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  • New Mettler Service Ensures Accurate Weighing Results

    When purchasing a balance, users may think that they can rely on measurement resolution to determine if the equipment will work in context. However, because accuracy involves a lot more than resolution, only appropriate services can make sure a new balance delivers the accuracy required by lab...

  • U.S. Certified Organic Farm Acreage Hits Record High in 2016

    Acreage of certified organic farmland in the United States reached a record high in 2016 at 4.1 million acres, an 11% jump from 3.67 million acres recorded in 2014, according to new research from Mercaris, a market data service that tracks non-GMO, organic, and certified agricultural commodities....

  • Engulfment Death Prompts $526K OSHA Fine for Feed Company

    The West Point, NE Prinz Grain & Feed animal feed facility is facing $526,633 in fines proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after an investigation into a worker’s death from grain engulfment revealed multiple violations of...

  • Fruit and Vegetables Seeds Market to Reach $14B in 2022

    Research firm MarketsandMarkets published a new report Thursday that predicts the global market for fruit and vegetable seeds will reach $14 billion by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 8.10% from 2016. “A rise in need for food for the growing population, and factors such as...

  • Automated Material Handling Market to Hit $33B by 2021

    The global market for automated material handling equipment is expected to grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.41% from a market value of $18.5 billion in 2015 to $33.5 billion by 2021, new research from market forecast firm WiseGuyReports released this month posits. Fueled by a...

  • Three Injured in Dust Collector Explosion at MN Facility

    Three employees of an Eden Valley, MN cabinet production facility were injured in a dust explosion Thursday, several media sources reported. Occurring at about 2:19 PM central time at Schlangen’s Custom Cabinets, Meeker County [MN] Sherriff Brian Cruze told the St. Cloud Times that the...

  • No Charges to be Filed in Kansas Grain Elevator Explosion

    No criminal charges will be filed against Bartlett Grain Co., the owner of a grain elevator in Atchison, KS that exploded in 2011 killing 6 and injuring 2, the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Kansas announced Thursday. “Based on...

  • Eastman and AIChE Launch Process Safety Education Effort

    Specialty chemical company Eastman, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and the institute’s Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) launched an initiative Thursday to ensure that chemical engineering undergraduate students leave their studies with a working knowledge of...

  • Rolls-Royce Opens Expanded Composites Site in California

    Rolls-Royce recently completed a $30 million expansion of its Cypress, CA manufacturing facility to focus on the research and development of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials, the British aerospace and automotive company announced Oct. 27. The new 62,000-sq-ft high-temperature composite...

  • OSHA Fines NJ Cleaning Products Maker $83K for Hazards

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued Santec Inc., a Linden, NJ manufacturer of cleaning products, for 11 serious and one-other than serious health and safety violations on Nov. 4, the agency announced Wednesday. $83,375 in penalties are...