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  • Baldor Names Keyser VP of Channel Management

    Baldor Electric Co. named Chris Keyser its vice president of channel management & industry/packaged solutions. In this role, Keyser will be responsible for developing and leading Baldor’s channel management strategies and initiatives for both distributors and OEMs, supporting end...

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  • Chemical Safety Board to Hold Public Meetings

    The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced that it will host two public meetings in June 2015 in order to increase dialogue with CSB stakeholders.   The first meeting will bring together stakeholders from industry, labor, trade, professional associations, and environmental organizations...

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  • Mole-Master Receives Safety Honors

    Mole-Master Services Corp. has again been recognized by the Mid-Ohio Safety Council for the silo and bin cleaning company's outstanding worker safety record.   Co-sponsored by the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce and Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, the honor spotlights...

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  • Plastics Industry to Add 462,000 New Jobs

    Due largely to plentiful and affordable natural gas and natural gas liquids from shale formations, U.S. jobs related to plastics manufacturing are expected to grow by 462,000 (more than 20 percent) over the next decade, reaching more than 2.7 million, according to a new report. “The...

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  • DIR Technologies Partners with Pfizer

    DIR Technologies, a provider of quality and process control solutions for pharmaceutical primary packaging, has announced a five-year agreement with Pfizer Inc. The agreement provides Pfizer with access to DIR Technologies’ first-to-industry inspection and quality control solutions, and...

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  • Heyl & Patterson to Present on Frac Sand Drying

    Heyl & Patterson Inc., a world leader in thermal processing and bulk material handling systems, will present “Fluid Bed and Rotary Dryers for Frac Sand” at the 2015 Oilfield Minerals & Markets Forum on Thursday, May 28 at 4:30 pm CST at The Houstonian Hotel in Houston....

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  • ISA Releases Automation System Tuning Pocket Guide

    The newly released fourth edition of the International Society of Automation’s (ISA) Good Tuning: A Pocket Guide by Gregory K. McMillan has been updated to deliver more precise and optimal tuning for nearly all types of applications in the process industries. “This new edition is...

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  • Bulk Solids Innovation Center Grand Opening Set

    After breaking ground on the project less than a year ago, the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center will celebrate its grand opening with a purple ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2pm Thursday, May 14. The two-story, 13,000-sq-ft facility is the only one of its kind in North America...

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  • Conveyor Equipment Sales Rise Sharply

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its March 2015 billed sales (shipments) increased by 17.2% when compared to March 2014 sales. When compared to February 2015, March 2015 billed sales were up 18.6%. March billed sales were up 21.1% for Bulk Handling...

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  • Managing Grain Bin Safety in Multiple Locations

    By Joe Florkowski Preventing accidents in grain bins and silos may be challenging but an Ohio-based milling company shared how it evaluates storage space and promotes safety across multiple locations and hundreds of facilities during the 119th annual International Association of Operative Millers...

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