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  • Piab Acquires Kenos, Grips New Market

    Piab has acquired Italian-based Kenos, a leading company in the market of large area vacuum grippers. Kenos designs and manufactures gripping systems used in various applications e.g. packaging, wood, food, etc. Piab and Kenos have complementary product offerings and the combination will...

  • New Alcoa Factory for Metal Powders Used in 3D Printing

    Alcoa has opened a 3D printing metal powder production facility to produce proprietary nickel, aluminum, and titanium powders used in 3D printed aerospace parts, the New York City-based company announced Wednesday. The company said the plant is part of a $60 million investment in expanding Alcoa...

  • Honeywell Buys Automation Technology Firm Intelligrated

    Intelligrated, a Mason, OH-based provider of automated material handling solutions, is being acquired by Honeywell in a $1.5 billion transaction that is expected to complete regulatory approval by the third quarter of 2016, the companies announced in separate press releases on July 1. “...

  • Pfizer Invests $350 Mil. in China Biotechnology Center

    Global pharmaceutical company Pfizer is investing $350 million to develop a new biotechnology research and production center in China’s Hangzhou economic development area, the company recently announced by press release. “We believe that the Pfizer Global Technology Center in Hangzhou...

  • Sintex-Wausaukee CEO to Retire

    Edward Trueman, president, chief executive officer and director of the Sintex-Wausaukee division of Sintex Industries will retire this year pending the selection and instatement of a new CEO, the company announced by press release Wednesday. “It has been my privilege to have led Sintex-...

  • Nestlé, Chromocell Searching for Salt Alternatives

    Nestlé and Chromocell Corp., a life sciences company focused on the discovery of novel ingredients, have agreed to extend their collaborative effort to reduce sodium in foods. The continuation of the joint effort underscores the commitment both companies share to develop nutritious,...

  • Five Significant USDA Food Safety Updates

    Over the past seven years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has instituted some of the most significant updates to our country's food safety system since the 1950s, leading to a 12 percent drop in foodborne illness associated with meat,...

  • KWS Manufacturing’s Rider Receives Engineering License

    KWS Manufacturing Co. announces that Jacob Rider has received his Professional Engineer License (PE) in the state of Texas. Rider’s accomplishment is the culmination of his hard work beginning in college and extending through his career. In order to receive a professional license in...

  • Fike Names New EVP for Global Sales and Marketing

    Looking to fill a key position to address a rapidly expanding global market, Fike has promoted David Kemp to executive vice president of global sales and marketing, effective immediately. In this role, Kemp will head sales and marketing efforts for all Fike product lines worldwide.  ...

  • General Mills Expands Flour Recall

    General Mills continues to collaborate with health officials to investigate a multistate outbreak of E. coli O121, and is expanding its recall of Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour, and Signature Kitchens flour to include flour made earlier in the fall that may still be in consumers’ pantries...