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  • Firm Fined $250K After Engineer’s Hand Crushed in Machine

    One of the largest providers of organic, free range and corn-fed poultry in Europe, Moy Park Ltd, was fined £200,000, or about $250,000 USD, by the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as a result of a January 2015 incident where an engineers hand was crushed while cleaning a cutting...

  • Purdue Prof. Partners with Anton Paar on Particle Flow Research

    A researcher at Purdue University and scientific equipment manufacturing firm Anton Paar formed a collaboration to study the particle flow characteristics of fine powders, the West Lafayette, IN institution of higher learning announced Tuesday. The company donated a powder rheometer to Kingsley...

  • PepsiCo Announces Food Startup Incubator Project in Europe

    PepsiCo launched a new startup incubation program to provide grants assisting in the development and expansion of nutrition- or wellness-oriented brands for European consumers, the American company announced Tuesday. Under the program, dubbed PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse, selected startups will...

  • Boeing Taps Norsk Titanium to Provide 3D-Printed Components

    Norsk Titanium will supply the first FAA-approved 3D-printed titanium structural components used in an operational commercial airplane to Boeing for the aerospace firm’s 787 Dreamliner, the additive manufacturing company announced Monday. “We are proud to take this historical step with...

  • Pet Food Processing Equipment Market to Hit $4.7B by 2022

    Rising demand for pet food supplies, increases in pet population, growing awareness of pet health, and “pet humanization” are predicted to drive the market for pet food processing-related equipment globally over the next five years, according to a new market forecast by Markets and...

  • Worker Injures Hand on Shortbread and Cookies Equipment

    Great Britain’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating an incident last week at the Walkers Shortbread factory in Elgin, Scotland that left a worker injured after his hand became trapped in equipment used to produce shortbread and cookies, the Aberdeen Press & Journal reported...

  • Ajax Supplies Chemical Manufacturer with Large Agitated Screw Feeder

    Solids handling specialist Ajax Equipment has supplied leading specialty chemicals producer, Vertellus, with an agitated screw feeder and screw conveyor for its Teesside, UK plant. The site supplies monomers and performance enhancers for the plastics and polymers market, as well as...

  • Mondelez Invests $93M in New Chocolate Lines at UK Plant

    Four new chocolate production lines were debuted by Mondelez International at the Cadbury factory in Bournville, UK intended to secure “modern manufacturing in the UK for the next generation,” the firm announced April 7. Two of the new lines are Cadbury Dairy Milk tablet lines capable...

  • Manufacturing Org. Names Cargill CEO to Executive Committee

    America’s foremost trade organization representing the interests of manufacturing firms, The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), named Cargill chief executive officer David MacLennan to the executive committee of the NAM Board of Directors, the organization announced Monday. “...

  • Ashland to Acquire Composites Resin Plant from Reichhold

    Reichhold Holdings International B.V. received a binding offer from Ashland Global Holdings Inc. to acquire the firm’s Etain, France composites resin plant, Reichhold announced in an April 6 press release. The terms of the transaction, which must meet regulatory approvals and is subject to a...