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  • Packaging Company Passes Food Safety Audit

    CDF Corp., a leading manufacturer of drum, pail, intermediate bulk container and bag in box liners and flexible packaging, has passed a food safety audit for one of North America's largest consumer packaged food and beverage companies. An auditor from Quality Assured Solutions was...

  • Two Railcar Workers Killed, Company Fined $963K

    Moments before a blast ripped through a railcar on April 14, 2015, a check of the air quality inside indicated a serious risk of an explosion. Despite the warning, Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services sent two employees, aged 41 and 45, into the railcar to work without monitoring the air continuously...

  • Chemical Safety Board Investigations Webcast

    The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on October 21, 2015, starting at 1 p.m. EDT at the Palomar Hotel in Washington, DC. View the live webcast The Board will discuss the final report and recommendations from the Caribbean Petroleum incident. The Board may then vote on...

  • Köster Honored as Entrepreneur of the Year

    Dr. Ralf Köster, CEO, BARTEC Group, is the recipient of the 2015 "Entrepreneur Of The Year" award, in the “industry” category, aimed at distinguishing leadership excellence in mid-sized German companies. In awarding the price, the jury particularly recognized Kö...

  • West, TX Explosion Lessons Learned

    A federal agency’s review of the lessons learned at the West, TX fertilizer fire and explosion in April 2013 highlighted the last day of the Powder & Bulk Solids Texas Conference & Exhibition Wednesday at the NRG Center in Houston. Manny Ehrlich, board member with the U.S. Chemical...

  • Powder Show Texas Starts Off Strong

    Powder Show Texas opened its first day to a strong exhibition and conference agenda, attracting attendees from across the region to the NRG Center in Houston. The show continues on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Highlights of the first day included: - Keynote panel "A Glimpse into...

  • Food Processing Certification Course Offered

    Two New Mexico State University (NMSU) professors will host a two-day certification course designed for managers and supervisors of food processing operations around the region. The course, “Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods Only,” will take place from 7:30 a.m.-5:...

  • OSHA Fines Bag Manufacturer $84K

    Bancroft Bags Inc., West Monroe, LA, was cited for 16 serious violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for failing to guard machinery and implement appropriate shut down procedures. The proposed penalties total $84,000. OSHA...

  • Nestlé to Invest $70 Million in Product Technology Center

    Nestlé Health Science is investing USD 70 million to create a Nestlé Product Technology Center (NPTC) at the New Jersey Center of Excellence in Bridgewater, NJ. The Center will be dedicated to developing innovative nutritional solutions and will open in 2016. Nestlé Health...

  • 4B Components Names National Sales Manager

    4B Components Ltd, a worldwide manufacturer of material handling and electronic components for bucket elevators and conveyors, announces the recent hiring of Randy Longbrake as national sales manager for the material handling division. Longbrake comes with a wealth of experience from within...