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  • New Conveyor Belt Cleaner Replacement Program

    Martin Engineering announces a new factory-direct replacement program for belt cleaners, delivering fresh polyurethane blades, specified and custom-fitted on-site and installed free of charge.   The new program assures customers of accurately-sized and professionally installed replacement...

  • Grain Handling Facility Fined $400K after Worker Suffocates in Bin

    As he cleared soybean debris, a 41-year-old elevator superintendent suffocated when his lifeline tangled in an unguarded and rotating auger. A federal investigation into the worker's death found multiple violations of federal safety standards for grain handling at the Cooperative Producers Inc...

  • KWS Manufacturing Offers New Screw Conveyor Component Guide

    KWS Manufacturing Co. has published a new component guide as a companion document to its new Screw Conveyor Engineering Guide. The new KWS Screw Conveyor Component Guide contains dimensional information for all screw conveyor components and is immediately available in print and electronic formats....

  • OSHA Fines Food Processor $317K after Amputation

    On Sept. 2, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to Birdsboro Kosher Farms Corp., Birdsboro, PA, $317K for two willful and eight serious safety and health violations. Investigation findings: OSHA initiated an inspection...

  • Bayer, Monsanto to Create Global Leader in Agriculture

    Bayer and Monsanto announced that they signed a definitive merger agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for USD 128 per share in an all-cash transaction. Monsanto’s board of directors, Bayer’s board of management, and Bayer’s supervisory board have unanimously...

  • LPW Technology Appoints Technical Director

    LPW Technology, a market leader in the development, manufacture, and supply of metal powder solutions for Additive Manufacturing (AM), has added to its senior team with the appointment of Andrew Florentine BTech (Hons), MIET as technical director.   Florentine is an experienced research...

  • Evonik Breaks Ground on New Polyamide 12 Powder Plant

    Evonik Industries officially broke ground in Marl for construction of a new production plant for specialty polyamide 12 (PA12) powders. The specialty chemicals company will thus increase annual capacity for its Vestosint brand of PA12 powders by 50 percent. The amount invested lies in the mid-...

  • General Mills to Close NJ Plant, Cutting 370 Jobs

    General Mills finalized agreements with union officials relating to the closure of its Vineland, NJ Progresso soup factory as the company prepares to move the plant’s operations to a new facility in Missouri, several news organizations reported Monday. The company agreed to pay give the 370...

  • Conveyor Equipment Sales Increase, Orders Fall

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its July 2016 booked orders decreased 13.2% when compared to July 2015 orders. When compared to June 2016, July 2016 booked orders were down 19.4%. July booked orders were down 9.8% for Bulk Handling Equipment and down...

  • Purdue Hosting Grain Dust Explosion Workshop on Sept. 15

    Purdue University Exentsion and the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are co-sponsoring a workshop and on-site program in at the Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette, IN on Sept. 15 on prevention of grain dust combustion and explosion....