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  • Dust Collector Explosion, Fire Forces Plant Evacuation

    A dust explosion and fire at the NPR of America Inc. manufacturing plant in Grand Haven Township, MI on Saturday prompted the evacuation of workers from the site, the Grand Haven Tribune reported Monday. Three fire departments responded to the incident at about 5 p.m. finding workers had already...

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  • Mars Inc. to Invest $900M in U.S. Supply Chain

    Mars Inc., a global company producing pet care, confectionary, chocolate, food and other products, is investing $900 million in its American supply chain during 2017, the company announced Jan. 20. The move will add “many new American jobs” and “allow for more Mars products to be...

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  • Tenova Takraf Acquires FMC Technologies MHS

    Global mining and bulk material handling equipment supplier, Takraf, has acquired the assets of FMC Technologies’ Material Handling Systems (FMC MHS) business unit based in Lansdale, PA. For over 100 years, FMC MHS has been a global leader in providing material handling solutions to a...

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  • Equipment Tops Capital Expenditure Plans for 2017

    Over two-thirds of American manufacturers plan on making capital investments in equipment during 2017, according to a new survey of 250 manufacturing executives conducted by Leading Age Alliance (LEA Global). Among high-growth manufacturers surveyed, 77% said their companies will make capital...

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  • Volkmann Names Lori Clark as New VP of Operations

    Designer and manufacturer of product transfer systems, Volkmann Inc. named long-time employee Lori Clark as its vice president of operations, the Bristol, PA-based division of Volkmann GmbH announced Jan. 3. Clark, the second employee hired by Volkmann GmbH’s American unit, will be...

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  • Evonik Debuts Molded Composite Mass Production Technology

    German specialty chemicals company Evonik announced the introduction of a new technology for the mass, automated production of molded composite components on Monday that combines compression molding and pultrusion. The new system, dubbed the PulPress method, combines the two traditional production...

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  • BASF and Nuritas Use AI to Develop New Food Ingredients

    BASF’s Human Nutrition business is partnering with Dublin, Ireland-based biotechnology company Nuritas to discover and bring to market new bioactive peptide food ingredients that offer health benefits using the Irish company’s proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) and DNA analysis...

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  • Hapman Names Director of Marketing

    Hapman, a leader in the design and manufacture of equipment and systems for bulk material handling, welcomes Keith Rouse as its new director of marketing of its global operations. A Michigan State University graduate, Rouse has years of experience in print, digital, social, mobile, and content...

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  • Endress+Hauser Obtains Accreditation for Courses

    One of the largest instrument manufacturers in the United States, Endress+Hauser, received accreditation as provider of continuing education units (CEU)s through the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), the Greenwood, IN company announced Tuesday. “Endress...

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  • AkzoNobel Opens Powder Coatings Plant in China

    A new €11 million powder coating plant was opened by AkzoNobel  in Chengdu, China, the company’s sixth facility producing powder coatings in the country, the Dutch company announced Jan. 17. “The opening of our Chengdu production site will strengthen our position as the...

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