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  • OSHA Fines OH Rail Track Repair Kit Manufacturer $159K

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the Napoleon, OH facility of a railroad track repair kit manufacturer after an agency investigation revealed the company “routinely” exposed its workers to amputation risks and other serious...

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  • BASF Collaborates with HP to Create 3D Printing Materials

    Germany chemical company BASF is strengthening a collaboration with American technology company HP to develop new materials for 3D printing to users of the HP Multi Jet Fusion Open Platform, BASF announced by press release Wednesday. The HP platform allows third parties like BASF to develop...

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  • Lonza Opens Drug Product Services Lab in Switzerland

    Swiss multinational life sciences company Lonza held a ceremony in Basel, Switzerland Wednesday to celebrate the opening of its pharmaceutical Drug Product Services laboratories, where scientists will develop new formulations, engage in drug product analytical development and perform quality...

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  • Eriez-Australia Celebrates 50 Years

    Eriez-Australia is celebrating its 50-year anniversary. Since becoming an Eriez affiliate in 1966. Eriez-Australia has grown to become a leading provider of processing equipment to Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Fiji, and other surrounding countries. Eriez-Australia has a...

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  • KWS Manufacturing’s Robinson Becomes ASME Authorized Inspector

    Allen Robinson, a member of the KWS Manufacturing Co. quality team, has received certification as an ASME authorized inspector. ASME Authorized Inspectors provide guidance, management, and approval of the design and manufacture of ASME pressure vessels. Authorized Inspector status is another...

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  • General Mills Closing Manufacturing Plant in Australia

    As part of a restructuring effort in Australia, General Mills announced plans to close its manufacturing facility in Mount Waverly, Victoria and move its production activity in the country to an expanded plant in Rooty Hill, New South Wales, the US-based food company said. Slated to close between...

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  • Nation Ford Chemical Commissions New Warehouse

    Nation Ford Chemical (NFC) announces the commissioning of a new 16,500-sq-ft warehouse that will nearly double the footprint of indoor storage space at its campus in Fort Mill, SC.   The new warehouse will also include additional loading docks, allowing NFC to ship and receive materials...

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  • CDC Issues Recommendations for Food Flavoring Compounds

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NOISH) issued formal recommendations Monday to control workplace exposure to two commonly used food flavoring compounds – diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione – after the...

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  • New 3D Printed Magnets Outperform Sintered Versions

    Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently published research showing that permanent magnets made with additive manufacturing techniques, or 3D printing, can outperform traditional bonded magnets produced by injection molding, the federal...

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  • OSHA Aims to Reduce Amputation Risks in Manufacturing

    Responding to an uptick in the number of reported amputations in manufacturing settings in 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced plans Tuesday for a “heightened focus” on amputation hazards and a targeted enforcement...

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