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  • Manufacturing Org. Names Cargill CEO to Executive Committee

    America’s foremost trade organization representing the interests of manufacturing firms, The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), named Cargill chief executive officer David MacLennan to the executive committee of the NAM Board of Directors, the organization announced Monday. “...

  • Ashland to Acquire Composites Resin Plant from Reichhold

    Reichhold Holdings International B.V. received a binding offer from Ashland Global Holdings Inc. to acquire the firm’s Etain, France composites resin plant, Reichhold announced in an April 6 press release. The terms of the transaction, which must meet regulatory approvals and is subject to a...

  • Honeywell Introduces Remote Worker Tracking Tool

    A new satellite-based monitoring and communication tool enables companies to track remote employees located anywhere in the world, helping firms to ensure the safety of their workers, Honeywell announced by press release April 4. Tapping into Iridium’s low-earth orbit satellite network,...

  • BASF to Sell Bleaching Clay, Mineral Absorbents Businesses

    German chemical company BASF signed an agreement to shed its bleaching clay and mineral absorbents businesses to EP Minerals, including a U.S.-based production site and clay mine, for undisclosed terms, BASF announced by press release April 6. Part of BASF’s Process Catalysts unit of the...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Drop

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its February 2017 booked orders decreased 26.4% when compared to February 2016 orders. When compared to January 2017, February 2017 booked orders were down 28.7%. January booked orders were up 0.4% for Bulk Handling...

  • Uhlmann Packaging Systems Joins Open-SCS Group

    Uhlmann Packaging Systems, a worldwide leader in pharmaceutical packaging, has become a member of the OPEN-SCS Working Group. More than 20 suppliers and pharmaceutical manufacturers are currently represented in the international working group, which is developing a communication standard for...

  • BEUMER Group to Deliver Four Belt Bucket Elevators to Cement Plant

    As a general contractor, the steelworks company Mostostal Kraków S.A. has entrusted BEUMER Group with the delivery of four high-capacity belt bucket elevators for the LafargeHolcim Ltd cement plant in Kujawy, Poland. These systems are part of a project to improve the production and the...

  • DuPont Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Tyvek

    DuPont Protection Solutions announces the 50th anniversary of DuPont Tyvek, a unique nonwoven material that has enabled new dimensions of protection, security, and safety in a wide variety of industries and applications.  To mark this major milestone, celebratory events will be held...

  • Flexco Marks 110th Anniversary

    Flexco, a provider of services and solutions for belt conveyors, marked 110 years in business last week with a series of celebrations, the Downers Grove, IL-based company announced Tuesday. Established on March 27, 1907, the firm was originally named the Flexible Steel Lacing Company and called a...

  • Real Good Food Acquires Majority Stake in Snack Bar Maker

    UK-based producer of food ingredients, premium bakery and cake decoration products Real Good Food plc acquired an 84.33% interest in Welsh food firm Brighter Foods, a manufacturer of snack bars, the companies announced in separate press releases Wednesday. “Brighter Foods fits well with our...