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  • Farnish to Lead Storage and Flow Course at Bulk Solids Innovation Center

    The Kansas State University (KSU) Bulk Solids Innovation Center is offering a new short course focused on design, storage and flow with a renowned international industry expert serving as the lead lecturer. Richard Farnish, a senior research fellow, consultant, engineer, and professor with the...

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  • Tyson Foods Recalls 130,000 Pounds of Chicken Nuggets

    Tyson Foods Inc. announced a voluntary recall of 5-lb bags of Tyson Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets that were sold at Costco locations nationwide and a small number of 20-lb cases of bulk Spare Time brand cooked nugget-shaped chicken breast pattie fritters with rib meat that were sold to a...

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  • Mechanical Failure Leads to Grain Elevator Dust Explosion

    Investigators said mechanical failure is the cause of a grain elevator dust explosion in Francesville, IN Monday that left a truck driver and a firefighter with serious burn injuries, several news organizations reported. “What happened was there was a catastrophic failure of the downward leg...

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  • Schneider Electric Releases Process Design Cloud Platform

    Schneider Electric recently announced the debut of its SimSci Online platform, which it calls “the first” process design and engineering simulation software as a service (SAAS), the Pasadena, CA-based company announced Sept. 14. A cloud software platform that brings together Schneider...

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  • Vortex Appoints IBC as New UAE Agent

    Vortex Global Ltd, a solids and bulk handling components company, announces the appointment of Integrated Business Corp. (IBC) as its new agent in United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Kuwait.    IBC is a portal company who utilizes local knowledge of developing projects to integrate...

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  • Spiroflow Automation Solutions Opens New Office

    Spiroflow Automation Solutions Inc., an emerging leader in the control systems integration industry, announces the opening of its new office in Greer, SC. The office will provide capacity for increased customer support, engineering, sales, service, human resources, and leadership functions....

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  • Changes on Nestlé’s Executive Board

    Luis Cantarell, executive vice president and head of Zone EMENA, will take a well-deserved retirement on December 31, 2016 after a long and distinguished career of 40 years in the group. Since joining the Nestlé executive board in 2003, Cantarell led Zone Europe from 2005 and Zone Americas...

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  • Study Finds Drivers of US Food Processing Machinery Market

    A new study by market research firm Technavio identifies growth in contract manufacturing, a push toward maintenance and operation optimization, and a need for streamlined machinery design and production processes as the biggest drivers for the U.S. food processing machinery market over the next...

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  • ConAgra Completes Acquisition of Frontera and Red Fork

    ConAgra Foods Inc. announced Monday that its acquisition of the packaged foods businesses of Chicago-based Frontera Foods Inc. and Red Fork LLC – including Frontera, Red Fork, and Salpica brands – for undisclosed terms. “We are excited to add Fronterea, Red Fork, and Salpica...

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  • BASF Debuts Antimicrobial Admixture for Concrete

    BASF’s Admixture Systems unit debuted a new product to protect concrete structures from corrosion caused by bacteria and micro-organisms on Monday. The German chemical corporation’s MasterLifeAMA 100 is mixed with concrete during the batching process to provide protection from...

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