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  • OSHA Cites Feed Mill after Dust Explosion Kills 1, Injures 5

    In the agricultural industry, excessive dust is a fuel that can cause serious and sometimes deadly explosions and fires, as was the case at a Georgia chicken feed mill where an explosion killed a 25-year-old man and injured five others in February 2016, federal workplace safety inspectors have...

  • Nestlé, Samsung to Collaborate on Digital Nutrition and Health

    Nestlé and Samsung announced a research collaboration to explore the potential of nutrition science and digital sensor technologies to provide new insights into healthy living. They are developing a new digital health platform to provide individuals with more personalized...

  • General Mills Expands Retail Flour Recall

    Due to four new confirmed illnesses, General Mills is adding additional flour production dates to the previously announced U.S. retail flour recall that was originally announced on May 31, 2016. The illnesses reported to health officials continue to be connected with consumers reporting that...

  • OSHA Fines Peanut Manufacturer $110K for Combustible Dust, More

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to the employer on July 25 for 13 repeated, four serious, and four other-than-serious safety and health violations. OSHA initiated the follow-up inspection to verify abatement of hazards...

  • General Kinematics Opens New Office in India

    General Kinematics (GK), a manufacturer of custom-engineered vibratory process equipment, announced a new company in Bangalore this week. Located in India for eight years, this new company space for General Kinematics India provides the firm with increased ability to meet the needs, at all...

  • Vortex Valves Appoints New Middle Eastern Agent

    Vortex Global Limited, a solids and bulk handling components company, announces the appointment of Smart Systems for Factories Operation & Maintenance Co. as its agent in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Qatar and Yemen. Smart is a Middle...

  • Growth Anticipated in Automated Material Handling Market

    A new report posits that the global market for automated material handling and storage systems is expected to reach $41.56 billion by 2020 from an estimated value of $20.69 billion in 2015, research firm WiseGuyReports announced Thursday. With an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12....

  • Purdue Opens Composites Manufacturing Research Facility

    Perdue University celebrated the opening of its $50 million Indiana Manufacturing Institute at the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, IN on Tuesday, which will house the institution’s Center for Composites Manufacturing and Simulation. “Purdue is a recognized international leader...

  • Data Shows Global Chemical Production has Soft Second Quarter

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) Global Chemical Production Regional Index (Global CPRI) shows that the second quarter of 2016 ended on a soft note, with the headline index rising only 0.1% on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis in June, the organization announced in a press release...

  • BASF Says Agricultural Solutions Business Not for Sale

    Amid a wave of mergers this year in the crop protection and seeds segments, BASF announced Wednesday that its Agricultural Solutions business is not for sale, Reuters reported. “I think we’ve made it quite clear that our crop protection business is not for sale,” said BASF’...