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  • Flexicon Completes New Test Lab

    Flexicon has completed construction of an all-new test laboratory for Flexi-Disc tubular cable conveyors and integrated bulk handling equipment.        The laboratory is centered around separate 4- and 6-in. tubular cable conveyor circuits with drive systems and...

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  • Kellogg Names Chief Growth Officer

    Kellogg Co. announced that Clive Sirkin is joining the company as chief growth officer (CGO) effective Dec. 15. Sirkin brings a deep knowledge of the Kellogg business having worked on the company’s account at advertising agency Leo Burnett Worldwide for more than 15 years. “...

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  • Tyson Foods Names VP of Finance for Retail Packaged Brands Group

    Garrett Olson has been promoted to vice president of finance for Tyson Foods’ retail packaged brands group. Olson began his career with Sara Lee Corp. in 1997, which was renamed The Hillshire Brands Co. in 2012. Olson remained with Hillshire Brands until 2014, when Tyson Foods acquired...

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  • Safe Fertilizer Practices Group Chairman Recognized

    Billy Pirkle, chairman of ResponsibleAg, an industry group dedicated to improving the safe handling and storage of fertilizer, has received a Distinguished Service Award from The Agricultural Retailers Association. Pirkle received the award at the Agricultural Retailers Association meeting last...

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  • Motion Industries to Acquire Moss Rubber and Equipment Corp.

    Motion Industries Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., has entered into a definitive agreement whereby Motion Industries has agreed to acquire Moss Rubber and Equipment Corp. Execution of the transaction is expected to take place immediately. Moss Rubber and Equipment has been...

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  • Jenike’s Carson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    Dr. John Carson has been awarded AIChE’s (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) 2015 PTF (Particle Technology Forum) award. The award recognizes a forum member's lifetime outstanding scientific/technical contributions to the field of particle technology, as well as leadership in...

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  • Three OSHA Citations for Cookie, Cracker Manufacturer

    A 41-year-old worker cleaning product waste from a factory floor suffered severe scalp injuries and multiple lacerations when a machine caught her hairnet, resulting in her hospitalization for four days. This is the third serious injury involving machine hazards reported this year by Hearthside...

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  • Company Creates Prototype Textile-Storage Silo

    A Polish university and a Polish company have teamed up to create a textile bag that fits into storage silos, strengthening the facility and keeping grain from sticking to the walls. Innovationintextiles.com is reporting that Polish company Feerum licensed the use of the textile material from the...

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  • Chemical Activity Barometer Stabilizes

    The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), stabilized in November, rising 0.1 percent following three consecutive months of decline. October data was revised up 0.3 percent and September by 0.2 percent. All data is...

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  • 14 Storage Silos Collapse

    Fourteen metal storage silos containing 11,500 tons of canola seeds collapsed Tuesday at the Sentraal-Suid Koöperasie agricultural co-operative in Swellendam, South Africa. No one was injured. The cause of the collapse was unknown but an investigation was planned. The silos were said...

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