is optimistic in 2014, due largely to strong forecasted demand from the residential construction and automotive production markets. In 2013, the housing demand exhibited a resurgence, driven...

  • ISPE CEO to Leave at End of 2014

    The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) announced today that CEO Nancy Berg will leave the Society when her three-year contract is completed at the end of 2014. During her tenure with ISPE, Berg has been responsible for transformational change at ISPE, the world’s...