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  • Chemical Safety Board to Vote on Recommendations

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) recently voted to update the status of 16 recommendations resulting from 12 accident investigations, including key safety improvements resulting from the 2006 CAI/Arnel fire and explosion in Danvers, MA and the 2005 BP Texas City refinery fire and explosion. All...

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  • App Enhances Employee Safety

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were slightly more than three million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported in 2013. While this number is lower than previous years, the question that remains is how many near misses occurred in the workplace that were not...

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  • Prater Receives NPFA-69 Certification for Rotary Airlock Valve

    In February of 2015, Prater rotary airlock valves were tested at the Fike remote testing facility according to guidance found in NFPA 69. Fike concluded that Prater rotary airlock valves “were structurally sound, exhibiting no visually observable plastic deformation in any test....

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  • Instrumentation Training Courses Announced

    Endress+Hauser announces its May and June 2015 schedule of instrumentation training courses. Classes typically are a combination of classroom and hands-on training on either the Endress+Hauser Process Training Unit (PTU), a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls...

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  • Sonoco Announces New Consumer Growth Projects

    Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced at its annual shareholders meeting that it will increase production capabilities and support R&D innovation through several significant growth projects for its consumer packaging businesses. Jack Sanders,...

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  • Bosch Packaging Technology Receives Award

    Bosch Packaging Technology has received the internationally renowned “Red Dot Award” from the Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen in the category product design. The independent 38-member jury awarded the company with an “Honorable Mention” and acknowledges the well-...

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  • Two Killed by Explosion at Railcar Facility

    Two workers were killed Tuesday afternoon by an explosion at Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services, hired by GE Capital Rail Services in Omaha. The body of 40-year-old Dallas Foulk was found on the ground near the railcar died at Creighton University Medical Center. The body of a second worker,...

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  • Bunting Magnetics Executive Named to PEMA Board

    Rod Henricks, Bunting Magnetics Co. director of sales, has been named to the board of directors of the Process Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA), a trade association representing manufacturers that supply equipment and systems to a broad spectrum of processing industries. Henricks, who...

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  • Increase in Merger & Acquisition Interest

    Zweig Group's recently released 2015 Merger & Acquisition Survey of A/E/P and Environmental Consulting Firms finds that the number of firms in the industry considering M&A activity is on the rise. The survey found that the percentage of firms considering buying another firm...

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  • New Screw Feeder Publication Available

    This new publication describes Vibra Screw’s line of heavy-duty screw feeders. Ruggedly constructed to operate 24 hours per day, these volumetric units will meter even the most difficult materials. A patented controlled vibration principal ensures accuracy of +/-1% for products ranging from...

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