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  • U.S. Specialty Chemicals Markets Has Solid First Quarter

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes rose 0.2 percent in January. This follows a downwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in December. Volumes have generally been moving up since May. All changes in the data are reported on a three-month moving...

  • Camfil APC Expands Lab for New ANSI/ASHRAE Dust Collection Standard Testing

    Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has doubled the size of its testing laboratory to include a climate-controlled facility with a new full-size dust collection test rig dedicated to testing in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 199-2016, Method of Testing the Performance of Industrial Pulse...

  • Snyder’s-Lance Invests in Natural Food Manufacturing Firm

    Snyder’s-Lance Inc. announced Friday that a strategic investment was made in a Denver, CO-based contract natural and organic food manufacturer as part of the company’s effort to expand snack product offerings featuring “better-for-you” options. The Charlotte, NC snack food...

  • MSHA Offers $1M in Grants for Mine Safety Programs

    $1 million in grant funding is now available for education and training programs that help ensure safety in America’s mines, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Wednesday. The programs funded by the grants would help attending mine...

  • TVA Power Plant Coal Storage Silo Collapses

    A coal storage silo at a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) power plant in Cumberland City, TN collapsed on Friday morning, several local news organizations reported. “All personnel have been accounted for and no one was injured,” TVA spokesperson Scott Brooks told the Clarksville, TN...

  • Mondelez to Close New Zealand Cadbury Plant, Cutting Jobs

    Mondelez International plans to close an Cadbury manufacturing facility in Dunedin, New Zealand by early 2018, shifting production to sites in Australia, the international food company announced Thursday. 350 jobs at the site will be impacted by the firm’s plan. The factory has produced...

  • Food Trade Groups Call for Simplified Product Date Labels

    Two American trade groups representing consumer food products manufacturers and retailers launched an industry-wide voluntary initiative Wednesday to simplify and standardize the phrases used in date labels on products in an effort to reduce consumer confusion. The Grocery Manufacturers...

  • Overheated Conveyor Belt Ignites Grain Dust Fire at SD Mill

    Officials said an overheated conveyor belt caused grain dust to ignite at a mill and grain elevator in Belle Fourche, SD Wednesday morning, prompting firefighters to close a nearby highway and evacuate neighboring buildings as crews battled the fire, reported the Black Hills Pioneer. Fire crews...

  • Gallagher Group Opens $1.8M Ready Mix Concrete Plant

    Building, civil engineering, quarrying, and property firm Gallagher Group opened a new £1.5 million (about $1.8 million) ready mix concrete plant in Ashford, England, the Kent-based company announced by press release Feb. 14. Manufacturing a variety of concrete mixes and floor screeds, the...

  • Coperion and Coperion K-Tron Introduce New Website

    Coperion & Coperion K-Tron recently introduced a new combined website at coperion.com. The new website provides an overview on the scope of products and services, including bulk material handling, pneumatic conveying, feeding and extrusion equipment. It also offers...