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  • Silo Grain Fire Strikes Pilgrim’s Pride Mill in Texas

    Firefighters had to “get creative” to extinguish a grain fire in a 70-ft high silo at the Pilgrim’s Pride Corp feed mill in Pittsburg, TX Tuesday morning, deploying a variety of methods to put out the flames, local ABC news affiliate KLTV in Tyler, TX reported on Feb. 7. The...

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  • KWS Manufacturing Receives Pressure Vessel Repair Recertification

    KWS Manufacturing Company, Ltd, one of the largest screw conveyor manufacturers in North America, has received recertification from the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors to repair pressure vessels. The National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) is an internationally recognized...

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  • Conveyor Belt, Sawdust Fire Breaks Out at B.C. Sawmill

    Officials are eying overheated bearings as the cause of a conveyor belt fire at the Canfor sawmill in Fort St. John, B.C. on Monday night, according to a report by news website EnergeticCity.ca posted Tuesday. The Charlie Lake and Fort St. Johns fire departments were dispatched to the scene after...

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  • Endress+Hauser Invests in $1M High Pressure Test Rig

    Endress+Hauser installed a $1 million high pressure test rig at its Greenwood, IN headquarters, allowing the company to test complete instrument assemblies to customer specifications, the company announced Tuesday. The system also provides E+H with the capability to provide a 100% test on...

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  • Crop-Destroying Caterpillar Spreading Fast Across Africa

    Fall armyworm caterpillars native to the Americas are spreading rapidly across mainland Africa, posing a major threat to the continent’s corn crops and food security in the region, according to new research published by the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI), an UK-...

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  • SOCMA Reaching Out to New Administration, Lawmakers, Regulatory Officials

    With new members of Congress joining their elected colleagues to tackle key legislative issues in the coming year, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is reaching out in these "First 100 Days" to not only educate lawmakers, but regulatory agency officials and the...

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  • Mars, Nestle, Mondelez to Shrink Size of Chocolate Bars

    The size of chocolate bars produced by Mondelez International, Nestle, and Mars Inc. are reportedly planning to shrink the size of their chocolate bars by 20% in a bid to meet the demands of new regulations on sugar intended to curb obesity soon to be implemented by the UK government, the UK’...

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  • Major Growth Predicted for India’s Food Processing Industry

    The value of India’s food processing industry is expected to nearly double by 2020 to an estimated $482 billion from its 2015 valuation of $258 billion, according to a report released this January by the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), an Indian government-sponsored organization that...

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  • Trade Group Sues DEA over Hemp Food Product Regulations

    A motion was filed by a trade group representing the American hemp industry to hold the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in contempt of court for violations of a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals order barring the agency from regulating hemp food products as Schedule I controlled substances....

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  • BMG Conveyor Services Rebrands as Davis Industrial

    Conveyor belt installation, sales, and service firm BMG Conveyor Services launched a new fabrication division and was recently rebranded as Davis Industrial, the Tampa, FL company announced Feb. 2. “We have been a proven leader in conveyor maintenance, metal fabrication, and bulk material...

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