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  • Man Hospitalized After Grain Auger Accident

    A 52-year-old man is hospitalized after an accident while cleaning out the bottom of a grain bin at a facility near Northwood, ND, the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office told local media Tuesday. The man was injured after his glove became caught in a grain auger and was later transported to...

  • K-State Bulk Solids Innovation Center Announces New Courses

    The Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, KS announced two new professional courses for early 2018 to further industry and employee education. The courses include: Introduction to Particle Technology: A Comprehensive Course on the Flow and Conveying of Bulk Solids...

  • Explosion at ArcelorMittal Coke Plant Kills 1, Injures 2

    An explosion at a ArcelorMittal coke plant in Ghent, Belgium Monday afternoon killed one person and injured two others.   The blast occurred at 3:10 p.m. local time in the by-products area of the coke plant, the company said in a statement. ArcelorMittal expressed its condolences to the work...

  • Siemens Cuts Jobs in Process Industries and Drives Unit

    Blaming a slowdown in capacity expansion investments within the process industry, Siemens AG announced job cuts in its Process Industries and Drives (PD) division in a Nov. 16 press release. Globally, the firm is cutting some 6900 positions in the PD division and in its Power and Gas division....

  • Animal Feed Manufacturer to Build Plant in South Dakota

    Luverne, MN-based custom spray drying and animal feed ingredient producer Great Plains Processing (GPP) plans to build a production plant in Yankton, SD after receiving a $1.15 million loan from the state’s Board of Economic Development, The South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic...

  • Dust Collector Fire Forces Evacuation of Metals Firm

    Employees evacuated a Yakima, WA sheet metal production site after a metal dust collector caught fire on Nov. 16, several local news organizations reported. The Yakima Fire Department responded to Stephens Metal Products at about 2:40 p.m., finding the metal dust collector on fire and smoke moving...

  • UPDATE: Over 30 Hurt in NY State Cosmetics Plant Blasts

    Officials said 33 people, including seven firefighters, were injured after two explosions Monday morning at a cosmetics plant in New Windsor, NY, and one person is unaccounted for, local and national news organizations reported. Some 120 firefighters from 30 area fire departments and state agency...

  • US Bulk Commodity Exports Set Volume Record in FY 2017

    Bulk commodity exports from the U.S. hit a volume record in fiscal year (FY) 2017 at 159 million MT, representing 11% growth from the previous year, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced in a Nov. 16 press release. The value of the bulk exports expanded by 16% to $51.4 billion....

  • Food Processing Solutions Firm TNA Opens Shanghai Office

    Expanding its presence in China, food processing and packaging technology and services provider TNA Solutions opened a support services office in Shanghai’s Minghang district, the Australian-owned firm recently announced. “Our installation base in the country is well-established,...

  • Bunting Magnetics Names New GM of Newton, KS Facility

    Newton, KS-based Bunting Magnetics Co. announced the appointment of Kevin Miller as general manager of the company’s primary manufacturing facility in Newton, KS in a press release Monday. Miller will oversee all Newton operations including production, inside sales, engineering and purchasing...