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  • Filtration Specialist Strikes Major Deal with Refinery

    Porvair Filtration Group has been chosen to supply cutting-edge filter technology to an expanding crude oil refinery in southern India, enhancing efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The Kochi Refinery will benefit from three complete proprietary pulse jet blowdown systems as part of an ongoing...

  • How to Design the Best Bin, Silo, Hopper, or Feeder

    An improperly designed silo, bin, or hopper can be fixed but the repairs may be costly, laborious, or both and it may be easier to simply start from scratch. That’s why it is important to get the design right the first time, according to Joe Marinelli, president of Solids Handling...

  • New Emergency Response Guidebook Can Be a Lifesaver

    The Emergency Response Guidebook, commonly known as “the ERG,” is published every four years by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) as an essential reference for first responders during the initial phase of a...

  • General Mills Closure to Impact 500 Employees

    General Mills has reached a final decision to close its manufacturing facility in West Chicago, IL. The company said the facility will shut down in phases by mid-calendar year 2017. On July 16, the company announced a preliminary decision to close its West Chicago facility, subject to...

  • Kellogg Co. Acquires Mass Food Group for $50 Million

    Kellogg Co. has acquired Egypt's leading cereal company, Mass Food Group, for approximately $50 million, advancing Kellogg's emerging market growth strategy. "As the number one cereal company in Egypt, Mass Food Group is an excellent strategic fit for Kellogg," said Chris...

  • Ultrasonic Partners with Toefco Engineered Coatings Systems

    Ultrasonic LLC has partnered with Toefco Engineered Coating Systems Inc. to offer impact- and chemical-resistant coatings for tanks and baskets.   Chemical-resistant coatings, such as Halar, PFA, Tefzel, Kynar, and PTFE, are ideal for processes that require aggressive acids to attain...

  • World Packaging Machinery Demand to Reach $52.5 Billion

    Global demand for packaging machinery is projected to advance 6.5 percent per annum through 2019 to $52.5 billion. Product sales will be driven by market growth in China and other industrializing nations, where demand for processed food and beverage products and other manufactured goods is expected...

  • Testing Powders for Combustibility

    While there are an increasing number of companies that are aware of the potential for their powder material to provide the fuel for a potentially damaging fire or explosion, there are some who still do not have the proper understanding of the hazards of the material they are using. That lack of...

  • Peanut Executive Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison

    Former CEO of the defunct Peanut Corp. of America (PCA) Stewart Parnell, 61, was sentenced to 28 years in prison for knowingly shipping deadly food from the company’s peanut plant in Blakely, GA. The ruling, handed down by a federal judge, is the toughest penalty ever for a corporate...

  • Bayer to Pay $5.6 Million in EPA Settlement

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a $5.6 million settlement with Bayer CropScience LP to resolve violations of federal chemical accident prevention laws at its facility in Institute, WV, where an explosion killed two people in 2008....